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Many thanks for all the interest shown for my last upload. Much appreciated.
I have processed a few more images yesterday and at last have managed to get a couple of reasonable shots of Blue tits and Great tits from the time I spent at Greylake.
V1 to V4 in any order as I can't choose - v1 for cuteness, v2 for clarity, v3 for fun, v4 for jizz - maybe. V5 is a great tit and have not yet processed all of those.
They all have flaws but at least I now have some reasonable shots of these little fellows in my portfolio.
I know that many of the best bird photographers like absolutely bland or blurred backgrounds in order to show the birds off to best advantage. I suppose I mostly agree with this but I must say I often like to see something of where they live to put the shots in context.
Hope you like these. A

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Feb 2013 - 4:26 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:At last
Username:accipiter accipiter
Uploaded:25 Mar 2013 - 11:31 AM
Tags:Blue tit. Great tit. Birds. Greylake., Wildlife / nature
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Votes:68
Voters:Mynett · richmowil · PhillipMinnis · pronabk · philhomer · johnke · CarolG · NaturesHaven · PhilSingleton · Jenny-D · M_squared · GeorgePlatis · Derek_Fearn · Daisymaye · Caziwinkles · almiles · GillyB · Hermanus · boov · ugly · EAS · Fefe · helenlinda · BRabbitts · RonnieAG · barbarahirst · franken · pdunstan_Greymoon · Scooby10 · lonely_oryx · Maiwand · fentiger · RobertTurley · gwynn56 · jaktis · WhiteRose1 · SammyRatFan · paulb20 · christinecilia · Niknut · cabbie · Brian65 · KarenFB · JuBarney · dave1967 · Bzox · 1881 · anniepickering · Paintman · raymondgargaro · MandyD · Norfolkboy · Holmewood · Glostopcat · MattB1987 · goso · abeeror2 · Ray42 · andylea · Alan_Baseley · moiral · tomcat · annettep38 · sparrowhawk · termite53 · DicksPics · Big_Beavis · turniptowers ·
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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:35 AM

Nice set! good colour a clarity in all images - I like them a lot!!

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philhomer
philhomer  558 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:50 AM

unf. i think V4 is focused on the body of the subject rather than the head but overall a pleasant set Smile

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:55 AM

Love all of them, fantastic...John

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:59 AM

A super set, Arthur, each one of them worthy of its own upload. V's 2 & 4 are my favourites, I do like to see them in their natural surroundings. Carol

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Jenny-D
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25 Mar 2013 - 12:02 PM

A lovely set of images with great colour and detail.
Jenny Smile

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 12:08 PM

A lovely set. Well captured.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:17 PM

V3 is my favourite. Like the look of the take off. But certainly a great set.......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
25 Mar 2013 - 12:33 PM

Excellent photos !! I also prefer the birds au naturelle Smile

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boov
boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 12:35 PM

fabulous set...

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:56 PM

Lovely shots!
Diane

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:58 PM

A super set of images SmileSmile
Helen

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BRabbitts
BRabbitts  9 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 12:58 PM

Lovely photographs
Brian

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 12:58 PM

OK! Fully agree re settings. V3 is my top favourite with V4 being so cute that it has to make it into 2nd place!

Ann

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 1:03 PM

Nice work, Arthur, and I think it's V 3 with the extended wings that ticks all the boxes for me.
Ronnie.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 1:06 PM

what a great set..
V2 for a vote today

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franken
franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 1:14 PM

A really impressive set here Arthur.

Ken

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lonely_oryx
25 Mar 2013 - 1:28 PM

V3 for me

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 1:35 PM

I have to say that you have made a super job of every one of these images Arthur. All of them are well posed,exposed and spot on focus. I have to say that I find V3 particularly appealing.GrinGrin
Ron

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Mar 2013 - 2:26 PM

I agree about v3

Peter

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 2:30 PM

A fine series, Arthur, they work so well as a set and I'm quite happy with your upload order.

Dave

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christinecilia
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25 Mar 2013 - 3:31 PM

beautiful set like v1v3. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 5:06 PM

Great set Arthur, love V1.
Brian

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JuBarney
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25 Mar 2013 - 5:17 PM

Super Bluey shots esp. V1
Ju

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1881
1881  3 India
25 Mar 2013 - 6:30 PM

GREAT WORK.
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Norfolkboy
25 Mar 2013 - 8:50 PM

A super set.
Colin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 9:01 PM

A delightful and varied set of small bird shots Arthur, I love the different poses. The best tits i've seen on here in an age!Grin

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 - 2:59 PM

I can't choose from these beauties Arthur. Personally I prefer natural backgrounds to those bland ones. Moira

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 1:41 PM

v3 for me, but the others are also very good for all the reasons you listed

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