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Greedy Willow Warbler

This shot was taken last weekend and im very pleased with it, only managed to get the one shot off but with the meal in the beak was an added bonus, thanks for looking and comments most welcome. This particular one is in its summer plumage.
Bigger version is better.....

Phylloscopus trochilus

Willow warblers are small birds with grey-green backs and pale under parts. They have a yellow tinged chest and throat and pale supercillium (the stripe above the eye). They are separated from the very similar chiffchaff by their song. Their population, especially in southern Britain, has undergone a moderate decline over the past 25 years making them an Amber List species.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Maddie, Shaun_W, ReidFJR and 15 more

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Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 3:23AM
lovely capture

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Shaun_W 13 102
30 Jun 2005 3:31AM
Good shot.

Helps when they appear to be 'doing' something, rather than just sitting on a branch!

Brummage 13 51
30 Jun 2005 3:46AM
A good capture. The only thing I am uncomforatble with is the frame being different widths at the top and bottom. I realise that this probably how you wanted it to look, but for me it doesn't work.
30 Jun 2005 4:15AM
I take that on board brummage, but really its the capture thats important to me, afterall we need a image to put a border round ;o) thanks for the comments

ReidFJR 13 310 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 4:18AM
great detail and good commentary - regards frank
markharrop 14 191 England
30 Jun 2005 4:31AM
Great one Luke, really like the whole colour/toning of the shot. Great detail in the larger shot.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
30 Jun 2005 4:32AM
Great pose and details.

digicammad 15 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 5:09AM
Well timed shot. From the large version it looks just a touch soft, as if you were at the extreme range of your lens. I recognise it because so many of mine turn out like that (actually worse).

Might be worth a pass with something like FocusFixer or NeatImage because otherwise it's a cracking shot.

terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 5:47AM
superb shot...well done
acbeat 13 14 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 6:30AM
well captured with the food .andy b
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
30 Jun 2005 7:03AM
Fantastic shot Luke, well captured.

firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
30 Jun 2005 7:26AM
brilliant shot, fantastic detail, colours and composition
sandyb 14 34 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2005 8:12AM
well done a great captured good detail and a good composition sandyb
30 Jun 2005 8:43AM
yet another great wildlife shot very well done, also i like the frame really makes the picture look finished very well done.

paul j.*click*.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
30 Jun 2005 10:22AM
Well done and that is one impressive sized bug he caught! Excellent shot my friend! Spot on! Click!!!

PaulG 13 63 New Zealand
30 Jun 2005 11:40AM
A fine shot Luke, well done indeed. You've certainly got this photo taking lark down to a fine art.

Paul *click*
TonyA 13 11 Spain
30 Jun 2005 1:44PM
Great capture, superb color and detail and DOF. I love the natural surroundings.

lizziew 13 5
1 Jul 2005 10:53AM
lovely shot great detail well done..liz
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
2 Jul 2005 2:58PM
Hi Luke,Stunning capture,great detail,exposure,colour/tones,lighting and feathering.Love the meal in its beak and the natural surroundings.Awesome composition.Take care.AnnSmile

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