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I'd been out looking for Fieldfares and Redwings for three hours but failed to find them. Within 10 mins of getting home this appeared in front of me. I was sitting having a coffee. Grabbed my camera and shot through the double glazing!!

Thanks for votes and comments, much appreciated!!

Have a great day.

Bill

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0-500.0 mm f/4.0-6.3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Dec 2013 - 4:20 PM
Focal Length:320mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sparrowhawk and Kill
Username:richmowil richmowil
Uploaded:9 Dec 2013 - 8:53 AM
Tags:Accipiter nissus, Bird of prey, Feeding station. Garden, Female, Kill, Pigeon, Sparrowhawk, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2188 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 9:09 AM

An excellent image.....you are the second person that's had a sparrow hawk with a kill in his garden..fantastic photography

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 9:18 AM

Great stuff! Well captured.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Dec 2013 - 9:43 AM

Fine capture Bill,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 9:49 AM

There's no need to leave the comfort of your armchair, Bill, the photographic opportunities come to you GrinGrin Carol

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:33 AM

Excellent capture Bill, looks like a it has a pigeonSmile


Cliff

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Dec 2013 - 10:35 AM

The British Sparrow Hawks are very busy Smile A super capture Bill !

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AlexAppleby
9 Dec 2013 - 10:47 AM

Goodness, think I'd have had a heart attack rushing for the camera! That is just amazing!

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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 10:49 AM

Super shot,SmileSmile I note this is on bird feed table , did it take the bird there or was carcase laid for it?Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:56 AM

Well captured,

Ali Smile

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 11:22 AM

Great shot, Bill.
Tony

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:22 AM


Quote: Super shot,SmileSmile I note this is on bird feed table , did it take the bird there or was carcase laid for it?Smile

Hi Bob It took it in front of a tree in the garden, plucked it and dragged what was left on the table - then into the wood next to my garden!! Bill

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:39 AM

nature at work,really natural capture!!!

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
9 Dec 2013 - 12:19 PM

Wonderful timing and a superb image!

Lynette Grin

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
9 Dec 2013 - 1:35 PM

You can't find any because this lovely lady has eaten them all TongueGrin. Excellent capture you made too.
A sparrow hawk in my vicinity - in fact have seen it 3 times in the back garden - but never a camera handy Sad. Moira

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
9 Dec 2013 - 2:09 PM

A fascinating image and an excellent capture, Bill.
Effrossini

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:19 PM

We hear them, see the left overs, never been luck enough to catch an image like this---

Oh, except for a bunch of turkey buzzards taking care of a raccoon! (no camera )

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:04 PM


Quote: An excellent image.....you are the second person that's had a sparrow hawk with a kill in his garden..fantastic photography

And I am the other one - Snap...!
Nice one, Bill.

Simon

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 6:21 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:44 PM


Quote: An excellent image.....you are the second person that's had a sparrow hawk with a kill in his garden..fantastic photography

An exceptional high quality image...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:59 PM

First class capture.
Joan

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:17 PM

Wow cracking picture Bill

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 8:00 PM

Excellent capture, Bill !
Regards,
George

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
9 Dec 2013 - 8:32 PM

What a dramatic and exciting image , Bill.- Fine composition and dof too .- Very well captured , Bill!GrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 9:34 PM

Wow Bill brilliant shot. And through glass as well! Cathy

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capto
capto e2 Member 21139 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:37 PM

A very well taken opportunity.Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:01 PM

Exceptionally Good.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
10 Dec 2013 - 7:00 AM

This is our life, somebody is lucky and somebody is defeated... Good photo, Bill!
Regards Valery

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 - 8:54 AM

Bill Thats great. Everytime I see a Sparrowhawk I cant get my camera out in time. Regards John

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2013 - 2:48 PM

A cracking image Bill, most impressive considering it was taken through glass

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Dec 2013 - 4:09 AM

Outstanding capture my dear Bill!
M

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4103 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2013 - 8:26 AM

Great capture Bill - well done
Jason

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 6:49 PM

stunning capture Bill

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