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Cape White Eye

By ShedMan  
These are notoriously difficult birds to photograph because they're so small, 10-13cm from tip of bill to tip of tail, and they never sit still for long, always flitting around from branch to branch looking for small insects.

A couple of days ago the pair that come to our garden decided to sit on the rosebush directly outside our bedroom window, less than 2m away from me and I managed to get a couple of good close-ups before they were chased away by a Black Eyed Bulbul.

This looks better at full size (I have it on my desktop now) but I'm restricted to a maximum width of 600 pixels here so I hope it looks OK.


Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Imagephotographics, maratsuikka, CarolG and 20 more

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13 Aug 2009 4:57AM
What a pretty little bird, never seen one of these before, and perfectly captured - thank you for sharing with us.


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ShedMan 12 3 2 South Africa
13 Aug 2009 5:08AM

Quote:What a pretty little bird, never seen one of these before, and perfectly captured - thank you for sharing with us.


Thanks for your comments Chris, much appreciated. You won't see them in the UK, they're native to South Africa.

13 Aug 2009 5:20AM
Good you back with very fine image
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Aug 2009 5:41AM
A superb close-up, wonderful detail. Carol
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 6:07AM
Great detail and clarity,nice looking bird,well captured..................

MandsH 11 England
13 Aug 2009 6:27AM
Brilliant capture
whiteswan01 10 13 England
13 Aug 2009 7:12AM
wow stunning so sweet great detail how are you
diver pete 14 71 1 New Zealand
13 Aug 2009 7:12AM
Lovely image with great detail.
13 Aug 2009 7:47AM
Good shot,
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 8:51AM
Brilliant image.
13 Aug 2009 10:13AM
A great shot never seen one of these well captured.
9 10 10 England
13 Aug 2009 12:34PM
A superb image - colour and detail A1.

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