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The first shot in a small series showcasing the various types of birds, especially Tit's, found in my local Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren.

I have taken this at the permanent feeding station within the Park, using a perch to give the birds something to land on as they wait a chance to feed.

I tried to find an "interesting" looking perch, without going too overboard to distract from the bird itself.

First shot this evening shows a Marsh Tit.

Many thanks for looking.

Phil

Camera tripod mounted
170-500mm lens @500mm
iso200 (light not great but tried to keep iso down as D50 not great for noise reduction at higher iso range)
1/125 sec
Shutter fired by remote control
f7.1


***EDIT....Just noticed a bit of sensor dirt in image, so apologies for that*****

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Marsh Tit
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:23 Feb 2009 - 7:45 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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ChrisWallace
23 Feb 2009 - 7:50 PM

Superb image with lovely light
Chris

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
23 Feb 2009 - 7:53 PM

brilliant shot, and the perch was the perfect choice, quality

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 7:53 PM

A cracking shot to start the series Phil, you've whetted our appetite for more

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 7:58 PM

Another cracking image Phil, can you send me some perches LOL
Steve

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janty66
janty66  7 England
23 Feb 2009 - 7:58 PM

excellent, top shot..

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 7:59 PM

Stunning image, great lighting. The branch sets the bird off well. Excellent detail on both.
Steve.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 8:03 PM

Lovely capture Phil - good choice of perch too.
Brian.

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User_Removed
23 Feb 2009 - 8:03 PM

Great start Phil. Does the old railway line still run through the wood.

Dave

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gwood
gwood  6 England
23 Feb 2009 - 8:05 PM

Well detailed capture..
Geoff

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 8:05 PM

Hi Dave, the tracks have all been taken up now and most of the bridges that crossed the line have now fallen down.

The walk down through the old route of the line is a very pleasant stroll however.

Thanks all for your comments.

Phil

Last Modified By phil_j at 23 Feb 2009 - 8:06 PM

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peterhookwilde
23 Feb 2009 - 8:06 PM

nice shot

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SoulOfNature
23 Feb 2009 - 8:07 PM

Another brilliant shot with great detail .

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iancatch
iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 8:08 PM

Superb detail and clarity

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 8:14 PM

Wow what a beautiful image super lighting colours and composition
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motorsportpictures

So sharp and so well detailed.
Great dof and composition.
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chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 8:18 PM

Beautifully captured, super light and detail.
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ray_paul  6 England
23 Feb 2009 - 8:38 PM

beautiful image superb colours and detail nice presentation-ray

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Paul_Walding
23 Feb 2009 - 8:39 PM

Super shot, brilliant detail. Paul

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Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
23 Feb 2009 - 8:42 PM

Ace shot!

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iancam  6 England
23 Feb 2009 - 8:43 PM

Excellent image
Ian

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 8:46 PM

Once again many thanks everybody for your comments, and to Carole (Karrol) a very big thank you for your personal award, I appreciate that very much.

Phil

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casson  8 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 - 8:50 PM

Super shot, Phil
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23 Feb 2009 - 9:07 PM

Awesome!!!!

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23 Feb 2009 - 9:12 PM

A great start -- will be a fine series!
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Hosking  6 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 - 9:55 PM

What a shot, lovely colours and detail.
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franken
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23 Feb 2009 - 10:08 PM

Another stunning capture.

Ken

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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 10:17 PM

Pin sharp
Steve

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
23 Feb 2009 - 10:29 PM

Stunning capture nice perch and detail
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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 11:04 PM

Good detail and colours in the image.
Like the lighting, which brings out the colours so well, especially in that fantastic perch.
Maybe a slightly tighter crop, making the bird a little larger in the frame would be an improvement - what do you think?

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Phantom7  829 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 - 11:34 PM

This is stunning.Not much more i can say.

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24 Feb 2009 - 5:26 AM

A cracking perch, and the bird isn't bad, either! Carol

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24 Feb 2009 - 7:34 AM

Superb Phil.... pin sharp, great comp and lovely colours and clean bg... perfect

Jon

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cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 3:03 PM

Stunning shots.
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TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 3:32 PM

A quality upload! Perfect in all elements.
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24 Feb 2009 - 4:12 PM

Exellent shot Phil.
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OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 - 7:58 PM

Perfect capture Great detail, super perch, lovely b/g too makes it Perfect. Shaun

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