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Another Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), taken in the garden in June. This one is preparing to deliver a nice juicy wasp to the nestlings in their nest.

Many thanks for your great response to yesterday's upload - very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2011 - 3:40 PM
Focal Length:700mm 10.1m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:28 Aug 2011 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Feeding, Flycatcher, Garden, Muscicapa-striata, Nesting, Perching, Spotted, Wasp, Wildlife / nature
Votes:47
Voters:KBan · john_starkey · footloose · GERRYGENTRY · cabbie · lifesnapper · annettep38 · DaveBartlett · stevebidmead · Mike_Young · Shroomer · Devon_Wild · CaroleS · barbarahirst · pronature · RonnieAG · Len1950 · Alec1 · hasslebladuk · MartPics · Gray_ina · pluckyfilly · Ade_Osman · Tom-Melton · Norfolkboy · wonkers · TerryMcK · Daisymaye · andylea · CarolG · gary_d · Niknut · geoffrey baker · Silverzone · Mike_Smith · SteveMoulding · Maiwand · AlanPerkins · bricurtis · pamelajean · WindowonWildlife · Ray_Seagrove · Greyheron · Louise_Morris · chase · helenlinda · Glostopcat ·
Views:142
Unique Views:62

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john_starkey
28 Aug 2011 - 8:01 AM

Gorgeous shot Sylvia,lovely detail and in your garden,you are a lucky girl Smile,

John.

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 8:24 AM

A little cracker! well done
Dennis

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lifesnapper
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28 Aug 2011 - 8:54 AM

Brilliant! great comp' light and detail.

John Smile

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annettep38
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28 Aug 2011 - 9:05 AM

what a beautiful bird, perfectly taken!! Great!

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 9:34 AM

A cracking capture Sylvia and really like the clean bg and perch. Always the bonus with the food as well.
Superb
Richard

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Devon_Wild
28 Aug 2011 - 9:40 AM

Superb capture ......Rob

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CaroleS
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28 Aug 2011 - 9:42 AM

What a cracking shot. Carole

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pronature
pronature  927 forum posts
28 Aug 2011 - 10:10 AM

great picture, the sharpness of the bird combined with composition and content -log and hoverfly makes this a winner

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 10:17 AM

They don't come much better then this, Sylvia: a superb shot in every way.
Ronnie.

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28 Aug 2011 - 10:58 AM

Lovely clean shot with lots of detail
mike

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Gray_ina
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28 Aug 2011 - 11:38 AM

Morning Sylvia, another superb capture, regards gray.

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pluckyfilly
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28 Aug 2011 - 12:03 PM

simply enchanting

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Ade_Osman
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28 Aug 2011 - 12:03 PM

Exceptional Sylvia......Shortlisted again!

Ade

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Norfolkboy
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28 Aug 2011 - 12:05 PM

A superb capture, well done.
Colin

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Tom-Melton
28 Aug 2011 - 12:05 PM

what a great catch too with food,very nice indeed

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 1:56 PM

A quality, nicely featured shot, Sylvia.
Terry

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Daisymaye
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28 Aug 2011 - 2:05 PM

Superb, a wonderful image Sylvia.............Sandy

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 3:15 PM

brilliant detail sylvia wonderful textures and tones a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8178 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 3:46 PM

First class, Sylvia. Carol

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SteveMoulding
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28 Aug 2011 - 6:43 PM

Top quality, a stunning shot, Sylvia.
Steve.

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Maiwand
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28 Aug 2011 - 7:20 PM

Fine capture Sylvia. Clean clear and beautifully crisp.
Ron

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bricurtis
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28 Aug 2011 - 8:14 PM

Just fabulous Sylvia - bird and perch superbly detailed and sits so well in the frame against a perfect bg. Top shot.
Brian.

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28 Aug 2011 - 8:46 PM

Now that's just Bootiful Sylvia..............Fabulous Wink

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29 Aug 2011 - 7:39 PM

Superb capture Sylvia
Congratulations on its awards
Helen

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1 Sep 2011 - 7:41 PM

Absolutely fantastic Sylvia, they must have been even more of a delight to watch than your images are to view

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