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Thank you for all your C & Cs on my previous picture, and thanks as always to Ali for her generous use award. Today i have a Bullfinch male.

The male is unmistakable with his bright pinkish-red breast and cheeks, grey back, black cap and tail, and bright white rump. The flash of the rump in flight and the sad call note are usually the first signs of bullfinches being present. They feed voraciously on the buds of various trees in spring and were once a 'pest' of fruit crops.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bullfinch
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:8 Nov 2013 - 2:40 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Bullfinch, Canon, Finches, Fringillidae, General, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, Wildlife / nature
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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 - 2:49 PM

Nice bright co'ours for a dull winters day, nice captureSmile

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Badgerfred
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8 Nov 2013 - 2:51 PM

Fine capture Mike, like the composition,
Fred.

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senn
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8 Nov 2013 - 2:56 PM

great capture Mike ..

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 2:56 PM

Beautiful capture and presentation!
George

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Davidroid
Davidroid Junior Member Argentina
8 Nov 2013 - 2:57 PM

I like the composition, nice work

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christinecilia
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8 Nov 2013 - 3:12 PM

super shot lovely detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Mollycat
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8 Nov 2013 - 3:15 PM

Beautiful bird in a nice composition. Peter.

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Fred263
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8 Nov 2013 - 3:37 PM

Cracking image of this lovely looking Bullfinch, Mike.
Fred.

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Caziwinkles
8 Nov 2013 - 3:42 PM

He is a beauty - superb colours - and lovely presentation.

Carol

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ali63
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8 Nov 2013 - 3:48 PM

Great image Mike,

Ali SmileSmile

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 3:53 PM

they really are a beautiful bird and that is shown in all its glory in this lovely image Mike was this taken with the 70D - gary

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32366 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 4:11 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured Bully image with great colour and detail.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 5:20 PM

Excellent colour and detail.
Joan.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 5:30 PM

Well done Mike another lovely Bullfinch…..

Trev

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1123 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 5:39 PM

What a beautiful colored bird, excellent photography

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Craggwildlife
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8 Nov 2013 - 5:48 PM

good one showing the lovely colours of this lovely bird

David

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fificat100
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8 Nov 2013 - 5:52 PM

A lovely capture of this beautiful bird.

Lavina

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sparrowhawk
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8 Nov 2013 - 7:51 PM

gorgeous shot and really glad for your son playing rugby for the cou7nty

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JuBarney
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8 Nov 2013 - 9:04 PM

A really lovely bright capture
Ju

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capto
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8 Nov 2013 - 10:40 PM

Gorgeous bird presented with great detail.Smile

ivor

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annettep38
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8 Nov 2013 - 11:08 PM

great to see such a colourful finch with a fine natural background

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sweetpea62
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8 Nov 2013 - 11:10 PM

What a beauty Mike..Lin

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BIGRY1
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8 Nov 2013 - 11:39 PM

I love these birds and you must have the best Bully collection on epz. Another wonderful image to add to your collectionWinkGrin
Ryan

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ChristineD
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9 Nov 2013 - 1:36 PM

Fine capture and composition

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AlexAppleby

Stunning shot.

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brian17302
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10 Nov 2013 - 11:53 AM

A fine detailed capture MikeGrin

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cheesey
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10 Nov 2013 - 1:49 PM

Cracking image Mike, nicely captured Smile .
Cheesey.

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Maiwand
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10 Nov 2013 - 2:53 PM

Excellent capture Mike.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Holmewood
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10 Nov 2013 - 10:09 PM

Great shot of a beautiful bird Mike. Still never caught one yet but you never know. I live in hope! Cathy

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leontari
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10 Nov 2013 - 11:57 PM

Superb composition with lovely colour and detail. An excellent capture Mike.
Effrossini

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Lillian
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11 Nov 2013 - 7:21 PM

A lovely image Mike
and well done spotting him
been watching out
Lillian

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