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Thank you so much to everyone who C&C'd on my last upload of a mallard, and most especially to m_squared and simonfletch for their treasured user awards.

Today I'm posting a shot of a black winged stilt, taken in Bulgaria. The backdrop to the small lake this image was taken on is an enormous factory, but luckily the birds don't know the difference and seem very happy in their surroundings. Unfortunately at the adjacent lake there are many spent cartridges littering the ground which makes you wonder how long the birds will last!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Apr 2014 - 5:42 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-5/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Black Winged Stilt
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:24 Apr 2014 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Black winged stilt, Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 8:07 AM

That's a special picture of this lively bird, Alex.

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PhilSingleton
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:25 AM

A beautiful image Alex. Superb detail and with the foreground and background merging into one, it makes the bird "pop out". Great low perspective. Congratulations.

Phil.

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rontear
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:31 AM

Beautifully taken Alex, nature is always in the front line !!!!!! A reminder of it's beauty, my award.
Ron

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ABPhotosUK
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:45 AM

Great shot Alex, nice low angle and softness to the contrasting background!!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 8:48 AM

Like the colours and timing in this Alex, a fine image
Regards
Richard

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JohnoP
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24 Apr 2014 - 9:21 AM

Just exquisite Alex! Smile John

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 9:42 AM

Top class photography Alex, it's a beautiful bird SmileSmileSmileSmile

Ali

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barbarahirst
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24 Apr 2014 - 9:43 AM

A stride with intention.

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nonur
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24 Apr 2014 - 10:04 AM

A super shot!

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Fred263
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24 Apr 2014 - 10:25 AM

An outstanding image, Alex. Breath taking and top class photography.

Fred

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 10:30 AM

Well at least this one's skipping along without a care in the world. Wonderful picture Alex.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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gss
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24 Apr 2014 - 10:56 AM

Amazing shot, delicate bird! Do you know were was taken? Srebarna Nature Reserve perhaps ( northern Bulgaria, near Danube) If not, as a bird photo catching lover you should go there! But the real paradise for bird lovers still remain in Romania, the Danube Delta.

Last Modified By gss at 24 Apr 2014 - 10:57 AM

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 10:58 AM

Stunning. A beautifully composed and captured image, both detail and colour is spot whilst the low point of view and clutter free backdrop allows one to fully appreciate the beauty and the elegance of this wonderful bird Alex.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 11:07 AM

An excellent capture, Alex. Carol

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9107 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 11:16 AM

Beautiful image Alex.
Love the way the bird stands out against it's diffused surroundings.

Derek

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WhiteRose1
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24 Apr 2014 - 12:25 PM

Lovely clarity against that backdrop, Alex.

Dave

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 1:00 PM

Stunning Alex, walking on water, I really super capture GrinGrin

Patty

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Fefe
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24 Apr 2014 - 2:20 PM

Beautiful!!!
Diane

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M_squared
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:03 PM

Stunning image. Beautifully composed and exposed. Well captured. Great use of empty space.
(I love these little waders)

Last Modified By M_squared at 24 Apr 2014 - 4:04 PM

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williamsloan
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:23 PM

A classy shot


Billy

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leontari
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:23 PM

Stunning image!!! Love the timing.
Effrossini

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ColleenA
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:38 PM

Wow....wow....wow....

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rsjkinson
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24 Apr 2014 - 4:45 PM

Absolutely stunning Alex

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briantjjones
24 Apr 2014 - 4:52 PM

Alex, This is a cracking image, great subject with lots of movement and still sooooooo sharp. Lovely Smile

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ukgubbi
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24 Apr 2014 - 5:01 PM

Great stride, captured beautifully. Awesome shot

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bricurtis
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24 Apr 2014 - 5:59 PM

Superb Alex - strutting its stuff.
Brian.

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tomcat
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:03 PM

Absolutely stunning Alex

Well done on the award frontSmile

Adrian

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rayme330
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24 Apr 2014 - 7:46 PM

Great capture Alex, looks like its skating on ice.

Ray

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dark_lord
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:03 PM

Absolutely beautiful shot, rather worrying write-up Smile

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Mike_Smith
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24 Apr 2014 - 8:42 PM

Wow stunning capture Alex, well done

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Glostopcat
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24 Apr 2014 - 9:05 PM

A fabulous image of this elegant long legged wader

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Holmewood
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24 Apr 2014 - 9:25 PM

Superb shot Alex. Cathy

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1761 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom88 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2014 - 10:22 PM

Easy choice for my UA today, really superb wildlife image.
Nigel

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Tish1
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24 Apr 2014 - 10:32 PM

So, Bulgaria is where you have been hiding; I hope you are going to make yourself a long necklace with that very deserved string of UA's. This really is an excellent image.


Tish

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Snapitt
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24 Apr 2014 - 10:38 PM

A superb capture Alex. What a beautiful bird.

Jane

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whatriveristhis
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24 Apr 2014 - 10:45 PM

Outstanding, a pure delight.

Alan

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jasonrwl
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24 Apr 2014 - 11:28 PM

Superb work Alex

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georgiepoolie
25 Apr 2014 - 4:25 PM

Great shot, love it. George.

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2014 - 6:17 PM

stunning well done love this shot Alex

Trev

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Irishkate
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2 May 2014 - 9:20 PM

Purposeful stride - excellent image.
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viscostatic
27 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

The bird stands out so well against that beautiful background Alex.

Phil.

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