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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 6:48PM
A most endearing capture of this charming female wonderfully detailed and so very posed Julie. An old Gardener once told me to put orange or lemon marmalade on to your buds to stop them being picked off. Evidentially it is the citrus which the acid in the fruit which the birds do not like.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Apr 2013 6:52PM
Fortunately we do not have that problem here - I think Smile An excellent photo Julia !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Apr 2013 6:53PM
Fabulous timing, Julia, looks like you'll have to give the buds some breakfast marmalade and hope that the sparrows don't get a liking for it, too Smile Carol
7 Apr 2013 7:18PM
Terrific timing Julia. Great shot Don
Wonderful. Well captured.
(I recall that, many years ago, a gang ate all my crocuses!)
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 8:14PM
another marvellous capture Julia
Lovely shot
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 10:24PM
Great shot Julia, love the plumage detail.

Very intimate shot, Julia.

8 Apr 2013 9:06AM
Lovely image Julia - hope your newly planted tree survived the onslaught of the "de-budding" by the sparrow.

8 Apr 2013 9:24AM
Little rascal. Great image. Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Apr 2013 10:05AM
Even a Sparrow has gotta eat Julia. Shame she had to choose your new tree however!! Lovely shot.GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 11:29AM
Great image Julia, they love my pea flowers as well, they find away in the pea netting!!!!!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

cracking shot lovely light and good detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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