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!
Janet

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

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Comments


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

Barb

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AnnaBanana Plus
9 119 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 11:56AM
Magnificent detail and great "Who, me?" expression!

Anna Smile
User_Removed Junior Member 9 16 England
11 Feb 2007 12:00PM
Wonderfully detailed, perfect exposure. Well composed on the diagonal. Very appealing pic
Andrew
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 12:00PM
Ditto to all the above, another beauty.

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

Ade
C_Daniels Plus
11 399 10 England
11 Feb 2007 12:06PM
The title works well with the incredibly textured image - well done...
chase Plus
10 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 Plus
11 550 9 Scotland
11 Feb 2007 12:17PM
a wonderful capture Janet
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
11 Feb 2007 12:53PM
Another wonderful shot of this little bird.
Ron
tull 12 181 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 1:12PM
Superb detail and colours Janet excellent dof.

Mark.
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 1:33PM
breathtaking shot, great dof and lovely colours

chris
Atlas 12 621 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 ☼☼☼☼☼

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

Jouko
Dee_licious1 10 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

Dee
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
11 Feb 2007 3:23PM
Fab feather details-- great comp-- Well done janet!


Jennnnn
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
11 Feb 2007 3:35PM
Wonderful image..
Chris
KBan Plus
10 486 4 England
11 Feb 2007 3:48PM
a stunner Janet
keith
11 Feb 2007 4:14PM
WOOOOOOW
love it

daz
49er Plus
9 564
11 Feb 2007 4:15PM
You never fail to deliver... A stunner,,,


Edgar
chase Plus
10 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 Plus
9 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.
Bert
CathyT Plus
9 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 5:46PM
Another stunner Janet..
JouŠo Plus
11 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)

Jouko
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
11 Feb 2007 5:55PM
Super 300th upload Janet.The 1.4 has not done any harm here.Cracking plumage detail.

Brian.
MalcolmS Plus
10 1.1k 13 England
11 Feb 2007 6:11PM
Superb detail Janet, great colours

Malcolm
thorn Plus
11 124 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 10 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 7:20PM
lovely Janet...
proberts Plus
11 218 4 Wales
11 Feb 2007 7:21PM
Cracking shot and detail again Janet.Love the b/g in your shots.
Andrew.
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.
Hilary
chase Plus
10 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 it....oneday..lol

Janet xx
akh Plus
11 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.
Tony
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!!
Keith
glazzaro Plus
11 70 23 United States
12 Feb 2007 7:16AM
Well this fella sure looks proud, excellent shot! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
your getting rather good at this bird lark janet
outstanding sharpness and detail
well done my friend
adderman Plus
10 8 1
12 Feb 2007 11:08AM
Just Beautiful.. Well captured.

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

Fran
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
12 Feb 2007 5:33PM
Thankyou all.
Thanks Pete,this makes my 300th rather special!
Janet xx
SueTurner Plus
11 81 3 England
12 Feb 2007 5:50PM
congrats on your well deserved HC - a cracker

Sue
sunshot Plus
11 24 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 12:43PM
the detail that you manage to capture is simply STUNNING janet, really well done.

marc.
PatrickSmith Plus
11 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.

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

hayley
User_Removed 11 825 Lithuania
18 Feb 2007 5:34AM
simply brill`!

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