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Morning All,

My thanks to everyone for the great response on my Kite shot yesterday and to Ron (Maiwand) & Louise (Loobeylou) for the users awards - much appreciated.

Today, yet another visitor to my garden, the long tailed tit. Lovely little pink balls of fluff they are and they come in the garden in flocks of about a dozen (from memmory they have about a dozen eggs each brood) but head straight for the fat ball feeders and hang there nibbling away. Not often do they land on a perch so I was glad to grab a shot of one on one of the logs dotted about the place.

Tis a biting wind here the last few days so time to wrap up warm to take the dog...look after yourselves and have a good weekend. Grin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 400mm L f5.6
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Long Tailed Tit
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:28 Jan 2011 - 8:37 AM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:44
Voters:Ray_Seagrove · Dartmoor1 · barbarahirst · Scottishlandscapes · Ray42 · EMJAYCEE · Crabtree99 · saeidNL · IMAGESTAR · Brian_Scott · Maiwand · cats_123 · CallumThomas · Len1950 · WindowonWildlife · mitchy81 · mex · andylea · Brian65 · Glyn1 · peter_oak · DaveBartlett · dawnmichelle · Silverzone · jeanmarie · NigelKiteley · Louise_Morris · Platchet · cassiecat · KarenFB · pluckyfilly · pudd64 · SteveMoulding · GillyB · Daisymaye · mikesmith · Alan_Baseley · Pete · KBan · SandraKay · DouglasLatham · Glostopcat · Buffalo_Tom · animalfreak ·
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Dartmoor1
Dartmoor1  6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 - 8:43 AM

Great detail and colours

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 8:43 AM

The new format of the site really works wonders with this wonderful image ....WOW!!! Grin

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 8:43 AM

Perfect description of a ball of fluff, tiny little scrap of feathers.

Dougie

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 8:58 AM

An excellent shot - excellent detail and a clean bg

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 9:03 AM

Lucky you and what a beautiful capture.
Joan.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 9:30 AM

What fantastic capture of this beautiful bird,well done,
saeid

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 9:59 AM

Superb shot Alan. Top shot my friend.
Ron

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Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
28 Jan 2011 - 10:29 AM

One of the best I've seen of these little beauties.

Len

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WindowonWildlife

Very nicely captured Alan,tail in focus too mate Smile Nice One.

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mitchy81
mitchy81  6 England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 10:53 AM

Lovely image Al, time to get a wood burner in that shed!
Phil

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 - 12:20 PM

Its a fantastic shot of these lovely birds Alan.
Brian

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Glyn1
Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 12:38 PM

A beaty, detail & colour are spot on. Great shot.

Glyn

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dawnmichelle
28 Jan 2011 - 1:29 PM

wonderful shot

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jeanmarie
jeanmarie  6 England
28 Jan 2011 - 3:30 PM

brilliant clarity and natural looking colours, lovely imageSmile

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BreadandShutter

THE BACKGROUND COLOUR WORKS SO WELL WITH THE BIRDS COLOURING
WELL DONE

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 4:47 PM

Like the details and tones in this one, good capture.
Regards Richard

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NigelKiteley
28 Jan 2011 - 4:49 PM

A superbly detailed image Alan!

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Louise_Morris Plus Member 52434 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
28 Jan 2011 - 4:56 PM

Another superb image, excellent detail and colour. Louise

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Platchet  8 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 6:01 PM

Lovely pose and detail Colesy.
Gazza

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cassiecat  739 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 6:54 PM

lovely detail. just need to clone the sensor dirt Al.lesley

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 9:21 PM

a real beauty wish this picture were mine

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2011 - 10:34 PM

A stunning LTT. Pin sharp and outstanding detail. The perch is superb too.
Steve.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2011 - 2:06 AM

Excellent capture. Love the light in this shot........Sandy

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GillyB Plus Member 10317 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2011 - 12:01 AM

Ignoring the dust bunny just above the tail, this is a wonderfully detailed capture with lovely pose and good eye contact.

Pleasure to award it a GEA.

gill

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