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I have no excuses for the amount of noise in this set of images, suffice to say, it was a very, very overcast day with plenty of showers and dark under the shade of trees. I upped the ISO to 800 and switched off the flash, not to scare the birds away, and at the full 500mm with F5 the largest I could set to.
I was absolutely enthralled to see one of these and wanted to a get a pic, whatever it turned out like, so here are the results, good or bad.
Thanks for the C&C's on my Robin. I will try and play catch as soon as I can, but working all weekend so I might be a little slow in getting around to you.
Have a great weekend everyone and lets hope the sun shines.
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
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Title:Spotted, A First for Me
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:10 Oct 2009 - 11:07 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Great set of shots - well done !

Chris

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lisfoy
lisfoy  5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 - 11:17 AM

Nice photos, noticed ornithology ring on right leg in first pic, nice detail, well done.

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stephenscott
10 Oct 2009 - 11:24 AM

great image,lovely detail..

steve...

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 11:30 AM

Excellent set,
Alan

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Rubydooby
Rubydooby  5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 - 11:31 AM

Four lovely images, well taken.
Ruby

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 11:33 AM

ohh great spot and lovely set Smile

maggie

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 12:13 PM

Super set of images and wow great your first they always very special and for me if only I desparately need some new material but for now will have to make do with what I have I was so very spoilt in SA
Alexa

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 12:26 PM

a real memorable occasion captured superbly i'd love to see one of theses little guys being a keen ornithologist myself

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 12:43 PM

stunning set of shots steve like them all Wink
andy

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 12:55 PM

Wonderful set of super image Steve,well done.
Martin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123173 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 1:06 PM

These are lovely.

Ken

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 2:41 PM

A great series Steve, this is a real cutie.

Have a great weekend
Yung

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mudge
mudge e2 Member 1250 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 2:54 PM

Great set

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 - 5:12 PM

superb set

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 5:28 PM

A superb set of images - well detailed and good colour. V3 is my favourite but can you take out the bit of twig on the righthand side to make it "super superb."
Joan.

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 5:45 PM

Superb set. Gary

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 5:48 PM

Beautifully presented set, Patti

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 6:08 PM

4 belters here
Lovely model you had

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 7:12 PM

Great set Steve,I bet you are well pleased with them, I have yet to see one let alone photograph one, well captured
Dave

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KevinWalsham
10 Oct 2009 - 8:07 PM

a cracking set of images well presented.

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maratsuikka
10 Oct 2009 - 8:22 PM

Fantastic set Steve

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gingerdelight
10 Oct 2009 - 8:37 PM

Firstly, I am so pleased to be able to give you your 30th click on this wonderful series of shots. What a lovely little bird, each image is just wonderful, and it looks super when you run the mouse along the numbers!!
Carol

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TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 9:29 PM

Steve, that's rubbing it in a bit! Some of us would be pleased just to see a Bearded Tit, let alone take four excellent shots like these! Well done indeed.
Terry

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blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 9:50 PM

great shots steve green with envy still not seen this super little bird well done dave

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EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2009 - 10:47 PM

Never seen one before. Gorgeous!

Ann

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Admiral_Frost
11 Oct 2009 - 12:28 AM

A beautiful shot of a beautiful bird love it.
Dave

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iancam  6 England
11 Oct 2009 - 7:26 AM

Four great shots Steve, I would love to see one.
Ian

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 8:39 AM

I was just thinking wouldnt it be nice to get a bearded tit as I had never seen one on epz let alone in the wild and up you pop with a great series of 4 excellent shots. Now I shall go and sulk... lol
Truly a great capture and am well chuffed for yoou

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teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 10:48 AM

A super series Steve - wonderful detail, colours and poses on all 4 - I've never seen one of these and you have managed 4 shots!! Love the eye detail in V1 and the enquiring expression in V3.
Sylvia

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Dave_Holdham
11 Oct 2009 - 5:42 PM

Superb detailed images, well captured

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skye1  729 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 7:31 PM

wonderful set of images fab looking little bird never seen one of these myself

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 7:54 PM

4 lovely captures Steve, seems you had my luck getting one out in the open
Steve

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2009 - 8:20 PM

well done you, i've not seen one of these gorgeous birds.lesley

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Mynett
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12 Oct 2009 - 7:49 PM

lovely image this and esp v3 and well done on getting it so well in such conditions. What a pretty bird, not seen one of these.

Linda Wink

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Alan_Coles
12 Oct 2009 - 8:08 PM

Never seen one...great images - well done.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
12 Oct 2009 - 10:44 PM

Beautiful, I have only ever seen the ones on Autumn watch the other day, super set

Nicky

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 3:46 AM

What a lovely bird. well captured Steve.
Thushari

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2009 - 10:15 PM

A cracking quartet of images, I'd be very pleased if these were mine

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