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10 Mar 2007 2:32PM
Wow, what a hair style! Wee little punk.
Johanna

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cambirder 12 7.2k England
10 Mar 2007 2:34PM
You have certainly captured the character of this bird Cheryl. Wish we had a few of these in our neck of the woods.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
10 Mar 2007 3:00PM
Agree Paul, a bird with such character would love to be able to photograph them again and more often, but it'll have to wait until next winter at least.

I was going to call the shot punk, but decided against it Smile
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 3:01PM
I'd love to see even just one of these in the wild........another beautiful capture.

Ali
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
10 Mar 2007 3:07PM
Fantastic detail and depth of field.Well done.
Tom.
cantona43 Plus
10 923 4 England
10 Mar 2007 3:22PM
Stunning shot its a real beauty and looks so natural with the rain you left in good choice
Neil
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
10 Mar 2007 3:25PM
Wonderful shot, dont see many of these on here, you are so lucky.
Super capture and love the natural habitat perch
Richard
User_Removed Junior Member 9 16 England
10 Mar 2007 3:37PM
Beautiful clear detailed shot, enhanced by the larch cones. Well taken!
Andrew
10 Mar 2007 4:05PM
Fantastic clear shot, no distracting background and I agree the cones add to the shot...
csurry 14 9.2k 92
10 Mar 2007 4:41PM
Thanks again to everyone.

This certainly a bird that I want to photograph again, but due to the rather limited location within the UK, that's got to wait a bit. If you think certain garden birds can be quick and forever moving, you have not seen anything until you try and capture one of these on camera.

They also only seem to visit when lots of other birds are around, which can make getting a clean shot difficult.
it happens 11 109
10 Mar 2007 5:10PM
wow, excellent clarity. he is a sweet little fella. great shot. Bec
paul162brown 11 10 England
10 Mar 2007 6:18PM
Stunning image, love the sharpness and the colour and the blurred background. Paul
10 Mar 2007 8:49PM
Hi Cheryl, what a lovely shot. You really are amongst my favourite photographers. Well done. click!!
Keith
JJGEE 11 6.7k 18 England
10 Mar 2007 9:43PM
There is no doubting your technical skills in getting such an in focus and excellently composed image.

I know it is wildlife and there is nothing you can do about the rain, but the streaks looked like scratches on a transparency / negative to me.

Had an attempt at spot healing them out - see modified upload.
MandyS 9 9 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 10:39PM
Love the image, love the hair do. :~)
~ Mandy ~
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 11:19PM
Just a fabulous image, including the cones.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
11 Mar 2007 8:35AM
Thanks everyone.

Keith I'm flattered.

Jeff, the style of rain was strange and at this point a few large drops were falling, but it wasn't consistent. Hence why the three drops in this pic happen to be over the bird. The slow shutter speed required (1/30th) even at ISO 400/500 means that even at f/4 the rain is recording as a long streak rather than shorter ones, which would probably looks less intrusive.
rosie42 11 7 Australia
11 Mar 2007 8:40AM
Delightful, Cheryl - well done ...

Susie :o)
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
11 Mar 2007 12:31PM
Beautiful little bird,love the perch you captured him on.
Janet
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
11 Mar 2007 12:32PM
More of these please!

Ade Smile
dwilkin 9 24.3k United Kingdom
18 Feb 2008 7:02AM
Wow! Great shot - the background compliments the bird wonderfully!

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