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It was -12C when I arrived at The Coppice this morning.

Unfortunately, the light became to harsh, but before it did, I managed to nail my first Dunnock Prunella modularis, from thereSmile
Only just managed to fit him in the frame, though had he been another foot to the left, the background would have been a lot smoother.
At least I have managed to get them up on to the low level perch.
White cloud forecast for tomorrow, so hopefully things will be a lot betterTongue


Tripod & cable release used

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM + 12mm extension tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Feb 2012 - 9:36 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Coppice CCCXXIX
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:11 Feb 2012 - 2:59 PM
Tags:Accentors, Birds, Dunnock, Northants, The coppice, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 3:01 PM

Yes a bit cold today.......great snowy hedge sparrow.

Keith

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
11 Feb 2012 - 3:26 PM

Lovely detailed capture of the Dunnock Adrian. He has a nice catchlight in his eye.

Jane

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 3:28 PM

Blimey, Adrian, -12C, and that stupid dunnock is standing knee deep in snow, must be as daft as you Wink Bet you're pleased with this one, though.
Sunny here, supposed to be around 13C, but that must've been standing in front of a bonfire, certainly not walking around the meadows Sad Carol

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suejoh
suejoh e2 Member 10234 forum postssuejoh vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 - 3:45 PM

Absolutely beautiful shot. Incredible detail. Thank you.

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 3:46 PM

Just perfect Adrian Smile

gill

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 3:47 PM

It's a wonder you managed to handle the camera at that temperature: I was out in fog the other day and even then I found the controls so awkward to manage, never mind at -12. But despite that you still managed a very fine shot of a bird I have seldom seen on site and never in real life.
Ronnie.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 3:49 PM

Think you just got away with the light here mate! Dunnocks are all to often over looked, but I personally think they're fabulous creatures and you've certainly done this one justice.....Great work!

Ade

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:25 PM

fabulous shot with great detail

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 4:54 PM

I thought -10 was bad here, so I stayed in. Well done for braving it and you got a fine reward. Brilliant detail and light. Ann

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achieverswales
11 Feb 2012 - 5:10 PM

Beautiful detailed capture Adrian.

Regards

Trev.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:22 PM

My favourite songster Adrian. Splendid capture and detail, plus that bonus with the food and off the ground. Like you, I agree just a little more space but I would say you nailed this one especially looking at that fine eye
Richard

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 - 5:22 PM

Superb shot, Adrian.
Tony

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:35 PM

Always difficult to get detail so good as this in a Dunnock Adrian, Yep, a little tight in the frame as you say but still a cracker,
Geoff.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 6:14 PM

Now thats sharp. I can count the feathers !!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 6:31 PM

Superb shot Adrian. Cant remember the last time I saw let alone get close to get a fine shot like this. IMO the BG is fine and so much better than so many we see with completely bland BG'sthat almost look as if they were studio shots. !!Grin
Ron

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john_starkey
11 Feb 2012 - 7:03 PM

A very good first Dunnock for you from the coppice,i have alway's liked the reddish eye on these,if caught with good light in the eye it's a lovely colour,i was meeting Nigel Kiteley & Ben up the chase but i chickened out,too bloody cold for me,i'd had enough working out in it all week Sad.

nice shot,

Regard's John.

Last Modified By john_starkey at 11 Feb 2012 - 7:03 PM

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 7:12 PM

Rather a nice bg and setting here. Beautifully detailed image.

Ann

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 9:07 PM

Excellent Dunnock Ade, a cracking first.

Glyn

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 9:24 PM

It might be a bit tight but still lovely nice to get these out in the open like this, and a great snowy perch to go with it.

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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 - 10:42 PM

This is fantastic Adrian, I love the detail you've got, especially the eye. helen x

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Daisymaye
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12 Feb 2012 - 4:59 AM

A beautiful shot............Sandy

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CaroleS
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12 Feb 2012 - 8:35 AM

Super shotGrin Carole

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Lillian
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12 Feb 2012 - 8:55 AM

Beautifully detailed, and one of my favourite birds
Lillian

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 10:59 AM

Cracking detail
mike

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
12 Feb 2012 - 11:12 AM

Glad to make it 50 Adrian, a beauty!

Len

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evelen
evelen  9 England
12 Feb 2012 - 6:06 PM

beautiful capture .great selection of bird shots on your port folio.
eve.Grin

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 - 8:34 PM

Another Stunning capture Adrian, the colours are fab and so is the detail, well done.
Shaun

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