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Afternoon all! Not been very well, so didn't get to post yesterday. Still not able to sit at the PC for long, so apologies for not replying to many photos - I am still trying to look at them when I get time.

Thanks for all the comments on the last upload, this one is a bit different. Took this back when I first got my first DSLR - and it's not brilliant. I've had a play around with it - and I still love this shot, despite the seriously blown highlights. You can see on the chest where I've edited (I'm not good with photoshop) and I can't tell whether the edited version is better or not!

Hope everyone's having a better day than me, with feeling ill and the weather being horrendous!

xx

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50-500mm "Bigma"
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Goldcrest (an old shot!)
Username:Zoundz Zoundz
Uploaded:23 Mar 2010 - 3:59 PM
Tags:Bigma, Birds, D80, Garden birds, Goldcrest, Nature, Nikon, Sigma 50-500mm, Wildlife / nature
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johnlwadd
johnlwadd e2 Member 6johnlwadd vcard England
23 Mar 2010 - 4:04 PM

Lovely capture good detail.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 4:13 PM

What a grumpy looking bird

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 4:49 PM

I love all the green hues in this

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 - 5:52 PM

Great image and colours! Hope you are felling better soon!

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User_Removed
23 Mar 2010 - 6:05 PM

What a gorgeous shot.


Keith

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 6:15 PM

Very nice shot, laura, captured with bird in a natural setting.
Ronnie.
(PS. Hope you are feeling well again soon.. R.)

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 7:51 PM

Lovely shot Laura. I wish I had a few ' old shots ' like this in my files !!.
Ron

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Zoundz
Zoundz  5 Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:10 PM

Thank you! *blush*

I had already uploaded it back in 2009, but I don't know which is better. I'm sort of considering deleting this, as two basically identical images seems a bit silly :/ I think I prefer composition in this one, as I cropped it differently. I dunno!

xx

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:25 PM

Nice to get one in the frame Laura Smile
Steve

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 8:53 PM

hope you feel better soon, good shot of the goldcrest with a nice perch

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2010 - 10:26 PM

A nicely composed image this and hope your feeling better soonest Colin

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 - 11:05 PM

Very good shot
Harry

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james_murray
24 Mar 2010 - 1:32 AM

Stunning, gorgeous light and shot, wish i could see birds like this up in my neck of the woods. Fab! James

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Adderwatcher
24 Mar 2010 - 8:28 AM

I used to see loads of these back in Norfolk but haven't found any here yet, Excellent capture.
Scott

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 9:14 AM

i love it your so lucky to of seen one and capture it.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 9:52 AM

Lovely capture! A

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 10:26 AM

Very nicely done.
RJ.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 11:34 AM

Hope you soon feel as good as this shot. It's colourful and very plesent in detail. Smile
Carol

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 6willgriffiths vcard Wales
24 Mar 2010 - 6:19 PM

Excellent vision lovely bird well done.
Will.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 6:22 PM

quality..... well done Smile

Linda

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Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2010 - 6:32 PM

A lovely capture in its natural habitat, hope you are feeling better soon Smile Geoff.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 - 7:46 PM

Lovely capture, i'm very envious not got one off these yet, very well done.
Shaun

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Bowenite
Bowenite  4 Australia
25 Mar 2010 - 6:21 AM

Nice capture of a cute little bird. Well done.

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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2010 - 12:38 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous Laura. What a wonderful job you did here. I am sick too and have hardly any energy. Trying to catch up. This is my favourite so far a super duper job.
Regards
Ann

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2010 - 10:21 PM

I only ever got one shot of these Laura and that was a record image, you did very well here, not many have ever got one in the veiwfinder let alone photograph one, lovely comp,
Geoff.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2010 - 10:58 PM

Never easy at the best of times Laura.Keen eye required and quick finger,very well spotted and captured...

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CaptainTweaky
28 Mar 2010 - 10:59 PM

You are right about the exposure issues - but it is still a most endearing image of the little chap lurking in the foliage!
David

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2010 - 7:01 PM

Looks new to me didnt see the old one. Like the way it nestles in amongst the pines. Great setting for the Goldcrest. Nice one!!! Paul

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2010 - 8:51 AM

A really great capture--well done.
Not seen any of your work till now--Ann--Canadiann--told me you were poorly and in hospital, I do hope you are recovering from your problem.
Our prayer's are with you for a speedy recovery.
Take Care
Regards
Pete

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2010 - 11:37 AM

Heard of your circumstances from Ann (Canadiann) - my thoughts are with you, and wish you a speedy recovery.
Regards,
TrevB Smile

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2010 - 10:17 PM

Hi Laura
Another lovely bird image - you're good at these, aren't you? Grin.
Like Pete and TrevB I heard via Canadiann that you were in hospital and just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery.
Take care, hope to see some more of your bird shots here before very long.

Theresa xx

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2010 - 9:26 PM

Hi Laura. I've just been on Ann's portfolio and read that you are in hospital. I hope you are feeling a little better and wish you a speedy recovery.
I nearly forgot to mention your image, it's lovely, well caught.
Best wishes.
Pete.

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MAKRADA
MAKRADA  2 Azerbaijan
2 Apr 2012 - 8:49 AM

goldcrest on the picea glouca tree

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