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Hi all, this is a shot taken earlier in the year, retrieved it from my 'maybe' folder as things are very quiet here on the bird front Sad
Many thanks to those of you that took time out to view and vote on my Vixen 5 and a special thank you to Yung (dmhuynh72) for the UA on my Wren 2, really appreciated Yung

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500mm VR plus 1.4x TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Bullfinch 5 (male)
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:5 Dec 2011 - 11:45 AM
Tags:Birds, Bullfinch, Male, Wildlife / nature, Woodland Devon
Votes:83
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Digby
Digby e2 Member 641 forum postsDigby vcard Wales
5 Dec 2011 - 11:48 AM

Very good, nice composition and detail

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 11:56 AM

Why would this be in your "maybe" folder?Wink

Adrian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:00 PM


Quote: Why would this be in your "maybe" folder?Wink
Adrian

'maybe' I could have done better Wink
Geoff.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:01 PM

See Adrian has beaten me to the thought! Nothing in the least "maybe" about this. It's another stunner.

Ann

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:14 PM

Don't think you could have bettered this, Geoff, it's stunning. Carol

Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:15 PM

Superb Bully Geoff, and Maybe its a winner WinkWink Colour & detail excellent as always.

Glyn


You'll have to close your eyes later in the week I have a couple more coloured borders on the way WinkWinkWink

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:30 PM

What beautiful colouring he has
maybe ......never

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:35 PM

I would be so happy to have taken this. It's lovely, the colour is very good and detail is wonderful...............Sandy

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:41 PM

Glad you found occasion to post it Geoff. Its a beauty.
Ron

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:46 PM

i totally agree with Ron Geoff it is stunning

skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
5 Dec 2011 - 12:48 PM

Great shot Geoff why would you want to lose this on a drive.Bullfinchs are hard to come by.


Paul

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 12:57 PM

If I had this shot on my hard drive it would be in the 'definite' rather than the 'maybe' folder, Geoff.......can't see how you could have any doubts about it.....superb shot, immaculate detail and very natural colours and in a delightful 'pose'.
Very fine bird photography, my friend.
Ronnie.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 1:05 PM

Beautiful colours and that detail .........Smile. Carole

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64431 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 1:11 PM

What a gorgeous peachy colour. This lovely clear image shows the bird off beautifully
Chris

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 1:25 PM

Many thanks all for the votes and comments and thank you also for your support,
Geoff.

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 1:32 PM

Gorgeous capture!

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 - 1:45 PM

Superb shot, Geoff.
Tony

Peterpools
5 Dec 2011 - 1:45 PM

Wonderful detail and composition
Peter

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 1:56 PM

Beautiful colours of the Bullfinch.............love the light.Wink

achieverswales

Stunningly beautiful Geoff!

Regards

Trev.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 2:30 PM

Beautiful colours and detail Geoff.Wonderful capture,well done..Lin

gingerdelight

"Maybe I could have done better" - goodness if I could get a shot half as good I'd be delighted! An excellent capture!
Carol

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 - 3:09 PM

Another superbly detailed capture, Geoff, brilliant.
Roy

Devon_Wild
5 Dec 2011 - 3:21 PM

Stunner Geoff ...................Rob

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 3:44 PM

100% winner this one Geoff,
beautifully detailed and colour
and the eye ...perfect!
Lillian

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 3:49 PM

Very glad to make this a click 30 Geoff.
A super shot of the pretty male Bullfinch.

B.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4596 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 3:54 PM

Ooooo....my favourite bird !!!....& what a cracking shot of this beauty, superb quality !!!!!!!

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 4:53 PM

Outstanding capture Geoff, lovely bg and detail.
regards
Yung

TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 5:03 PM

Perfect, Geoff. I truly wish this was mine - I hear them, I see them but never can I photograph them...
Terry

Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 5:33 PM

Super image Geoff.
Colin

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 - 5:36 PM

Lovely colours and great lighting.

Imagephotographics

Fantastic shot Geoff !

Chris

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 6:51 PM

Great capture Geoff with fine detail. Mine disappeared months ago, do you still get them?
Steve

john_starkey
5 Dec 2011 - 7:11 PM

Very nice detailed image,

John.

Samuel_Aron
5 Dec 2011 - 7:26 PM

Excellent shot!
Sam.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 7:44 PM


Quote: Great capture Geoff with fine detail. Mine disappeared months ago, do you still get them?
Steve

They come in now and again Steve but not so many Sad
Geoff.

