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Thank you to everybody who voted and commented on yesterdays Silly Sunday image.

Todays addition. A Jackdaw. My closest shot of a Jackdaw to date. Usually find them quite shy but this one did not mind hanging around, probably because he was getting an easy meal having a few people feed them.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2012 - 12:44 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Jackdaw
Username:lostnspace2011 lostnspace2011
Uploaded:30 Jul 2012 - 9:57 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:22

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
30 Jul 2012 - 10:23 AM

Excellent detail Mark, great capture.

John

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:32 AM

Fantastic image, wonderful detail and tones.

Hugh

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lostnspace2011
30 Jul 2012 - 10:41 AM

Thanks John and Hugh Smile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:43 AM

Excellent shot Mark,fine details,well captured..Lin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 10:47 AM

That's a mean look he's got there......not too pleased with your attentions, perhaps.
Good shot.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33063 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:31 PM

A very beautiful but some what fierce looking Jackdaw captured in this lovely photograph, so crammed packed with gorgeous natural colours , and wonderful detail.

Regards Nathan

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Jul 2012 - 1:55 PM

Very difficult to get good detail on Jackdaws I find! you have done very well! I have not managed that good as yet, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 2:03 PM

you are at present E2 featured photo.....
He certainly is eyeing you up

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
30 Jul 2012 - 2:16 PM

beautiful shot nice and sharp lovely GrinGrinGrinGrin

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
30 Jul 2012 - 2:17 PM

Yesterday I made a mistake, Mark, calling a female as a male ... But when I saw the duck, I had no doubt that this is a female ... Now I see that in this feathered pirate is a real male! No mistakes!SmileSmileSmile
Regard, Valery

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lostnspace2011
30 Jul 2012 - 2:56 PM

Thank you Lin, Ronnie, Nathan, Leon, Barbara, Christine and Valery.


Quote: That's a mean look he's got there......not too pleased with your attentions, perhaps.

Ronnie.

Probably because i did not have any food Ronnie Smile


Quote: Very difficult to get good detail on Jackdaws I find! you have done very well! I have not managed that good as yet, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Its take me a while to get a decent shot of them Leon. Patience does pay off Smile


Quote: You are at present E2 featured photo.....
He certainly is eyeing you up

That has to be a 1st Barbara. Never seen any of my images being the featured image at any time, although not sure whether, when you see featured photos, whether you can see one of your own up there. Thanks for letting me know Barbara Smile


Quote: Yesterday I made a mistake, Mark, calling a female as a male ... But when I saw the duck, I had no doubt that this is a female ... Now I see that in this feathered pirate is a real male! No mistakes!SmileSmileSmile
Regard, Valery

A very easy mistake to make Valery. Sometimes hard to know which are which, i would say majority of the time its the male that is more colourful and better looking so you can easily distinguish between them, it becomes more difficult if the bird is of monotypic genera meaning both female and male are almost identical, if not identical when it comes to markings. The only difference being their size. As for Muscovy ducks and going back to the rule of Male being better looking, you cannot say this of this species as both Male and Female were not blessed in the good look department.

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nicedayout
30 Jul 2012 - 4:09 PM

These birds are quite pretty, a very good capture Mark.

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bagman
bagman  365 forum posts United States
30 Jul 2012 - 4:35 PM

Beautiful fine detail throughout your well captured imaged.
Frank.

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lostnspace2011
30 Jul 2012 - 7:16 PM

Thanks Jamie and Frank.

A little scruffy this one but quite a good looking bird for one of the crow family. Smile

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clintQB
clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 - 8:01 PM

great detail and exposure....the bird has amazing eyes

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mooreish
mooreish  2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 - 9:23 PM

Good capture mark, lovely birds up close

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UrbaneMagick
30 Jul 2012 - 11:13 PM

I freed a young one of these that had got its tum caught on barbed wire..their eyes are such a vvid blue aren;t they!!

great capture

Gareth

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lostnspace2011
30 Jul 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thanks Clint and Cliff & Well done Gareth and yes, very blue eyes for what i have seen close up.

Thankyou Smile

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 7:34 AM

An excellent shot - good feather detail

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lostnspace2011
31 Jul 2012 - 12:49 PM

Thank you Ray Smile

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:59 PM

Superb image, Mark. Your shot reveals the true colouring of a not often photographed bird.

Ray

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lostnspace2011
31 Jul 2012 - 5:18 PM

Thank you Ray. I think out of all the members of the crow family and its allies, Jackdaws have to be one of the easiest to photograph because of their colour. Rooks, Crows, Ravens are too dark. Magpies sometimes difficult to get Whites on the bird right. Chough`s again too dark, not that i have ever seen one.
Jays are okay to photograph and Hooded Crows would be i guess but do not get those here either.

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Chinga
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1 Aug 2012 - 4:34 AM

Very nice indeed! Lovely details on the plumage and an excellent sharp image. IB

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lostnspace2011

Thanks Isabel Smile

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annettep38
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2 Aug 2012 - 12:02 AM

a great expression!
you have to like this pose Smile

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lostnspace2011
2 Aug 2012 - 12:05 AM

I think he was waiting around seeing who was going to feed him next Smile

Thanks Annette

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