Great-tit, by Pops
Click image to see a larger view in Paul's gallery.
Today, our featured photographer on the DPNow Picture of the Day is Paul, and is registered on the DPNow forum and galleries as Pops. Paul is our resident back garden bird photography expert. He even wrote an article for us showing how to be successful at photographing birds in your own back garden. So it's with no surprise, but a great deal of delight, that I saw this picture from Paul. I commented in Paul's gallery that this was an example of stationary action. The Great Tit has been captured primed and ready for take-off. The timing is superb.
Paul explains: "This particular pic was taken using a remote shutter with the camera focused just to the left of the feeder and about 6 feet away. It was taken a nanosecond before it took off."
Paul's gallery is filled with great pictures, mostly taken from his garden shed. It's certainly well worth a visit.
Would you like one of your pictures featured on DPNow's POTD?
We are always on the look out for great pictures posted to the user-galleries here on DPNow. POTDs are selected from the gallery and featured every week day. The gallery facility here is completely free; all you need to do is register as a user on our discussion forum and you will get an automatic 25MB of space, which is good for around 125 pictures uploaded at web resolution, about 200K per picture. At the time of writing we had just over10,000 pictures on the galleries and it's well worth a browse.
Picture of the month
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The DPNow Golden Gallery
Our ultimate accolade, the DPNow Golden Gallery, is reserved for what we feel are the very finest images. We invite anyone to submit their pictures for inclusion in the Golden Gallery. Why not have a look at the Golden Gallery submission form? The vast majority are usually rejected, which is why we feel that the ones we do feature are extra special.
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Picture of the Day - Tuesday 3rd March 2009
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