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19 Apr 2008 2:22AM
These are the only birds i know that can run up and down a tree up side down. Lovely photo!
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
19 Apr 2008 6:55AM
a good try (I haven't dared yet)
love the bokeh : have the same impression with my (smaller) sigma zoom (55-200mm)
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
19 Apr 2008 7:01AM
Very well captured, Barbara. Carol
19 Apr 2008 7:28AM
Nice capture Barbara, I had the same problem with one last week, well done.

luxaeternam 14 21 1
19 Apr 2008 7:59AM
Well done Barbara - they're not easy to capture because they don't stop moving. I've binned all the ones I took in my local park Sad
Smile Lucy
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
19 Apr 2008 8:05AM
You will know I like my little details,and it is the first thing I look for in an image Barbara.Well,the first detail I see is the excellent texture in the tree bark at the bottom right hand corner.It would appear this is where your point of focus falls,and not on the bird.Still a nice image tho'
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
19 Apr 2008 8:18AM
Lovely compostion.. well done
OAKEY 13 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 8:21AM
Nice capture your focus is a littel off but its still a good shot .Shaun
imagio 14 12 1 England
19 Apr 2008 8:23AM
Nice attempt Barbara

Barbaraj 14 450 England
19 Apr 2008 8:28AM
Thanks everyone. I have read up what bokeh means / lens blur , thanks pascalg . I also realise that the focus was a little out but this small bird was way above my head and I heard it before I saw it. As it was tapping the bark with its beak so I waited for it to look up.
BEVZED 14 1.1k United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 9:47AM
Smile They are fast little blighters aren't they!

(I have trouble switching to single point focus and locking on to the head fast enough to catch them)
nickyv32 14 135 England
19 Apr 2008 10:30AM
Great shot, as Bev says quite rightly they are so bloomin fast, you need cameras everywhere.
Its exciting though isn't it when you actually get a shot.

19 Apr 2008 10:52AM
Good capture they dont stay long in the same place
Silverzone 13 2 England
19 Apr 2008 11:29AM
Well caught. Sylvia
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 11:55AM
A lovely shot this.

FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
19 Apr 2008 12:52PM
If it helps, when doing bird photography, lock your focus point in the centre, focus on the eye, re compose your picture and shoot. Also, match the shooting speed to the focal length, in your case you should have had the speed set to at least 300 sec for a focal length of 300mm. (you don't say what speed you used). I notice you used an ISO of 800 and this suggests to me that the light conditions were not ideal. Considering the circumstances, you did very well, but I have made this comment with the intention of trying to help you with future shots, as the method I have described works best for me (when lighting conditions allow).
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 1:17PM
This is extremely attractive, as the combination of movement and very slightly unsuccessful focusing has created the effect of a painting rather than a photograph.
We can just hope for some better light - that lasts a bit longer, too!
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
19 Apr 2008 2:32PM
Nice capture.
Barbaraj 14 450 England
19 Apr 2008 5:45PM
Thanks to everyone and to Geoff - Nikontuk for the advice. I shall try again.
19 Apr 2008 7:04PM
Nice capture.
User_Removed 14 16 England
19 Apr 2008 9:28PM
Still a nice grab shot and I like the composition
Barbaraj 14 450 England
20 Apr 2008 7:58AM
Thankyou everyone.
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
20 Apr 2008 1:38PM
A good shot, makes a pleasant picture.
peugeot406 14 7 1 England
20 Apr 2008 3:37PM
Nice image
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 10:27AM
I find it always so helpful to read comments on other images. I saw your pic and thought it is an excellent bird shot, and it is! But as it seems you could have done better - say the experts. We'll try and learn, won't we?

I'd be proud enough to call this one mine!
fantom 13 Croatia
1 May 2008 9:06AM
nice shot of this fur ball Smile

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