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Blue tit

8th day of lockdown. It can be very time consuming finding attractive props to photograph birds. This piece of Silver birch with a perfect bracket fungi took many hours of searching. It has to be small and light enough to carry to a feeding station. The background is a reedbed, which gives a nice warm colour. The fungi was so perfect that when it fell off due to clumsy handling I superglued it back on.

Blue tit, Parus caeruleus, single bird on bracket fungi, Midlands, December 2010. Canon Eos 1D Mk4. 800mm lens. 400 iso. 1/800th at f9

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