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Small but perfectly formed

2011.08.08
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"Are you looking at me?"
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I spent a couple of hours at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Arundel today giving my new lens a good workout. I spent a long time in the woodland hide photographing the tits and other small birds there. They have lots of feeders in this area to attract the birds and plenty of natural perches too so it’s relatively easy to capture natural looking portraits. Light levels were pretty low in the shade so I had to crank up my ISO quite a lot but the extra reach of my lens was very helpful for capturing such tiny creatures. There were lots of young, slightly scruffy looking, blue tits around but I was most pleased to finally capture a nuthatch on camera. I’ve often seen them at Arundel but they’re rather skittish and have always flown away before I’ve managed to focus in the past – today I manage to catch two different poses before the bird escaped!
15 Comments
AllieOska Great, wonderful shots!! I like it very much
AllieOska · 2011-08-08: 16:00
RedJasmin Wonderful shots!
RedJasmin · 2011-08-08: 16:45
MoMac Lovely set
MoMac · 2011-08-08: 16:58
danrav Helen - and perfectly shot! These are extraordinary my friend! The background colors and DOF are fantastic. They are real cuties!! Speaking of cuties and birds hopefully not caught - how is my dear Lucy???
danrav · 2011-08-08: 19:09
lookagain Oh....what lovely captures of these little birds, Helen! I just LOVE the first one....so cute!!!
lookagain · 2011-08-08: 22:50
liveandletlive Just beautiful Helen!
liveandletlive · 2011-08-08: 23:53
Annbramwell That little bluetit in No 1 is adorable, and you were so lucky to be able to photograph the nuthatch, in my experience they are never still and impossible to capture on film...
Annbramwell · 2011-08-09: 02:44
josy63 Very simply and delicately beautiful !
josy63 · 2011-08-09: 03:48
Sharon Love the nuthatch - I've not seen one of those for years.
Sharon · 2011-08-09: 04:05
Lynda great set
Lynda · 2011-08-09: 05:57
SheriJ Little birdies are a blast to capture! #4 looks like a Black Capped Chickadee and a #7 Rose Breasted Pygmy Nut Hatch? What is the Yellow Bird #6 looks like some kind of finch with a beak like that? #3?? Well done!!
SheriJ · 2011-08-09: 14:26
djnana Bright and beautiful little birds! I love the way he posed for you in #7!
djnana · 2011-08-09: 20:51
slowpete lovely bird set
slowpete · 2011-08-10: 02:18
tomie wow! superb!!!!
tomie · 2011-08-10: 05:14
wildduck So sweet!
wildduck · 2011-08-19: 15:01
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Category: Animals and birds
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Tagged: bird bluetit nuthatch tit greattit greenfinch finch arundel wwt
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