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Don't I look nice.

By Douglas_George
I placed an old mirror in the garden to watch one of my birdfeeders, this Chaffinch took a liking to it and has been looking in it for the last three days.
I took this one at 7 o-clock this morning, iI tried the long lens but it was to slow, changed to a two hundred with flash, more to come.

Dougie.

Tags: Wildlife and nature Chaffinch birds

Voters: shona, zebhylon, Hoffy and 164 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2117 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 10:39AM
Vain little so-and-so! This really is excellent, and original. Great idea, beautifully executed.
Moira

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luxaeternam 12 21 1
20 Apr 2008 10:44AM
This one made me smile. I've seen mirrors for parrots before, but never garden birds...
Look forward to seeing the others.
Smile Lucy
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 10:47AM
Super shot, you've got two for the price of one. Well done.Shaun
AlanBW 14 20 England
20 Apr 2008 10:51AM
Aerial ballet - a wonderful capture
dave1207 12 14 England
20 Apr 2008 10:52AM
Brlliant idea and super shot Dougie.
Dave.
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 11:01AM
A super capture and a great idea, wonder what he thinks of himself.
Alan
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
20 Apr 2008 11:03AM
Well conceived
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
20 Apr 2008 11:12AM
this is excellent !
20 Apr 2008 11:14AM
This is quite astonishing and wonderful. JNC
Dugud 11 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 11:17AM
Cracking shot
Steve
Bluke 14 303 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 11:19AM
LOL... Excellent shot.... looks like he is checking out his feathers are looking good....
Barb.....
Ade1771 11 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 11:28AM
Amazing shot - great timing!!

Ade
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
20 Apr 2008 11:30AM
A bit special this one. - gary
m3lem 13 England
20 Apr 2008 11:44AM
Amazing shot - love it.
Andrea x
carterart 15 74 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 11:50AM
I've seen these birds doing this in car wing mirrors. Great shot
20 Apr 2008 11:57AM
Great one. Front and rear in one image
Cabit 12 104 England
20 Apr 2008 12:09PM
Cracking image.
Dave
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 12:14PM
amazing and unbelievable shot absolutely fantastic and so well timed, has to be a winner
User_Removed 15 239 7 England
20 Apr 2008 12:33PM
very imagainative doug. wow really impressed not sure i have seen anything like this. anyway full marks for the idea & the result reasonably sharp but more than that unusual & so original.

gerry
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
20 Apr 2008 1:09PM
Excellent idea, nicely exposed.
Brian
User_Removed 13 16 England
20 Apr 2008 1:21PM
Brilliant capture and excellent image. You may need to remove the mirror if he starts attacking it. They can make their beaks bleed while bashing at the hard glass if they think it's a rival male.
Andrew
plugin 15 1 Canada
20 Apr 2008 1:24PM
Awesome capture..
Jim
Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
20 Apr 2008 1:29PM
Wonderful shot Dougie; a beauty!
Rende
chuckspics 13 14 United States
20 Apr 2008 1:31PM
great imagination and shot, Chuck
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
20 Apr 2008 2:18PM
What a fabulous idea, I really thought there were two birds until I read the info. Excellent.
Geoff.
proz 15 205 United States
20 Apr 2008 2:18PM
sweet shot Dougie
20 Apr 2008 2:18PM
Fantastic.
GregorP 15 4 Slovenia
20 Apr 2008 2:24PM
Wow! Stunning shot !!! Just love it!
Nice photos in your portfolio... Smile

Gregor
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
20 Apr 2008 2:44PM
love this shot
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
20 Apr 2008 2:54PM
Superb work, great shot.
Bob
SuPlied 13 5 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 3:01PM
What a clever idea and great shot - I expect all EPZers will be putting mirror in their gardens now!Wink Deb
betts 11 1 England
20 Apr 2008 3:18PM
Lovley pic cant wait see others.
betts
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
20 Apr 2008 3:33PM
Super shot,super idea.
Mick.
lammie 15
20 Apr 2008 3:42PM
Very good idea, it's certainly worked with this shot. Well done.
Don
whiteswan01 11 13 England
20 Apr 2008 3:57PM
brilliant shot well caught
Dawn
Rylands 12 1 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 6:13PM
A truly brilliant shot - everything about it is superb
Ray
fwatts 12
20 Apr 2008 6:41PM
fantastic douglas looks like a reflection in a mirrow
goso 13 2 1 Australia
20 Apr 2008 6:41PM
Fantastic capture..............Bill
SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
20 Apr 2008 7:05PM
Cracking work!
MRSbiscuit60 11 224 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 7:09PM
you must have a lot of patience
MandsH 13 England
20 Apr 2008 7:22PM
This is brilliant
mandy
fenia 11 Greece
20 Apr 2008 7:53PM
I like the concept very much! The bird is a little cutie Grin
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
20 Apr 2008 7:57PM
Fantastic shot.
Andy
glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
20 Apr 2008 7:58PM
Stunning work, congratulations.

Robert
20 Apr 2008 8:23PM
very good idea and capture
wamp 13 276 8 England
20 Apr 2008 8:25PM
Awesome capture and a great idea

Sean
peterboyce 11 1 England
20 Apr 2008 8:58PM
absolutley brilliant shot.
peter
phil_j 13 134 4 England
20 Apr 2008 9:13PM
Excellent, just superb.

