Thursday, 18 April 2013

Blackcap

My first Blackcap images of the year. These images are of the male of the species.

I continue to revisit a specific area of the Parkland that I walk regularly, which is becoming quite productive for bird sightings. Although it is an area where I observe a lot over the course of the 12 months, I think due to the sudden influx of migrating birdlife it is more populated than usual.

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/800 at f5.1 - 214mm(428) ISO200







26 comments:

  1. That first photo of the blackcap with the blackthorn blossom is just gorgeous. You should produce a calendar!

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    1. Thanks D, I have done that once in the past for my Sister. I will save up some images for another attempt.

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  2. Well spotted Roy, unfortunately I've not managed to see one so far this year!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, the Southerly winds are brining them up country now.

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  3. These are cracking shots Roy (the first one in particular) and as you say it seems the migrants are now flooding in after the delayed spring :-)

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  4. Hey Roy...That first one is a beauty, such a lovely pose!!
    I have been seeing a lot of the returning migrating birds this past week!
    It is a great time of the year except for allergies..grrr!!
    Grace

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  5. Lovely crisp shots Roy. I can't get near one at the moment. Did you manual focus on any of those shots with all the twigs?

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    1. Thanks Jen.
      No the GH3 with a 100-300mm lens picked them out OK without me having to result to manual focus.

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  6. Lovely top image Roy! I have seen a few of these at FM just lately, including a female with a white tail, don't know if you have seen her on your travels?
    Spring is certainly springing everywhere now!
    J
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    1. Thanks John. No not seen that one yet, but will be on the lookout.

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  7. Delightful photos Roy, especially the first one. I had them in the garden over the winter but didn't manage any decent photos this time.

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  8. Great Roy,
    and I must say that I still am a little jealous here though.
    This wonderful series!

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  9. Well done Roy, these are not that easy to photograph!
    I managed them only twice this winter!

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  10. Very nice! Reminds me of our Catbird. It's great that you have found an area where you can find lots of birds. We certainly enjoy the photos.

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    1. Thanks Mary. Yes it is like that bird, only smaller.

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  11. Lovely shots of the Blackcap Roy. I had two male Blackcaps in my garden for a few days, lovely to see them and one of them was ringed.

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    1. Thanks Lyn, they are certainly about now.

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  12. Hi Roy

    Great bird, the first couple of shots were just stunning they really captured my attention.

    Thanks Guy

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  13. Once again you have captured this lovley little bird. Well done.

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