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Dartford Warbler

By Maiwand
The Dartford Warbler (syvlia unata)
I was very pleased to get a shot of this little beastie. A really rather uncommon bird ( on the protected list) and I cant in all honesty say that I have seen one before. A real challenge to operating the shutter button as it seldom stays still for more than a second or two before diving for cover. I think that 'bullseye' target of an eye is unmistakable and makes an ideal focus point. I hope I have managed to get it right this time. I was fortunate to catch him in some natural habitat.
Hope you can find a moment to look large.

I am absolutely overwhelmed by the very generous response to the Tree Pipit. I thought it was lovely and it appears a lot of others thought so as well. Thank you all.


Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: jayhyk, Bob_V, Chant57 and 124 more

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jayhyk 8 England
26 May 2008 7:14PM
great image liking this alot

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Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
26 May 2008 7:15PM
What a superb capture.
26 May 2008 7:18PM
This is brilliant Ron.
Probably the closest I'll ever get to one of these lol
Well captured.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
26 May 2008 7:19PM
It sure has a striking eye, great captured in this habitat

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
26 May 2008 7:19PM
Superb image Ron,a real gem for your P/F.
26 May 2008 7:20PM
Excellent - I've never seen one before either - but that makes two today on EPZ.
Well done Ron, you can tick the box in your i-spy book of British birds
Wink Lucy
Cracking image and the eye is in perfect focus. Saw my first one on Saturday at Dunnich, but only managed a few so so images.
buxton 8 England
26 May 2008 7:24PM
Ecellent capture. Well done.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 7:25PM
Excellent shot and detail. beauty!
Marilyn x
Alec1 8 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 7:27PM
Absolutly a wonderfull shot. Alec
KBan 11 494 4 England
26 May 2008 7:30PM
a cracker Ron
26 May 2008 7:34PM
wonderful capture of dartford ron,not an easy bird to get a clear shot of,well done mate.
janty66 9 3 England
26 May 2008 7:35PM
awesome capture, I have never seen one of these wonderful little birds, well caught.. Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 7:39PM
Congratulations on getting the Dartford Warbler, and what a stunning image, it really has to be viewed large to fully appreciate it.
26 May 2008 7:43PM
Superb shot. Personally, I would trim a bit off the top to give a stronger composition
Magpiemick 10 5 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 7:44PM
Nice image .............
NeilM 10 England
26 May 2008 7:46PM
a cracking image, nice sharp capture.

Julian 12 76 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 7:50PM
well caught
26 May 2008 7:51PM
Great patience.....................john
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 7:54PM
So tipical Warbler behaviour, but this is lovely - well done Ina
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 7:55PM
top pic Ron beautiful
26 May 2008 7:58PM
What an amazing portfolio, I think it will be some time before I am anywhere near your level of photography. Vanda.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
26 May 2008 8:00PM
You are definitely on 'target' with this Ron - it's a superb capture.
The sharpness of the eye is just amazing.Love this - going in my fav pics.
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 8:03PM
Stunning detail, and just love the colours. Smile
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
26 May 2008 8:06PM
How wonderful Ron...I've not seen one of these before, he is very handsome.
Lovely colour to his feathers which you have captured so well.
He looks fantastic against that background.
Terry L Plus
13 590 5 England
26 May 2008 8:09PM
Excellent capture Ron, focus is spot on - nice work.

User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 8:39PM
Brilliant capture Ron.. all round perfect

OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 8:44PM
Spot on, stunning capture. Shaun
26 May 2008 8:50PM
What a cracking shot,such a crisp well composed image,the Birch tree sets it off perfectly.Well done.David
26 May 2008 8:50PM
superb tones !
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
26 May 2008 8:51PM
excellent Ron.........very well done
26 May 2008 9:03PM
1st class image, well captured with lovely detail.
nickyv32 9 135 England
26 May 2008 9:05PM
Lovely capture, great little bird.

fatmod 10 22 England
26 May 2008 9:11PM
this is stunning im so jealous lol
BRabbitts 11 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 9:13PM
Cracking shot , well done.
Rylands 8 1 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 9:20PM
Simply superb
harrattp 9 11 4 England
26 May 2008 9:51PM
Beautiful Ron, you made me change my mind and put a Meadow Pippet on as the Dartford Warbler I took paled into insignificence when compared to yours.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
26 May 2008 10:51PM
The day of the Dartford Ron.
Stunning capture and can fully back up the bit about they do not stay still. The eye has been caught beautifully. Think its all been said,
I'm now at work and have another to put on at midnight, lets hope its as good as this
26 May 2008 10:55PM
brilliant shot got finger ache rolling down this far superb detail well captured worth every vote Dawn
26 May 2008 10:58PM
What a fantastic shot, absolutely stunning!!!

