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Male Stonechat

By leeg  
Shot this image today after visiting somewhere I generally don't have much luck with... Aylesbeare Common in Devon. Was really after Dartford Warblers, but after a baron couple of hours was glad that this male Stonechat was fairly obliging. Weather was pretty dull and when the sun did make an appearance, it was pretty high up at around lunchtime.

This hasn't compressed as well as I'd hoped. Usual sharpening and levels applied in PS and C1. Cropped to about 70% of full frame.

Grateful of any comments made.


1d2, 500/4 + 2x, ISO 200, 1/125th, F8, RAW

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: dden, cdm36, ericfaragh and 19 more

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dden 16 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2006 1:54PM
very good shot good focus and dof
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2006 1:55PM
Lovely clarity, excellent detail, well caught.
28 May 2006 2:09PM
lovely shot,great dof
28 May 2006 2:24PM
very well caught and very sharp love the colours of the bird :0)
Gecko 16 25 Australia
28 May 2006 7:36PM
Nice detail on this cute little fella. Pam
nikonf4s 16 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2006 9:08PM
Great shot of a bird that I'm finding very hard to get!

JohnoP 16 2
28 May 2006 10:00PM
Nice shot - John
albi 17 68 1 England
28 May 2006 10:53PM
Not managed a shot of one of these yet, saw my first ones last autumn whilst out photographing SE-Owls.
On the list of must get..... Smile

Like the comp, and the perch is spot on.
Nice work as always.
pcjackso Junior Member 16 7
29 May 2006 1:22PM
Nice shot.lovely bird
John_Lee 16 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2006 2:34PM
Nice detail and colours. Light area in BG a little distracting, but that's seriously picky!
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2006 10:42PM
You have a real talent for bird photography and it shows not only here but throughout your pf.

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