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Posing for the Camera

By ianrobinson  
Another from my trip to Suffolk on Saturday, The lovely and Rare Dartford Warbler, this one is a male and they were showing well on the day and getting rather close, this shot was taken around 6 metres away from me on the foot path.
When I was there I was speaking to the warden, the warden had to speak to around 20 photographers that day to ask them to keep off the heath and stick to the path, he explained that these Birds were a category 1 species and protected by law and at the moment they were establishing there territory hence why they got so close to the footpath, no reason then to be going into there Territory where possible nests are.
The poor warden actually looked rather fed up with asking people bless him.
With patience and understanding of the bird you are photographing, plus the right tools, it is possible to get nice close up shots like this one with out disturbing them or worse there nests.

I had the 1.4 converter on for this shot and managed f9 for good dof and clarity, the morning was well defused but with great light, just perfect for me and my set up Smile.

Tags: Rare species Wildlife and nature Dartford warbler

Voters: Mike_Young, JohnoP, Richsr and 36 more

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JohnoP 12 2
11 Mar 2014 8:34AM
Outstanding piece of work. Grin John

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
11 Mar 2014 8:41AM
Two excellent captures here Ian, like the good eye and feather details
Regards Richard
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 8:44AM
Superb image, I was there last year & the number of people that were allowing their dogs to run through the Heather's was unbelievable, the rules just don't seem to apply to some people, as you said with patience you can get close to these lovely birds.

Ali Grin
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
11 Mar 2014 9:16AM
A stunning Dartford shot Ianů. still waiting to snap one.

11 Mar 2014 10:11AM
stunning images and great clarity Ian, F9 Smile nice to have these big lenses and converter on these little birds Ian and only 6 meters well done, you must have bumped into some people you know there on Saturday seems like the place was invaded.
11 Mar 2014 10:22AM
First class. Well captured.
11 Mar 2014 10:42AM
Stunning shots.
nglen 10 42 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 11:26AM
A text book picture, taken with fine feather detail an natural looking colours. Very well taken.

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 11:50AM
Excellent shots, Ian.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Mar 2014 12:05PM
I love these little birds and you've captured him beautifully. Amazing detail.
ABPhotosUK 5 23 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 6:04PM
Fabulous bird and captured beautifully Ian, would love to know where you saw this, probably close enough to me to get out to see it!!?
ade123 Plus
5 285 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 6:25PM
A superb image

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
11 Mar 2014 7:08PM
Let us hope their nests are not disturbed just for "that great shot".................GrinGrinGrin
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 7:42PM
wow, thank you all for your comments and votes and thank you Jono, trevrob, and Alex for your UA's a wonderful surprise thank you SmileSmileSmile.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2014 5:17PM
Splendid shots; V2 for me.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2014 8:02PM
Thank you for your UA's M-squared and cragg very much appreciated and a wonderful surprise SmileSmileSmile.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2014 8:03PM
Thank you Ju.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2014 4:56PM
WOW, superb!


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