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By FeatherFriend
Took this shot at Berry head, Brixham, Devon. An extremely windy day, and couldn't believe this shot had come out so well as the wind was making it difficult to focus on anything. I am not sure what it is and am relying on some kind person to identify it so that I may give it a title later.
Many thanks to you all for your votes and comments on my Robin, most appreciated.

f/5.6 1/800sec ISO250 FL560mm H/Held.

EDIT: Many thanks for the help in identifying this bird for me, don't know what I'd do without you.

Tags: Wildlife Birds Coastal Whitethroat Wildlife and nature

Voters: Tom_H, User_Removed, Birdyian and 90 more

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Tom_H 14 48 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 12:40PM
Looks like a Whitethroat to me.

Well caught.

Looks like I'd better make the walk up the hill to Berry Head again!

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User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 12:40PM
Well captured Geoff

1 Jun 2008 12:42PM
Agree Whitethroat - cracking shot for hand held

MickyMc 11 8 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 12:45PM
Absolutely superb capture
Cormy 11 3 England
1 Jun 2008 12:51PM
Excellent image Geoff.
1 Jun 2008 12:54PM
Spot on capture

digitall 12 238 6 Wales
1 Jun 2008 12:55PM
Great shot and detail.
Well done.

GMKhamish 11 1 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 1:02PM
superb result especially with 1.4 converter on a windy day.
jdh2 13 1 1 United States
1 Jun 2008 1:08PM
great pose. Well done.
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
1 Jun 2008 1:15PM
Great shot Geoff.
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 1:40PM
A fantastic image Geoff
proz 15 205 United States
1 Jun 2008 1:48PM
brillaint shot Geoff.
janty66 12 3 England
1 Jun 2008 2:12PM
cracking shot..
audi_db 12 8 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 2:19PM
Excellent picture, sounds like the conditions were not the best for you but you have nailed it, well done.
fatmod 13 22 England
1 Jun 2008 2:22PM
superb well spotted and captured
Cracking catch for you and the Whitethroat's made a catch too
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 2:37PM
your bird shots Geoff are truly great I cant keep up with you now - no chance for me
franfoto 11 2 32 England
1 Jun 2008 3:34PM
This is a first for you then Geoff, nice one to add to your PF. I agree with pluckyfilly - no chance for me either but I ain't gonna give up tryin'.

Fran x
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
1 Jun 2008 3:41PM
Soooo beautiful-- the entire image, technically perfect, but the composition and subject go way beyond--

Think I better got my long lens working on some birds, doubt I can match this one

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
1 Jun 2008 3:41PM
Superb shot Geoff.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
1 Jun 2008 3:42PM
Ha, I considered waiting to see if I could make the RC--was two votes back-- --very pokey with my comment-- but someone helped me!

FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
1 Jun 2008 3:55PM
Thanks for that Jenn, and also for the wonderfull support shown by you all. I am also quite excited to know that this is a new species (had no idea what it was) to add to my P/F. Must keep trying to add to the collection and also get a better bird book with decent illustrations.
LuzDeNoche 11 2 France
1 Jun 2008 4:12PM
Super capture, Geoff. Not only is it one of the less common species, but it is also remarkably sharp, which is quite a feat in the conditions you describe.
Smile Lucy
TonyFrith 12 3 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 4:27PM
Super shot & to say it was had held your hand must be rock steady
gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 4:35PM
Your usual 1st class quality Geoff
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
1 Jun 2008 4:47PM
Excellent shot, full of great detail and color.
bunbeam 13 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 5:06PM
superb, amazing details and sunshine, well captured
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 5:20PM
Superb, love the colours. Green with envy.
baxster 11 England
1 Jun 2008 5:40PM
cracking whitethroat geoff.lovely pose and perch,well caught.
whiteswan01 11 13 England
1 Jun 2008 6:21PM
very nice with bug in mouth to well captured Dawn
SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
1 Jun 2008 7:42PM
Superb image Geoff... well done

GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:03PM
Stunning shot. Incredible detail too.
Marilyn x
goso 13 2 1 Australia
1 Jun 2008 8:19PM
Wonderful capture - large is even better.......Bill
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 8:50PM
Superb capture Geoff...............

1 Jun 2008 9:28PM
Super capture. Sylvia
abtuie 15 7
1 Jun 2008 9:43PM
Lovely shot, Geoff - great work as always.

RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 9:49PM
Just brilliant again.

gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
1 Jun 2008 9:56PM
Every time I see an image of yours I think it can't be bettered, you have prooved me wrong again. - gary
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2085 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 10:59PM
This is wonderful, the composition is top class, and it's nice to see a different bird......excellent.
digiray63 12 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 11:25PM
A really super image, detail, colour and light are superb.
piccy 13 8 Wales
2 Jun 2008 9:05AM
Really great shot.
greatdog 11 21 England
2 Jun 2008 12:59PM
Great shot geoff,nice background and very sharp image,like the frame as well,Dane.
janet 17 27 England
2 Jun 2008 1:11PM
Wow! Superb image! Well captured.

2 Jun 2008 4:01PM
awesome shot
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 4:26PM
Great shot Geoff; I love the pose and the expression to go with the moustache
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 5:51PM
A superb shot,wonderful detail.

dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:43PM
what a shot, amazing clarity
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
2 Jun 2008 9:56PM
This is a super shot Geoff, and you once said you would throw your bird books away, I have a whitethroat but hell nowhere near this quality.
Great capture and love the green bug what a bonus
Brilliant detail
Pegon 14 78 1 England
2 Jun 2008 10:13PM
A belter Geoff. Pin-sharp detail and lovely colour and light.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
2 Jun 2008 11:59PM
Thanks for your comment Richard, I don't remember the bit about throwing the bird book away, but my memories not that good anyway. If you can recommend a book it would help me decide on the right one.
Many thanks to you all, I am quite surprised at the amount of votes this has received.
3 Jun 2008 7:54AM
Some super shot Geoff, spot on for detail, well done.

ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 8:00AM
a lovely capture, great that you got it with the grub in it's beak,
Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 7:52PM
Top shot Geoff, the detail in the conditions is amazing - well done. Another species that is quite elusive Ina
rmr 12 1 Wales
3 Jun 2008 8:35PM
another wonderful capture geoff
Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
3 Jun 2008 9:31PM
Great pose and timing to catch it. Well composed.
p.s. Have changed user name....was robin1.
harrattp 12 11 4 England
4 Jun 2008 9:43PM
Absolutely superb as is your PF. Cracking shots.
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 2:10PM
Fabulous detail and viewed large it is really superb Geoff.
SueTurner 14 81 3 England
5 Jun 2008 10:31PM
another stunner
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
6 Jun 2008 4:38PM
Great detail
DerekL 14 207 24 England
29 Jun 2008 6:49PM
Superb image.
Well taken.
BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2008 11:39PM
that is a wonderful image.the presentation if fantastic.

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