Sunday, 22 January 2012

Bearded Tit/Reedling (Panurus biarmicus)

For a short spell today in North Norfolk – between skies leaden with rain showers and then later near gale-force winds – there was the most glorious light. This brace of shots of a male Bearded Tit emerging from the shadows of the reed beds into a shaft of sunlight were the highlight of a wonderful afternoon at the Pensthorpe nature reserve.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/400th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 640. Distance: c 6m

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/400th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 640. Distance: c 6m

10 comments:

  1. These striking images Tim, thanks for posting them.

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  2. What a stunning little creature! Well captured too.

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  3. Great images Tim with the dark background.

    Just looked at your common gull post, great presentation.

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  4. God dam are these stunning images, top man Tim!

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  5. Love the dark subdued lighting, makes them look even more impressive.

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  6. That is a very interesting looking little bird! Excellent captures!

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  7. These shots are absolutely top-class Tim. Beautiful.

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  8. Really great shots Tim, as above the lighting is superb.

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  9. 10 out of ten for these Tim, well done :-)

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