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European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

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A Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) taken in our garden last Spring against the background of new pink foliage of a Japanese Acer shrub.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Apr 2012 - 2:41 PM
Focal Length:700mm 7.6m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:25 Aug 2012 - 10:46 AM
Tags:Bird, Carduelis carduelis, European, Garden, Goldfinch, Spring, Wild, Wildlife / nature
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DeSilver
DeSilver Plus Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:50 AM

Lovely image so well caught and produced. Smile


David.

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Greyheron
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25 Aug 2012 - 11:08 AM

Your Acer makes a fine backdrop for this delightful character showing off his wonderful colours to best advantage.

Mike

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TonyDy
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25 Aug 2012 - 11:22 AM

Lovely shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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franken
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25 Aug 2012 - 11:46 AM

Beautiful wildlife shot!

Ken

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christinecilia
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25 Aug 2012 - 11:48 AM

lovely shot .GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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25 Aug 2012 - 12:06 PM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 - 12:28 PM

Stunning image. The bg is wonderful.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 12:42 PM

This is a beauty Sylv, sorry I haven't been commenting much, been quite ill of late, but getting better now, hope all is well in your part of the world and that you're looking after yourself....

Ade

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 2:36 PM

A stunning image of this really beautiful Goldfinch, gorgeous colours, stunning detail, and all perched perfectly for you to capture.

Regards Nathan

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Glostopcat
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25 Aug 2012 - 4:48 PM

A fine shot of this beautiful little bird, the detail and colours in the plumage are immaculate and the acer bush makes the perfect background

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 2221 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM

Beautiful image
NettaSmile

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Maiwand
Maiwand  8 England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:20 PM

Beautiful birds Sylvia and you have certainly given this one every chance to shine. Cracking good capture and on a wonderful perch.GrinGrin
Ron

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:38 PM

Stunning Sylvia - the background colour adds so well to the image.

Mike

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posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 1:19 AM

I love this, the clarity and the colours...Smile

Barry

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brownsilent
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26 Aug 2012 - 5:33 PM

Oh, what a seriously looking wee chap! Very proud on his outlook.
Johanna

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