Many for popping in everyone

stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
5 Dec 2011 - 8:05 PM

if thats a maybe we all had better chuck it!, superb, ronnie

Mike_Young
5 Dec 2011 - 8:14 PM

Cracking shot Geoff

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 8:26 PM

A good capture and comp Geoff - the Orange breast plumage does not look the right colour to me though.Sad
Brian.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 8:42 PM

Beautifully done image, I like his colors!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 9:04 PM

A cracking shot of this **** bullfinch, he's a real beauty and the detail and colours in his plumage are simply glorious. I agree with my furry friend the Tomcat this is a definitely image not a maybe!

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2011 - 9:54 PM

Thanks all and a special thank you to Ronnie (stokesy) for the UA, really appreciated,
Regards,
Geoff.

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 - 10:55 PM

Fantastic capture geoff, very very well done mateWink
Regards Shaun

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2011 - 12:06 AM

Hi Shaun, lovely to see you back again and many many thanks for the UA, really appreciated my friend,
Regards,
Geoff.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2011 - 12:18 AM


Quote: the Orange breast plumage does not look the right colour to me though

Strange that the red berries look the right colour.......have put V2 up with some colour correction on the bird only especially for Brian Wink
Geoff.

Last Modified By FeatherFriend at 6 Dec 2011 - 12:18 AM
Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2011 - 3:22 AM

Great image Geoff

Stace

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 - 10:10 AM

Wonderful shot Geoff, im still trying to capture one.
Brian Try getting a water pistol to get rid of the pigeons, it works!!

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2011 - 3:21 PM

splendid colours and stunning detail. the red berries are a bonus

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2011 - 7:53 PM


Quote: Strange that the red berries look the right colour.......have put V2 up with some colour correction on the bird only especially for Brian
Geoff.

Thank you Geoff.Smile
Brian.

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2011 - 7:58 PM

Fantastic image and the berries make it nice and seasonal for this time of year, Geoff.
Shell

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2011 - 9:15 AM

Beautiful colours on his "napkin" - looks like he's had his share of berries... Smile
Super detail once again, he's a lovely little "bully"
Johanna

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
7 Dec 2011 - 1:35 PM

superb capture geoff,well done.ray

Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2011 - 4:38 PM

If I was more athletic I would have done a backflip having a shot like this of a male bullfinch - green with envy - a great shot and if this is in your maybe folder then maybe I ought to give up photography Tongue - Ina

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 6:13 PM

First class Geoff ...Bill

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6609 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 11:48 PM

I've not ever seen a bullfinch in the wild Geoff. I notice the brighter plumage in v2. Is that closer to what the colour is in real life?
A particularly beautiful image of a beautiful bird.

Anne

KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 9:29 AM

Can we swop Geoff, a Bully for a Woody ?

Cracker
keith

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 11:11 AM


Quote: I've not ever seen a bullfinch in the wild Geoff. I notice the brighter plumage in v2. Is that closer to what the colour is in real life?
A particularly beautiful image of a beautiful bird.
Anne

Hi Anne, V2 is nearer to the true colour but available light seems to give different shades, some seem to be as V1 (which was taken in bright sunlight) but other shot's I have turn out a deeper red, this one is about right I would say but then again I have seen some with even deeper reds, pretty well convinced it's all down to the light because I use the same settings for each,
Regards,
Geoff.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6609 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 1:21 PM

Thanks for the clarification Geoff. Smile I was actually watching a documentary last night about the resurgence of wildlife in the Chernobyl area and a male bullfinch was shown as one of the birds thriving there - yes, the colour there was a deeper shade. Thanks again.
Anne

dweezil
dweezil  6 England
11 Dec 2011 - 10:39 PM

Superb capture Geoff not seen one in years well jealous
Craig

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 6:26 PM

Many thanks for popping in everyone and a special thank you to Adrian (tomcat) for the UA, very much appreciated,
Geoff.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 - 2:58 PM

Chuck in a Wren and youve got a dealTongueWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkSmile
Brian

evelen
evelen  9 England
13 Dec 2011 - 6:32 PM

two wonderful shots colours and detail.
eve.

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 6:49 PM

lovely coloured bird, nicely composed with good detail and interesting eye observation.

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