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Blue Boy

By bluetitblue
Blue tit in flight.
Very much appreciated for all the votes and thanks to Pete for the HC award and Flowerted and Franfoto's,Bitte ( Beik's ) for your awards.

This shot has got to be a one in a thousand to me. Anyone who has tried in flight shots with small birds or insects i.e Butterfly's in flight will know this must one of the hardest forms of photography to do. I have done birds in flight photos on and off for about 3-4 years now and this one just went spot on. The Blue Tit just got in the right place and position at the right time I could not have asked for a better pose if I could ask the bird to do so. I think it may be a while before I get such a good pose and position of a small bird or birds in flight again but you never know your luck.

Tags: General Blue tit In flight Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Blue tit in flight

Voters: LukeParkinson, luckybry, Paintman and 208 more

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LukeParkinson 8 30 3 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 7:05PM
Stunning capture. Well done mate

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luckybry 8 3 Scotland
1 Sep 2010 7:06PM
wow grt timing
Dee73 10 England
1 Sep 2010 7:08PM
Super inflight shot.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 7:08PM
A superb image well done indeed

giri 9
1 Sep 2010 7:13PM
great pic
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 7:13PM

1 Sep 2010 7:16PM
love this,well done,
cheers Glen.
Sean_Dillon 9 2 2 England
1 Sep 2010 7:29PM
Have to agree this is stunning.
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
1 Sep 2010 7:34PM
Beautiful capture, simply stunning !
1 Sep 2010 7:35PM
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
1 Sep 2010 7:37PM
Excellent image.....Derek
A fantastic flight image, very well done!!
Dinney 10 2 England
1 Sep 2010 7:44PM
Superb capture, excellent detail,
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
1 Sep 2010 7:46PM
Simply beautiful!!

Freila 7 107
1 Sep 2010 7:46PM
dnwilliams 11 6 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 7:50PM
Just extraordinary.
1 Sep 2010 7:50PM
this is fantastic
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 7:51PM
There ya Go....A Well Deserved RC
A well deserved RC! Great capture of the bird in full flight + the attractive red flower to make the image superb.
Vince_S 8 10 England
1 Sep 2010 8:11PM
Stunning flight shot.
1 Sep 2010 8:31PM
Timing Faultless,Detail excellent,BG complimentary !! All in All a Top Shot.
1 Sep 2010 8:35PM
your very best W
Scooby10 8 3 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 8:38PM
Excellent capture.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Sep 2010 8:50PM
brilliant, as usual incredible timing .
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 8:55PM
1 Sep 2010 8:56PM
Superb camera skill, what a beautiful image,
1 Sep 2010 8:57PM
A really stunning capture, Pete, superbly timed.
Vpics 8 20 6 Wales
1 Sep 2010 8:58PM
Stunning image Pete, timed to perfection and great lighting. Do you use high a speed flash set-up for these shots?
1 Sep 2010 9:02PM

Quote:Stunning image Pete, timed to perfection and great lighting. Do you use high a speed flash set-up for these shots?

Yes most of the time if the light is low. Thanks to you for your vote and everyone else.
acbeat 13 14 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 9:04PM

Andy B
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 9:12PM
wow an excellent shot!!!!!!! x x
nimmo47 9 6 England
1 Sep 2010 9:56PM
betts 10 1 England
1 Sep 2010 10:17PM
This is so fantastic how do you do that,
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
1 Sep 2010 10:37PM
fabulous image
goso 11 2 1 Australia
1 Sep 2010 11:00PM
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
1 Sep 2010 11:10PM
Excellentin flight . Bright colours
BillN 11 8
1 Sep 2010 11:32PM
brilliant picture wish i had the patience
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
1 Sep 2010 11:57PM
Top Notch superb image - Bill
ChrisStyles 10 387 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 12:12AM
Just WoW!!!
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 12:35AM
WOW superb
Wonderful capture indeed

akhtarkhan 16 4 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 5:35AM
Wonderful in flight shot with sharpness throughout not forgetting the important bit the catch light in the eye. you have my vote too!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Sep 2010 5:55AM
Perfect timing, an amazing image. Carol
flowerted 14 105 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 8:33AM
upgraded my camera just to get this kind of shot still have not got the hang of it so any tips will be most welcome
ps gets my award as i know how hard it is to get this shot
2 Sep 2010 11:03AM
I shall have to wait for another birth,to create an image like this. Simply great.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 1:50PM
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 3:29PM
First class image,,,, WOW !!
This is one of the best blue tit picture I have seen for a long time
well done
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
2 Sep 2010 8:17PM
Wow what a capture !

