Crested Tit

Posted by david fletcher on Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:05 pm

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Quite a rare bird for us in the UK.  barely 2000 nesting pairs.  Taken in the Rothiemurcus estate in the Cairngorms one February.  Amazing thing, I'd hired a guide named Neil McIntyre.  Basically has a set up in the forest.. No hide.. Just feeders.  Drops you off and lets you get on with it.  Must do again.  Techs.
Nikon D7100 and Sigma Sport.  600 1/400 F6.3 Iso 3200.  FF.  

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by Ron Day on Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:36 pm
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Excellent placement and composition with the bird looking across and through the frame, Dave. Exceptional back pose with the crest up, and the detail is first-rate. A truly beautiful photograph with an wonderful background. Appears your guide's set ups are very much worthwhile.

by Dan Kearl on Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:57 pm
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Very attractive little bird... Perch is nice and nicely angled.
Head turn and crest nice...
A very challenging photo DOF wise and you did well.
It appears you sharpened the soft oof tail, I think it would look fine without sharpening it.,
The focus is on the face where it should be..

by Mako_Elite on Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:40 pm
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Gorgeous shot David! I love the haircut :-) . ISO-3200... looks very clean. nice job. Thanks for the story about the shot.


by Karl Egressy on Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:27 am
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Very pretty bird, excellent looking back pose, David.

by peter makuch on Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 am
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the back end shot is always a challenge to get the head and tail in focus, have to go back DAVID.

by david fletcher on Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:14 pm
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peter makuch wrote:
the back end shot is always a challenge to get the head and tail in focus, have to go back DAVID.

You're not wrong Peter...  Sounds like a must to go back... :D
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by himadri roy on Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:29 pm
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Amazing detail on bird , super look back pose with crest up . Fantastic frame.

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:29 pm
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This is a real beauty, Dave- love the turned head and crest up- how wonderful that you were able to see this bird too. Perhaps you have more photos of it?
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:46 pm
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So rewarding when these trips result in some good sightings, Dave. Lovely look back pose from this little beauty. Love the area around the Rothiemurcus Estate.

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