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A little Brown job !

By Mike_Young
Morning all from a very murky misty drab Haslemere,

As always I'm very pleased that many of you have enjoyed my last upload. Thanks for all the comments and votes. Special thanks go to my lovely award givers, all have been contacted by PM.

Late news... after posting this today I've received two HC's from the EPZ team, one for Northern Gannet and one for Grebe reflected. Thank you very much, a brilliant gift for my Birthday week

Todays upload is the enigmatic Cetti's warbler, more often heard than seen with its loud and explosive call. They usually keep to deep cover and most of the time all you get is a brief glimpse of them as they fly quickly from cover to cover.

Todays images are very much grabbed shots, captured while travelling from one hide to another at Titchfield haven NNR.
The light was very low so a high ISO (2000) was already set on the camera, shots all handheld at 850mm focal length.

Tags: Bird Wildlife and nature Cettis Warbler

Voters: bobpaige1, AlfieK, mike9005 and 26 more


25 Jan 2019 9:43AM
Nice set Mike, happy birthday week. Well deserved awards I would say!
25 Jan 2019 10:29AM
Well spotted. Great images.
TerryMcK 13 72 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 12:07PM
An excellent selection, Mike, considering how difficult it is to photograph this secretive little bird, even in good light.
Congratulations on your two HCs. Smile
25 Jan 2019 12:48PM
An excellent collection, Mike.
Congratulations on your awards.

25 Jan 2019 1:27PM
Beautiful set
25 Jan 2019 2:03PM
A lovely set Mike. Congratulations on your awards, presents on your birthday week, timed perfectly. Wink Pam
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 3:27PM
Exquisite bird, so very well camouflaged...
Happy birthday !! Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 5:39PM
A beautiful set and V1 is my fav.
Happy Birthday,
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
25 Jan 2019 7:49PM
This is a most wonderful collection of this warbler---all very clear despite the environment!

Congrats on the awards!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
25 Jan 2019 7:50PM
gill_f Plus
17 122 England
25 Jan 2019 9:27PM
Great to get shots of this elusive little bird. It seems to tease - warbling away loudly - but always just out of sight. We've spent many an hour waiting for one we can hear to show its face. You must have tremendous patience to get a whole series like this. Very well captured.

Version one as it frames the subject perfectly


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