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Autumn Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

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A Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) taken in the garden the other day using the red leaves of an Acer shrub as background. The Acer is now reduced to a mass of bare bones Sad Roll on Spring!

Thank you all for your C&Cs on yesterday's Robin upload - I'm blown away by the response Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Nov 2011 - 12:04 PM
Focal Length:700mm 7.6m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Autumn Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:5 Nov 2011 - 6:06 PM
Tags:Acer, Bird, Carduelis carduelis, Close up, Gardenbird, Goldfinch, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:15 PM

brilliant pose sylvia fantastic colour and detail love the bg a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:26 PM

Fantastic shot!
Sam.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:31 PM

This is the third super Goldie I have seen on here this eveningGrin

You'll need another backdrop nowWink

Adrian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:33 PM

He's a bright eyed fella, Sylvia, perfectly captured. Carol

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Mike_Young
5 Nov 2011 - 6:49 PM

Excellent goldie image, great colour and the BG is spot on

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:53 PM

Excellent detail Sylvia,but loving that BG even more Wink

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:58 PM

Stunning colours...

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:58 PM

detail is one of main things calling attention in this kind of captures, .. yours is far from deceiving, .. well framed and executed

Last Modified By senn at 5 Nov 2011 - 6:59 PM

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martin174
martin174 e2 Member 8martin174 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2011 - 7:43 PM

A lot of thought and planning has gone into your shot which has paid off in abundance. Excellent.
Martin

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 8:01 PM

You use the colours in your garden to great effect, this is a wonderful photo
David

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
5 Nov 2011 - 8:14 PM

I like the warmth that this time of year brings.You have captured this Goldie perfectly Sylvia.

Paul

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kirkoid
kirkoid  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 8:29 PM

Cracking detailed capture.
Dave

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 8:40 PM

do like the bg reds.lesley

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2011 - 8:58 PM

Glad to make this 30, wonderful shot,
kev.

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vandalp
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5 Nov 2011 - 9:19 PM

Brillant shot Sylvia, great colours and detail.
Vanda

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 9:58 PM

so beautiful

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2011 - 8:56 AM

An excellent Goldie Sylvia. That acer has certainly served you well with these shots.
Ron

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2011 - 9:12 AM

Another fine shot Sylvia. Carole

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 6:06 PM

A real class act Sylvia, such beautiful colours in this one, I'm lichen the perch very much indeed

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 9:46 AM

It was that backdrop, that just tipped the scales in your favourSmileWink

Adrian

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