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goldcrest
goldcrest
Location
Leicestershire
Scientific name
regulus regulus
Equipment used
canon 100-400 mm lens
marvelous photo of this little beauty, John, so beautiful with its crest raised, congratulations, many tfs!!
 
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Great capture with its crest up. Fabulous close-up of a spectacular little bird. TFS John!
 
Supporter
And again a true royal! Their Norwegian name is Fuglekongen (King of the birds) - whereas the Kingfisher we call merely Isfugl (Ice bird, I assume for the shimmering ice-blue color). King of the birds earned his name as the antihero of a fable about how the birds decided they needed a king, but how to decide which bird would be king? Finally they agreed that whoever could fly the highest would be king. One after the other, the birds had to give up until one Golden Eagle was left flying higher than all the others ... or so he thought. But then, just when he declared himself the winner, a tiny little voice called out from among the feathers on his back "Oh no you're not! I made it higher than you!"
 

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Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
j toon
Date added
View count
151
Comment count
17

Image metadata

Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/100
Filename
IMG_6313.JPG
File size
67.9 KB
Date taken
Mon, 17 February 2020 5:06 PM
Dimensions
799px x 532px

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