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    A Courageous Beast

    My Wife spotted this little scavenger last evening cleaning up the seeds that had dropped from one of the bird feeders in the garden. When he spotted me he (she?) hid under some plants in the border but he clearly couldn't resist a good feed. I managed to sit about 5 yds away and grabbed these images as he finally stopped eyeing me and darted in and out after his plunder.

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    Indecision!
    A Couragious Beast

    Nothing ventured....
    A Couragious Beast

    Worth the risk.
    A Couragious Beast
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    Re: A Courageous Beast

    Very nice set, John. I like the compositions. Cheers!

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    Re: A Courageous Beast

    Nice images John, good detail and color.

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    Re: A Courageous Beast

    Good series John !

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    Re: A Courageous Beast

    Thanks Otavio, Joe and Graham. Joe, the quality produced by the D7100 has been an eye opener. I hovered around a FF D600 for a while but rejected it on size grounds and the fact that I have some good DX lenses. No regrets.

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    Re: A Courageous Beast

    Nice shots, John. Very clear and an interesting subject.

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    Re: A Courageous Beast

    Of the bunch, I think I prefer the first. By a small margin and simply because it is more in keeping with the nature of the beast. Perhaps a tighter crop to concentrate on the peeping through the vegetation aspect.

    Interesting story about the desire for food overcoming the fear of being food. Must be tough being a mouse.

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    Re: A Courageous Beast

    Thanks Ken.

    Thanks Trevor. I think you're right about the crop. In fact a vertical crop might even work best. The reason I cropped it this way is that I might enter all three as a triptych in a competition (local Camera Club). They all need to have a common format if I do.

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