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30/10/2012 ~ Blackbird | by haggisandchips
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30/10/2012 ~ Blackbird

I spent 20 minutes [1] sat outside in the cold waiting for the local blue tits to make an appearance or even the sparrow hawk that occasionally passes through but the only bird that stopped within reach [2] was this blackbird ... so blackbird it is!

 

[1] Yes I am aware how laughable 20 minutes is in the pursuit of wildlife photographs but I had a lunch date with a 4 year old ... scupper that at your peril!!!

 

[2] And that was a considerable reach as well: 500mm + 2x teleconverter + crop sensor = 1500mm in 35mm terms.

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Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.

 

This picture is #30 in my October Challenge project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the October Challenge Flickr Group page.

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Taken on October 30, 2012