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Took me a long time to get this shot of a stonechat that is nesting in the marshland near Helensburgh. There seems to be a pretty small window each year when these are a little easier to get close to, when they are nesting. Spent a long time crawling on hands and knees through reeds and gorse, with my friend John. This was a shot from my third (and most successful) trip to see it.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 80-400VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Stonechat
Username:jstock jstock
Uploaded:7 Jun 2008 - 8:31 PM
Tags:Bird, Close-up / macro, General, Stonechat, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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blacky
blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 8:40 PM

well that was worth the efort mate great shot

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janty66
janty66  7 England
7 Jun 2008 - 8:48 PM

great capture..

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 9:06 PM

deffo worth the effort - no chance for me then with my gammy knees

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 - 9:21 PM

Well worth the effort!

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
7 Jun 2008 - 10:47 PM

Well captured , good dof.

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Paul_Self
Paul_Self  6
7 Jun 2008 - 10:48 PM

Good work, keep it up Smile

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 6:20 AM

well captured

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 11:30 PM

Wonderful shot.... great colours and DOF

Jon

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GaZn
GaZn  8175 forum posts Wales
9 Jun 2008 - 1:16 PM

Great image! well caught.

It's a little burnt on the white but not easy to expose for things like that.

Cheers
GaZ

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BlackNinja
9 Jun 2008 - 7:08 PM

brilliant shot

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 2:01 PM


Quote:
It's a little burnt on the white but not easy to expose for things like that.

Maybe, but what a superb catchlight in the eye, lovely shot.
Geoff

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hellsbells8868
19 Aug 2008 - 6:29 PM

Great detail of the bird and branches, lovely..

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JCRAWFORD
JCRAWFORD  6 Scotland
10 Sep 2008 - 11:15 PM

great shot jon well done

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