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It was -12C when I arrived at The Coppice this morning.

Unfortunately, the light became to harsh, but before it did, I managed to nail my first Dunnock Prunella modularis, from thereSmile
Only just managed to fit him in the frame, though had he been another foot to the left, the background would have been a lot smoother.
At least I have managed to get them up on to the low level perch.
White cloud forecast for tomorrow, so hopefully things will be a lot betterTongue

Tripod & cable release used

Tags: Wildlife Birds Dunnock Wildlife and nature Northants The coppice Accentors

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ringyneck Plus
10 315 18 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 3:01PM
Yes a bit cold today.......great snowy hedge sparrow.


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Lovely detailed capture of the Dunnock Adrian. He has a nice catchlight in his eye.

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2012 3:28PM
Blimey, Adrian, -12C, and that stupid dunnock is standing knee deep in snow, must be as daft as you Wink Bet you're pleased with this one, though.
Sunny here, supposed to be around 13C, but that must've been standing in front of a bonfire, certainly not walking around the meadows Sad Carol
suejoh Plus
13 246 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 3:45PM
Absolutely beautiful shot. Incredible detail. Thank you.
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 3:46PM
Just perfect Adrian Smile

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
11 Feb 2012 3:47PM
It's a wonder you managed to handle the camera at that temperature: I was out in fog the other day and even then I found the controls so awkward to manage, never mind at -12. But despite that you still managed a very fine shot of a bird I have seldom seen on site and never in real life.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
11 Feb 2012 3:49PM
Think you just got away with the light here mate! Dunnocks are all to often over looked, but I personally think they're fabulous creatures and you've certainly done this one justice.....Great work!

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 4:25PM
fabulous shot with great detail
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
11 Feb 2012 4:54PM
I thought -10 was bad here, so I stayed in. Well done for braving it and you got a fine reward. Brilliant detail and light. Ann
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Feb 2012 5:10PM
Beautiful detailed capture Adrian.


MossyOak 5 22 15 England
11 Feb 2012 5:22PM
My favourite songster Adrian. Splendid capture and detail, plus that bonus with the food and off the ground. Like you, I agree just a little more space but I would say you nailed this one especially looking at that fine eye
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 5:22PM
Superb shot, Adrian.
11 Feb 2012 5:35PM
Always difficult to get detail so good as this in a Dunnock Adrian, Yep, a little tight in the frame as you say but still a cracker,
Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 6:14PM
Now thats sharp. I can count the feathers !!
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
11 Feb 2012 6:31PM
Superb shot Adrian. Cant remember the last time I saw let alone get close to get a fine shot like this. IMO the BG is fine and so much better than so many we see with completely bland BG'sthat almost look as if they were studio shots. !!Grin
john_starkey 7 1 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 7:03PM
A very good first Dunnock for you from the coppice,i have alway's liked the reddish eye on these,if caught with good light in the eye it's a lovely colour,i was meeting Nigel Kiteley & Ben up the chase but i chickened out,too bloody cold for me,i'd had enough working out in it all week Sad.

nice shot,

Regard's John.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
11 Feb 2012 7:12PM
Rather a nice bg and setting here. Beautifully detailed image.

Glyn1 8 4 1 England
11 Feb 2012 9:07PM
Excellent Dunnock Ade, a cracking first.

11 Feb 2012 9:24PM
It might be a bit tight but still lovely nice to get these out in the open like this, and a great snowy perch to go with it.
11 Feb 2012 10:42PM
This is fantastic Adrian, I love the detail you've got, especially the eye. helen x
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
12 Feb 2012 4:59AM
A beautiful shot............Sandy
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 8:35AM
Super shotGrin Carole
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 8:55AM
Beautifully detailed, and one of my favourite birds
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 10:59AM
Cracking detail
12 Feb 2012 11:12AM
Glad to make it 50 Adrian, a beauty!

evelen 12 5 England
12 Feb 2012 6:06PM
beautiful capture .great selection of bird shots on your port folio.
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 8:34PM
Another Stunning capture Adrian, the colours are fab and so is the detail, well done.

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