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A Coal Tit (Periparus ater) about to launch itself off a conifer branch in the garden today, in glorious sunshine!

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload and a special THANK YOU to Malcolm (M_squared) for his User Award on "It's All About Light" upload - really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jan 2013 - 2:31 PM
Focal Length:700mm 5.9m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:All Systems Go!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:17 Jan 2013 - 7:21 PM
Tags:Bird, Branch, Coal tit, Conifer, Garden, launching, Periparus ater, Sunshine, Taking off, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:27 PM

Great use of dof I like the unusual pose and superb detail also the inclusion of the pine cones

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:47 PM

Superb capture, Sylvia.
Colin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:48 PM

The high ISO has allowed such a fast shutter, freezing the moment so well, Sylvia: very well done.
Ronnie.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 7:53 PM

Superb image Sylvia - great posture - oof conifer branches make an excellent bg.
Brian.

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STUARTHILL758
17 Jan 2013 - 7:55 PM

excellent shot, high iso works well looks to be worth the money

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 673 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:05 PM

excellent timing
david

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:16 PM

your shot is taken .5 milliseconds before mine Smile
excellent timing.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:27 PM

Perfect title for this lovely bird image. Nice and sharp on the bird and lovely dof.

Anne

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:30 PM

Fantastic action image Sylvia.

Mike

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:24 PM

Excellent action photo Sylvia
David

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:42 PM

Superb action shot of this hoarder!! Excellent Image

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:44 PM

Truly well captured.Smile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 - 10:50 AM

Well timed and detailed capture
Steve

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 - 11:00 AM

Great capture. Well composed.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 12:24 PM

Perfect timing Sylvia. A great shot of this lovely little bird.
Ron

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

Great timing, excellent photography Sylvia.
David

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

Superbly timed to catch him/her preparing to takeoff

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 8:38 AM

Very well timed action shot Sylvia.
Phil.

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