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This shot of the corncrake taken last year
Found mainly in the outer hebridean island its very secretive bird you hear them but very seldom see them
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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 May 2010 - 12:33 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Out In The Open
Username:hasslebladuk hasslebladuk
Uploaded:27 Oct 2011 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Joeblowfromoz
Joeblowfromoz e2 Member 6Joeblowfromoz vcard
27 Oct 2011 - 12:17 AM

Wow - this is so beautiful and love the use of DOF and the resulting blurred background and the crisp detail of this lovely bird..Jo

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 12:17 AM

Holds a good line through the frame Mike ,never seen one before great detail ,incredibly shallow dof.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 12:24 AM

A bird I have seldom seen on site here, but from a documentary about them on TV a year or so back, I believe a colony of them can make life almost intolerable for the locals, the noise they put up being just a bit OTT.
Nice shot of this visually shy bird, Mike.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 1:00 AM

Nice to see these unusual birds. This is extremely well captured.........Sandy

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Ayoob
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27 Oct 2011 - 3:23 AM

A really terrific capture ,lovely bird and detailed image.........Grin

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LynneJoyce
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27 Oct 2011 - 6:21 AM

A wonderfully detailed capture of this shy but noisy creature.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 6:31 AM

A top class capture, fantastic detail in the plumage. Carol

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PinkK
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27 Oct 2011 - 9:09 AM

Wonderful detailed capture!
Kaleena

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CaroleS
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27 Oct 2011 - 9:52 AM

I have never seen one of these before - wonderful detail Mike. Carole

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 10:12 AM

Wow! great shot and glad to make this the 30 vote..but should be much higher!!
seen many programs on them and you really have captured so well this image
Lillian

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 - 10:30 AM

What a fantastic shot Mike, focus DOP spot on, one to be proud of.
Brian

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 10:32 AM

Never ever seen one. Beautifully caught

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 - 10:32 AM

Sorry meant DOFSmile

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dewie
dewie e2 Member 5dewie vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 - 10:36 AM

Lovely image. Great detail, colours, low POV, and bg!

Oscar

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Maiwand
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27 Oct 2011 - 10:51 AM

First one I have ever seen Mike and what a superb shot it is. Fabulous.
Ron

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 10:53 AM

Must admit I've never seen one Mike, another cracking shot and like the natural environment,
Geoff.

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 11:18 AM

What a super shot - well done indeed !

Chris

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barbarahirst
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27 Oct 2011 - 11:21 AM

Fabulous capture.. What a funny expression he has ...

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TonyDy
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27 Oct 2011 - 11:27 AM

Superb shot, Mike - very lucky to get one out in the open.
Tony

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 11:44 AM

Tank you for your kind comments I was close to one making its call and it makes your ears shake
mike

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ugly
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27 Oct 2011 - 12:23 PM

Great colours..
Very nice comp...
Great timing...
Magic work...
Dave

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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 7Silverzone vcard England
27 Oct 2011 - 1:58 PM

Superb detail,wonderful colour and subject.

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sweetpea62
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27 Oct 2011 - 5:40 PM

A brilliant capture Mike.Well done..Lin

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Steve_S
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27 Oct 2011 - 6:45 PM

Excellent capture
Steve

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moiral
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27 Oct 2011 - 10:28 PM

Have heard of these but never seen one Mike. An excellent capture. Moira

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alansnap
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27 Oct 2011 - 10:40 PM

Fabulous shot. This takes me back to0 holidays in Donegal when we were apparently surrounded by them and we were woken at 4.00 in mid summer as they called from the fields. I only have to close my eyes and I can hear that unearthly craking. We never saw them though.
Alan

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annettep38
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28 Oct 2011 - 11:29 PM

wonderful contrast and fantastic detail and light. well, just perfect.

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podgod
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30 Oct 2011 - 1:46 AM

Nice one, not a bird you see everyday.

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accipiter
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31 Oct 2011 - 11:51 AM

Wow! What a super capture. A

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LexEquine
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31 Oct 2011 - 10:33 PM

'Superb & sharp capture' ~ Peter Wink

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Glostopcat
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1 Nov 2011 - 8:15 PM

A fantastic shot of this rare bird, the detail and clarity in the plumage is immaculate

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