Bearded Tit


Blythman

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:07
Whoohoo

Never seem one of these before. K3 DA560 and 1.4x at 5:50am this morning.



Bearded Tit by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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Last Edited by Blythman on 01/06/2014 - 10:16

spinno

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:16
Very nice Alan ...
David

JammyBee

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:48
Very nice love it as a Tog and a birder
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bjolester

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:50
Great shot! I have never seen that species around here. Thanks for sharing.

Bjørn
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ChrisA

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 12:02
I love your work, Alan. I rarely comment, paradoxically since it's almost always immaculate, but I find it a real inspiration.
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K10D

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 12:18
Great stuff Alan. Looks like your settling with the lens really well.

Best regards

jemx99

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 12:34
Yes great shot - he is a good looking chap isn't he!

coker

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 13:02
The only C&C I have is to say that this is a wonderful image1

Please continue to bring us inspiring piccies such as this!


Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Northgrain

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:31
Discerning birds. Must have been attracted by the 560.

Excellent light on this..
Tim

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judderman62

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:38
clicked on this expecting to see a picture of Bill Oddie.

Very nice shot... beutiful looking bird
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bforbes

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:38
Great shot Alan. Is this off your Benbo?
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gtis

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:54
Nice one Alan great to see a bearded tit
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Blythman

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 17:39
Thanks for all the positive feedback. Blown away with Chris and Roger actually being inspired

Barrie, this was on a large beanbag like yours, except mine is still overfilled with polystyrene balls. The barn owl was with lens mounted on the Benbo. Should have new (to me) legs in a day or too.

Gary, I'm struggling with the lens a little. Completely different to my normal handheld style.

Just some context. One of my mates travelled all the way to Norfolk to photograph them. I've never seen a bearded tit photo from Northumberland before. 2 or 3 birds were reported in the county last year, but no-one managed a picture that I'm aware of. Last night someone told me of a couple of males in a local nature reserve, so I made an early start this morning and had my photo within 15 minutes. I then hung around for another 3 hours without a further glimpse.
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 18:47
Everything about this image is wonderful and perfect except for the out of focus foreground blade of grass which cuts through the subject and is simply bad luck. I imagine that the lens is not at all easy to use and this augers very well indeed. Good image, nearly much better than that.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 01/06/2014 - 21:23
Fabulous shot Alan, what a catch! I agree with Dr O about the grass, but there's nothing you could have done about it. I would be very tempted to try and clone it out, it looks as though it should be a fairly simple clone, except maybe where it crosses the tail.

Regards
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Last Edited by davidstorm on 01/06/2014 - 21:23
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