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I've never shot a rook (thanks to podgod and andywiseman for the ID) before - I never realised just how difficult they are to get close to. To get this I hid in my wife's car with a window open and covered myself and my kit with a blanket - even then the slightest movement would send Mr Rook on his way before I even got my finger on the shutter - amazingly skittish birds.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500mm f/4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:280
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Rook!!
Username:Samabar Samabar
Uploaded:8 May 2011 - 10:55 AM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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john_starkey
8 May 2011 - 11:23 AM

That,s a nicely exposed shot,not easy to get right on black,s,

john.

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JustDucky
JustDucky e2 Member 3JustDucky vcard Canada
8 May 2011 - 4:42 PM

excellent capture
Tammy

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podgod
podgod e2 Member 10512 forum postspodgod vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2011 - 5:29 PM

Great shot, but I think it may be a Rook with that pale skin at the base of the bill.

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andywiseman
andywiseman e2 Member 4andywiseman vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2011 - 7:05 PM

defo a rook,largest member of the crow family,well caught.been thinking of a similar shot myself,but not got round to it!

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Samabar
Samabar  5 United Kingdom
8 May 2011 - 7:11 PM

Thanks guys for the ID correction..I have edited the blurb!

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