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Still not firing on all cylinders, spending a lot of time in bed. I was supposed to be going into hospital on Sunday for some nerve blockers which help me with the chronic pain in my hips, however because of the Winter Virus I have to be clear for 72 hours. I wouldn't mind so much but the waiting list is six months long.

Today's upload was captured a short while ago in the garden, I appreciate that it is not a high quality observational study but I rather like is rather inquisitive expression and charm.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload. I feel somewhat of a fraud not being able to spend to much time 'if any' looking at and commenting on your great work. Twenty minutes out of bed and I am cream crackered, so once again I apologise for this.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me it is back to bed until my next cup of tea.

Regards as always Nathan Grin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Sigma150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Dec 2012 - 10:55 AM
Focal Length:439mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Chuffed Chaffy
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:8 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM
Tags:Chaffinch, Feathers, Feeding, Fence, Garden, Wildlife / nature, Winter
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 9:04 AM

Wonderful image Nathan, fabulous colours and the detail is excellent, hope your feeling better soon my friend, take it easy

Regards

Hugh

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leontari
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8 Feb 2013 - 9:06 AM

Nice capture, lovely colours and details
Effrossini

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 9:09 AM

A super capture, Nathan, one to be proud of. Relax and take it easy, you probably haven't much choice, feeling the way you do at present, but rest will help, and it won't be long before those four cylinders will be up and running at maximum strength again Smile Carol

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
8 Feb 2013 - 9:11 AM

Lovely, clear little bird. I like the look on his face! Take care, Nathan.SadSmile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 9:15 AM

Lovely detail and subtle colours as well, Nathan.

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richmowil
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8 Feb 2013 - 9:17 AM

SSuper image - Like it a lot!

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Suzicoo
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8 Feb 2013 - 9:23 AM

he is certainly looking chuffed, take care
Suzicoo

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 9:31 AM

A right cute little bird....
You take care now....
I am also in bed with a cuppa.....

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 9:45 AM

Great capture Nathan, take things easy and spend the day soaking up the images
Steve

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 9:54 AM

Good detailed Chaffinch Nathan
hope that the day gets better
Lillian

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:09 AM

Its a delightful capture of this little bird, with some splendid detail and colour - hope you regain some strength soon Nathan SmileSmile
Helen

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:20 AM

A very fine shot of this wee bird, Nathan, beautifully lit and captured with fine feather detail.
Sorry to hear of your on-going concerns.......take things quietly and I wish you all the best.
Ronnie.

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 10:33 AM

Superb details nathan
glyn

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:37 AM

A most endearing image of this wonderful little bird. Lovely tones in that plumage too. Take care. A good cuppa often works wonders for me and clearly you think likewise!

Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
8 Feb 2013 - 10:40 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your health Nathan !! I think of you often these days ! This is a great image of this lovely Chaffinch SmileGrin

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 10:53 AM

You know what Nathan, the chaffy is one of my fave birds and you have captured the wee fella beautifully . Sorry to here about the health issues , that Norovirus has alot to answer for. Stick in neebs things will improveSmile

Rod

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:02 AM

brilliant detail nathan wonderful colour and tones love the pose a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:13 AM

Lovely images Nathan, take it easy, lots of tea sounds a really good idea,
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile

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achieverswales
8 Feb 2013 - 11:18 AM

Beautiful capture Nathan, keep well mate!


Regards

Trev.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:48 AM

This is a lovely capture. Love his very sweet, cute pose SmileSmile

Lavina

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1051 forum postsdudler vcard England185 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:57 AM

A lovely cheeky shot of a friendly little creature!

I wonder if it would look softer and fluffier with a tiny bit less sharpening?

Click!

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:59 AM

I am so sorry you are having problems mate and I really hope you are feeling better soon, this looks very natural so a thumbs up from me. - gary

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 12:28 PM

Love the colours and the detail is superb in this image Nathan.

