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Sparrows on feeder.
I have made it a rule so far not to show shots of birds on feeders but I just could not resist these two having a spot of 'argy bargy' over who had the right to be there eating.. Plenty of food for all and no need to scrap but it seems they just could not help throwing a bit of weight around to see who was boss.!!!!
Hope you will enjoy it.
Enormous thanks for the great response shown to the Tawny Owl and particular thanks to Lin (sweetpea) for the UA.
May I just take this moment to wish all EPZ'ers a very Happy and successful New Year in 2014.
Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Dec 2013 - 3:11 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sparrows
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:1 Jan 2014 - 4:53 PM
Tags:Birds, Feeding, Maiwand, Sparrows, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74
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Views:200
Unique Views:97

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 52435 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
1 Jan 2014 - 4:56 PM

I'm with you on the feeders Ron but totally agree that this one is well worth a showing! Super timing shows the movement of the wings and the expressions are priceless! Always exceptions to rules!! WinkWink Happy New Year to you & yours! Lou

Last Modified By Louise_Morris at 1 Jan 2014 - 4:56 PM

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DicksPics
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1 Jan 2014 - 4:58 PM

A really superb action shot, Ron - the timing is perfect!
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 1 Jan 2014 - 4:59 PM

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 5:01 PM

A super capture, Ron, the two are certainly giving each other an eyeball Smile A very Happy New Year to you. Carol

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 5:04 PM

Great timing Ron, wishing you and your family a happy new year
Rob

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sparrowhawk
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1 Jan 2014 - 5:05 PM

talk about handbags at ten paces great shot !

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 5:05 PM

What a fab action shot with such fine detail but just the right amount of blur in the wings.
I am very envious of those like yourself who can capture such splendid action nature shots.
And the interaction between the pair could not have been better displayed.
All the best to you and your's for 2014, Ron, and with many more such fine captures obtained.
R.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44326 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM

Superbly timed, captured, processed and presented...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 5:13 PM

A real good 'un Ron

No doubt the one with the largest badge won the day

Adrian

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 5:19 PM

A super action shot; you could show just the one in flight sometime Ron.
All the best for 2014
Ju

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 - 5:33 PM

Well captured.

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Badgerfred
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1 Jan 2014 - 5:41 PM

Happy New Year to you and your family Ron,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 6:03 PM

gosh!!!
glad I am not a bird!!!
what a great capture

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
1 Jan 2014 - 6:08 PM

This is lovely Ron !! May your New Year also be blessed with all the best for you !!

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 6:42 PM

A spectacular capture, very well done with that D4!

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 7:19 PM

perfect timing.. just great

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111641 forum postsdark_lord vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 7:35 PM

I see where you're coming from, and in many cases I'd agree, but as this is a super action shot of what they do, so you should take it and post it.

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franken
franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 7:39 PM

Really outstanding work, Ron.

All the best for the new year.

Ken

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NaturesHaven
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1 Jan 2014 - 7:43 PM

Fight the good fight.............GrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 8:52 PM

A fabulously frozen moment in the life of these two sparrows, Ron. Expertly captured and presented with great detail and colour.

Happy New Year, Ron.

Ray

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Geofferz
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1 Jan 2014 - 9:07 PM

That's a real fight, great capture............. Geoff

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 9:41 PM

Yes can see why you have this up...what
a beauty and timing spot on...
lillian

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sweetpea62
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1 Jan 2014 - 9:56 PM

Brilliant timing Ron,great capture..Lin

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 10:16 PM

Fabulous capture in the right moment, Ron ! Great details and beautiful presentation !
Happy New Year !
Regards,
George

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EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 - 11:21 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 3:18 AM

This is a great capture Ron. Not only getting the birds in flight, but the exchange between them. Feisty birds.

Peter

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SimonFletch
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2 Jan 2014 - 4:42 AM

Both birds eyes in sharp focus, while showing wings with blurr - I don't give a damn about the feeder, it's a damn good shot..!
Masterful, Ron.

Simon

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fentiger
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2 Jan 2014 - 8:02 AM

You have caught the moment perfectly.

Albert

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Holmewood
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2 Jan 2014 - 10:11 PM

Brilliant shot. Excellent timing. Cathy

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SteveMackay
2 Jan 2014 - 10:51 PM

Brilliant shot Ron, amazing action captured!, hope you are having a great New year! SmileSmile

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tonyng
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3 Jan 2014 - 12:48 PM

A well timed shot Ron,

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 - 8:37 PM

Well worth showing this great shot Ron.
Brian

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4 Jan 2014 - 5:15 PM

Hi Ron, cracking shot, always nice to see Sparrows. Happy New Year

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jaktis
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5 Jan 2014 - 6:57 AM

A great capture with the sharp bodies and wingblurs

Peter

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Oleg_Lobzin
5 Jan 2014 - 7:56 PM

Brilliant shot. Wonderfully captured!
Regards, Oleg!

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accipiter
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6 Jan 2014 - 3:45 PM

great action photography Ron. Hope you have a wonderful 2014. A

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 5:47 PM

Beautifully timed inflight capture, Ron, showing the quarrelsome nature of these little devils perfectly Grin May I wish you, Betty and the family all the very best for 2014 with lots of great photographic opportunities Smile
Sylvia

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10 Jan 2014 - 9:28 PM

A cracking shot of these two **** sparrows having a barney, you've captured the moment perfectly. I too don't like taking shots of birds on feeders although i broke that rule today when i snapped a great spotted woodpecker hanging from one at Slimbridge this morningBlush

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27 Jan 2014 - 11:39 AM

stunning timing here Ron

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