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Mousey

By paulbroad
One or two points for everyone to comment on. This little chap visits me in better weather when I feed the birds. He/she is not very big, but very brave and comes to nick peanuts. I have put this up for comment, but also to illustrate that a modern compact can do a reasonable job if used correctly. (I'm not saying the result is perfect, you will tell me that, but I want to show the beginners that their compact will produce quite good images.)

This is with the Canon SX40HS bridge camera on a monopod for support and to help stop any shake because the lens was at 35X, 840mm equivalent. ISO100, 'A' setting at smallest possible aperture, f8 giving about 1/125 as I remember. So, camera support, even with image stabilisation, a necessity.

Paul

Tags: Close Wild Outdoor Mouse Telephoto Wildlife and nature

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Comments


NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 9:43AM
A delicious image with great eye to eye. My only reservation is the stem in front of this little characters face, but in many ways in adds charm to the image.

Regards Nathan Grin

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paulbroad 8 108 988 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 9:50AM
I was expecting that one, Nathan. You are right and I've since removed it as that is his favourite route to the grub.

Paul
capto Plus
3 3.3k 8 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 10:13AM
It's a lovely image and great credit is due for getting a shot this good.Smile I have taken the liberty of doing a mod.

ivor
Diggeo 3 13 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 10:43AM
I like the photo Paul. this is brave mouse, but also a llittle cautius remaining half hidden.
And this saddness in his eyesSmile
Good job.
George
paulbroad 8 108 988 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 10:43AM
Thanks, Ivor. That's how it should have looked.

Paul
Trev_B Plus
9 146 68 England
18 Mar 2013 1:16PM
Hi Paul... my mod is not really critique just a different crop and small enhancement changes. Wink

Trev
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3354 Canada
18 Mar 2013 2:00PM
Really nice sharp shot. The stem didnt affect sharp focus on the subject, just the way it should be.


W
18 Mar 2013 2:36PM
this is a goob little capture
18 Mar 2013 3:47PM
Hi Paul - great pic I don't think its sadness it looks like he's spotted you and your camera and is a little frightened. If you have managed to get rid of the stick then I am sure it will look even better
Regards Hil
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 6:47PM
Lovely little cameo !!!!
Norfolkboy 9 1 4 England
18 Mar 2013 9:00PM
A super capture, Paul.
It's not just any old mouse, it's a field mouseWink
Colin
xwang Plus
6 32 7
18 Mar 2013 9:40PM
Gosh, that's really a superb shot! I didn't know it was yours, Paul. I picked it up from the thumbnail...very well done.
iancrowson Plus
5 211 142 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 8:16AM
Very appealing photo. You and the camera have done well.
Ian
JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 7:23PM
Love this shot & wish I had seen it months ago as I've been wood-carving one!!!
Ju

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