26 May 2008 11:12PM
Cracking shot Ron, fabulous detail and colour.. I've got my second Dartford to put up soon but me thinks I'll leave it a while as yours and Richard's will put mine to shame Smile

Cabit 9 104 England
26 May 2008 11:29PM
Superb capture, great work.
26 May 2008 11:54PM
terrific shot of him
27 May 2008 12:13AM
Never seen this species before today..and this is the second..

so beautifully composed and well seen and caught !!!
love the quality of the feather..

Nikki !
User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
27 May 2008 1:01AM
Lovely shot; well captured
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
27 May 2008 3:23AM
Absolutely amazing shot.
chrissd 10 304 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 4:57AM
cracking shot, right on the money
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
27 May 2008 8:19AM
Simply superb!!

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
27 May 2008 9:05AM
I am most grateful for your time and thoughts.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
27 May 2008 10:55AM
Top class.
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 12:10PM
good capture and presentation
Philip_P 11 71 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 12:53PM
Nice Capture Ron
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 1:30PM
What a dear little bird..excellent detail and colour.
phil_j 10 134 4 England
27 May 2008 1:45PM
This is a stunning shot Ron, you have captured this so well.

27 May 2008 4:26PM
Fantastic capture. Really wonderful. Superb detail and colour. You say you haven't seen one before? I've seen at least 3 today on here.
peter_oak 11 1 England
27 May 2008 4:53PM
An excellent shot Ron, I think its better than !!!!!!s. great.

dickiedriver 10 212 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 7:05PM
Fantastic shot Ron you should be well chuffed

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
27 May 2008 9:46PM
Thank you Geoff,Stella,Phil,Di,Phil,Andrew,Peter and Richard.
skewey 10 31 England
27 May 2008 9:48PM
Stunning capture Ron.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
27 May 2008 10:08PM
Top image Ron......Bill
piccy 10 8 Wales
27 May 2008 11:22PM
A little beauty. Well taken.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 May 2008 9:25AM
Thank you Paul, Bill and Freda.
28 May 2008 5:25PM
He has a kind of startled look about him Ron, lovely image, Adrian
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 May 2008 6:28PM
Thanks Adrian. He probably saw the size of the lens pointing at him!!!.
28 May 2008 6:32PM
Another great find and capture. Sylvia
imagio 10 12 1 England
28 May 2008 7:42PM
What a great shot, the eye is just great and the detail..

Pegon 11 78 1 England
28 May 2008 9:05PM
A brilliant capture Ron, superb detail and I like the setting.
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
28 May 2008 9:29PM
Fabulous shot. Nice work.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 May 2008 9:56PM
Thanks very much Sylvia,Bernie,Pete annd Andy.
abtuie 12 7
28 May 2008 10:42PM
A beautiful picture of an increasingly rare bird. Good background, sharp detail and perfect positioning in the frame.

Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
29 May 2008 10:17AM
A wonderful shot with great detail. It certainly is deserving of all the votes.
StevenPrice 12 30 2 England
29 May 2008 10:40AM
Cracking detail Ron.

A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 2:05PM
beautiful composition of subject and surround, excellent eye detail
29 May 2008 9:24PM
Hello Ron,
Just to let you know, I found quite a few moments to view this bird large, It's just stunning! In fact your portfolio is superb, It's no wonder you get so many votes..
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
29 May 2008 9:46PM
Thank you Albert,Valerie,Steve,Alan and Gill.
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 10:39PM
Wow! What a beautiful capture Ron,that is a beautiful bird and wonderful colours.

30 May 2008 8:57PM
well taken Ron a lovely shot
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
31 May 2008 7:09PM
Thank you Mo and Dave.
2 Jun 2008 5:23PM
awesome shot
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
2 Jun 2008 6:32PM
Thanks Charlie.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
10 Jun 2008 6:50PM
Ron you have a fantastic selection of bird images . How on earth do you know where to look ? xxx
15 Jun 2008 5:34PM
Well deserved awards for this stunning image of a lovely little bird.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Jun 2008 6:57PM
Simply brilliant Ron, this is one of your very best images IMHO
Ray42 8 3 England
22 Jun 2008 9:17AM
Another terrific shot and I love the framing of the leaves

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