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A black Collard Barbet eating the last Fig on the Tree.

Good morning to every one and a really big thank you to all who commented and voted on my Eyes Butterfly yesterday, a fantastic response thank you very much.

And a special thank you also to Iain, Lynne, Carol, Netta , Kate, Isabel, George , Polli and Andy for all your fantastic User Awards yesterday,thank you as this was absolutely overwhelming and makes me proud to be a part of everyone here.Kind Regards..John

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:55.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 86.5 - 393.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 May 2013 - 9:45 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Black Collard Barbet.
Username:johnke johnke
Uploaded:11 Jun 2013 - 5:41 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
Votes:87

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 5:45 AM

VERY beautiful very colourful an excellent capture.

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anglingandyq
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11 Jun 2013 - 6:11 AM

what a cracker great detail JohnSmileSmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
11 Jun 2013 - 6:37 AM

fine capture here John the colours are something special grand detail and light

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 6:43 AM

I thought yesterdays was brilliant but this is superb. The feather detail is so sharp and the colours...wow....Have another non-existent Andysnap User Award, awesome.

Andy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 6:43 AM

Fancy stealing your last fig, John WinkGrin. A super capture of this very colourful bird. Carol

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Growmore
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11 Jun 2013 - 6:48 AM

Fine capture and pose John, great colour.
Gary

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Nigeve1
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11 Jun 2013 - 6:50 AM

Excellent detailed capture, John.
Nigel

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kathrynlouise
11 Jun 2013 - 6:53 AM

Wowsers! What an awesome image. Stunning colours and feather detail GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Caziwinkles
11 Jun 2013 - 7:02 AM

Beautiful - the colours are amazing! Hope he's not talking with his mouth full! Wink

Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Jun 2013 - 7:09 AM

You still have figs up north !! Our tree is bare and in rest !! Thanx also for the kind words John Smile This is a lovely image - very well captured !!

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SUE118
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11 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM

Beautifully captured and what a handsome fella.

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cats_123
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11 Jun 2013 - 7:28 AM

Glorious colours GrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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11 Jun 2013 - 7:47 AM

Excellent capture John,
Fred.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96177 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 7:48 AM

So fortunate to have such an array of wildlife on your doorstep

This brightly coloured bird is no exception

Adrian

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LynneJoyce
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11 Jun 2013 - 7:59 AM

This is not only a great bird portrait its a good avian action shot too. That last fig is being thoroughly enjoyed.

When we do our Autumn trip to Spain our fig trees often shiver and shake with bird activity, but that's fine as there are plenty to go around. Picked figs anyone?

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nonur
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:00 AM

Amazing sharpness and clarity, John. Wonderful colours!

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ali63
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:16 AM

Superb lighting on this lovely bird that you have captured,

Ali GrinGrinGrin

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NaturesHaven
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:20 AM

Figging Eck.............what a great coloured bird...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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User_Removed
11 Jun 2013 - 8:27 AM

A super detailed image John.
Alf.

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HuddersfieldHil
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:32 AM

He's enjoying that John - wonderful shot well timedSmile

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DicksPics
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:45 AM

A super image of this beautiful bird having lunch, John!
The colours and detail are wonderful.

Richard

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morpheus1955
11 Jun 2013 - 8:54 AM

Superb shot John, fantastic colour and excellent detail

Hugh

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Lynniesefforts
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:57 AM

Stunning bird, wonderful colours...and what a messy eater !!! great work John GrinGrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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pollisher  2 Scotland
11 Jun 2013 - 9:02 AM

A superb image. Smile She will not need any Senokot tonight. Blush

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Tish1
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11 Jun 2013 - 9:42 AM

What can I say that hasn't already been said, sharp! colourful! and eating the only fruit I actually like, you could have saved it for meGrin

Tish

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11 Jun 2013 - 10:17 AM

The feather detail is excellent

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helenlinda
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11 Jun 2013 - 10:43 AM

Excellent colour, detail and pose John SmileSmile
Helen

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11 Jun 2013 - 11:01 AM

top notch capture on every respect John

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 - 11:12 AM

Fabulous

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11 Jun 2013 - 11:13 AM

Superb colours John
great detail
Glyn

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Irishkate
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11 Jun 2013 - 11:25 AM

Not a bird to go unnoticed John.
The green apple looks great with red breast of the Collard Barbet.
Another winner.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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brian17302
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11 Jun 2013 - 12:16 PM

Great pose eating figs, stunning capture John
Regards Brian

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:21 PM

You have really captured the delight on is face eating the last juicy fig on the tree, a wonderful capture John full of colour and detail. Gorgeous.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 Jun 2013 - 1:20 PM

Stunning detail, the colour is superb and the pose excellent. Top class photography John.

John

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11 Jun 2013 - 2:23 PM

So colourful, sharp and detailed!! Fine image John!!

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GeorgePlatis
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11 Jun 2013 - 2:57 PM

Fabulous image!
George

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leontari
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11 Jun 2013 - 3:43 PM

Amazing detail, colour, light , composition and capture John!!
Effrossini

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11 Jun 2013 - 3:53 PM

A beautiful bird, with great feather detail,

Myra

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
11 Jun 2013 - 3:58 PM

Wow! Great, very sharp, I love the colors, a superb image, JSmileSmileSmileohn

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Norfolkboy
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11 Jun 2013 - 4:57 PM

Superb shot, John.
Colin

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11 Jun 2013 - 5:25 PM

A superb close up
Ju

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netta1234
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11 Jun 2013 - 6:05 PM

You've managed another top of the class image with all the lovely colours and detailsSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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11 Jun 2013 - 6:42 PM

Cracking shot, a beautiful bird too

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11 Jun 2013 - 6:46 PM

Top quality.Smile

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11 Jun 2013 - 7:00 PM

A beautiful image, John.
I think you missed a bit of background between its legs?

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11 Jun 2013 - 7:32 PM


Quote: So fortunate to have such an array of wildlife on your doorstep

This brightly coloured bird is no exception

Adrian

I totally agree John.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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11 Jun 2013 - 8:00 PM

Wonderful colours, a great pose and most importantly a stunning looking bird!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:02 PM

Dont think he could give a figGrinGrin
Stunning!
Diane

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11 Jun 2013 - 8:27 PM

Wow John that is superb. Cathy

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13 Jun 2013 - 2:42 PM

it is very kind of you to leave them all the figs.. but then he mus have been blushing when he saw you!!BlushTongueTongueTongue
gorgeous shot, seriously jealous!

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16 Jun 2013 - 12:59 PM

A cracking shot of this colourful and handsome bird, I like the vibrant red of his plumage and his beady red eye

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