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Good evening, many thanks for the votes, comments and HC on yesterdays upload. Much appreciated. Tonights upload is a little different, a bird all the same, but this Male Chaffinch wouldn't play ball(well, they're not tame). I noticed that it kept looking at the lens over the top of this mossy log. This is the resulting image. All C&C's most welcome please, as I'm not sure if it works? Please view large if poss. Thanks in advance.
Merry Christmas everyone,
Paul Rosser.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon Ef 400mm'L'
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Peekaboo
Username:paulrosser paulrosser
Uploaded:13 Dec 2010 - 5:58 PM
Tags:Bird, Male chaffinch, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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jeb2012
jeb2012 e2 Member 5jeb2012 vcard United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 - 5:59 PM

An excellent capture

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OliPackwood
OliPackwood e2 Member 5OliPackwood vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 6:02 PM

Wow brilliant shot, and quite comical. Smile

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finepetportraits

This is lovely! Smile

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ChrisB53
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13 Dec 2010 - 6:08 PM

Very nice, superb background colour.
Chris

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 - 6:10 PM

Excellent detailed image and comp.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 5Len1950 vcard England
13 Dec 2010 - 6:11 PM

Super detailed shot.

Len

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tattsdurham
tattsdurham e2 Member 4tattsdurham vcard United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 - 6:13 PM

lovely shot

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 6:14 PM

Excellent detail and comp Paul,with a nice clean BG mate.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 6:30 PM

Nice capture and comp mate
Steve

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zanzibarwinds
zanzibarwinds e2 Member 11183 forum postszanzibarwinds vcard South Africa
13 Dec 2010 - 7:03 PM

Very nice work Paul, you've captured its character spot on, not to mention perfect technical details.

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 5105 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 7:52 PM

Really like this. Brilliant and a bit different. Think the little guy did you a favour

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jackitec
jackitec e2 Member 6jackitec vcard Spain
13 Dec 2010 - 8:01 PM

This is just a super shot and really sharp, even better large,

Jack.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 8:37 PM

Top notch bird photography, Paul. A delightful and very beautiful image.
Ronnie.

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bones316
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13 Dec 2010 - 9:31 PM

Great bird shot......Adam

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Karrol
Karrol e2 Member 629 forum postsKarrol vcard England
13 Dec 2010 - 10:11 PM

The best capture of a chaffinch I have seen so far - composition is superb.

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CallumThomas
CallumThomas e2 Member 5CallumThomas vcard United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 - 2:40 PM

Brilliant shot, nice and sharp!

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DRicherby
DRicherby e2 Member 6269 forum postsDRicherby vcard United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 11:50 PM

It's nice to see the occasional shot like this that's a bit different, especially when it's not at all contrived and shows the bird behaving naturally. I think Jack's tighter crop actually makes this even better by concentrating in on the bird. Moving the eye higher than the third hints that he's maybe just popped his head up, adding to the 'peekaboo' idea.

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