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

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evap 13 223 England
23 Dec 2005 6:41AM
Good sharp shot, welcome to EPZ as well.

John_Wannop 13 95 Wales
23 Dec 2005 6:46AM
Great first post,welcom to EPZ.
Well done.

cramj 12 429 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 6:47AM
Great image ,, well done.

sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 6:53AM
great detail well done
jeza 12 England
23 Dec 2005 6:56AM
Very nice shot,well done
TomL 12 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.

Beardy 13 79 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 7:08AM
excellent shot, well captured and welcome to EPZ.

dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 538 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.

pcjackso Junior Member 12 7
23 Dec 2005 8:48AM
Great shot,nice detail..
Welcome to EPZ
Happy Christmas
Andy_Britten Junior Member 12 96 England
23 Dec 2005 9:07AM
Good shot, welcome to epz. Have fun on here it is adictive.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 9:35AM
Welcome to EPZ. This is a very good effort - well done!
Gavin 13 17
23 Dec 2005 9:41AM
Great capture

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 10:19AM
Good capture, well done.
klewis 13 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 13 783
23 Dec 2005 11:28AM
Great shot, very clear and sharp.



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 13 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.
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.
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 9:45PM
A Cracker
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2005 3:03AM
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Dec 2005 3:07AM
A cracker!
cameragirl 13 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 13 150 England
24 Dec 2005 4:11AM
Have 30 Vince.
Superb shot.

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
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
Marian 12 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.

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