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By tomcat    
I took a gamble this morning, that the fair weather clay shooters, wouldn't turn out for their shoot.Smile
They didn't, which gave me the opportunity to try out the alterations, that I carried out yesterday at The Coppice

The short journey, took me over half an hour, due to the poor road conditions, but so pleased that I did.
I reckon I had one of the best mornings there, for a very long timeTongue

This Coal tit Periparus ater, was one of many keepers.
No quips about Next, pleaseSad - the background is a snow covered woodland riseWink

Big thanks to Mossy, for instilling the idea about low level shooting, in my head - methinks it has paid off mateGrin

Though I didn't nail 'em, now that the perch table, is only about a foot above ground level, the Chaffies & Dunnocks were showing some interestSmile

Tripod & cable release used

Tags: Wildlife Birds Tits Coal tit Wildlife and nature Northants The coppice Fishermans stool

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KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 2:23PM
Cracker Ade

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Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 2:25PM
Outstanding image, i feel a badge coming on
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
5 Feb 2012 2:26PM
Really lovely image............Sandy
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 2:30PM
Superb in every respect Adrian.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 2:57PM
as always from you Adrian a lovely shot with great pose
A cracking image Adrian - super bg & even superer bird!! Bird is very well isolated. Lou
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Feb 2012 3:06PM
A wonderful background, Adrian, and the bird isn't bad, either Wink
Saw the sun today, along with the gales, but rain is forecast for the next 5 days Sad Carol
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
5 Feb 2012 3:36PM
Its taken me years of studying there habits Adrian and so glad it paid off for you. This is superb, not only a quick bird and so hard to capture as they are straight in and out, but the make-up of perch and bird go so well together.

Superb capture
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
5 Feb 2012 3:52PM
Outstanding - your trip and all your hard work have paid off. Ann
5 Feb 2012 3:53PM
Lovely point of view, comp and exposure Adrian.

5 Feb 2012 4:05PM
Great capture Adrian,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Feb 2012 4:07PM
Great POV Adrian and a cracking good capture. Stunning detail.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 4:18PM
That snowy background has given a very complimentary background to this beautifully captured Coal Tit. Carole
5 Feb 2012 4:31PM
good shot fast little devils
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
5 Feb 2012 4:35PM
Glad to make this one 30 Ade, it's a cracker.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Feb 2012 4:36PM
Looks superb on that wintery background Adrian, beautifully done - RC for you!

Sarah *
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 4:37PM
The snow does make for a different b/g to the usual and it does show off the bird so well.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Feb 2012 4:37PM
Well 31 then Wink
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 5:01PM
you were brave, I have not been out today at all, the bg and detail are great
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
5 Feb 2012 5:33PM
A little beauty Adrian, cracking detail,
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
5 Feb 2012 5:38PM
Feather detail and composition is first class Adrian.


teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
5 Feb 2012 5:45PM
A little beauty, Adrian - lovely pose, angle and clarity.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 5:55PM
A most effective capture of this beautiful little bird. The lower angle works really well.

5 Feb 2012 6:24PM
Superb and your efforts have been well rewarded.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
5 Feb 2012 6:42PM
Well that's a different b/g matey Tongue

I bet it was cold taking this one though?.....

MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
5 Feb 2012 7:27PM
T'is indeed outstanding, love the detail and the cool clean background!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:00PM
Perfect shot
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:08PM
Well worth all the road problems, the detail is fab Adrian and you have got the exposure bang on, not easy with all the snow, very well done.
Regads Shaun
mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
5 Feb 2012 8:08PM
Great shot Adrian! Didn't get out at all today Sad Have to keep daydreaming of the sunshine in Greece Wink

That's a belter Adrian!
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
5 Feb 2012 8:28PM
Superb Adrian,
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 8:31PM
What a cracker! top shot Adrian
Top shotGrin

phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 11:24AM
A cracking image indeed....Phil
Another top shot excellent
6 Feb 2012 5:03PM
Quality Adrian Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Feb 2012 6:12PM
A cracking capture Adie, well done old boy. I'm most surprised that you manned up and braved the elements!Wink

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