Phil
Valerie1 12 68 Northern Ireland
20 Apr 2008 9:17PM
A superb capture showing the beautiful detail of this bird.
Valerie
Pegon 14 78 1 England
20 Apr 2008 9:42PM
A cracking shot. Well caught.
Pete.
derekv 12 3 England
20 Apr 2008 10:33PM
Wonderful shot, Dougie.
Derek
digiray63 12 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 10:56PM
Brilliant capture, looks super.
Ray
JimV 13 6 3 Canada
21 Apr 2008 3:22AM
Can't put it any better than Moira did at the top Dougie, looking forward to the sequel!
Rgds., Jim
anpix 11 88 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 6:45AM
Lovely photo, great idea
susanbarton 11 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 7:18AM
An unusual shot and original idea, well captured

Susan
imagio 13 12 1 England
21 Apr 2008 7:24AM
A great idea brought a great result, excellent work Dougie

Bernie
wyatturp 14 2 England
21 Apr 2008 8:23AM
Super picture so good to look at

DougSmile
bekx 12 2 England
21 Apr 2008 9:20AM
Wow! What a fantastic shot!!
Brilliant!

xx
Richsr 12 91 223 England
21 Apr 2008 9:25AM
Great capture - Regards Richard.
nickyv32 12 135 England
21 Apr 2008 9:29AM
Great capture, what a vain little creature.

Nicky
JONTHELENS 12 34 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 10:35AM
Very well taken and well planned. love it.

jon
baxster 12 England
21 Apr 2008 11:05AM
super capture dougie,lovely.
ian
japa 13 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 11:19AM
excellent shot dougie
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
21 Apr 2008 11:51AM
He'll probably drive himself crazy thinking it's a rival male. Makes for a fantastic shot.
21 Apr 2008 12:27PM
Amazing work well done.
Will
graceland 15 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 3:00PM
Well done 100
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 4:10PM
I saw this yesterday, you must be so patient. I've just spent about 15 minutes stalking a bird table for no reward.
riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
21 Apr 2008 4:21PM
that's excellent... the mirror at the bottom of my garden gets the occasional glance from the robin but is largely ignored!
old timer 15 55 1 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 5:15PM
This is fantastically caught, Dougie!
Jim
User_Removed 12 78 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 5:20PM
Brilliant work
danbrann 15 640 17
21 Apr 2008 5:46PM
Brilliant Douglas.
Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 5:48PM
Wow what a lovely shot - hope it doesn't develep into a territorial war. Ina
VNelson 15 3 United States
21 Apr 2008 6:06PM
The most beautifully inventive bird shot I've seen in ages. Perfect camera control.
Moj_o 12 10 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 8:38PM
Wow!!! Smile

Betty
piccy 13 8 Wales
21 Apr 2008 8:44PM
Wow, great shot. Can't wait to see more.
Freda
KKmoments 13 12 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 10:33PM
Great idea resulting in something completely different.... well done
Karen
21 Apr 2008 10:58PM
What a great shot...
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
22 Apr 2008 8:55AM
Clever Dougie.
Dennis
22 Apr 2008 9:27AM
WOW! V nice Smile
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 9:34AM
Excellent! It is often only about having a great idea!
Johanna
stuvine 14 63 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 11:10AM
Very original, excellent!
STU
mark1309 13 13 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 1:29PM
Excellent capture and what an idea to put the mirror out in the garden - amazing image,
Mark.
22 Apr 2008 2:49PM
What a fantastic idea and what an amazing image you've produced. Superb. helen x
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
22 Apr 2008 8:00PM
Incredible good

Peter
franfoto 12 2 32 England
22 Apr 2008 9:27PM
A well thought through and captured shot.
Excellent idea.
Fran
22 Apr 2008 10:12PM
Vain little bird!! Brilliant!!
Mia
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
22 Apr 2008 10:44PM
how very clever, Sue
Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
23 Apr 2008 9:24PM
Very clever indeed. A real cracker.
Paul
24 Apr 2008 2:48AM
Spectacular shot.
Mac
fotodayz 11 179 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 12:37PM
these work really well - great idea!
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Apr 2008 10:23PM
fabulous idea, makes for a superb shot

Dianna
turls 11 England
25 Apr 2008 6:19AM
Hi George this an amazing shot,totaly brilliant ,cheers nick
Dotrob 14 Wales
25 Apr 2008 8:56AM
Super capture.
Dot
steviehutch 12 18 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 8:16PM
superb detail
Milla 11 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 10:03AM
This is really great, good idea and awesome results. Well timed and caught.
Gernot 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 7:36PM
Brilliant idea and stunning result.
Congratulations.
hebdens 14 5
29 Apr 2008 11:03PM
I wonder what hes thinking! Great action shot, and lots of patience I would think.
Tracy
dickiedriver 13 212 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 11:52AM
fantastic capture nice one

Richard
RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 11:02PM
Astonishing shot, just fantastic.

Tim
18 May 2008 11:10PM
Far from being vain, I think he thinks the reflection is another bird on his patch and he's trying to scare him away. It could be he will become so obsessed with his task, he will not mate this spring or even eat.
2 Jun 2008 5:21PM
wonderful done

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