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Full frame capture (no cropping) of a Great Tit (Parus major), taken in late afternoon sunlight against a Hornbeam hedge background.

Many thanks, as always, to those of you who found time to leave comments on my last upload. Really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Oct 2012 - 5:27 PM
Focal Length:700mm 8.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:King of the Castle
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:7 Oct 2012 - 11:57 AM
Tags:Afternoon, Bird, Garden, Great tit, Hedge, Hornbeam, Late, Parus major, Perching, Sunlight, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 11:59 AM

What a little poser Sylvia, I like the way he/she is proudly surveying their tiny territory from this excellent vantage point. He/she looks very alert but has failed to spot you and your camera!Wink

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:03 PM

Lovely image Sylvia......Hope all's ok, you sound a little down in the dumps mate?

Ade

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:20 PM

Superb fine detail and a good turn of th ehead to show a perfect eye Sylvia
Richard

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:33 PM

brilliant comp sylvia cracking detail and colour a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:38 PM

Your use of the colourful Hornbeam again shows off your subject extremely well Sylvia - fine work...

Mike

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:44 PM

An expertly captured image. The turned head makes all the difference to the composition.
Alun

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bertie1983
7 Oct 2012 - 1:11 PM

wonderful-bg really makes this little fella stand out
lou
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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 3:05 PM

Great pose and perch for this lovely little Great Tit Sylvia. Excellent plumage detail.
Ron

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4515 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 4:43 PM

Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 4:43 PM

A beautiful pose and capture, Sylvia. Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 5:29 PM

great shot with fine detail and on a good b/g

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
7 Oct 2012 - 8:39 PM

He certainly looks proud to be at the top of the perch Sylvia. A proper little beauty and taken and presented so very well. Lou

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:46 PM

It's a cracking image Sylvia - you do a great job of growing your own BG's.Wink
Brian.

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