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Old 09-06-2011, 18:58   #101
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adult and juv Nuthatch, youngsters seem to spend more time climbing on the feeder stand than eating.
Very cool to be able to see birds so close, I know from having the Collared Doves in my garden come to perch on my hand how amazing it is to see ordinary birds like that.

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Old 09-06-2011, 20:04   #102
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I can never seem to get the sharpness on bird photos, although this one did take me somewhat by surprise:

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Old 11-06-2011, 08:36   #103
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Wow, some amazing photos recently. The fox cubs are wonderful shots and I could look at RCW's ringing shots all day.

I don't get much opportunity to shoot wildlife lately but here's a few from Mid Wales earlier this week

Blackcap (m)
Blackcap

Redstart
Redstart Male

This is a bit of a horrible and noisy shot (ISO 6400 with pushed exposure) but it was a shock to see them sat above our heads

Swallow Nest
Swallows

Pied Flycatcher (f)
Pied Flycatcher (f)

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:54   #104
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:25   #105
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love that Redstart
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:02   #106
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I had this Juvenile Sparrow Hawk brain itself and its prey against my kitchen window this morning, it then spent a very confused 10 minutes sat in the garden wondering what had happened/where it was before flying off with dinner..

http://imgur.com/7kthj

I took the picture at 300mm and through double glazing, so its not AS sharp as I'd like.. but not that bad....

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Old 18-06-2011, 11:42   #108
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Great shot - love those eyes!
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Old 18-06-2011, 16:15   #109
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Old 21-06-2011, 12:46   #110
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I had this Juvenile Sparrow Hawk brain itself and its prey against my kitchen window this morning, it then spent a very confused 10 minutes sat in the garden wondering what had happened/where it was before flying off with dinner..

http://imgur.com/7kthj

I took the picture at 300mm and through double glazing, so its not AS sharp as I'd like.. but not that bad....
It's an adult male
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Old 21-06-2011, 17:23   #111
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My Red Kite Photos from the Oxford Services on the M40 yesterday

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As always, some cracking pics in this thread.
I think I'll add to the Red Kite love in that R-T-C & Clockity started

On a very grey and dull day in wales last year...









And my wife got the best one of the day...

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Hey all. Spent a great few days on the Farne Islands last week but here's a Jackdaw in flight taken the other day during a quick afternoon visit to the local park. Harsh sunlight actually helped to bring out the detail in these very dark feathered birds, as well as help illuminate the distant trees to give a nice background colour.

Finally, it also helped give me a high shutter speed of 1/3200s to freeze the birds in flight. It was quite windy so the birds would hover for a brief second before flying down to the ground. I've not cropped in too tight on purpose, to give the bird space to fly down in to.

Shot at ISO 2000 to help get the shutter speed up. D3s with 600 VR.

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Old 24-06-2011, 21:25   #114
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Gorgeous shot (as ever with your work, Richard).
Hey, you still got that D300?
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Thanks buddy

No, I gave the D300 to a friend. Have a D7000 as backup right now, although it's only a loaner from Nikon so hopfully the next gen of cameras will be out soon!!
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No, I gave the D300 to a friend...
What?! Damn, where am I going to get a well cared one now?
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It's an adult male
I had this debate with my girlfriend, we're fairly sure its a young one, since we used to get another male sparrow hawk showing up in her garden a few years ago that was a lot bigger than this guy. Unless the other one was particualy large we assume this guy is still young..

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And my wife got the best one of the day...

That one is amazing. The Red Kites seem to be spreading quickly. I might have to try photographing them again when it is a sunny day.
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Mmm, lunch...

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