2 Sep 2010 9:48PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Sep 2010 11:30PM
A sensational inflight capture, they don't come any better than this
niksig 7 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2010 9:35AM
fantastic capture, well done.
3 Sep 2010 12:12PM
just fantastic capture!
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2010 10:58AM
Wonderfully captured with amazing detail - Ina
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2010 4:59PM
Superb image, superbly timed and captured.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
4 Sep 2010 5:48PM
Superbly caught
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Sep 2010 6:50PM
Fabulous capture. Love the pose of the bird and those red berries look so inviting. Excellent dof with great colour. Just love this shot...........Sandy
4 Sep 2010 7:04PM
There's not a lot one can say when you see an image like this! Can someone invent a new word please. Defintely the best bluetit picture I've seen on EPZ. Awesome and more...
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2010 7:29PM
Astonishing shot - deserves every award going!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
4 Sep 2010 8:13PM
Thanks for your click Pete, which has drawn me to your gallery. Absolutely fabulous stuff, I don't know how I've missed you all this time. Consider yourself faved. This image is just awesome.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
4 Sep 2010 9:12PM
Unbelievable shot - absolutely fantastic! Stunning, superb and all those things!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
5 Sep 2010 2:41AM
Outstanding capture!
acousticmist 8 10 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 2:50PM
A brilliant capture.....Martin
Nettles 11 England
5 Sep 2010 3:29PM
A stunning capture, well done.
DerekL 13 192 24 England
5 Sep 2010 3:38PM
Well deserved of all the comments and awards received so far.
Really stands out from the crowd.
26TK 7 8 England
5 Sep 2010 4:03PM
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
5 Sep 2010 4:27PM
This is so deserving of all the attention, quite brilliant, thanks for the nice comment on my image which pleased me looking at the high standard work you produce. - gary
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 Sep 2010 6:18PM
An outstanding image showing the feathers in great detail.
A one to be proud of and
So deserving of the awards. Great stuff.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Sep 2010 9:56PM
What a wonderful capture of a wonderful moment. Fabulous and congrats on the well deserved awards.
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
6 Sep 2010 1:07PM
I adore how you've cropped this. Beautiful use of dead space.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 2:33PM
What can anyone add to all that has been said? truely amazing shot
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
6 Sep 2010 4:00PM
Nailed well and truly Pete, it doesen't get any better than this, congrats on a very well deserved award,
superb image.ray
RTDS 9 Cyprus
6 Sep 2010 8:12PM
Wow...what a capture.
Excellent in flight,awsome details.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 8:45PM
Everything has been said, so it's just "WOW" from me!
7 Sep 2010 8:06PM
Now this is a excellent shot the detail and your timing is spot on well worth an award .
7 Sep 2010 8:07PM
I love this shot
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
7 Sep 2010 8:33PM
A brilliant capture - well done on your Award.
Thushari 8 1 Sri Lanka
8 Sep 2010 4:33AM
Beautiful in flight shot. great detail and well captured.
Absolutely stunning!!!!!!
franfoto 10 2 32 England
9 Sep 2010 12:05AM
Brilliant work Pete, it all came together on this one, you must be very proud to have this added to your excellent portfolio, worth all your patience to get one just right, congratulations on the awards and for what it's worth, here's another one from me.
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
9 Sep 2010 7:46AM
wonderful colour Smile
stunning shot
very well done!

9 Sep 2010 10:23AM
All I can say is 'FANTASTIC', BREATHTAKING. Peter Howe
MilanaG 12 Bulgaria
9 Sep 2010 5:23PM
Good work!Well captured!
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2010 11:00PM
Fantastic capture, ithink your magican, very very well done.
James_C 9 36 56 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 1:59PM
A really fantastic picture that I keep coming back to for another look. I look forward to seing more like this.

10 Sep 2010 4:28PM

Quote:A really fantastic picture that I keep coming back to for another look. I look forward to seing more like this.


I hope to get the camera out this weekend and with some luck get a few more shots.
johncob 8 34 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 9:27PM
An absolute cracker. Regards John
Source 7
10 Sep 2010 11:22PM
agingrocker 9 15 1
11 Sep 2010 11:53AM
Outstanding shot
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2010 4:44PM
Amongst the best "in-flight" features I've seen on EPZ. Exceptional photography, considering how difficult this kind of shot is to get right. Well done indeed, Pete
14 Sep 2010 8:05PM
wow stunning well done, paul
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2010 12:00AM
ohh congrats Pete on an exceptional image ,when it all comes together Smile.Truly worthy of all the comments ,i personally think this should have got an EC.Smile
19 Sep 2010 1:42PM
Glen-W 8 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 3:02PM
Love it.
26 Sep 2010 7:57PM
Stunning work.
jeanmarie 9 12 England
1 Oct 2010 4:14PM
wow! Smile
FredF 11 1 France
26 Oct 2010 8:33AM

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 9:10PM
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
29 Oct 2010 7:00PM
Ive just had a good look through your gallery Pete and this one really seems to be the turning point in your inflights with the inclusion of the berries....Superbly thought out and executed.
All the Best
29 Oct 2010 7:33PM

Quote:Ive just had a good look through your gallery Pete and this one really seems to be the turning point in your inflights with the inclusion of the berries....Superbly thought out and executed.
All the Best

Thanks for that observation and comment and also thanks for the 200th vote first time for me.
sismo 8 1
1 Nov 2010 7:23AM
A moment - whith the perfect angel - well done good pic
-- sismo --
Jen10 7 England
8 Nov 2010 10:19PM
What a fantastic shot !
JohnoP 12 2
1 Jan 2011 10:50PM
Outstanding! John
tim g 14 13 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 10:34AM
Truely amazing capture , hard to beat imho.


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