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The Peanut Thief

By chase
I don't usually make whole peanuts available to the little birds,this one must have escaped whilst filling up the feeders...nothing escapes their beady little eyes..& he's not letting go either!
Love the expression here...& another go with the 1.4X TC

F5.6 aperture priority
1/160th sec with tripod,weighted down to avoid mirror slap
ISO 200
Spot metering
F/L 300mm + 1.4X TC
Raw file converted in C1LE
Touch of a crop (but nothing drastic) curves adjusted & border added in CS2.

Thankyou for taking the time to look.This is my 300th upload on site,your support is overwhelming!

Tags: Wildlife General Bird Bluetit Log Close-up and macro Moss Peanut Wildlife and nature

Voters: hayleyk, daffydill56, sunshot and 87 more

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turtle1 14 41 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 11:47AM
Superb clarity and colour. Splendid work.


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AnnaBanana 11 119 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 11:56AM
Magnificent detail and great "Who, me?" expression!

Anna Smile
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
11 Feb 2007 12:00PM
Wonderfully detailed, perfect exposure. Well composed on the diagonal. Very appealing pic
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 12:00PM
Ditto to all the above, another beauty.

myrab 11 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 12:01PM
Lovely shot
SueWB 11 England
11 Feb 2007 12:03PM
He does look very determined!
Lovely capture
Sue Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
11 Feb 2007 12:03PM
Reckon you've got the monopoly on Blue Tits Janet, cracking little shot again mate.

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
11 Feb 2007 12:06PM
The title works well with the incredibly textured image - well done...
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
11 Feb 2007 12:09PM
Thanks all.

Ade...sorry for another but the feeders are full of these at the moment & anyway I can't find any flowers to do & there are no Tigers at the bottom of the garden ;-0

Janet xx
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
11 Feb 2007 12:17PM
a wonderful capture Janet
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Feb 2007 12:53PM
Another wonderful shot of this little bird.
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 1:12PM
Superb detail and colours Janet excellent dof.

chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 1:33PM
breathtaking shot, great dof and lovely colours

Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 2:01PM
Again perfect natural colours and that fluffy softness that is so important to bring over to the photograph ☼☼☼☼☼

JouŠo 14 56 Finland
11 Feb 2007 2:14PM
purrrfect meal for....Oops! shot!

Dee_licious1 12 23 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 3:22PM
Janet, this is such a beauty.

I played with a 2x converter on the Nikon 300mm lens today but no joy at all, all dark and very noisey every picture went in the recycle bin - sob sob,so sticking with a standard 300mm Smile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Feb 2007 3:23PM
Fab feather details-- great comp-- Well done janet!

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
11 Feb 2007 3:35PM
Wonderful image..
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 3:48PM
a stunner Janet
dazzaman 11 631 England
11 Feb 2007 4:14PM
love it

49er 11 564
11 Feb 2007 4:15PM
You never fail to deliver... A stunner,,,

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
11 Feb 2007 4:29PM
Thanks all.

Dee..Oh dear,a sad tale.The 1.4X loses less than the 2X..or so I understand.Maybe you could try again in better light.

janet xx
BertC 11 29 Malta
11 Feb 2007 5:20PM
Congats on your 300th Janet !!
Superb quality image as we have come to expect from your high standard.
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 5:46PM
Another stunner Janet..
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
11 Feb 2007 5:54PM
Sorry, I missed that this is your 300th upload here....

Congrats Janet.......

Time really flies when EPZing (788 my stats)

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
11 Feb 2007 5:55PM
Super 300th upload Janet.The 1.4 has not done any harm here.Cracking plumage detail.

MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
11 Feb 2007 6:11PM
Superb detail Janet, great colours

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
11 Feb 2007 7:12PM
Hi Janet,
congratulations on your 300th,he's a little cracker.Great colour/tones,plumage,detail,lighting and presentation.Look forward to seeing many more.
Take care.AnnSmile
Maddie 12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 7:20PM
lovely Janet...
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
11 Feb 2007 7:21PM
Cracking shot and detail again Janet.Love the b/g in your shots.
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
11 Feb 2007 7:27PM
Looks as if he's daring you to try & take it from him Janet.
Wonderful detail in this lovely little fella.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
11 Feb 2007 8:27PM
Thanks all.

Andrw..the bg is either my grass or the wall at the front of my house which is peppered with plants,bushes & trees...would have liked a couple of images in the snow though..none here!!

Brian..I will keep having a go now & then with the TC,I think it's a bit hit & miss but I'm sure I will get the hang of

Janet xx
akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 8:52PM
Another excellent shot. I've just bought a 1.4TC to go with my new sigma 150 macro but not had a chance to play with either as yet.
11 Feb 2007 10:06PM
Stunning image Janet. I like the change of scenery in this ie. not perched on a tree branch. It gives the image originality and a breath of fresh air. Well done. click!!
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
12 Feb 2007 7:16AM
Well this fella sure looks proud, excellent shot! Spot on! Click!!!

12 Feb 2007 8:20AM
your getting rather good at this bird lark janet
outstanding sharpness and detail
well done my friend
adderman 12 8 1
12 Feb 2007 11:08AM
Just Beautiful.. Well captured.

daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 3:48PM
Stunning work as always Janet.Love it, and congrats on the well deserved HC too!

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
12 Feb 2007 5:33PM
Thankyou all.
Thanks Pete,this makes my 300th rather special!
Janet xx
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
12 Feb 2007 5:50PM
congrats on your well deserved HC - a cracker

sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 12:43PM
the detail that you manage to capture is simply STUNNING janet, really well done.

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
13 Feb 2007 9:54PM
That big version must be seen in order to see more detail. Nice timing which shows the bird not wanting to share...or so it seems.

Pegon 12 78 1 England
14 Feb 2007 10:31PM
A superb 300th upload Janet, cracking detail. Congratulations on the HC.
hayleyk 12 56 England
15 Feb 2007 3:53PM
Lovely pose and detail,Janet,congrats on both your HC and 300th upload.

User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
18 Feb 2007 5:34AM
simply brill`!

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