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Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

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So difficult to capture out in the open - a record shot of a female Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) who visited our garden today. Seen briefly this time last year and have been waiting for a return visit - today was the day!

The Goldcrest is smaller than the Wren and is Europe's smallest bird.
The black-bordered crest stripe is orange in the male and yellow in the female. The dark eye is easily seen against its whitish face. The thin bill is black and the legs are brown. They like to feed on small insects found on conifers.

My thanks to everybody who C&Cd my last upload. Very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jan 2012 - 1:03 PM
Focal Length:700mm 6.8m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:29 Jan 2012 - 7:48 PM
Tags:Conifer, Female, Garden, Goldcrest, Record shot, Regulus regulus, Wild bird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 7:51 PM

A pretty little thing and perfectly captured. - gary

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MartinG365
29 Jan 2012 - 8:19 PM

That's a good shot. My record shots of this bird are from obscure angles as they flit about so much.
Martin

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 8:34 PM

Not the easiest birds to get let alone see Sylvia. Well waited and a great capture
Richard

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 8:47 PM

Oh lovely, Well captured. Good comp.
Diane

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 8:55 PM

Well done you galTongue

They are most delightful bird to watch - seen a few, but only ever nailed one, a few years ago. That was only fit for the bin reallySad

Nowt to report from this endSmile

Adrian

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 9:00 PM

These are one of the most difficult birds to capture as they are constantly on the move.
You have captured a good shot here and deserve all the awards that you get.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 9:08 PM

I've been after one of these for days at Arundel - they are about but not been able to get a shot at all - would have been over the moon with this in my p/f - well done on getting it - Ina

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 9:32 PM

Terrific shot of this rarely seen little bird. Stunning Sylvia.
Ron

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 9:37 PM

gorgeous little bird and gorgeous shot

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 9:42 PM

I have only ever managed one half decent shot of the goldcrest and that was about this time last year - superb image from you here Sylvia

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 - 10:28 PM

Lovely shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2012 - 11:26 PM

I won't show Sue this, because she'll get seriously p***** off and I have to live with her!......She's been trying to get good shot of this species for more years than I care to remember. Grin

Ade

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 4:57 AM

What a beautiful little bird Sylvia, and beautifully presented.

Barry

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 6:42 AM

What a tiny little chappie, Sylvia, very well spotted and captured. Carol

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 7:43 AM

With only a few words Gary_d said it all.
Johanna

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
30 Jan 2012 - 7:52 AM

Seen them but never been able to frame one, a beautiful capture Sylvia.

Len

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 10:38 AM

Haven't seen one for 2 years or more Sylvia, knowing how fast and rare these are you must be pretty proud of this one,
Geoff.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 5:49 PM

Super photo Sylvia, these are tricky
David

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DannoM
DannoM  556 forum posts England
30 Jan 2012 - 7:33 PM

really good shot sylvia, not easy to get i imagine..we have a couple in the garden if only i had a longer lens..Smile

dan

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
31 Jan 2012 - 12:51 PM

Hi Sylvia this is just WOW, well done regards gray

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Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2012 - 6:46 PM

Well spotted and an excellent capture Sylvia, I was trying to get a shot of one at Pulborough Brooks the other w/end but no success, very difficult to capture, well done.
Kev

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2012 - 7:23 PM

A terrific image of this tiny bird, I saw one at Slimbridge the other week but it was impossible to photograph it as it kept dodging in and out of the hedgerow

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