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Bearded Tit

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

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


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Bearded Tit by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
Alan


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Edited by Blythman: 01/06/2014 - 10:16
spinno
Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:16 Link
Very nice Alan ...
David
JammyBee
Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:48 Link
Very nice love it as a Tog and a birder
bjolester
Posted 01/06/2014 - 10:50 Link
Great shot! I have never seen that species around here. Thanks for sharing.

Bjørn
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ChrisA
Posted 01/06/2014 - 12:02 Link
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
Posted 01/06/2014 - 12:18 Link
Great stuff Alan. Looks like your settling with the lens really well.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
jemx99
Posted 01/06/2014 - 12:34 Link
Yes great shot - he is a good looking chap isn't he!
coker
Posted 01/06/2014 - 13:02 Link
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
Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:31 Link
Discerning birds. Must have been attracted by the 560.

Excellent light on this..
judderman62
Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:38 Link
clicked on this expecting to see a picture of Bill Oddie.

Very nice shot... beutiful looking bird
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bforbes
Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:38 Link
Great shot Alan. Is this off your Benbo?
gtis
Posted 01/06/2014 - 15:54 Link
Nice one Alan great to see a bearded tit
cheers Neil
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Blythman
Posted 01/06/2014 - 17:39 Link
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.
Alan


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DrOrloff
Posted 01/06/2014 - 18:47 Link
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.
davidstorm
Posted 01/06/2014 - 21:23 Link
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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Edited by davidstorm: 01/06/2014 - 21:23

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