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I watched this brave little Blue Tit on the fence outside our kitchen window, battling bravely against the elements to get to the feeder. He finally managed but it was such a funny sight! This series of shots was taken from inside through the glass, handheld but with elbows propped on kitchen table to support lens! Not the most brilliant of detail, but a bit of fun nevertheless Smile
Settings: F/4 1/500sec ISO400 500mm manual handheld

Many thanks for your continued support on my previous uploads - very much appreciated as always.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Against All Odds......
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 Nov 2009 - 8:14 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Humour / fun, Wildlife / nature
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Two great shots !

Chris

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colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 8:19 PM

Wonderful images all well caught thanks for sharing Colin

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nglen
nglen  641 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 8:20 PM

Like the shots. Full marks to the Blue Tit for trying . Well taken from behind the glass.
Nick..

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 8:22 PM

fantastic.... made me chuckle too....

love v4

Linda

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 - 8:34 PM

Super set of images Sylvia.
Alec

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andy210966
14 Nov 2009 - 8:35 PM

Personally - I think all of these are great shots - great focus for such a lot of movement Sylvia! The poor little thing!

Andy

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MikeTheMason
14 Nov 2009 - 8:41 PM

Love it! Well spotted.
Mike.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 8:44 PM

Wonderful set of shots - Poor wee thing, did he make it?
Joan.

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kaybee
kaybee  103827 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 8:54 PM

Looks like a speed skater

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paddyman
paddyman  566 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 - 8:58 PM

Great capture,the bird looks like it is on skates,well done.
Alec.

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MB63
MB63  5 England
14 Nov 2009 - 9:10 PM

Good shot(s)
Marc

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10869 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 9:23 PM

Wonderful series, - what determination!


W

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9107 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 9:26 PM

We certainly don't appreciate how difficult a bird's life is, sitting in the warm tapping on a computer.
Great set of images.
#1 looks like a greyhound cornering.

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mickrick
mickrick  10 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 9:27 PM

I like bird portraits in general, but this is something really different. I particularly like the first of the series

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 672 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 9:32 PM

nice set

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 9:41 PM

great set of shots to keep by for those days when you feel down and have a need to look back at the dreadful weather we have experience today, poor birds recently have had to suffer extremes of change - enjoyed viewing this set

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 9:44 PM

Excellent series of this great little bird Sylvia. He is trying so hard to get a foothold for the feeder. I do think you have done incredibly well to take these with a handheld 500--even resting upon a table. Well done indeed.
Ron

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torres99
torres99  5119 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 10:16 PM

Considering the elements these are excellent images.

regards

Carl

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 11:01 PM

These certainly put a smile on my face Sylvia. I love all 6
Taken through glass and a moving bird, brilliant for exposure and detail and some great angles.
Well captured all of them
Richard

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14 Nov 2009 - 11:22 PM

Super set of shots. Like them all. Great captures under difficult circumstances. Well done!
Jane

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 11:39 PM

What a bird, great set of shots.

Glyn

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2009 - 11:58 PM

Lovely series of shots of this determind little bird - cracking detail, & poses captured here - Ina

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72278 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 12:04 AM

Excellent set Sylvia : )
These little birds really are up against it, and you've captured this perfectly in these shots.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 1:28 AM

Great set of images. Poor little fellow, so determined.......Sandy

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Scutter
Scutter e2 Member 61742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 9:11 AM

This is a wonderful drama documentary - I keep coming back to it! Poor little chap!

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Alan_Baseley
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15 Nov 2009 - 9:26 AM

Excellent set,
Alan

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 10:13 AM

Fab set Sylvia... looks like he's speed skating Smile

Jon

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15 Nov 2009 - 10:21 AM

Cracking shot.
Geoff

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bpearson3  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 11:31 AM

These sequential shots are fabulous.
I clicked them quickly and it looked as if the birdie was having a bop..... made me laugh.

Bev

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RTDS  6 Cyprus
15 Nov 2009 - 12:58 PM

These are excellent captures.
Awsome details and great colors.
Well done.
Robert

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 7:22 PM

Great set of images Sylvia, it really was quite a terrible storm.
Steve

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2009 - 7:41 PM

Great set and a well deserved award

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peterellison
16 Nov 2009 - 6:09 PM

Do you think the Blue Tit may have had too much of the Blue Nun?
Fantastic set of images - Well done!
Peter.

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2009 - 8:25 PM

Wonderful set of images Sylvia, much deserved response, great photography.
David

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17 Nov 2009 - 3:05 PM

Fab set Sylvia, V6 is priceless Wink
Geoff.

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