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Went to Fishers Green down the road in Essex today for the Smews. Saw them but not got the best of shots. Also found this amazing silver wood duck. Never seen one before. Almost ended up swimming with it while trying to get low to the water for a shot. A heart in mouth moment. Also got a portrait of a cormorant. Such amazing eyes in good light.

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AlanF

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Went to Fishers Green down the road in Essex today for the Smews. Saw them but not got the best of shots. Also found this amazing silver wood duck. Never seen one before. Almost ended up swimming with it while trying to get low to the water for a shot. A heart in mouth moment. Also got a portrait of a cormorant. Such amazing eyes in good light.

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That is the most amazing detail of a cormorant I have ever seen - then eye is like jewel. The Silver Wood Duck was a real bonus. I used to cycle to Waltham Abbey when I was a schoolboy and must visit again (by car).
 
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7D2
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Great shots!
Thank you
That is the most amazing detail of a cormorant I have ever seen - then eye is like jewel. The Silver Wood Duck was a real bonus. I used to cycle to Waltham Abbey when I was a schoolboy and must visit again (by car).
Thanks. The cormorant was very close with amazing light. I would have also got the drake smew but I slipped on the mud and spooked it. First time I have been there, I will certainly go back as it only took 20 mins from home.
 

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Went to Fishers Green down the road in Essex today for the Smews. Saw them but not got the best of shots. Also found this amazing silver wood duck. Never seen one before. Almost ended up swimming with it while trying to get low to the water for a shot. A heart in mouth moment. Also got a portrait of a cormorant. Such amazing eyes in good light.

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Beautiful!
 
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AlanF

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A Song Thrush decided to visit us at breakfast,and I got him through the double glazing (iso 10k). Later, a visit to Lackford Lakes had an absence of its usual waders but a nice Nuthatch captured through the R5 + 100-500mm.

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AlanF

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My wife got lots of good shots with the RF 100-400mm on the R6, including a Dunnock, Great Tit and Nuthatch with some seeds.

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7D2
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Very nice pictures AlanF. Do the kingies still perform at Lackford? Not been there a while and at the time they were charging for that hide.
 

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R5 and RF 100-400 5.6-8
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I really like the RF 100-400 :love:
 
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Click

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Chig

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Nice series. I especially like the 3rd shot. Well done, Chig.
Thanks Click, I'm trying to focus on getting as close as I can to get better images : these were all uncropped except the 2nd image which was only slightly cropped.
Canon 7Dii and EF300mm f/2.8 from about 3.5m away and these are very small birds 10-13cm long and weighing about 10gm. Here's a house sparrow on the same branch : 20220129CHIG2781.JPG
 
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The results from my walk today - more of the same...

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