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Spent an hour or so between lessons today freezing to death getting a few shots, and they say spring is on the way??!!.
The blossom seemed to think that warmer times are on the way, although the birds seemed to think otherwise.
I think John (casson) can back up how cold it was, I will keep my eyes open for the blossom John!!

Many, many thanks for comments received yesterday, I was very grateful for the kindness shown.

thank you and I hope you are all well.

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm
Recording media:ISO400 Raw
Title:Spring?
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:20 Mar 2007 - 7:58 PM
Tags:Blossom, Blue tit, Garden bird, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
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forestrich
forestrich e2 Member 7forestrich vcard United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 - 7:59 PM

Superb sharp image, very nicely composed.

Rich.

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markb2815
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:00 PM

Well captured Phil, colour is great in this shot.
Mark

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davidcollins
davidcollins e2 Member 9104 forum postsdavidcollins vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2007 - 8:01 PM

a lovely spring capture great colours and comp.

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didgpix
didgpix e2 Member 8didgpix vcard
20 Mar 2007 - 8:02 PM

Beautiful image, the pink of the blossom really sets off the blues in the bird. Excellent detail and superb composition.

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TonyFrith
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:07 PM

super shot of both the bird & the blossom
Tony

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Loupix
Loupix e2 Member 880 forum postsLoupix vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2007 - 8:08 PM

Fantastic shot, two photos in one, nice blossum and a blue tit. well captured

ReasSmile

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sandrish
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:09 PM

Excellent shot in every way.

Sandra

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Rachy1821
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:09 PM

Stunning image the detail and colours are amazing!!

Rachel

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stevebutler
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:13 PM

This is wonderful Phil. Fabulous colour and spot on background.

Steve!

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kellyj
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:17 PM

Well worth getting cold for. Superb shot
Jackie

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2007 - 8:25 PM

Thank you for all the comments, and also thanks Pete for the HC, I'm honoured.

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BEVZED
BEVZED e2 Member 81140 forum postsBEVZED vcard United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 - 8:28 PM

The quality of this picture is so impressive, what can one say? perfect.
Beverley

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cymroDan
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:31 PM

incredible. I want an awesome camera, and a nice branch where flowers grow and birds pose Tongue

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bricjen
bricjen e2 Member 8bricjen vcard United States
20 Mar 2007 - 8:31 PM

Perfectly timed! Beautiful.

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BeckaP
BeckaP e2 Member 8BeckaP vcard
20 Mar 2007 - 8:37 PM

Its all been said, well done!!!!
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wclinch
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20 Mar 2007 - 8:41 PM

Its all been said, Fantastic colours and composition.

Wayne

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8903 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2007 - 8:44 PM

Gorgeous colours, excellent comp. and DOF. Beautiful work.
Alan.

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digitalcaptive
digitalcaptive e2 Member 1078 forum postsdigitalcaptive vcard England
20 Mar 2007 - 8:54 PM

Lovely shot, Nice perch!

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msnapz
msnapz e2 Member 874 forum postsmsnapz vcard
20 Mar 2007 - 9:00 PM

glad to make this 30. congrats on the hc too, realy an excellent shot

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jonlonbla
jonlonbla e2 Member 8jonlonbla vcard England
20 Mar 2007 - 9:29 PM

Stunning, superb, fantastic!!!

This is so beautiful with the bird and blossom combined against a plain background. Very well done.
John

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2007 - 9:30 PM

Beautiful shot, congrats on the HC! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Blenkinsopp
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20 Mar 2007 - 9:59 PM

excellent composition, colour and detail
- an eyecatching image

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jmbphoto
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20 Mar 2007 - 10:06 PM

Delightful color combos...excellent details and composition

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SueWB
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20 Mar 2007 - 10:25 PM

A VERY well deserved HC and RC - this is just beautiful!
Sue Smile

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User_Removed
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20 Mar 2007 - 10:30 PM

Lovely clear, well detailed shot, so well set off by the blossom!
Andrew

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2007 - 10:32 PM

A Blue Tit in the Pink.Cracking shot.

Brian.

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ericfaragh
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20 Mar 2007 - 11:04 PM

Lovely clarity, good context.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2007 - 1:50 AM

Perfect!


Congratulations on TWO awards!


Jennnnn

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skoffs
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21 Mar 2007 - 3:06 AM

Lovely composition.

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chase
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21 Mar 2007 - 8:19 AM

Lovely Phil,great colour combination & detail.
Try as I might I just cannot get my lot to land on the blossoming twigs :-(
Well done on your HC.
Janet

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glenalva
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21 Mar 2007 - 8:29 AM

Phil this is beautiful, congrats on your very well deserved HC Smile

Ali

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daffydill56
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21 Mar 2007 - 8:49 AM

Such a delight to view Phil!! Many congrats on a worth HC!

Fran

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Maiwand
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21 Mar 2007 - 8:54 AM

Beautiful shot and many congrats on HC.
Ron

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2007 - 2:35 PM

Awesome work, green with envy on this shot....Well done mate!

Ade

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Glostopcat
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21 Mar 2007 - 5:11 PM

A wonderful image Phil, the clarity, colours and detail are all exceptional. Congratulations on a well deserved HC award

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21 Mar 2007 - 5:26 PM

beautiful, well done on your HC Phil

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phototime
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21 Mar 2007 - 6:29 PM

Wow! What a shot with wonderful colours and superb detail.



Mo.

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casson
casson e2 Member 8casson vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2007 - 6:42 PM

Hello Phil, Yes it was cold and did not get any warmer by lunch time. I waited for ages but did not get a bird to land on that blossom, you must have the magic touch.
regards
Casson (John)

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Ruthannette
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21 Mar 2007 - 7:10 PM

Excellent, well done.

Ruth

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Possum
Possum e2 Member 8148 forum postsPossum vcard England
21 Mar 2007 - 10:27 PM

So chuffed for you, Phil. What a stunning shot, would make a fabulous print.
Allie

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28 Mar 2007 - 1:42 AM

This is so gorgeous, the pinks and blues both subtly tinted and everything in tack focus. Your usual engaging composition.
--G

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Mavis
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1 Apr 2007 - 5:21 AM

Bluetit, Blossom, Sunshine and an HC . What more do you need ? Wonderful . I love it altogether . Well done .

Sorry you froze , but in a good cause LOL xx

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mars
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22 Mar 2008 - 7:31 PM

This is such a stunning capture...has to be an all time favourite for me!
Margaret.

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15 Aug 2008 - 11:30 PM

Superb! Great composition, exposure and focusing. Classy work.

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30 Sep 2008 - 7:26 PM

Perfect! Great composition and nice plain background.
Garth

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