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The Gate Keeper ! Smile

A little bit of fun to liven up a miserable day !!

Many thanks to PhilSingleton for his UA and Pete for the HC on the previous image & all else for your votes, comments and clicks which are always greatly appreciated.

My commitment to EPZ of late has been a little lacking, mainly due to work and partly due to other outside influences...In short I've lost my mojo and struggling to regain the buzz Sad As fellow togger's i'm sure you have all experienced similar in the past !! If not, you will....It comes to us all at some point, so i'm reliably informed..........!!

I shall bore you no longer, just wish you all well and try to spend a little more time catching up Smile

All the best
Dean

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Gate Keeper !
Username:WindowonWildlife WindowonWildlife
Uploaded:4 Apr 2013 - 6:39 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Dean Mason, Dorset, Gate, Great tit, Keys, Wildlife / nature, WindowOnWildlife
Votes:70
Voters:Derek_Fearn · Hermanus · pudd64 · barbarahirst · CarolG · Philip_H · Bzox · DicksPics · pdunstan_Greymoon · Paintman · Maiwand · NaturesHaven · pdsdigital · MossyOak · zapar40 · Mrsbass · jennialexander · Louise_Morris · Glostopcat · boov · bricurtis · Brian65 · Trev_B · Jenny-D · nealie · Ade_Osman · anniepickering · Holmewood · Greyheron · PhilSingleton · MalcolmM · dave1967 · johnjo58 · Andrea16 · callaby · SUE118 · andykay1967 · phil_j · G3 · Hoffy · annettep38 · simons · MandyD · mattberry · Alan_Baseley · johnlw · M_squared · Daisymaye · Alda · nobby1 · teocali · Sezz · SlowSong · Fefe · Niknut · andylea · Jamie_MacArthur · Sue_R · soulofharmony · Big_Beavis · OAKEY · BIGRY1 · tomcat · ianrobinson · Quoise · pollisher · KBan · ali63 · geoffrey baker · DonMc ·
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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
4 Apr 2013 - 6:43 PM

This is so special ! An excellent capture !!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 6:46 PM

Thanks for your write up.....
I thought it was just me....or the weather....or the hospital appointments....or...I could go on but I would bore you..
Hey.....just love this image.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 6:47 PM

Simply wonderful, Dean. Sorry to hear your mojo has left you temporarily, I'm sure it will soon return with a vengeance Grin Carol

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pdunstan_Greymoon Plus Member 3pdunstan_Greymoon vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 6:56 PM

Love it, excellent photo.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:09 PM

The mojo will return...............it may take time but a little spark will blast you back into life.........it could be this long awful winter we have had/having...............we all need warmth and sunshine to help bring us out of the doldrums..............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:27 PM

Yep been in this same situation for about a year Dean
Cracking different perch, love the originality
Richard

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 52434 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
4 Apr 2013 - 7:51 PM


Quote:
Cracking different perch, love the originality
Richard

Says it all really!

Lou

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:53 PM

A terrific image Dean, these keys make a most unusual perch and it is definitely a better prop than a groundsheet from Next!Wink

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:57 PM

The keys to success Dean - super image.Wink
Brian.

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 8:02 PM

The key to a great shot is apparently three keys....

I think we have all been there Dean... the Mojo is a fickle beast and this weather does not help it... keep your chin up it will pass, well thats what I tell myselfWink

Trev

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 8:04 PM

Look here mate, we need to get out soon, Brian has spoken!!!!!!
Compo

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 8:08 PM

I second that and you don't mess with the Compo Wink

Trev

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Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 8:09 PM

Wow Dean thats wonderful, an unusual perch but makes a fab image, just love it Smile
Hope you find your mojo very soon Wink

Jenny Smile

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Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 8:20 PM

Had a feeling this was yours by looking at the thumbnail and I wasn't disappointed Wink Well up to your usual high standards Dean.

Ade

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 8:46 PM

You will get it back!

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton Plus Member 3PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 8:49 PM

Another superb image Dean. Here's hoping you get your mojo back soon. Sometimes its about setting new challenges or finding different subjects. Keep smiling, Springs coming !!! SmileSmileSmile

Phil

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johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 8:56 PM

Beautiful photography Dean
David

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:07 PM

Dean I just love this and what a super capture and excellent title.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:48 PM

lovely perch and I thought of some brown flutterby Smile
your usual excellent detail and composition.
Know what you feel like, when you rush through a rainy early morning to work, come back it is still raining the weekend is as grey.. very frustrating.

That is how I came up with the idea of action shots.. thought that would be nice for a change Smile

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 11:05 PM

Pleasing composition. That key looks worryingly insecure!Grin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 11:55 PM

Loving that perch. The bird is pretty awesome too.......Sandy

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 7:11 AM

Cracking Gt Tit capture and brilliantly original perch, Dean. Know exactly how you feel - been there several times but somehow one manages to claw oneself back again Wink. I am sure the negative feelings will pass.
Sylvia

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 1:06 PM

This is brilliant Dean, I love it! Aw your mojo will come back soon I'm sure of it, trying to be positive cos I've kinda lost mine too!

Sarah *

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5 Apr 2013 - 2:15 PM

Love it!
Diane

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Jamie_MacArthur

Superb shot and idea Dean, yes I'm having a bit of that too. Hoping to get back into it very shortly ! hang in there your talent shoudn't be hidden!

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5 Apr 2013 - 7:21 PM

Made me smile so thanks for that Smile

Sue Smile

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OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2013 - 8:49 AM

Great originality Dean, well timed, fab detail in this quality Great tit mate.
Shaun

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ianrobinson
7 Apr 2013 - 8:06 AM

Great shot love the idea well done.
I know what you mean about loosing your mojo, it happened to me for a couple of months before xmas and i struggled to get back into it. But it does come back.

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ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 9:08 PM

Great shot I like the perch, I think we all go thru this at some point,to be honest getting out with the camera is one way that has helped me deal with a few problems of late SadSad chin up,

Ali

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DonMc Plus Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

Cracking composition perfectly produced, amazingWink
Don

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