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  1. Spotted Flycatcher

    Spotted Flycatcher

    Another shot on the same day - as it was as my first outing in nearly 3 months I was a bit trigger happy....
  2. Spotted Flycatcher

    Spotted Flycatcher

    One of my favourite birds.
  3. Grasshopper Warbler

    Grasshopper Warbler

    Very good year for GW's in N.W. Ireland. One of may heard over the past few weeks.
  4. Chaffinch


    On balance ... they're probably as good looking as the Brambling ...
  5. Brambling


    I could shoot these all day - soon they will be all gone....
  6. Brambling - Male

    Brambling - Male

    It has taken me weeks to get this close. I was really chuffed with my results until I saw this http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=349496 !!!! Deco
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    Repoll Id - Sligo - Ireland

    Redpoll Id - Sligo - Ireland Taken in an urban garden in Sligo, Ireland: no adjustments other than some sharpening. This individual was readily distinguishable on colour but had no obvious structural differences from the accompanying 30+ Lesser Redpoll. Final pic shows typical L.R. taken a...
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Water Rail'

    Great stuff - out in the open AND with great light - double whammy!! Deco
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'looking back'

    Nice one - hard to get them sitting still for more than a second. Deco
  10. CurlewSandpiper


    These guys are scarce here but always welcome
  11. Ringed Plover

    Ringed Plover

  12. Twite Again

    Twite Again

    Another one from a series..
  13. Twite


    Taken last weekend - Light was great for once.
  14. Lesser Redpoll

    Lesser Redpoll

    Males seem to disappear from my feeders as the breeding plumage begins to develop, so I have yet to get a male in full breeding garb. Maybe this one will hang around ..... Deco
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Bullfinch - At Last!'

    Lovely clean image
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Collared Dove'

    Great image
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Long-tailed Tit'

    Very nice series - nice BG
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    Comments on this one please

    Roy, As Stephen has suggested, it has to do with the camera's white balance, determined in this case by the predominance of the blue which has resulted in a 'cool' blue-ish cast. Nice image. Have you tried adjusting the white balance using the RAW version? Regards Deco
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'red kite'

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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Female Reed bunting'

    Lovely shot
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Fieldfare'

    Nice crisp image
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Snow Bunting - Male'

    How did you do it? Great Shot. Deco
  23. Turnstone


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    The 7D has landed!!!

    Fountain, I wouldn't like you to be put off by any negative, well-intentioned comments. Your picture does indicate the resolving power of the 7D. Given the distance, lighting conditions and selection of ISO, I think you did very well to extract detail from the shot. Perhaps perversely, you...
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    What do I change

    If your aching arms and bank balance can take it I'd go for the lens option....