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Siskin's flying trapeze...

By annettep38  
... and tomorrow I'll show you what happened next. Today, I'll let you guess Smile

only a slight crop, otherwise as it happened this morning in the garden... Hope you like it, I must admit I am really happy with it.

many thanks for all your C&Cs regarding the landing great tit. Must admit I rubbed out an edge of the conservatory in the background on yesterday's.

Tags: Birds Bird Siskin Trapeze Acrobatics Wildlife and nature Sports and action

Voters: Derek_Fearn, philmclean, leontari and 104 more


1 Apr 2013 7:57PM
Well,that's certainly a different pose.
1 Apr 2013 8:00PM
Like an acrobatSmileSmileSmileStunningSmileSmile Are you the trainer???Wink
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
1 Apr 2013 8:05PM
A brilliant capture..................I can't wait to see what happened next!! Smile
richmowil Plus
12 472 2 England
1 Apr 2013 8:06PM
Great capture - super detail and colour!! Love it!!
kirkoid 10 1 England
1 Apr 2013 8:08PM
Cracking opertunist capture.
footloose 10 1 England
1 Apr 2013 8:13PM
So different!! love it! bird on a stick....Lol
jocneilson 14 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:13PM
Awwwmaannn! That's just fekkin gorgeous!. yours JOC..
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:16PM
Wow, an amazing pose!
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
1 Apr 2013 8:18PM
Great shot Annette wow looks like he will fall off, cant wait for tomorrow, thats not fair...John
1 Apr 2013 8:21PM
An incredible shot, Annette!
And hanging on by one claw only!!SmileSmile

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:22PM
Not your average bird on a tick shot - more like bird coming off a stick - love it Annette - and I thought it was a yellow bat at first WinkWinkWink
Well captured - and I wonder what will come next
sluggyboy 9 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:34PM
Fabulous shot,,love it
Rev2 11 302 2 England
1 Apr 2013 8:37PM
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:42PM
That was timed to perfection Annette!
great shot
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:43PM
An amazingly well-timed shot & looking forward to tomorrow
OAKEY 13 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:45PM
Superb timming, ca'nt wait to find out what happened next!!
Mike_S 10 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:45PM
What a super capture - I've read that Siskin can be acrobatic -
here is the proof.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:48PM
That's certainly not a bird pose that we see every day, Annette, and from the thumbnail I thought it might be dead, hanging down like that (like the Norwegian Blue nailed to the perchGrin).
Strange antics, very well captured, and looking forward to the follow-up.
Niknut Plus
11 3.1k 82 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:49PM
Great shot !!!.......can't wait !!!!!!!
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:52PM
A very good capture well timed,

1 Apr 2013 8:53PM
Brilliant shot
well spotted and captured

tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
1 Apr 2013 8:58PM
A rare moment captured! Original and interesting with a clear, no clutter background. Good work! TG
1 Apr 2013 9:02PM
Great capture, Annette.
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 9:32PM
Yes that is an absolute cracker Annette - i can't wait for the next installment Grin
1 Apr 2013 9:36PM
Great shot Annette - Obviously the very rare "Lesser Yellow Bat Siskin" ?!

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
1 Apr 2013 9:46PM
If you had asked it to put on an unusual pose, you'd never believe that this was a possible outcome, Annette: must be one of the most original poses I have seen, amd your analogy with a trapeze artist is well founded. Can't wait to see what happened next........there's a similar thing on TV's Question of Sport where sporting action film is halted and the teams have to guess what happened next........I always manage to get it weongSadSad.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 9:48PM
Quite extraordinary. Waiting for tomorrow's...
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
1 Apr 2013 9:49PM
A Verry unusual but a great pose,A Brilliant imageSmile
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 10:00PM
It's gone batty! A brilliant capture!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
1 Apr 2013 10:39PM
This is a very talented trapeeze bird-- I am wondering if he is lost and would like directions back to his circus???

and KUDOS for this fantastic grab capture--totally sharp, good color and a smashing composition!
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
1 Apr 2013 10:39PM
Well, my goodness! Certainly the most unusual "pose" I've seen in any bird image on epz to date!! TongueWink Did gravity win or did he fly off, I wonder? Whatever have you been feeding him? Grin

1 Apr 2013 10:53PM
Great capture.
OK. I'm waiting.Smile
zapar40 11 66 5 Wales
1 Apr 2013 11:00PM
A brilliant capture.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
1 Apr 2013 11:19PM
Very unusual and so good for that reason, always nice to see something different. - gary
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
1 Apr 2013 11:25PM
A different and very well taken shot.
Humblebee 9 1 England
2 Apr 2013 12:05AM
You have every reason to be over the moon, Annette ... a fantastic capture and I look forward to seeing the next episode ... Carol

This was a common sight in Australia with Galah's one of the most if not the most, entertaining birds in the world.
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
2 Apr 2013 12:09AM
Awesome detail and fantastic pose Annette.


Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 12:31AM
What timing Annette - a great catch!
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
2 Apr 2013 2:57AM
Exposure mode in the EXIF above.... bloody fast. I had no idea about this U.K. exposure value term. Logical enough. TG
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
2 Apr 2013 6:06AM
Superb timing, Annette, I think he's pretending to be a bat Smile Carol
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
2 Apr 2013 6:12AM
Oh wow!!!! what a shot, excellent timing.....cannot wait for the outcome...hope its a happy ending and he did not hurt himself showing off for your camera!!!GrinGrin
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
2 Apr 2013 6:32AM
This is amazing. Is this part of a mating ritual?
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
2 Apr 2013 7:07AM
Excellent capture Annette. Birds are always pulling the most amazing stunts.GrinGrin
User_Removed 9 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:30AM
Fantastic am looking forward to tomorrow's picture also aghhhh thanks bob
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
2 Apr 2013 7:35AM
The suspense is killing me Annette ! Please upload early Smile Did he live Smile Excellent capture !!
fentiger 20 920 24 England
2 Apr 2013 8:03AM
Delightful capture Annette.

boov Plus
9 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:32AM
Cracking take....
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 11:13AM
Clearly far to much to eat and drink over the Easter break

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 11:47AM
Great shot, Annette.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 77 Norway
2 Apr 2013 12:37PM
What a show-off! "Look at me...I bet you lot can't do this!"
Can't wait to see the follow-up, Annette...sounds very promising.

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
2 Apr 2013 12:40PM
Perfect timing to catch this one. That lens is serving you very well, and even with it to catch this moment in time is amazing.
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 4:27PM
I would be over the moon with this fantastic image Annette.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
MossyOak 9 22 15 England
2 Apr 2013 5:21PM
Excellent timing and capture Annette
2 Apr 2013 5:28PM
Superb capture !
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 6:33PM
What a corker

The circus must be in townWink

EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
2 Apr 2013 8:47PM
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 Apr 2013 9:51PM
It was good of this little siskin to hang around long enough to have its photograph taken, what a wonderful acrobatic pose, 10/10!
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 5:30AM
It's a double WOW from me!
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
3 Apr 2013 9:16AM
Super capture - I thought it looked dead from the thumbnail !!!!!!!!!Smile
Ayoob 10 Australia
5 Apr 2013 12:39AM
Fantastic shot ,Annette - Great image..........GrinGrinGrin
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 9:25AM
Missed this one. Never seen a yellow bat hanging from a tree before. Grin. Lucky you Annette.

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