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The last of this weeks little series a lovely Blackbird that wanders freely throughout my garden with his dear lady friend. The image was captured on what can only be described a a 'sodden' day, so plastic bags and wellies were the order of the day.

A huge thank you to you all for your most welcomed comments and messages following yesterday's upload of the rather puffed up Collared Dove, who for some reason has not been back to my garden since the photograph was taken "maybe he or she is camera shy?"

I hope that you have a great day ahead, as for me I am of to the big city to see a consultant.

Take care and remember the Christmas Clock is ticking.

Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di VC USD Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Dec 2012 - 1:53 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Berries and a Blackbird
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:7 Dec 2012 - 7:43 AM
Tags:Berries, Blackbird, Garden, Perching, Visitor, Wildlife / nature, Winter weather
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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 7:45 AM

Nice image Nathan The water on the balckbirds back sets it off well
Glyn

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 7:47 AM

I bet he is gradually stripping that tree of its berries. A fine wildlife capture Nathan.

Albert

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 7:48 AM

Nicely captured beautiful image of blackbird.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 7:54 AM

First Nathan..Good luck for today in the 'Big Smoke'
don't forget to take your camera!!Wink
A blackbird here with his winter food all sorted!!
well shot
Lillian

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 7:59 AM

Lovely detailed shot
Steve

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digital_boi
7 Dec 2012 - 8:07 AM

nice one Nathan good detail and the water drops on the wee bird sets it all off....good luck in London


Graham

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 8:08 AM

A beautiful image of a lovely bird Nathan. Good luck for today
Jim

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:14 AM

Like the raindrops on the feathers Nathan, proud Blackbird. Good luck today mate.
Ron.

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:15 AM

A really nice natural image here nice framed by the small branches , good luck with the quack

Rod

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:22 AM

A dear little Blackbird well taken. Nicely detailed. He won't have minded getting a bit rain-splattered with his food supply at hand - I should say 'beak'!!! Grin
My thoughts will be with you today, Nathan. Hope all will go well at your appointment.

Lavina.Smile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Dec 2012 - 8:26 AM

Excellent capture Nathan,
Best Wishes,
Fred.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
7 Dec 2012 - 8:43 AM

Seems like your new home has many feathered inhabitants !! Another beauty you have here Nathan ! I trust your trip to the big city paid handsome dividends Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:50 AM

Looks to be enjoying posing for you Nathan, good capture
Regards Richard

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
7 Dec 2012 - 8:52 AM

Excellent shot Nathan, great detail in the black bird.
jj

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:53 AM

A fine capture, Nathan, won't be long before all those berries have beem demolished by cold and hungry birds Smile Carol

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
7 Dec 2012 - 8:58 AM

Nicely captured shot Nathan.
Hope all goes as you would wish today. Moira

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:02 AM

He is in the right place with all those berries
A fine shot
Carole

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:03 AM

Looks like his food supply has been tasty as well as pretty! Lovely Blackbird and the waterdrops do add that extra touch to the image.

Ann

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ossca
ossca  5 England
7 Dec 2012 - 9:30 AM

Nice capture

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:53 AM

A lovely capture, Nathan.
Colin

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achieverswales
7 Dec 2012 - 10:05 AM

Beautiful bird, nice capture Nathan.

Regards

Trev.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Hope things workout ok for you Nathan in the big city today. I have enjoyed seeing the feathered friends in your life, good series well captured.

John

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 10:52 AM

A superb capture and will be thinking of you.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
7 Dec 2012 - 11:03 AM

Best viewed large to get the full effect!GrinGrinGrin

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 11:05 AM

great shot ! hope all goes well today my freind

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 11:23 AM

a nice capture not many berries left.


billy

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franken
franken e2 Member 112919 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 11:53 AM

Well captured image Nathan.

Ken

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 12:33 PM

Beautiful image Nathan.

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
7 Dec 2012 - 1:33 PM

Nice capture ,fine detail with black bird.

Basith

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 1:53 PM

Lovely shot, Nathan.

Ray

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 2:55 PM

A lovely capture of this little chap, Nathan Smile
Good luck in your trip to the big city Wink
Trev Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 3:31 PM

A very grand looking blackbird,
AliSmileSmileSmile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 3:51 PM

A splendid shot of this handsome **** blackbird Nathan, very nice indeed. I'm sure the Big O will give you a rendition of "Blackbird I'll ave ee" by the Wurzels if he's suitably cidered up when he views this one!WinkGrinTongue

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 4:00 PM

Good to see your new feathered friends Nathan. Good luck today....
Ann

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 4:33 PM

I used to have a Blackbird that woke me every morning bit I havn't heard him for ages. He looks a dandy Nathan.

Dougie

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 5:30 PM

It looks he was wating for you to take the shot, Nathan. Good luck.
Elena

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Hop-A-Long
7 Dec 2012 - 5:33 PM

Great shot, I love the little spots of water on him.

Andy

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 6:05 PM

Lovely capture and presentation.

P.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:26 PM

A different bird everyday!
Take care and overdo it!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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aniamoore
aniamoore  1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 11:27 PM

Love the tiny raindrops on the feather, Nathan! Well presented image!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
AniaWink

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Humblebee
Humblebee  1 England
7 Dec 2012 - 11:53 PM

A lovely capture Nathan, this beautiful chap and his lady friend have obviously been gorging themselves on those lovely red berries as there are not many left ... Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2105 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 10:08 AM

A great nature image,Smile
NettaSmile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
8 Dec 2012 - 12:48 PM

Nice shot in natural surroundings like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 1:02 PM

A fine shot of this smart **** blackbird.
He looks well amongst the berry branches.

B.

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 5:44 PM

A fantastic capture, Nathan, luv the composition, detail and colours especially those wonderful red berries.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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