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The Gate Keeper !

By WindowonWildlife    
The Gate Keeper ! Smile

A little bit of fun to liven up a miserable day !!

Many thanks to PhilSingleton for his UA and Pete for the HC on the previous image & all else for your votes, comments and clicks which are always greatly appreciated.

My commitment to EPZ of late has been a little lacking, mainly due to work and partly due to other outside influences...In short I've lost my mojo and struggling to regain the buzz Sad As fellow togger's i'm sure you have all experienced similar in the past !! If not, you will....It comes to us all at some point, so i'm reliably informed..........!!

I shall bore you no longer, just wish you all well and try to spend a little more time catching up Smile

All the best

Tags: Gate Dorset Bird Keys Great tit Avian Wildlife and nature WindowOnWildlife Dean Mason

Voters: Derek_Fearn, Hermanus, pudd64 and 67 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
4 Apr 2013 6:43PM
This is so special ! An excellent capture !!

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 6:46PM
Thanks for your write up.....
I thought it was just me....or the weather....or the hospital appointments....or...I could go on but I would bore you..
Hey.....just love this image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Apr 2013 6:47PM
Simply wonderful, Dean. Sorry to hear your mojo has left you temporarily, I'm sure it will soon return with a vengeance Grin Carol
Love it, excellent photo.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
4 Apr 2013 7:09PM
The mojo will may take time but a little spark will blast you back into could be this long awful winter we have had/having...............we all need warmth and sunshine to help bring us out of the doldrums..............GrinGrinGrinGrin
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
4 Apr 2013 7:27PM
Yep been in this same situation for about a year Dean
Cracking different perch, love the originality

Cracking different perch, love the originality

Says it all really!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Apr 2013 7:53PM
A terrific image Dean, these keys make a most unusual perch and it is definitely a better prop than a groundsheet from Next!Wink
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
4 Apr 2013 7:57PM
The keys to success Dean - super image.Wink
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
4 Apr 2013 8:02PM
The key to a great shot is apparently three keys....

I think we have all been there Dean... the Mojo is a fickle beast and this weather does not help it... keep your chin up it will pass, well thats what I tell myselfWink

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 8:04PM
Look here mate, we need to get out soon, Brian has spoken!!!!!!
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
4 Apr 2013 8:08PM
I second that and you don't mess with the Compo Wink

4 Apr 2013 8:09PM
Wow Dean thats wonderful, an unusual perch but makes a fab image, just love it Smile
Hope you find your mojo very soon Wink

Jenny Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
4 Apr 2013 8:20PM
Had a feeling this was yours by looking at the thumbnail and I wasn't disappointed Wink Well up to your usual high standards Dean.

You will get it back!
4 Apr 2013 8:49PM
Another superb image Dean. Here's hoping you get your mojo back soon. Sometimes its about setting new challenges or finding different subjects. Keep smiling, Springs coming !!! SmileSmileSmile

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 8:56PM
Beautiful photography Dean
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:07PM
Dean I just love this and what a super capture and excellent title.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Apr 2013 9:48PM
lovely perch and I thought of some brown flutterby Smile
your usual excellent detail and composition.
Know what you feel like, when you rush through a rainy early morning to work, come back it is still raining the weekend is as grey.. very frustrating.

That is how I came up with the idea of action shots.. thought that would be nice for a change Smile
4 Apr 2013 11:05PM
Pleasing composition. That key looks worryingly insecure!Grin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Apr 2013 11:55PM
Loving that perch. The bird is pretty awesome too.......Sandy
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
5 Apr 2013 7:11AM
Cracking Gt Tit capture and brilliantly original perch, Dean. Know exactly how you feel - been there several times but somehow one manages to claw oneself back again Wink. I am sure the negative feelings will pass.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Apr 2013 1:06PM
This is brilliant Dean, I love it! Aw your mojo will come back soon I'm sure of it, trying to be positive cos I've kinda lost mine too!

Sarah *
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 2:15PM
Love it!
Superb shot and idea Dean, yes I'm having a bit of that too. Hoping to get back into it very shortly ! hang in there your talent shoudn't be hidden!
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 7:21PM
Made me smile so thanks for that Smile

Sue Smile
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2013 8:49AM
Great originality Dean, well timed, fab detail in this quality Great tit mate.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 8:06AM
Great shot love the idea well done.
I know what you mean about loosing your mojo, it happened to me for a couple of months before xmas and i struggled to get back into it. But it does come back.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 9:08PM
Great shot I like the perch, I think we all go thru this at some point,to be honest getting out with the camera is one way that has helped me deal with a few problems of late SadSad chin up,

DonMc 9 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 12:38PM
Cracking composition perfectly produced, amazingWink

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