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A couple of weeks ago our garden was a busy hunting ground for a number of Spotted Flycatchers (Muscicapa striata) - they were obviously building up their reserves before there migratory flight back to Africa. Sadly they have all now departed and I wish them all the luck in the world and hope they return next year in increasing numbers - they have been on the decline and are on the Red List.
Settings: F/5.6 1/200sec ISO200 manual@700mm tripod

Many thanks for your great response to "Hannah" and a special thank you to Lillian for her User Award - very much appreciated Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS + 1.4x TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Building Up Reserves
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:11 Aug 2010 - 6:07 PM
Tags:Bird, Building, Close-up / macro, Flycatcher, Garden, General, List, Migratory, Muscicapa, Red, Reserves, Spotted, Striata, Wild, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:45

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Kingfisher8
11 Aug 2010 - 6:15 PM

Lovely capture well done.

Keith.

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finepetportraits

Well what can I say...I wish this was my photo. Wink Tongue Fantastic shot!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:21 PM

A gorgeous image, Sylvia, beautifully captured and presented. Carol

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:21 PM

A wonderful nature shot Syliva, I bet these birds provided you with many hours of pleasure during their brief stay in your garden

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:25 PM

Fantastic capture, excellent timing and detail!!! xx

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:32 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia
Steve

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:48 PM

This is wonderful Sylvia,I absolutely love it !! Great pose,BG,perch and a well detailed SF !! LOVE IT

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:49 PM

Superb! If ever evidence for not using insecticides in the garden were needed, this is it.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 7:38 PM

beautifully detailed shot

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 7:45 PM

A great shot and lovely to see if only in a photo - a good pose and bg and excellent detail

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 8:07 PM

Aspot on capture Sylvia. Your timing is perfect. I join you in wishing these little creatures ' Bon Voyage '
Ron

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Vince_S
Vince_S  4 England
11 Aug 2010 - 8:11 PM

Superb capture.
Vince

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 8:25 PM

Love the way you've captured this one Sylvia, great to see it with food although sad to think we're at the time of year when our summer visitors are migrating back to their winter retreats.
Graham.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 8:34 PM

a truly beautiful wildlife image.
Well done Sylvia.

Adrian

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DannoM
DannoM  658 forum posts England
11 Aug 2010 - 8:58 PM

a real beauty Sylvia, not a bird i see alot so great to see it
dan

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 9:45 PM

So please to make this magic shot 30 - a beautiful bird very well captured - Ina

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 10:17 PM

Love the bug Sylvia

Jon

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 10:58 PM

A lovely wildlife shot Sylvia, the insect is a bonus and I love the natural perch. How on earth do you manage a 500mm lens!!!?
Fran

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Gray_ina  6
12 Aug 2010 - 9:30 AM

Good morning this is a grear capture,superb gray.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 11:46 AM

Beautifully captured Sylvia, now to look forward to their return
and another lot of perfectly captured images
Lillian

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 3:05 PM

Well you nailed this one Sylvia, beautiful detail, cracking perch and a bonus with the food,
Geoff.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 4:55 PM

Finally time to comment Sylvia. Great turn of head and pose with the food. Detail is spot on and hope they reappear soon, for more of these fine captures
Richard

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2010 - 8:21 PM

Congratulations Sylvia, an excellently captured image of this beautiful little bird.
David

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