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Spotted this Pied Wagtail on the path and noticed that he only seemed to have one leg. At first I thought he might just have it tucked up but in all the time I watched him he didn't lower it and walk but just flittered to where he wanted to be. It didn't seem to affect him as he went about searching for he's next insect.

Again many thanks for all your kind comments and votes, my friends.

Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:One Legged Wagtail
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:7 May 2009 - 10:49 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 10:52 AM

Poor little sausage
Hope he survives

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motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 10:53 AM

Fantastic shot. I really do feel sorry for him Sad
Scott

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13335 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 10:59 AM

Great pair,
Alan

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 11:09 AM

Excellent image of a one legged wagtail very cute pose. Gary

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK e2 Member 671 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 11:15 AM

Well observed, Steve. And well taken, too. Good focus & detail with nice eye contact.
Terry

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hary60
hary60 e2 Member 6hary60 vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 11:19 AM

Super pair well taken
Harry

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jack33
jack33 e2 Member 653 forum postsjack33 vcard England
7 May 2009 - 11:22 AM

Very nice shot ,good detail.

Jack.

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OAKEY
OAKEY e2 Member 6OAKEY vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 12:16 PM

Spot on Steve, very well done the exposure's bang on keeping all that super detail.
Shaun

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 12:54 PM

Great capture Steve
Steve

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 1:17 PM

Beautiful color and detail. How sad about the leg! We had a one legged robin around a couple years ago and he fared well also.

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Kevhan
Kevhan e2 Member 6Kevhan vcard England
7 May 2009 - 2:14 PM

Two good shots, well spotted.

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw e2 Member 6PeterLaw vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 2:25 PM

Two realy great images, I agree I hope he survives.
Peter

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Julian
Julian e2 Member 1076 forum postsJulian vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 2:27 PM

Touching and a nice portrait of Polly, or should I say Peter Wagtail.
Julian

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Bob_V
Bob_V e2 Member 7Bob_V vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 3:54 PM

Two brilliant captures, so well detailed and pin sharp.
Bob

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Wilmot
Wilmot e2 Member 6338 forum postsWilmot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 3:57 PM

2 Brilliant shots,
Steve

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harrattp
harrattp e2 Member 8harrattp vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 4:46 PM


Quote: Poor little sausage
Hope he survives

Agree wholeheartedly.

Paul

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bertty
bertty e2 Member 5bertty vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 5:52 PM

Hi steve continue to enjoy your work , poor little thing, looks ok on it though.

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targetman
targetman e2 Member 6targetman vcard United Kingdom
7 May 2009 - 6:45 PM

Super shot of the Wagtail Don.

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vandalp
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7 May 2009 - 7:03 PM

Great shot Steve, they always seem to be on one leg.
Vanda

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gillykins
gillykins e2 Member 6gillykins vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 7:57 PM

V1 for me Steve, poor thing.
Gill

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Steve_T
Steve_T e2 Member 5Steve_T vcard England
7 May 2009 - 9:23 PM

Great shot Steve - It might think it's a flamingo ! ! ! ! !

Steve T

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2009 - 9:38 PM

Difficult enough to capture with two legs let alone one - lol this is a very good shot with great detail in V1 Ina

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mikaela4
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7 May 2009 - 9:52 PM

Nice capture
Mikaela

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7 May 2009 - 11:37 PM

two great shots got to be v1 for me
andy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2009 - 7:51 AM

Lovely sharp image. We have one of these wee guys in the garden this year, permanently at war with his reflection in the large ceramic pots and the windows!

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8 May 2009 - 11:44 AM

pin sharp detail!

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sparrowhawk
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8 May 2009 - 1:02 PM

superb

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8 May 2009 - 5:13 PM

Superb shots Steve
Ian

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8 May 2009 - 7:20 PM

Excellent image, Jim.

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8 May 2009 - 9:05 PM

two superb shots
Dawn

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9 May 2009 - 9:06 PM

a beautiful little fellow.
Dave

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