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Leg ring

Leg ring
Photo Information
Copyright: Terry Goldsmith (terrygold) (52)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-26 12:04
Viewed: 2848
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Dunnock (Prunella Modularis) is an unspectacular if complicated small bird. Both male and female may have 2 or more mates and can associate in groups with several breeding adults.

What is special about this photo is that if you look closely you can clearly see a ring on the bird's right leg. The bird was ringed as part of a constant effort programme of bird netting that has been running on Belfast's Bog Meadows for 7 years. The programme helps us to monitor our bird populations and provides other details about migration and lifespan. It is rare to see one of our ringed birds out in the wild so it was good to cature this one on photograph.

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-26 19:13]

Hi Terry
Interesting story about that bird and the protection programme. Technically speaking, your photo is kind of out of focus. Il you shot at 1/2000sec, you shook a little bit when pressing the shutter.

The original image was heavily cropped here and the lack of sharpness and detail is obvious! Please try to approach the bird and take the shot in future from a closer distance without cropping the image to such an extend !
George Veltchev

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