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A Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), balancing precariously on the tip of a New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax) seed pod. Taken in our garden in November against a background of autumnal red Acer foliage.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload, with a special thank you to Alex (AlexAppleby) for her User Award. Very much 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:13 Nov 2013 - 2:38 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Balancing Act
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:11 Dec 2013 - 8:58 AM
Tags:Acer, Bird, Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, Foliage, Garden, New zealand flax, Phormium tenax, Red, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
11 Dec 2013 - 9:00 AM

Wow! Stunning image. Well captured.

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Mike_Young
11 Dec 2013 - 9:04 AM

A beautiful pose, against that glorious background colour

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 673 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2013 - 10:25 AM


Quote: A beautiful pose, against that glorious background colour

totally agree

David

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2013 - 12:39 PM

Just love that bg once again....showing the bird off to perfection....great photography as usual

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TonyDy
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11 Dec 2013 - 4:12 PM

Lovely shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2013 - 4:43 PM

Superb orangey background!
Regards
Martin

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2013 - 5:04 PM

Stands out as an almost 3D effect in all its glorious detail - beautifully taken Sylvia…

Mike

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JuBarney
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11 Dec 2013 - 5:19 PM


Quote: Just love that bg once again....showing the bird off to perfection....great photography as usual

Ju

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
11 Dec 2013 - 7:12 PM

Lovely shot against that background. Cathy

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viscostatic
11 Dec 2013 - 8:22 PM

Beautiful Sylvia - great pose.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2013 - 12:23 PM

Against the back ground Sylvia a awesome image
wonderfully captured
lillian

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13 Dec 2013 - 7:23 PM

A fabulous image of this cute little bird taken against another of your wonderful backgrounds

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SteveMackay
13 Dec 2013 - 8:47 PM

The colours and light are just amazing, Sylvia!, same for detail, pose and composition, this jumps out of my screen!......a superb image in every way!SmileSmileSmile

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