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digital_boi
8 Feb 2013 - 12:48 PM

he has a content smugness about him fine detail in the feathers and they have a very nice sheen to them hope all is better soon Nathan you have had a grimm 2 weeks of it

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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User_Removed
8 Feb 2013 - 1:13 PM

Super image Nathan, off to the woods again now.
Regards, Alf.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
8 Feb 2013 - 1:40 PM

Nice day here but very cold Nathan, don't suppose that helps, nice photo and very good light, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 2:31 PM

You don't think this is high quality! I disagree, I would be proud to have this in my PF its a superbly detailed picture

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 2:46 PM

A very beautiful shot, Nathan, lovely natural colours Smile
Take it easy, mate, and have a good long rest! Wink
Trev Smile

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lonely_oryx
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8 Feb 2013 - 3:17 PM

Very good lighting on the feathers

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williamsloan
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8 Feb 2013 - 3:33 PM

a lovely catch well taken

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SUE118
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8 Feb 2013 - 4:45 PM

This is beautiful well captured Nathan. Thinking of you.Smile

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nonur
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8 Feb 2013 - 5:14 PM

Wonderful shot, so sharp and beautiful, Nathan. Hope you get good rest and soon feel better.

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
8 Feb 2013 - 5:29 PM

Excellent colour and detail Nathan and a cute look.

You take care of your self and get well.

John

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
8 Feb 2013 - 5:29 PM

Wonderful image,hope you are feeling better soon

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Brian65
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8 Feb 2013 - 5:56 PM

Lovely shot Nathan, hope things get better soon.SmileSmile
brian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 6:47 PM

He's keeping an eye on you---

I wish you a better day!

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Maiwand
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8 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM

Superb shot Nathan.
Ron

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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 6:58 PM

Lovely crisp focus Nathan (Wonderful viewed large!) What a delightful little bird! Hope all your current troubles are over soon.
kind regards,
Robin

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danbrann
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8 Feb 2013 - 7:12 PM

A superb study in it's natural habitat Nathan.....a bird in the bush is worth...ell something like that.

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tonyng
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8 Feb 2013 - 7:51 PM

Lovely little chaffy. Great details at that Nathan.

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  7 England
8 Feb 2013 - 8:41 PM

What a little beauty Nathan.

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Irishkate
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8 Feb 2013 - 8:53 PM

Great image of the chaffinch and defocussed elsewhere.
Do take care.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
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8 Feb 2013 - 9:02 PM

I'm happy that you are able to take the time to upload - that's something pretty positive.

Anne

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8 Feb 2013 - 9:32 PM

Lovely Image Nathen,you take care now NathenSmile
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RockArea
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8 Feb 2013 - 10:12 PM

He, or she, I should say, is a fine little bird with a nice bright eye. Hope you're feeling better soon, Nathan!

David

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8 Feb 2013 - 11:39 PM

A great image Nathan, very sharp and very well exposed, I tried some bird shots last weekend at Pennington Flash, 6 or 7 hides and one a feeding station. Loads of birds but got nothing worth posting here, imo your only as good as your worst image! Take care and have a good weekend and hope you manage to get out and about a little, sounds like a duff few days youve had. regards Phil

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avacreates
8 Feb 2013 - 11:57 PM

Nathan, this is an absolutely gorgeous photo - I would be chuffed, had I taken it Smile It's not always about the perfect natural setting and as you told me, to become a good bird photographer one needs to invest in a hide and an expensive zoom lens and that is great for dedicated bird photographers - I've seen their amazing and inspirational photos. For the rest of us its about the composition or that special moment - its not always about just the bird, sometimes the bigger picture is just as important - I truly believe that with any nature image. This little bird is so beautiful Smile
I wish you much needed healing and less painful recovery - You can do it - what's there to lose
AVA

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aniamoore
aniamoore  1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 1:17 AM

An early lunch here, Nathan??TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Love these branches crossing!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue Look after yourself, Nathan!Smile
AniaWink

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9 Feb 2013 - 7:55 AM

It is so lovely Nathan - he's puffed up against the chill wind.
Ann

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Mike_S
Mike_S  2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 11:48 AM

Delightful Chaffinch Nathan - you have caught the colours really well.
Mike

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brian17302
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9 Feb 2013 - 12:43 PM

Superb Image Nathan
Good detail & lighting
Regards Brian

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10 Feb 2013 - 12:08 PM

hope things are soon on the up my friend great shot !!

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