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Guess what - another Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), this time with a fancy insect in its beak - would be grateful for any IDs.
Fledglings still in nest and becoming highly demanding - parents working very hard.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my yesterday's upload - really appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jun 2011 - 3:33 PM
Focal Length:700mm 5.9m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:26 Jun 2011 - 4:45 PM
Tags:Feeding, Garden, Migratory, Nesting, Perching, Spotted flycatcher, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 4:55 PM

Absolutely stunningly beautiful......

Ade

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 4:57 PM

A superb capture.........Sandy

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 4:57 PM

I find it amazing that a bug that size can fly around with a bird in tow - no idea what kind of bug it is but the bird is a no brainer Wink

Excellent work Sylvia.

Mike

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 5:08 PM

Stunning detail in both flycatcher and catch, what a beautiful little fly. Carol

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gary_d
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26 Jun 2011 - 5:37 PM

A great shot of both, the clarity and detail spot on. - gary

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 5:41 PM

simply stunning sylvia top shot Wink
andy

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janty66
janty66  7 England
26 Jun 2011 - 5:44 PM

Excellent capture..

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beckybookins
26 Jun 2011 - 5:59 PM

Beautifuly sharp image of both the bird and the bug, wonderful capture

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 6:07 PM

that's good Grin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 6:07 PM

Working hard but still managing to look smart. Excellent detail.
Joan.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 6:24 PM

Superb shot Sylvia !!!!
Alvar

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 6:28 PM

A superb capture Sylvia and the bug is nearly ( but not quite SmileSmile ) as good as the bird.
Thanks once again for such a fantastic day of top class birding Sylvia. It will be a long time I imagine before we better that.
Delighted to hear the nippers are still safe and well.
Ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 6:30 PM

The colour of that insect really adds to this superbly detailed Flycatcher image - immaculate detail around the head Sylvia.
Brian.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 6:36 PM

These are turning into a very interesting series of shots.
What a star for sharing your facilities with othersTongue

Keep 'em coming Sylvia

Adrian

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 7:05 PM

A top quality shot, beautifully sharp and superb detail.
Steve.

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 7:15 PM

simply stunning!

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26 Jun 2011 - 8:01 PM


Quote: The colour of that insect really adds to this superbly detailed Flycatcher image - immaculate detail around the head Sylvia.
Brian.

have to agree with Brian on the insect

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MikeGreaves
26 Jun 2011 - 9:08 PM

Perfect !!!!!!!!!!! Great job Smile
Mike

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Gray_ina
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26 Jun 2011 - 10:02 PM

The bug makes your shot top of the pile, amazing detail and colour, thank you for spoiling us all regards gray.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 10:08 PM

I guess Brian has sum this up to perfection - a cracking shot mate - Ina

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2011 - 10:48 PM

Absolutely first class Sylvia.
The fly has me stumped as I thought type of green bottle as the blue is hairier
Superb capture
Richard

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2011 - 8:37 AM

A top class shot Sylvia - interesting to see the variety of insects - I am sure they are getting bigger

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2011 - 11:08 AM

wow so lucky to be able to get these fab shot Sylvia

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2011 - 8:15 AM

Love these Sylvia

Jon

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 7:07 PM

Excellent shot Sylvia the detail and clarity are superb....................

Tony.

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Glostopcat
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2 Jul 2011 - 8:00 PM

A fantastic nature shot Sylvia, definitely one to be proud of

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Steve_S
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3 Jul 2011 - 11:54 PM

Cracking image Sylvia
Steve

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