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By Fotofunguy  
Female Blackbird dislodging snow from it's perch, photographed at Belvide NR a few days ago.

This is the first bird that I photographed using my new 500mm lens, light conditions that day were not great but I came away happy with my first few images.

The Kingfisher image from yesterday helped my club to an astounding victory last night in an annual three way camera club battle, the judge awarded it a 20.

Immense thanks for the response to all who voted, commented and awarded yesterday, as ever it is all greatly appreciated.

This morning I'm off to try to digitally capture the Goosanders that have dropped in on a local pool, fingers crossed.


Tags: Blackbird Avian Wildlife and nature Thrush family Winter bird Belvide NR

Voters: NaturesHaven, Briwooly, fificat100 and 19 more

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
29 Jan 2013 8:48AM
Excellent capture love the pose and composition


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29 Jan 2013 9:32AM
A really charming capture of this pretty chap! SmileSmile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 9:52AM
Well done on the new lens Barrie, as you captured a great shot here
and even better re the kingfisher image of yesterday
that really was a winner!!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
29 Jan 2013 11:15AM
Nice Image - position on the branch suits the square crop! Nice One!
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 11:56AM
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
29 Jan 2013 12:20PM
Superb, Barrie.
Reading your EXIF I can see that conditions were far from
perfect, however you have achieved a fine shot here.

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