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The Goldfinch (carduelis carduelis)
Apologies for not being as active on the site as I would have liked to be but personal matters have been demanding most of my time at present. Hopefully they will be soved before too long but until then I will just have to visit when I get the chance.
I have not had the opportunity to get out of late so, as the title implies, this is a garden shot from further back in the files.
Thanks so very much indeed for all the c/c's on the Greenfinch; with particular thanks to Jennn (taggart) Neil (Neil Wigan) and Ray ( Ray 42) for their User Awards.
Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.7 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2012 - 8:51 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Garden Beauty
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:29 Jul 2012 - 6:15 PM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Greenfinch, Nature, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 6:18 PM

Tis a beauty Ron
Keith

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franken
franken e2 Member 123126 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 6:18 PM

Really excellent image Ron.

Ken

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 - 6:24 PM

Delightful shot! Well seen, IB

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 6:30 PM

Such a crisp shot and with the bird standing out so well from the b/g tones, Ron.
Excellent detail in the plumage and the colours very naturally recorded.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 6:31 PM

Glorious colours on this beautiful goldfinch, Ron, a grand capture. Carol

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 6:43 PM

A delightful portrait of the UK's most beautiful bird.

Albert

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 6:57 PM

You do what you have to do Ron, here's hoping it all works out for you........Great image BTW

Ade

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 7:11 PM

A litle beauty this one Ron
hope all works out how you want and that you are OK
Lillian

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
29 Jul 2012 - 7:18 PM

Superb,
Fred.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42315 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
29 Jul 2012 - 7:26 PM

So good to see an upload from you Ron. This as the title implies is a real beauty! You take care now, love Lou x

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 7:39 PM

Good to see you posting Ron

You have to do, whatever is required and I am sure EPZ is way down the list of priorities

Please keep in touch, especially when the occasional post is a good 'unSmile

Adrian

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Margaret101
29 Jul 2012 - 7:46 PM

What a beautiful photograph. It's one of my favourite birds. chaffinch also!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 7:49 PM

Super image Ron - beautiful colour.
Brian.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 - 7:51 PM

Stunning.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 8:21 PM

A beautiful image - the title says it perfectly.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 8:43 PM

Superb

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 8:46 PM

Glad to make this 30 Ron, superb shot.

Glyn

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YoBellzaa
YoBellzaa ePHOTOzine Staff 7224 forum postsYoBellzaa vcard England
29 Jul 2012 - 9:04 PM

Thanks for sharing Ron, great image.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 9:13 PM

Lovely image, Ron.
Colin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 9:15 PM

That is a beautiful bird-- tack sharp with great colors, well done indeed!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 9:20 PM

Lovely clarity, Ron.

Dave

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 9:59 PM

good job you found this beauty deep in the archives!
And glad to see you posting again.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 10:59 PM

Good to see you posting an image Ron - a good one as usual. I hope you sort out the matters that need attention and I am sure we will always be glad to have you on site whenever you have time. I am also having difficulty being available as often as I used to but some things just need to be done. Best wishes. A

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 11:46 PM

A fine shot of this handsome little bird Ron, good to see you posting on here again. I hope you get those matters sorted as soon as possible and things return to normal, take care my friend, Ed

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 1:07 AM

Lovely work Ron - you may have lost a bit of site time, but you certainly haven't lost the knack of taking great pics ...Bill

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PattiW
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30 Jul 2012 - 2:50 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Patti

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 7:03 AM

Magic - a cracking shot - certainly haven't lost your touch Ron
Keep well my friend

Last Modified By Ray42 at 30 Jul 2012 - 7:03 AM

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CaroleS
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30 Jul 2012 - 7:54 AM

Would love to have one like this in my files!! Take care.
Carole

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:21 AM

Superbly detailed Goldie capture and pose, Ron. Terrific clarity and rich colours.
Sylvia

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barbarahirst
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30 Jul 2012 - 9:55 AM

hope things get sorted for you soon

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 12:48 PM

Good to see your images again.
This is a super shot.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 8:55 PM

"5 Stars {*****} Cracker!!" ~ Peter Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:10 PM

A rather stunning Goldfinch, captured at its very best, a fine display of colour, and great detail.

Regards Nathan

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:15 PM

Most grateful thanks everyone and thanks to Ann ( Pluckfilly ) for the User Award.
Ron

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
30 Jul 2012 - 9:18 PM

Beautiful image Ron. Love the b/g colour as it enhances the Goldfinch. Well captured!

Jane

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 12:45 PM

Really well done Ron, haven't seen one for ages but will keep trying my friend,
Geoff.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:45 PM

Thanks Jane and Geoff
Ron

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debu
debu  4 India
1 Aug 2012 - 12:34 AM

Wonderful colourful image.
debu

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 8:06 AM

wonderful rich colours
and a smart pose Smile

maggie

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Brian65
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1 Aug 2012 - 7:56 PM

Tis a cracker Ron, good to see you back, its not the same without you.
Brian

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 11:46 AM

I like the diagonal on the perch Ron and you have done very well at such a slow shutter speed. Might have cleaned it up down the right hand side to have the background canvas the same throughout to compliment a fine Goldy
See you soon
Richard

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2 Aug 2012 - 2:32 PM

"What is there possibly left to say about the quality of this outrageously beautiful photograph?"

Nathan

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A Booth
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5 Aug 2012 - 3:28 PM

beautifully coloured bird well recorded. nicely composed image.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 11:03 PM

A beautiful shot indeed,,a friend of mine has an avry,,must drop in,,

Aidan,,

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AnnJ
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11 Aug 2012 - 11:11 PM

One of my favourite birds. A lovely image. Ann.

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sallybea
sallybea  441 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 - 11:29 PM

Lovely image, beautifully presented
Sally

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