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Yet another Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) taken in the garden in June - this time having caught a large fat hornet, which is about to be fed to the nestlings (rather them than me!!)

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterday's Spotted Flycatcher upload with a special THANK YOU to Ron (Maiwand) for the User Award - very much appreciated and treasured Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2011 - 9:20 AM
Focal Length:420mm 3.8m from subject, handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Spotted Flycatcher with Hornet
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:4 Aug 2011 - 10:30 AM
Tags:Feeding, Flycatcher, Garden, Hornet, Muscicapa-striata, Nesting, Perching, Spotted, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57

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Digby
Digby e2 Member 540 forum postsDigby vcard Wales
4 Aug 2011 - 10:35 AM

A well composed photo with great detail.

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Karen_Summers
4 Aug 2011 - 10:40 AM

another corker love it

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lobski
lobski  2 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 10:40 AM

Very well spotted and great composition with amazing detail and colour tone!

Fred Grin

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
4 Aug 2011 - 10:47 AM

Superb image Sylvia. The detail is excellent.

Jane

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7293 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 10:50 AM

Outstanding image..superb presentation.
One of my favourite birds.
Keith

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 4NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 11:37 AM

Superb!

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2011 - 11:42 AM

Excellent shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
4 Aug 2011 - 11:45 AM

Hi Sylvia another superb shot regards gray,

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 11:47 AM

Another wonderful shot of the Flycatcher Sylvia. I wish I had another UA to give !!! Maybe next time.
Ron

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 12:02 PM

fantastic detail sylvia a stunning capture nice one Wink
andy

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 12:30 PM

Oh goody, one less hornet that will try and have me Smile Brilliant capture Sylvia.....

Ade

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 1:13 PM

Truly stunning photo Sylvia, shortlisted
JOhnjo

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Pelican_Art
4 Aug 2011 - 1:38 PM

Brilliant! Grin
Lissa

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 1:43 PM

An excellent detailed capture Sylvia. Even in the bee.........Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 2:24 PM

Beautifully detailed shot, Sylvia: don't fancy the nestlings repast too much though.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 3:07 PM

A belter, Sylvia. Carol

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 4:53 PM

Brilliant detail in both the bird and hornet Sylvia - a great shot - Ina

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 8:55 PM

exceptional shot Sylvia, would like to see one of these in real life

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 9:18 PM

Such a striking image Sylvia - the detail of the birds head and the hornet is superb.
Brian.

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Devon_Wild
4 Aug 2011 - 9:58 PM

Tremendous capture .............Rob

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2011 - 8:15 AM


Quote: Brilliant detail in both the bird and hornet Sylvia - a great shot - Ina

My thoughts too

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MikeGreaves
5 Aug 2011 - 5:21 PM

Terrific capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2011 - 3:47 PM

Am I allowed to swear nicely Tongue? nonetheless, it's ....amazin'!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2011 - 9:22 PM

This one is straight out of the top drawer, everything about this image is first class

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Rachel99
Rachel99  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2011 - 11:10 AM

Fabulous shot

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