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Many thanks for all the votes, comments and constructive critique on the Kestrel.
I hope you like this one of the Blue tit - one of the shots that was in focus!! Still awaiting Sigmas pleasure and notification when I will receive it back - probably after they have reworked all the recalls.
All constructive critique and modifications are always welcome

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 75-500mm
Title:Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:18 Jul 2010 - 10:21 AM
Tags:Bird, Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, Wildlife / nature
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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 10:32 AM

Cute and very lovely!

Ann

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 11:02 AM

Nicely composed with superb focus
Astyag

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 11:08 AM

Nice capture, I particularly like the perch and comp.

Paul

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 11:14 AM

A cracker, Ray, and a super perch, too! Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 11:23 AM

Ray, this is gorgeous and as good as they get

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful capture Ray

Chris

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 11:33 AM

Lovely shot, Ray.
Ronnie.

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finepetportraits

Lovely capture!

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2010 - 11:54 AM

A lovely shot Ray, detail and colour spot on.
Brian

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
18 Jul 2010 - 12:04 PM

Morning Ray love this shot speak yo you soon gray

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franken
franken e2 Member 123171 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 12:26 PM

Very nice!

Ken

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 12:52 PM

nicely done ray, great perch, nice clean bg, and lovely presentation.lesley

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 2:40 PM

Beautiful capture of this Blue Tit with fine color, hues, clarity, & comp. Hope that you get your "lens situation" straightened out soon, Ray. Stay focused, my friend. Happy Weekend. Regards...Peter

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bluetitblue
18 Jul 2010 - 5:45 PM

Great and sharp shot done well.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 6:43 PM

this is really lovely Ray, very tweet Smile

John Smile

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Dave_Holdham
18 Jul 2010 - 7:03 PM

Great shot, well presented

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 7:27 PM

Beautifully caught and composed

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 8:37 PM

So very well caught and with perfect colouring.

Rock

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 10:17 PM

Well done Ray - spot on...Bill

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
18 Jul 2010 - 11:10 PM

wonderful shot

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

great capture, super sharp focus, well done!
Paulo

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 8:22 AM

lovely image and super colour

Linda

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 1:17 PM

Beautiful shot.
Rob.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 2:32 PM

Fine capture. A

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2010 - 3:16 PM

A cracking shot and beautifully processed.....Jack.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 3:19 PM

A beautiful shot Ray and in natural setting. love it. and thanks for comments on grasshopper never mind 'hop it' more of 'one giant leap for insect-kind!' Paul

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 6:35 PM

Beautiful Capture, Ray!
Thomas

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 8:03 PM

Top shot Ray. A very fine Bluey.
Ron

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 8:53 PM

So lovely.

Sue

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 9:17 PM

Beautiful composition,

Aidan,,

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 10:09 PM

Great shot Ray - love the wear and tear on the log, the detail in the bird and beautiful b/g - great shot well done - Ina

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
19 Jul 2010 - 11:53 PM

Super detailed shot Ray, love the inclusion of the log, hope your bushes are still helping you hide

Nicky x

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jonathanbp
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20 Jul 2010 - 2:37 AM

What a beautiful little fella/lass - Jonathan

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:26 AM

Excellent capture Smile
Carol

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 6:51 AM

A wonderful shot, Ray, lovely colours and composition, very well captured.
Roy

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 8:36 AM

Great shot Ray

Bernie

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 9:27 AM

super image.ray

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:26 AM

I cant believe I missed this little cutie

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
20 Jul 2010 - 12:27 PM

Nice capture just beautiful--------Gary

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
20 Jul 2010 - 3:25 PM

Simply a beautiful image Ray.
Excellent details,colours and BG.
Well done.
Robert

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:12 PM

Lovely capture Smile

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:15 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is a really well detailed shot Ray. Have to say I'm surprised no one has mentioned the white balance here as there seems to be a blueish cast especially when viewed large which is very noticeable on the birds shoulder which should be a prominent green, also the blue cast affects the yellow on the breast, other than that you did very well,
Regards,
Geoff.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 7:58 AM

How did I miss this little beauty - very obliging of him to pose so nicely for you and the presentation is top class.
Joan.

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KevinWalsham
21 Jul 2010 - 8:30 AM

fantastic image

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 10:11 AM

Great detail.
Caroline

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 4:33 PM

Beautiful indeed.Excellent capture, superb detail.It's so cute.I always wonder how these little European birds get the taste of peanuts...Smile
xiaoli

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JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 8:36 PM

Cracking shot - Jude.

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photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2010 - 12:50 AM

excellent close up
Dennis

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2010 - 3:21 PM

Its all been said Ray, suffice to say well done, and hope Sigma sort your difficulties out soon.
Mal

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colin63  6 England
22 Jul 2010 - 9:33 PM

Lovely shot Ray

Colin

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IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
23 Jul 2010 - 3:35 PM

Stunning image!

Ian..

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2010 - 10:49 PM

A lovely shot of this little bluetit on a log, it makes a change not to see it on a stick! lol

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astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 9:12 AM

Beautiful shot with a great DoF and composition here
Astyag

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
24 Jul 2010 - 12:50 PM

Excellent shot Ray the detail and colour is spot on .
jj

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Kingfisher8
25 Jul 2010 - 8:52 AM

Beautiful image.

Keith.

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 8:48 PM

Happy to be 80th for this cracking image, superb detail and pose and wonderful colours!!! one to be proud of x x

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SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2010 - 2:08 PM

Love your capture of this little blue tit.
Sandra

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Dave87  742 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2010 - 5:34 PM

Nearly wore my mouse out getting down here Ray!! Have a week off work next week so if passing it will be great to see you. Very nicely captured shot with a lovely non-distracting background.

Dave.

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