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Many thanks for the comments and clicks on the blue tit, always very much appreciated. Hope you enjoy this one - ducking and diving for this week and then off to France for 10 days holiday.
Constructive critique and modifications are as usual always welcome

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 75-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:24 Jul 2010 - 11:54 PM
Tags:Bird, Carduelis carduelis, Finch, Goldfinch, Wildlife / nature
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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 11:59 PM

Beautiful capture of the Goldfinch, Ray, with excellent color & clarity. Hope, that you are enjoying the Weekend, & have a "great trip" to France. Regards...Peter

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 12:07 AM

Good capture,
Alan

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 12:16 AM

Excellent capture- love the clear colours and splendid detail
Helen

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 5:24 AM

A cracker, Ray, wonderful detail and a great pose. Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 7:20 AM

fabulous shot and colour spot on - enjoy France

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 7:28 AM

nice catchlight.lesley

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 8:07 AM

Great colour and clarity Ray,well captured................

Tony.

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KevinWalsham
25 Jul 2010 - 8:31 AM

fantastic deetail well posed as well

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 8:43 AM

Superbly detailed shot Ray

Bernie

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Kingfisher8
25 Jul 2010 - 8:51 AM

lovely colour and detail well done.

Keith.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123125 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 8:58 AM

A lovely capture.

Ken

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Techno
Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 9:05 AM

Excellent capture, lovely colours and details..
Have a nice holiday Ray.
Mal

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 9:14 AM

A fine, sharp capture with great eye contact! A

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 10:35 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Ray

I have never got close to one of these let alone photograph it.

I have done a mod.

1. I have painted over the whiteish area on the LH side as I felt that distrcted a bit.

2. Cloned out some distraction in the bottom RH corner.

3. Using the overlay layer, darken the branch.

4. Flattened the layers.

Hope you like it.

John

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 11:15 AM

A lovely capture and strong comp. I would however say the bg is a bit noisy when viewed, but not the bird thankfully. Lovely detail in the feathers and colours true to life imo.

Paul

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
25 Jul 2010 - 11:29 AM

A lovely clear image of this smart looking bird. Gill

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
25 Jul 2010 - 11:53 AM

Hi old fella lol, this is auper shot love it gray

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 12:04 PM

Good work with here, Ray. Good eye contact.
Terry

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 1:36 PM

Cracking shot of this lovely colourful bird Ray. Smart capture.
Hope you have a great time in France.
Ron

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 3:02 PM

Aren't they just wonderful - get loads on my bird feeder - love em - they keep me entertained for hours! This is a great close up shot with lovely detail Ray.

Have a super time in France.

Sue

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 5:40 PM

Good detailed shot Ray in what looks like quite harsh sunlight, well done to control the exp so well, have a great time in France,
Geoff.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2010 - 10:38 PM

Bit soft towards the tail end Ray but still a good shot - hope you have a great time in France - Ina

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goso
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25 Jul 2010 - 11:42 PM

A corker Ray - have a great trip...Bill

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photophantom
26 Jul 2010 - 12:55 AM

great close up
Dennis

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
26 Jul 2010 - 2:01 AM

Wow nice image great colours and detail , well captured.
Allen,

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 - 12:21 PM

A super shot.
Peter

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
26 Jul 2010 - 1:30 PM

Excellent shot Ray brill colour and detail.
jj

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 6:06 PM

Stunning capture - Jude.

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Dave_Holdham
26 Jul 2010 - 7:17 PM

Superb detailed capture, well presented

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 - 8:25 PM

A superbly detailed shot, Ray, wonderful colours and very well captured.
Roy

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Adderwatcher
27 Jul 2010 - 8:18 AM

Fantastic capture Ray!
Scott

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colin63
colin63  6 England
27 Jul 2010 - 9:22 AM

Lovely shot Ray

Colin

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2010 - 9:45 AM

Excellent capture, Beautiful colour.I love the way it's looking at me.Grin

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mrjt
mrjt  8 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 - 11:45 AM

What a great shot, the colours are beautiful......Jack

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TonyWatson
27 Jul 2010 - 3:34 PM

Great capture Ray
Doc

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Jul 2010 - 3:55 PM

Fantastic shot Ray.
Brian

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
27 Jul 2010 - 4:37 PM

Beautiful shot, cracking detail and colour Ray

Nicky x

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2010 - 8:27 PM

A absolutely fine shot.

Rock

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2010 - 9:11 PM

Excellent capture,very well taken and presented,
saeid

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 8:43 AM

How did I miss such a good Gold Finch? beautiful capture and well detailed
Lillian

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 9:32 AM

Wow Ray that's a brilliant Goldfinch shot. Such detail and pose and colour. It's got the lot . Paul

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 - 11:35 AM

excellent capture.ray

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 12:43 PM

Fantastic capture of this lovely bird, Patti

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 1:44 PM

What more can I say? Love it, particularly your capture of the gloss on the red feathers. We have a flock of these beauties working the local park, but they are so quick I stand no chance of getting one.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 5:17 PM

nice pose and excellent capture
regards
Yung

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 5:46 PM

Smashing shot Ray, lovely colours.

John Smile

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 8:47 PM

A wonderful capture x x

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2010 - 8:49 PM

wonderful shot

Linda

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milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
29 Jul 2010 - 8:22 AM

Excellent shot great work-------Gary

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2010 - 1:19 PM

What a superb shot!!! Congrats, it is a beauty! The colour and detail is wonderful.
Carol

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SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2010 - 2:10 PM

Excellent work - lovely colours.
Sandra

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astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2010 - 7:50 PM

Brilliant close up, lovely exposure and use of light here
Astyag

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colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 9:22 AM

A cracking image for me here such a beautiful wee bird, enjoy France Smile

Colin

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2010 - 12:20 PM

A wonderfully coloured bird with great detail shown in the picture,
Johanna

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Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2010 - 5:11 PM

We spend a fortune each week on food for the birds, itís great to watch them feeding but we have never seen one of these on our bird table yet. Well spotted and done Ray.

Dave

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 2:29 PM

Brilliantly sharp pic. Ever since I put out a special goldfinch feeder with their special grub in it I've not had one come near. So am envious of your brill shot. paul

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bokeh
bokeh  6 Romania
11 Aug 2010 - 4:02 PM

good capture!

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Jolind
Jolind  5 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2010 - 8:04 PM

Excellent capture.
Joyce

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brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 9:17 PM

Lovely detail, he definitely has his beady eye on you!
Geoff

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 10:04 PM

Outstanding capture of the lovely Goldfinch, Ray, with fine color & hues, clarity, tones, & comp. Nice work with the 50D, my friend. Regards...Peter

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 10:21 PM

Brilliant capture, and such lovely colours.
Caroline

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 11:24 PM

Wonderful sharp capture of this beautiful Goldfinch Ray well done. Gary

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11 Aug 2010 - 11:47 PM

A top shot Ray, you've captured this handsome fellow in such excellent light

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tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 1:58 PM

great detail and color

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t_downes
t_downes e2 Member 6260 forum postst_downes vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 - 5:13 PM

Nice and sharp

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KevinWalsham
14 Aug 2010 - 8:00 AM

only one word fantastic

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
16 Aug 2010 - 9:34 AM

Excellent capture Ray.
Robert

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 7:54 PM

Hope you have a great time,

Beautifully taken,

Aidan,,

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bromley-smith
24 Aug 2010 - 9:48 PM

Delighted to make this 100, excellent shot.
Tony

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samarmishra
24 Nov 2010 - 7:45 AM

Hi Ray, I am speechless, this is extraordinay image.

Samar.

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