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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-22 6:51
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Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We woke up to wind and rain again this morning but suddenly we had some sunshine . It did not last very long though. I was able to take this picture of the Dunnock in the garden. It was taken hand held and cropped and resized for TN.

Dunnock ( Prunella modularis ) Length 14 - 15 cm.
Common but unobtrusive resident breeding bird in Britain and Ireland, except on Shetland. Adult has a chestnut brown back , blue grey underparts, streaked flanks and needle bill. Feeds quietly on ground searching for insects and seeds. Most noticeable in early spring when male sings lively.Favours woods , hedgerows and gardens.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-22 6:52]

HelLo Nicolas.

A beauty to look at.
Sharpness is great with beautiful colors.

Gr. Hans

Hi Nick,

Great shot of this cute little bird. Good composition with the tree framing the right. Brilliant details and good colors. Good blurred background as well.
Great capture and TFS


Hello Nick,
another fantastic picture of the Dunnock, superb sharpness and lighting, splendid bright colours, a very pleasing composition with a typical lovely pose of this cute bird.
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-22 7:00]

Hi Nicholas,
Lovely capture of this Dunnock.Details on plumage,warm lighting,clear eyes and DOF is perfect.
Thanks for posting..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-22 7:01]

Hello Nick,
I'm glad you had a break in the clouds to get this lovely capture of a Dunnock! The light is beautiful and details and colours wonderful! Very well done!
The grey skies have returned here too!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-22 7:06]

Hello neighbour Nick,
Fantastic photo of this Dunnick. The sharpness and details are amazing. Perfect pose and POV. The light is so beautiful! Great colours, composition and DOF.

hello Nick

a excellent image of the Dunnock of the beautiful warm
luminosity and colour tones, shot with fine POV and the way
it is framed on the image, superb focus great sharpness and details,



hello Nick
this is a BEAUTY so good sharpness and very good light
beautiful colours to
greeting lou
greeting lou

And again - that impressive eye ...
Hi Nick, I love this bird so much - and you captured it with such wonderful light and a colourful BG, excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Nicholas! Amazing topic, wonderful shot, good capture and exposure, nice lightness, very good colours, marvelous macro. Well done!

Ciao Nick, beautiful diagonmal composition with lovely bird in nice pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, good natural colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Nicholas,
Great shot of this cute Dunnock with excellent composition.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

Hello Nick,
Excellent details, colours and background.
Great composition. Light in the eyes and sharpness are spectacular.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-22 10:01]

Hello Nicholas.
Wonderful image of this Dunnock.Superb lighting, details, and colors. Amazing eyes this one has. Thank you for sharing him with us,and well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Nicholas,

Beautiful bird species belonging to a great shot. Shooting of the clarity, sharpness, light and colors creates the perfect beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing.


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  • psyce (64)
  • [2009-11-22 11:48]

again another beautiful shot! the composition and the sharpness is terrific! well done and TFS

Hello Nick,

A great capture with beautiful natural coloration, sharpness & fine details. Very nicely taken with a fine POV, pose & BG. Well composed & presented. TFS & regards.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-22 14:50]

Hi Nico,waaw a very fresh pic today! There was the sun as i can see in your country...there wasn't the best to go out at work....and this is a fantastic result! My best compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-11-22 15:46]

Slav Nîck,
Very good capture of this little bird with great sharpness,warm colors and superb lighting.Well done!

Hi and Good Morning Nick,

Stunning capture of this pretty dunnock in a lovely posture with excellent DOF, fine details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice week MF!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-22 23:30]

Hello Nick,
Nice that you had a bit of sunshine to take this!
Another great portrait of the Dunnock, the POV, composition, lighting and high technical standard all contributing to a fine image of this species.
Thanks and have a good week,

hello Nicholas
very good light and lightly different colors from usual but once again exceptionally, marvelous moment and composition, full great details,perfect photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Hallo Nicholas
This is a very beautiful bird with fine features that fit it well. I have seen many of these birds and they just remain so lovely no matter how many times I laid my eyes on them. This is really a beautiful bird with delicate and lovely plumage, especially around the eye. You have captured it with great focus and sharpness. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Siendo sinceros no es de tus mejores tomas, y aún así un trabajo difícil de igualas para la mayoría. Destacaría esos ojos tan bien captados.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hi Nicholas,

What a marvelous closeup capture of this lovely bird with great details!
The blurry BG is making wonders here by giving great contrast to your subject. The colors are very natural, captured with great sharpness and from a well thought POV.

best regards,

Still another splendid bird, which you can show us so well.
thank you very much.

Hello Nicholas,

a good shot from you.
You have better than this one but is still good.
The bg are not so exellent as your other pictures but this
are sitting between the branches.
Fine natural colours.


Hello Nicholas,

This is called taking advantage of a sudden ray of sunshine! ... excellent volume, texture and colors in the plumage of this bird, Very good! The exposure is managed in masterly way, the small trunk of the right edge serves to confirm this, it seems you can almost touch. Very good job, with a superb eye contact.

Congratulations friend,


** PS: Problems to access TN comes and goes. At least that's my case. I tried to connect from my office and from home and both cases is often difficult.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2009-11-23 14:47]

Hi Nick
Beautiful color and excellent composition...Very well done...TFS

Ciao Nicholas. A superb capture with intrigant playing of warm light and great DOF. Perfect focus for a great compo. well done.


hello Nicholas
amazing capture of this dunnock taken on a very sunny day, wonderful sharp details, composition, pose and colors are perfect as always
Have a good night

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-30 3:50]

Hello Nick,
Missed this very natural and vivid Dunnnock-picture. I love the colors of the background. The light fell just on the bird and its eye was shining so nicely thanks to the apparition of the sun. Lovely bird and very beautiful posting.
Kind regards

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