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Spotted, A First for Me

By SteveMoulding  
I have no excuses for the amount of noise in this set of images, suffice to say, it was a very, very overcast day with plenty of showers and dark under the shade of trees. I upped the ISO to 800 and switched off the flash, not to scare the birds away, and at the full 500mm with F5 the largest I could set to.
I was absolutely enthralled to see one of these and wanted to a get a pic, whatever it turned out like, so here are the results, good or bad.
Thanks for the C&C's on my Robin. I will try and play catch as soon as I can, but working all weekend so I might be a little slow in getting around to you.
Have a great weekend everyone and lets hope the sun shines.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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10 Oct 2009 11:10AM
Great set of shots - well done !


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lisfoy 7 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 11:17AM
Nice photos, noticed ornithology ring on right leg in first pic, nice detail, well done.
stephenscott 7 8 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 11:24AM
great image,lovely detail..

10 Oct 2009 11:30AM
Excellent set,
10 Oct 2009 11:31AM
Four lovely images, well taken.
maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
10 Oct 2009 11:33AM
ohh great spot and lovely set Smile

shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 12:13PM
Super set of images and wow great your first they always very special and for me if only I desparately need some new material but for now will have to make do with what I have I was so very spoilt in SA
10 Oct 2009 12:26PM
a real memorable occasion captured superbly i'd love to see one of theses little guys being a keen ornithologist myself
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 12:43PM
stunning set of shots steve like them all Wink
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 12:55PM
Wonderful set of super image Steve,well done.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
10 Oct 2009 1:06PM
These are lovely.

dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 2:41PM
A great series Steve, this is a real cutie.

Have a great weekend
mudge Plus
14 234 75 England
10 Oct 2009 2:54PM
Great set
10 Oct 2009 5:12PM
superb set
7 10 10 England
10 Oct 2009 5:28PM
A superb set of images - well detailed and good colour. V3 is my favourite but can you take out the bit of twig on the righthand side to make it "super superb."
10 Oct 2009 5:45PM
Superb set. Gary
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
10 Oct 2009 5:48PM
Beautifully presented set, Patti
10 Oct 2009 6:08PM
4 belters here
Lovely model you had
VidB 8 11 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 7:12PM
Great set Steve,I bet you are well pleased with them, I have yet to see one let alone photograph one, well captured
10 Oct 2009 8:07PM
a cracking set of images well presented.
10 Oct 2009 8:22PM
Fantastic set Steve
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:37PM
Firstly, I am so pleased to be able to give you your 30th click on this wonderful series of shots. What a lovely little bird, each image is just wonderful, and it looks super when you run the mouse along the numbers!!
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 9:29PM
Steve, that's rubbing it in a bit! Some of us would be pleased just to see a Bearded Tit, let alone take four excellent shots like these! Well done indeed.
blacky 8 4 1 England
10 Oct 2009 9:50PM
great shots steve green with envy still not seen this super little bird well done dave
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
10 Oct 2009 10:47PM
Never seen one before. Gorgeous!

11 Oct 2009 12:28AM
A beautiful shot of a beautiful bird love it.
iancam 8 23 England
11 Oct 2009 7:26AM
Four great shots Steve, I would love to see one.
Ray42 8 3 England
11 Oct 2009 8:39AM
I was just thinking wouldnt it be nice to get a bearded tit as I had never seen one on epz let alone in the wild and up you pop with a great series of 4 excellent shots. Now I shall go and sulk... lol
Truly a great capture and am well chuffed for yoou
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
11 Oct 2009 10:48AM
A super series Steve - wonderful detail, colours and poses on all 4 - I've never seen one of these and you have managed 4 shots!! Love the eye detail in V1 and the enquiring expression in V3.
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
11 Oct 2009 5:42PM
Superb detailed images, well captured
skye1 9 29 4 Wales
11 Oct 2009 7:31PM
wonderful set of images fab looking little bird never seen one of these myself
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 7:54PM
4 lovely captures Steve, seems you had my luck getting one out in the open
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
11 Oct 2009 8:20PM
well done you, i've not seen one of these gorgeous birds.lesley
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 7:49PM
lovely image this and esp v3 and well done on getting it so well in such conditions. What a pretty bird, not seen one of these.

Linda Wink
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
12 Oct 2009 8:08PM
Never seen one...great images - well done.
nickyv32 9 135 England
12 Oct 2009 10:44PM
Beautiful, I have only ever seen the ones on Autumn watch the other day, super set

Thushari 7 1 Sri Lanka
13 Oct 2009 3:46AM
What a lovely bird. well captured Steve.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
22 Nov 2009 10:15PM
A cracking quartet of images, I'd be very pleased if these were mine

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