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January 12, 2010
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Jan 6, 2010, 10:17:53 AM
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Landings 8 by Coigach Landings 8 by Coigach
Bluetit landing to feed - Scottish country garden, winter 2010.

I hesitated in uploading this, because it didn't look 'clean' enough. But then I kept coming across it & thinking - yes, that's what these manic magical little birds really look like, a blurred splatter of colour, hardly registering on your retina... and then gone. And I thought of all those static, sterile shots you see which - even though you can count every filament on every single perfectly focussed feather - are essentially dry dead specimens, like moths pinned to board in a natural history museum. And I thought - that's not photography, that's just trainspotting... Rant over, nuff said...
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Yugisrose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
wow...it looks like a mix of a few different birds I know! Pretty!
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Coigach Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks, Rose :nod:
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
You're absolutely right. This shot captures the movement beautifully.
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Coigach Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
...:nod:...
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Beautiful!!!..You did well!!!.One day I will catch one....then I can really see how gorgeous they are;)
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Coigach Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks - so sorry for late reply! :nod:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
No problem!:D:iconpiplupplz:
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Susiron Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pisses to perfection, this is beautiful. :3
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Coigach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks :nod:
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Alsvidr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really pretty! And your rant is spot on. I'm something of a birdwatcher myself, and I never really like photos of birds for that reason. They just look so bland and lifeless, and they look nice, sure, but they don't really show what I like about birds. This is great, though. I love how flaily his little feet are. ^^
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