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I was pleased with this one because the Bullfinch is one of my favourite birds and I have never managed to photograph one before.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:120.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2013 - 3:15 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Bullfinch
Username:jasonrwl jasonrwl
Uploaded:21 Feb 2013 - 6:54 AM
Tags:Birds, Bullfinch, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:48
Voters:dave1967 · RobertTurley · Jat_Riski · Derek_Fearn · KarenFB · pdunstan_Greymoon · Take-a-View · mossy · philhomer · Jenny-D · Caziwinkles · MD2009 · NaturesHaven · Richsr · M_squared · richmowil · pollisher · Alan_Baseley · john_slevin · Arty · chalkhillblue · AnnChown · Irishkate · Sylviwhalley · User_Removed · leontari · SammyRatFan · WhiteRose1 · GeorgePlatis · taggart · boov · Niknut · craggwildlifephotography · jennialexander · Andrea16 · marktc · Norfolkboy · saltireblue · pudd64 · Holmewood · Bzox · phil_j · nonur · johnriley1uk · Johnny2D · Glostopcat · zapar40 · annettep38 ·
Views:107
Unique Views:60

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 7:37 AM

Nice capture Jason, can be shy birds.

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philhomer
philhomer  557 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 7:38 AM

personally would have used slightly different settign s- as per my personal preferences - but this is well composed and nice and detailed in the main

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MD2009
MD2009 Plus Member 4MD2009 vcard Wales
21 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM

Good detail well shot ...

Mark ..

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 8:48 AM

The males are beautiful, they can strip a tree of buds in no time.............they stripped one of ours last year.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

Good colours and details too
Regards Richard

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 - 9:02 AM

Lovely detail. Great catch-light. Well captured.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 9:07 AM

Super image - good colour and detail!!

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
21 Feb 2013 - 9:10 AM

A gorgeous bird. Well done

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6146 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 10:12 AM

Lovely image, excellent colour and detail.
David

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 10:48 AM

Congratulations Jason - it's a great image. I love bullfinches too - not easy to find, let alone photograph! Smile
Ann

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 11:50 AM

A superb image of the bullfinch - haven't seen one of these up close.
I wonder what settings philhomer would have used?
So far a I can see details are clear, colours look great, catchlight is there, b/g is perfect!
Well done.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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User_Removed
21 Feb 2013 - 12:49 PM

Jammy you for this I have not seen one at all, this is a brilliant sharp detailed one....

A stunning picture

Bob

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 1:41 PM

Nice one, Jason, I'm not sure I've ever seen one live nevermind capture one!

Dave

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 3:07 PM

Good with details and bg-- What a fancy bird!

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Norfolkboy
21 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

Well done, Jason.
Cracking capture.
Colin

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 9:50 PM

You managed so well this time, Jason. Super capture!

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 6:44 AM

A fine shot of this handsome little chap, he's posing so proudly for you

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 8:39 PM

i seem to have missed a few of your birdies lately, all lovely and this is a great capture, would love to get one of these.
ant.

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