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beautiful photo lovely and sharp well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mike_S 5 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 6:27PM
Stunning image.
27 Dec 2012 6:29PM
If this don't get at least a GEA i'll eat my hat !! SUPERB mate, bloody SUPERB Wink
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
27 Dec 2012 6:30PM
.. a masterpiece !, David
mikejmb 8 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 6:33PM
What a superb shot, fantastic.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
27 Dec 2012 6:35PM
excellent capture, great detail..
27 Dec 2012 6:36PM
Amazing detail
27 Dec 2012 6:40PM
Perfect !!!
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 6:41PM

Quote:If this don't get at least a GEA i'll eat my hat !! SUPERB mate, bloody SUPERB


I am afraid that this comment, has swayed me against my GEA














There again it is ChristmasWink

A first class image David, though I still lean toward the Kestrels


Might have had Dean thinking for a minuteGrin


Adrian
Rev2 Plus
6 284 2 England
27 Dec 2012 6:43PM
Judging by the deformed bill this looks like a captive bird which degrades the photo by about 98%, only in my opinion of course but it would be good to have listed it as such.
27 Dec 2012 6:44PM

Quote:If this don't get at least a GEA i'll eat my hat !! SUPERB mate, bloody SUPERB

I am afraid that this comment, has swayed me against my GEA














There again it is ChristmasWink

A first class image David, though I still lean toward the Kestrels


Might have had Dean thinking for a minuteGrin


Adrian



Ha Ha .... Dean don't think Tongue You should know that by now Wink
Well done David.........Richly deserved mate Wink
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 6:49PM
Superb detail,
Ali
27 Dec 2012 6:49PM

Quote:Judging by the deformed bill this looks like a captive bird which degrades the photo by about 98%, only in my opinion of course but it would be good to have listed it as such.


Read the intro, that might have given you the information you required !! " Today a Merlin from my Welshpool workshop " I've done it for you Smile save too much exercise !! 98% reduction for a captive bird ?? I don't think so..........Find one in the wild, like searching for rocking horse S**T !!
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
27 Dec 2012 6:51PM
Excellent colors
Rev2 Plus
6 284 2 England
27 Dec 2012 6:51PM
I read the intro thanks Dean, I also read the tags. Bit of nepotism going on here. Happy New Year.
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 6:54PM
Beautiful shot !!!!
JuBarney 5 20 3 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 6:55PM
Super shot
Ju
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
27 Dec 2012 7:02PM
Superb shot of this beautiful bird and an attractive setting.
Ronnie.
mikepearce 7 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 7:02PM
Superb capture with stunning detail
27 Dec 2012 7:07PM

Quote:I read the intro thanks Dean, I also read the tags. Bit of nepotism going on here. Happy New Year.


Damn we've been rumbled lad's !! David & Adrian are my long lost brothers SmileTongueWink Lol
buxton 8 England
27 Dec 2012 7:17PM
Stunning image, congrats on your awards well deserved. Grin
Martin..
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 7:42PM
I not only knew where it had been taken, but I have been there on about three/four ocassions, but not recently - always with CherylWink
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
27 Dec 2012 7:59PM
I don't really care where the shot was taken. I only know that it's a superb capture with quality focus and exposure.
Wish it was mine David,very envious.!!!GrinGrinGrin
Ron
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:04PM
Great composition and shot brilliantly.
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:04PM
Wow overwhelmed by the response (and mildly amused my the banter).

Of course thanks to Adrian for the GEA, Dean and Martin for their UA.

All really appreciated, Happy New Year

David
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 8:13PM
Superb shot, David.
Tony
Rev2 Plus
6 284 2 England
27 Dec 2012 8:47PM

Quote:Wow overwhelmed by the response (and mildly amused my the banter).




Me too. I have an award waiting for the next photo of a Budgerigar (or Canary) taken in natural surroundings. Pink or white feathers preferred and must have an obvious deformity (feet hidden to disguise the canker), missing feathers excepted. All cage bars must be photoshopped out and no mention of captivity in the tags please.

p.s. the last time I was in Machynlleth I stopped in a layby and lo and behold, above me was a rarer that you know what looking down at me. If only I had my camera, I could have secured at least 3 votes for a real life specimen!
27 Dec 2012 8:51PM

Quote:Wow overwhelmed by the response (and mildly amused my the banter).



Me too. I have an award waiting for the next photo of a Budgerigar (or Canary) taken in natural surroundings. Pink or white feathers preferred and must have an obvious deformity (feet hidden to disguise the canker), missing feathers excepted. All cage bars must be photoshopped out and no mention of captivity in the tags please.

p.s. the last time I was in Machynlleth I stopped in a layby and lo and behold, above me was a rarer that you know what looking down at me. If only I had my camera, I could have secured at least 3 votes for a real life specimen!



Lucky Bugger TongueWink Happy New Year Smile
27 Dec 2012 8:54PM
I love EPZ SmileTongueWink Some people are so Special Tongue
27 Dec 2012 9:16PM
Brillant capture, stunning detail.
Vanda
michaelo Plus
9 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 10:39PM
A first class image!!!!!
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
27 Dec 2012 11:11PM
Superbly detailed and composed, David. Love the soft plumage textures and natural colours, with the bird so well isolated by the clean bg tones.
Sylvia
27 Dec 2012 11:49PM
Super beautiful image.......Sandy
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
28 Dec 2012 12:00AM
A superb natural image, David.
Colin
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Dec 2012 12:01AM
First Class image of this beautiful and small bird of prey. Great detail and clarity.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 9:39AM
Just PERFECT David, wish i had seen it yesterday it would have had my UA.
Brian
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
28 Dec 2012 10:32AM
Absolutely beautiful.
x
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
28 Dec 2012 8:03PM
Congrats David - looks good to me.Smile
Brian.
28 Dec 2012 9:20PM
beautiful bird and a lovely shot
2 Jan 2013 10:18PM
Stunning.

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