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By Magpiemick  
HOOPOE....Upupa epops.

Taken yesterday in Hertsfordshire at Bishop's Stortford....By Grange Paddocks Swimming Pool on the football pitches...
Pleased to see these stunning looking birds again, this one showed well for the four hours i was there. It came not to close about 8/10m away at times so i was a bit disappointed when viewed on computer and not one was sharp....but this was the best on the day...

Anyone else having focus issues with 30d was talk of it going to have to test it some how !!

Well enjoy the birds this one brighten up a cloudy Saturday...

Tags: Wildlife Birds General Hertfordshire Hoopoe Upupa epops Wildlife and nature

Voters: KarenFB, StephenBrighton, daffydill56 and 11 more

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KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
13 May 2007 7:08AM
I'd be thrilled to just see one, let alone photograph it! You've captured it really well!
13 May 2007 7:32AM
sometimes the image wins over technical considerations (well always actually) Smile

great capture

daffydill56 19 190 United Kingdom
13 May 2007 8:19AM
Great work Mick! A really nice find, well done.

albi 18 68 1 England
13 May 2007 9:08AM
I'm sure there's nothing wrong with your camera Mick, even my set up suffers at the long end of things and good light plays a major part in the sharpness of an image..

Well spotted and photographed, love the variation in bird species that you have in your portfolio, something my portfolio badly lacks.

Nice work.
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
13 May 2007 10:01AM
It also brightens a wet and miserable Sunday too Mick. I know you are something of a perfectionist but I dont think you should beat yourself up re the focus on this. Super bird and looks fine to me.
peter_oak 17 1 England
13 May 2007 11:06AM
So you got there in the end,great shot very nice bird to well seen.

lammie 18
13 May 2007 8:57PM
Nice one Mick, I would like to see one of these. I have the same camera as you with the 100-400 canon lens. I don't have a problem with focus using the lens by itself but I do when I attach the 1.4 extender and have to use MF as it loses the AF maybe this could be the cause of your problem.
SueWB 16 England
15 May 2007 10:08PM
Well spotted and well captured!
15 May 2007 10:17PM
Great shot. I have chased these birds in vain to get a decent photo of them.

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