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Against All Odds......

By teocali
I watched this brave little Blue Tit on the fence outside our kitchen window, battling bravely against the elements to get to the feeder. He finally managed but it was such a funny sight! This series of shots was taken from inside through the glass, handheld but with elbows propped on kitchen table to support lens! Not the most brilliant of detail, but a bit of fun nevertheless Smile
Settings: F/4 1/500sec ISO400 500mm manual handheld

Many thanks for your continued support on my previous uploads - very much appreciated as always.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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14 Nov 2009 8:15PM
Two great shots !


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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
14 Nov 2009 8:19PM
Wonderful images all well caught thanks for sharing Colin
nglen 10 42 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 8:20PM
Like the shots. Full marks to the Blue Tit for trying . Well taken from behind the glass.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 8:22PM
fantastic.... made me chuckle too....

love v4

Alec1 10 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 8:34PM
Super set of images Sylvia.
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
14 Nov 2009 8:35PM
Personally - I think all of these are great shots - great focus for such a lot of movement Sylvia! The poor little thing!

MikeTheMason 8 8 1
14 Nov 2009 8:41PM
Love it! Well spotted.
9 10 10 England
14 Nov 2009 8:44PM
Wonderful set of shots - Poor wee thing, did he make it?
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
14 Nov 2009 8:54PM
Looks like a speed skater
paddyman 9 66 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 8:58PM
Great capture,the bird looks like it is on skates,well done.
MB63 9 England
14 Nov 2009 9:10PM
Good shot(s)
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3877 Canada
14 Nov 2009 9:23PM
Wonderful series, - what determination!

DerekL 13 191 24 England
14 Nov 2009 9:26PM
We certainly don't appreciate how difficult a bird's life is, sitting in the warm tapping on a computer.
Great set of images.
#1 looks like a greyhound cornering.
mickrick 14 17 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 9:27PM
I like bird portraits in general, but this is something really different. I particularly like the first of the series
nice set
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 9:41PM
great set of shots to keep by for those days when you feel down and have a need to look back at the dreadful weather we have experience today, poor birds recently have had to suffer extremes of change - enjoyed viewing this set
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
14 Nov 2009 9:44PM
Excellent series of this great little bird Sylvia. He is trying so hard to get a foothold for the feeder. I do think you have done incredibly well to take these with a handheld 500--even resting upon a table. Well done indeed.
torres99 9 119 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 10:16PM
Considering the elements these are excellent images.


Shroomer 11 14 167 England
14 Nov 2009 11:01PM
These certainly put a smile on my face Sylvia. I love all 6
Taken through glass and a moving bird, brilliant for exposure and detail and some great angles.
Well captured all of them
14 Nov 2009 11:22PM
Super set of shots. Like them all. Great captures under difficult circumstances. Well done!
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
14 Nov 2009 11:39PM
What a bird, great set of shots.

Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 11:58PM
Lovely series of shots of this determind little bird - cracking detail, & poses captured here - Ina
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 12:04AM
Excellent set Sylvia : )
These little birds really are up against it, and you've captured this perfectly in these shots.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Nov 2009 1:28AM
Great set of images. Poor little fellow, so determined.......Sandy
Scutter Plus
10 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 9:11AM
This is a wonderful drama documentary - I keep coming back to it! Poor little chap!
15 Nov 2009 9:26AM
Excellent set,
15 Nov 2009 10:13AM
Fab set Sylvia... looks like he's speed skating Smile

Geofferz 9 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 10:21AM
Cracking shot.
bpearson3 9 1 England
15 Nov 2009 11:31AM
These sequential shots are fabulous.
I clicked them quickly and it looked as if the birdie was having a bop..... made me laugh.

RTDS 9 Cyprus
15 Nov 2009 12:58PM
These are excellent captures.
Awsome details and great colors.
Well done.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 7:22PM
Great set of images Sylvia, it really was quite a terrible storm.
Ray42 10 3 England
15 Nov 2009 7:41PM
Great set and a well deserved award
16 Nov 2009 6:09PM
Do you think the Blue Tit may have had too much of the Blue Nun?
Fantastic set of images - Well done!
16 Nov 2009 8:25PM
Wonderful set of images Sylvia, much deserved response, great photography.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
17 Nov 2009 3:05PM
Fab set Sylvia, V6 is priceless Wink

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