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By daffydill56
Firecrest- Regulus ignicapillus

Went to my local reserve today as you never know what might appear. Whilst chasing a goldcrest this little one turned up! Despite the really awful background, I was so chuffed to have managed this one shot out of 4 oof ones. Shame it didn't perch in a more convenient place, but you can't win 'em all Smile I guess it shows their natural environment.

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Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: skewey, Buffalo_Tom, jayjay52 and 52 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
8 Mar 2009 4:04PM
Excellent detail Fran,you did well.

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skewey 13 31 England
8 Mar 2009 4:04PM
Great vision Fran.
Well done
fatmod 13 22 England
8 Mar 2009 4:06PM
fantastic capture
bagupsteve 16 43 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 4:08PM
good shot not easy to get as i have found with the goldcrests,
well done for this effort,
regards steve
Wilmot 11 338 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 4:08PM
Wow a Firecrest superb shot
SoulOfNature 11 23 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 4:08PM
A brilliant capture Fran ,you should be pleased.

Jean x
janty66 12 3 England
8 Mar 2009 4:22PM
super capture..
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
8 Mar 2009 4:47PM
Cracking good shot of this rare little beauty Fran.
Steve_S Plus
14 181 3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 4:59PM
Superb capture, lovely detail in large version
blacky 11 4 1 England
8 Mar 2009 5:18PM
well done fran goldcrest are hard enough but to get a firecrest thats a feather in your cap .excuse the pun dave
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 5:25PM
Simply amazing.
fentiger 18 920 24 England
8 Mar 2009 6:03PM
That is a super capture Fran you must be delighted with it.

casson 13 3 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 6:16PM
They are hard to see never mind photograph, superb
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 6:32PM
Great capture and better for showing its natural enviroment. Shaun
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
8 Mar 2009 6:35PM
Excellent capture Fran, one could complain about the background not being as clean as one would wish, but to get any kind of image of this tiny species is an achievement in my book, well done mate.

Ade x
chalkhillblue 11 164 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 6:38PM
A very well captured image of this one of the most difficult of subjects.
HenB 11 6
8 Mar 2009 7:28PM
Great capture Fran . Most of us would be happy to get the oppertunity to snap one.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 274 England
8 Mar 2009 7:29PM
I'm so with Ade on this one Fran,you lucky thing to get one in the frame....very well done !
Have an RC !!
daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 7:32PM
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I seemed to have lot a lot of colour after upload... the red stripe, as in the original it is quite vivid.

Glad you all like it!

What a little cracker to see and capture. Never seen one yet..
gwood 11 2 England
8 Mar 2009 7:56PM
Excellent detailed capture..
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
8 Mar 2009 8:12PM
Great to have captured this one Fran - never mind the b/ground.
Less than 200 pairs nest in the UK. Good detail and you are right the Red is usually quite bold on these. Well done.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 274 England
8 Mar 2009 8:47PM
Regarding the colour Fran...I notice that you have not changed the colour profile to sRGB for up loading to the web...I did it once & the colours looked oh so wishy washy.....that may be the reason here.
Janet xx
daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 8:54PM
Thanks Janet, looks like I boobed. I will bear it in mind next time.

Fran xx
HUMIE 12 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2009 10:42PM
Rare capture Fran ...well done.

MandsH 12 England
9 Mar 2009 11:47PM
such a beautiful bird I've never seen one before
bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 11:55AM
superb, well seen and captured
Mavis 17 143 2 England
10 Mar 2009 10:16PM
What a cracker Fran . A really gorgeous wee bird . Thanks for showing us xxx
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
20 Jun 2009 11:00PM
A cracking shot of this tiny little bird

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