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Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-17 4:39
Viewed: 3160
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was in my hide on a darkish, late November day when I noticed this strange (to me) bird on one of the branches. I managed to get just two photo's before it departed never to be seen again. When I looked it up in the book I discovered it was a Brambling. A specie I had not encountered before so I am happy to have a record shot of it. It is a lovely Sparrow size bird and I think it is a winter migrant.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, IS on, Remote shutter cord, 400mm f2.8 IS lens.

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Hi Peter,
Lucky shot and nice one at that. good colours and sharpness. Sometimes the quick shots are unexpectedly the good ones.

Hi Peter,
Superb photo...
Very good colouration. I do like the DOF, isolating the sharp bird very well...
Another congrats...

Hi Peter.
What a wonderful image to add to your photos, especially one that you have not come across before.
DOF, colour, detail, all spot on.

New Zealand

Hi Peter,
Nice captured! I very like these warm soft colors/
Well done!
TFS and regards,

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-17 8:15]

Hi Peter,
what surprising to come up with a brambling. They are fantastic birds to see, but hardly posted here on TN or other sites. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-17 16:03]

Hi Peter
Very nice capture of that bird i had never seen before.Sharp image with nice details.
TFS Michel

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-17 17:46]
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Hi Peter,
This is a very nice shot of a very nice bird that I also have never seen before. You were very lucky to capture him.
Very good sharpness and colours.
TFS Paula
PS thank you for the photos of your hide. This way I have been "backstage". I will try to find a proper place to try and make one to. Thanks again and good luck capturing all the different birds and animals.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-06-17 20:19]

Exelente foto muito bem capturada e de qualidade ótima meus parabens.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-18 8:54]

Hola Peter,
sensacional captura,
maravillosos detalles,
bello pov. y bg,

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  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-06-18 15:11]

great shot peter well done ,,tfs..mike

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-19 17:08]
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It is indeed a lovely bird Peter, such pretty plumage and colour. I wonder if it is rare. Very nice shot, nice and sharp, great pose and pov. Well done.

Hi Peter
tres belle photo,
simple, naturelle, pour le plus grand plaisir de nos yeux..
la composition est ideale, la photo est nette, les couleurs naturelles....
en bref c'est du bon travail .
Merci et au revoir...JP

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