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23 Dec 2005 6:39AM
Hi Vince - welcome to EPZ.
What a first pic - great shot!
Jennywren

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evap 11 223 England
23 Dec 2005 6:41AM
Good sharp shot, welcome to EPZ as well.

Simon
-Clicked-
23 Dec 2005 6:46AM
Great first post,welcom to EPZ.
Well done.

john
cramj 10 429 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 6:47AM
Great image ,, well done.

Sue
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 6:53AM
great detail well done
jeza 10 England
23 Dec 2005 6:56AM
Very nice shot,well done
Jerry.
TomL 10 5
23 Dec 2005 6:57AM
Nice capture - the eye looks really sharp. It's a pity about the bag of fat though!

I heard good tip were you can still attract the birds by hiding the food in between the fork of twigs and branches.

Tom
Beardy 10 79 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 7:08AM
excellent shot, well captured and welcome to EPZ.

paul
dark_lord Plus
11 1.7k 261 England
23 Dec 2005 7:21AM
Critique - not very good from a pohotographic or bird portrait point of view to see the unsightly food bag.
Comment - lovely sharp shot of the bird, and it does show behaviour i.e. feeding on a fat ball in winter, with some nice klighting too. TomL has the right suggestion. Overall a thumbs up, and welcome to epz.

Keith.
pcjackso Junior Member 10 7
23 Dec 2005 8:48AM
Great shot,nice detail..
Welcome to EPZ
Happy Christmas
Pauline
Andy_Britten Junior Member 10 96 England
23 Dec 2005 9:07AM
Good shot, welcome to epz. Have fun on here it is adictive.
Andrew
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
23 Dec 2005 9:35AM
Welcome to EPZ. This is a very good effort - well done!
regards
Ken
Gavin 11 17
23 Dec 2005 9:41AM
Great capture

Gavin
ericfaragh 12 123 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 10:19AM
Good capture, well done.
klewis 11 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 10:32AM
definately hide the food, but the quality is great. Welcome onboard
23 Dec 2005 11:19AM
great shot
Goatsmilkuk 11 783
23 Dec 2005 11:28AM
Great shot, very clear and sharp.

Stu

Click

P.S Found this on the RSPB website re fatball net type feeders...

Mesh bags - a warning

Peanuts and fat balls are regularly sold in nylon mesh bags. Never put out any food in mesh bags. These may trap birds' feet and even cause broken or torn off feet and legs. Birds with a barbed tongue, eg woodpeckers, can become trapped by their beaks.

Source: Feeding garden birds wildlife information leaflet (2003)
albi 11 68 1 England
23 Dec 2005 1:07PM
Nice shot of the bird,but would be alot better without the food bag.
Rub it into the bark,better for the picture and safe for the birds.
Welcome to EPZ.
Tony
23 Dec 2005 1:27PM
Perfect !!

Merry Christmas.

Christopher & Holli
23 Dec 2005 1:29PM
Perfect !!

Merry Christmas.

Christopher & Holli
23 Dec 2005 2:35PM
Well captured.
Geoff.
terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 9:45PM
A Cracker
mohikan22 12 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2005 3:03AM
superb.
matt.
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
24 Dec 2005 3:07AM
A cracker!
cameragirl 11 43 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2005 3:07AM
Welcome to EPZ!
Wonderful shot! Great first upload! Smile
24 Dec 2005 3:07AM
Thanks for the feedback & critique.

With regards to the mesh article issued by the RSPB, this seems to be over exaggerated a bit, I have been using fat balls in mesh for years with no problems. Yes its an issue but personally I think cats, main roads & garden rodentacides cause more damage to wildlife. Note taken though on the mesh.
elcid 11 150 England
24 Dec 2005 4:11AM
Have 30 Vince.
Superb shot.

Bill.
24 Dec 2005 4:34AM
Wow, Vince, no need to worry about taking the plunge mate. I thought your blackbird was good, but this is a fantastic cpature and a wowzer for your first upload. Wlecome. I hope you get as much out of this site as I have done
Mike
Marian 10 62 England
30 Dec 2005 7:26AM
This is a fabolous shot, the colour is excellent and it's pin sharp and well composed. Welcome to Epz.
Marian

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