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Friendly little Bird

By georg
This is really way out of my normal photo routine! The nearest it is to my regular uploads is that it has wings.
Taken in May while we were on holiday in South Africa. We sat on the veranda of a restaurant in the town of Oudtshoorn and this little bird was happy to be near us. Not afraid of people and was looking for stuff to eat. It had a small loose piece of nylon gut around its left foot. It didn't look as if it was bothering him(her). I took a chance and this is what the result is.
I think I'll stick to my normal "out of the cockpit" images.

By the way, does anybody know what this little bird is called in English?

Tags: Bird Wildlife and nature

Voters: ChazB, taggart, Stace and 67 more

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ChazB 16 64 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 1:30PM
The detail is superb, great capture.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
22 Aug 2008 1:36PM
Stunning-- and not a cloud in sight!
bombebit 13 22 Denmark
22 Aug 2008 1:56PM
I was stunned to see no clouds... but then it is a bird so it is almost sort of flying sort of way.. ish...

that is stunningly good.. you are rather good at this photography malarky eh?
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
22 Aug 2008 2:40PM
A good close up of this wagtail

jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
22 Aug 2008 2:43PM
Lovely shot, good detail.
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 2:46PM
A brilliant shot,well taken.
22 Aug 2008 2:54PM
Lots of detail in this and good depth of field, you've really captured him well.
cjl47 13 5 3 England
22 Aug 2008 3:03PM
Superb detail, good shot.
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
22 Aug 2008 3:22PM
Cracking shot, lovely detail

dwarf 13 52 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 3:54PM
lovely detail dorothy
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
22 Aug 2008 4:04PM
so clear, nice capture
shaz4 16 26 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 4:59PM
If this is a result of you straying from the norm then please carry on...Smile
MRSbiscuit60 13 224 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 7:00PM
Lovely capture. Trish
22 Aug 2008 7:12PM
Think its absolutely beautiful Georg..lovely fine details and sharpness

hope this is the beginning of a new genre..Smile !!! have a wonderful weekend

Nikki ! Smile
cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 7:41PM
Lovely detail and composition.
foggytwo 18 36 1 Scotland
22 Aug 2008 8:07PM
A smashing capture Georg with excellent detail. I kept looking for the clouds, LOL.
Hebe 14 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 9:27PM
Absolutely wonderful shot.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
22 Aug 2008 10:00PM
Well worth the RC Georg, I too think you should do some more of these, don't undersell yourself, this is a cracker.
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 10:43PM
lookin good Georg
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
22 Aug 2008 10:56PM
Excellent detail
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
22 Aug 2008 11:26PM
I think you have excelled with this, great definition and detail
Very sharp and great eye detail
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
23 Aug 2008 12:37AM
Another super shot. - gary
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
23 Aug 2008 1:12AM
Excellent bird shot, lovely exposure.
JONTHELENS 14 34 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2008 7:26AM
Large is a must, nice detail.
panda 17 5 1 England
23 Aug 2008 12:00PM
Superb capture Georg, no need to stick to your cockpit images at all, this is excelleny.

Regards Phil
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
23 Aug 2008 5:18PM
impressive details !
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2008 8:12PM
Well captured.
franfoto 14 2 32 England
23 Aug 2008 11:59PM
Not in your usual bag George but very very nice.
24 Aug 2008 3:33PM
Gorgeous, Georg!!! Love the colours and detail.
m3lem 15 England
24 Aug 2008 6:12PM
Absoloutly wonderful.
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
24 Aug 2008 11:48PM
great detail Georg.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
25 Aug 2008 1:43PM
Fine to see your work sometimes is out of the clouds Georg. Lovely wee bird with plenty of definition . Think it may be a Grey Wagtail ?xx
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
26 Aug 2008 5:59AM
This is so good I'm at a loss for words Georg, you've excelled yourself with this Wagtail!
Rgds., Jim
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2008 2:54PM
Fantastic capture
baxster 13 England
26 Aug 2008 6:09PM
superb shot.
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
26 Aug 2008 9:28PM
lovely shot
Jat_Riski 13 89 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2008 11:31AM
Beautiful shot Georg.
Portknockie 17 48 Scotland
27 Aug 2008 7:25PM
Hi is a Wagtail a grey one I think..any way what ever kind it is it is a superb shot...

thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
27 Aug 2008 8:01PM
Stunningly captured.take care,AnnSmile
TracyK 15 4 Netherlands
30 Aug 2008 11:11PM
Really beautiful. you have a knack for all types of photography.
lesgoodey 16 5 1 England
28 Sep 2008 5:53PM
Nice clear shot, keep up the good work.

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