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SF1: A "lifer" ... of sorts
Doc Duck

SF1: A "lifer" ... of sorts (Regulus regulus)

You know how SF pictures usually go - bird hops out of frame or out of focus just when you click the shutter button. Well, on this week's mid-week bird walk, just the day before yesterday, the exact opposite happened. In the midst of a series of near-missed attempts at shots of a busy family of Goldcrests, here was one shot where one of them hopped INTO frame and focus right as I clicked the button, and the Goldcrest looks just as surprised as I was :D Now that's surely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, even if the bird is common enough and I've got better shots of one before.
Habitat
spruce thicket
Location
Estenstad Forest, Trondheim, Norway
Date taken
26 Aug 2021
Scientific name
Regulus regulus
Equipment used
Nikon 7500, Tamron 150-600
Supporter
Great timing capturing this Goldcrest as it clears the conifer branch. Beautiful colors, focus, dof, detail, lighting, setting, and background. Congratulations Doc!
 
it really wanted its photo taken lol, excellent shot of this little beauty, Ann, many tfs!!
 
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:D Lucky, lucky you Ann!!!

I've had no luck at all getting pictures of these. Well... re-phrase that... I've taken pictures three times, but each time the card went faulty before I could get home to download them!!!

Thanks for that reminder LOL
 

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Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
Doc Duck
Date added
View count
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Comment count
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Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7500
Aperture
ƒ/8
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/750 second(s)
ISO
1100
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
aDSC_4331 (2).JPG
File size
1.2 MB
Date taken
Thu, 26 August 2021 1:22 PM
Dimensions
2954px x 1969px

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