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Blue tit & Treecreeper

 
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Feb 02, 2015 08:19 |  #1

A couple of wee birds since getting the 1D Mark IV the other day. Used with the 70-200 2.8 IS Mk1.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qZjx​Zs  (external link) Blue Tit (external link) by Lennoxtown Wildlife (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qZkC​fL  (external link) Treecreeper (external link) by Lennoxtown Wildlife (external link), on Flickr

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Feb 02, 2015 10:26 |  #2

Well captured Paul, #2 is especially good.


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Feb 02, 2015 21:30 |  #3

Excellent shots Paul.


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Feb 03, 2015 01:52 |  #4

Nice shots Paul, love the details!!

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Feb 03, 2015 02:48 |  #5

Cheers folks. Passes the time well :)




  
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Feb 03, 2015 04:02 |  #6

Nicely done Paul.


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Feb 03, 2015 10:28 |  #7

Lovely shots Paul, the treecreeper is particularly fine, decent shots of these always elude me.


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Feb 03, 2015 14:56 |  #8

The Treecreeper has a distinctive routine. I watched them for ages. They fly from tree to tree then down to the base of the trunk and in a spiral fashion they make their way back up the tree to the first branch. They hit that branch then fly to the next tree. Anytime I've spotted them doing this it's usually about three trees they guard. Same routine on every tree. You just stand next to the tree with the best light as I did here. :)




  
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Feb 03, 2015 15:24 as a reply to  @ Paulstw's post |  #9

Lovely shots Paul,

Great detail on the Bluey and classic Treecreeper

I've seen Treecreepers doing exactly what you have described, the best opportunity, as ever, was the one that got away, one day out for a walk without the gear, followed it for about ten minutes. vmad

Other than that I've found them to be pretty elusive and constantly on the move, until one day I managed to get one very similar to yours - an extra-ordinary encounter, I was out shooting at a popular spot with a friend, there were several other photographers about. Not much was going on and we were standing chatting when a bird flew right by, and landed on a nearby tree and then didn't move for about 5 minutes. It was like it was stuck on the side of the tree at head height. We all took pictures, having time to compose and swap lenses, get a brew on etc - I've never seen anything like it before or since.

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Feb 03, 2015 19:09 |  #10

Very lovely and crisp captures Paul, and I know from personal experience you'll love the 1D4!
Is the perch under the Blue Tit an old iron fence post? It's aged beautifully and serves that image quite well.
I love the narrow DOF on the Creeper image too as that is one bird that could quickly become lost in it's surrounds.


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Feb 04, 2015 04:39 |  #11

Cheers folks, yes the perch is an iron fence post. Glasgow is full of them, painted and painted over rust over years lol




  
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Feb 04, 2015 05:56 |  #12

Great shots Paul! The color clarity and detail on the Blue Tit is exceptional!!


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Feb 04, 2015 07:46 |  #13

Great job on both, Im really looking forward to the day I get to shoot the Blue tit.


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