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Marsh Tit

By phil_j  
The first shot in a small series showcasing the various types of birds, especially Tit's, found in my local Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren.

I have taken this at the permanent feeding station within the Park, using a perch to give the birds something to land on as they wait a chance to feed.

I tried to find an "interesting" looking perch, without going too overboard to distract from the bird itself.

First shot this evening shows a Marsh Tit.

Many thanks for looking.

Phil

Camera tripod mounted
170-500mm lens @500mm
iso200 (light not great but tried to keep iso down as D50 not great for noise reduction at higher iso range)
1/125 sec
Shutter fired by remote control
f7.1


***EDIT....Just noticed a bit of sensor dirt in image, so apologies for that*****

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: jonny_greentree, KarenFB, trent79 and 81 more

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Comments


Superb image with lovely light
Chris

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GazzaG2003 13 288 England
23 Feb 2009 7:53PM
brilliant shot, and the perch was the perfect choice, quality
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
23 Feb 2009 7:53PM
A cracking shot to start the series Phil, you've whetted our appetite for more
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 7:58PM
Another cracking image Phil, can you send me some perches LOL
Steve
23 Feb 2009 7:58PM
excellent, top shot..
Stunning image, great lighting. The branch sets the bird off well. Excellent detail on both.
Steve.
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
23 Feb 2009 8:03PM
Lovely capture Phil - good choice of perch too.
Brian.
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 8:03PM
Great start Phil. Does the old railway line still run through the wood.

Dave
23 Feb 2009 8:05PM
Well detailed capture..
Geoff
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
23 Feb 2009 8:05PM
Hi Dave, the tracks have all been taken up now and most of the bridges that crossed the line have now fallen down.

The walk down through the old route of the line is a very pleasant stroll however.

Thanks all for your comments.

Phil
nice shot
Another brilliant shot with great detail .

Jean x
iancatch Plus
9 4 45 England
23 Feb 2009 8:08PM
Superb detail and clarity
23 Feb 2009 8:14PM
Wow what a beautiful image super lighting colours and composition
Alexa
So sharp and so well detailed.
Great dof and composition.
Scott
23 Feb 2009 8:18PM
Beautifully captured, super light and detail.
David
23 Feb 2009 8:38PM
beautiful image superb colours and detail nice presentation-ray
Super shot, brilliant detail. Paul
23 Feb 2009 8:42PM
Ace shot!
23 Feb 2009 8:43PM
Excellent image
Ian
phil_j Plus
9 133 4 England
23 Feb 2009 8:46PM
Once again many thanks everybody for your comments, and to Carole (Karrol) a very big thank you for your personal award, I appreciate that very much.

Phil
23 Feb 2009 8:50PM
Super shot, Phil
john
23 Feb 2009 9:07PM
Awesome!!!!

Rex
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
23 Feb 2009 9:12PM
A great start -- will be a fine series!
Jennn
What a shot, lovely colours and detail.
Mark
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
23 Feb 2009 10:08PM
Another stunning capture.

Ken
Steve-T 8 52 66 England
23 Feb 2009 10:17PM
Pin sharp
Steve
23 Feb 2009 10:29PM
Stunning capture nice perch and detail
Craig
DerekL 10 155 24 England
23 Feb 2009 11:04PM
Good detail and colours in the image.
Like the lighting, which brings out the colours so well, especially in that fantastic perch.
Maybe a slightly tighter crop, making the bird a little larger in the frame would be an improvement - what do you think?
23 Feb 2009 11:34PM
This is stunning.Not much more i can say.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
24 Feb 2009 5:26AM
A cracking perch, and the bird isn't bad, either! Carol
24 Feb 2009 7:34AM
Superb Phil.... pin sharp, great comp and lovely colours and clean bg... perfect

Jon
cjl47 Plus
8 4 3 England
24 Feb 2009 3:03PM
Stunning shots.
chris
TerryMcK Plus
7 71 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 3:32PM
A quality upload! Perfect in all elements.
Terry
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
24 Feb 2009 4:12PM
Exellent shot Phil.
Ron
24 Feb 2009 7:58PM
Perfect capture Great detail, super perch, lovely b/g too makes it Perfect. Shaun

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