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One to remember Summer by. A Male Linnet in full territorial song as the female was tending to the nest below in the gorse.

Thanks to those who clicked, commented on yesterdays Boudoir shot, and to those who left comments on a photographic theme.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 May 2012 - 11:00 AM
Focal Length:800mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Male Linnet
Username:MossyOak MossyOak
Uploaded:25 Nov 2012 - 1:57 PM
Tags:Linnet, Long valley, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 2:03 PM

Perfect timing and pin sharp detail. Beautiful image........Sandy

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
25 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM

great capture like its beak open like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 2:23 PM

Superb shot.
Tony

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stretch123
25 Nov 2012 - 2:45 PM

beautiful shot

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 3:22 PM

One to be proud of Richard
Not the commonest of birds any more and to nail one side on and in full song is some achievement

Seeing as I can't PM youSad here is the details of the lighting for the Ginger tom upload

Black bath sheet on settee
430 Speedlite on camera (tripod too) but set at 90 degrees to the left - flash bounced off a white reflector back towards the subject.
Piece of silver foil out of shot, to the right of subject to take out some of the RHS shadows


Catch catWink

Adrian

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 4:12 PM

Many thanks for the info Adrian, really appreciated as always. I've just ordered the Interfit Strobies Kit to get more from my Speedlite when not using my studio.
Just be so much easier if my messaging was re-established.............come on Pete.........I really need it.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 4:53 PM

a perfect shot of the handsome linnet! perfect timing.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 5:24 PM

Great timing, lovely bird.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 5:29 PM

A top notch image, Richard. Great colour and detail.
Colin

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 5:30 PM

Excellent Linnet Richard and timed to perfection Tongue Ps...Won't be going to Donna Nook until next year mate !

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Rich1970
Rich1970  1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 5:33 PM

Stunning image Grin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 5:49 PM

What a cracking good capture Richard. Perfectly timed and exposed. Roll on when we will see the birds perching on that glorious gorse again.
Deserves a medal mate.
Ron

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 7:20 PM

Well captured Richard.
Good composition with clean BG.
Like the yellow of the gorse which adds to the image.

Derek

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 7:24 PM

It's a beautiful photo Richard, well done
David

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 8:06 PM

Many thanks everyone and especially to Ron and Derek for the User Awards. I was thinking th esame as well Ron, to get this shot with the 5dMkIII, 800mm and 1.4x and autofocus as well. Roll on Summer Smile

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 8:23 PM

In a class above. Superb.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
25 Nov 2012 - 8:41 PM

First rate image Richard - perfectly balanced and well detailed - tack sharp into the bargain. Lou

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 8:50 PM

Perfect!

Jon

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 10:18 PM

Many thanks everyone and to Lou for the User Award Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2012 - 8:14 AM

excellent work Richard

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 - 9:32 AM

Terrific composition. Well captured.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2012 - 12:47 PM

Like the details and good tones in this Richard,
Regards Richard

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2012 - 6:10 PM

Great detail Richard and nice BG
Steve

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2012 - 6:20 PM

It was on a short-list of twelve, but just edged it for the reasons I posted earlierWink


Adrian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2012 - 9:22 PM

A cracking shot of this **** linnet in full song, this handsome bird is posing so proudly

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 3:00 PM

Outstanding work, Richard - detail, pose and clarity second to none.
Sylvia

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