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Hi all, a Goldfinch in a natural setting at Upton warren, it was supposed to be a Kingfisher but they didn't show, apparently the second brood which I mentioned earlier didn't survive due to the banks being flooded during the recent heavy rainfall there, such a shame Sad
Many thanks for taking time out to view and comment on my Kingfisher 4, I really do appreciate and value the support,
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500mm f4 VR + 1.7 TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2012 - 4:00 PM
Focal Length:850mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Goldfinch
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:27 Oct 2012 - 4:21 PM
Tags:Birds, Goldfinch, River bank, Upton warren, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70

Comments

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Oct 2012 - 4:25 PM

Super image Geoff, like the pose and detail,
Fred.

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
27 Oct 2012 - 4:32 PM

Lovely pose, like the wild flowers and the bird is brilliantly presented, love it great detail, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:37 PM

So very natural and so very lovely.
Joan.

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
27 Oct 2012 - 4:41 PM

lovely photo nice detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:42 PM

Very impressive Geoff in a natural and colourful setting
I am getting them by the 20's plus at moment
so much niger seed need to keep them coming back

really lovely shot
Lillian

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:45 PM

A superb image, Jeff, love the natural background and perch, a top class capture and presentation. Carol

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:51 PM

excellent image, still see them only very rarely here . I think I must start smuggling niger seed

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:04 PM

A lovely shot with the bird captured in an attractive pose, in as you say a natural setting and under soft lighting which allows detail in every part to show up so well.
I feel we often cry out for strong sunlight, but many subjects such as your's today come off better under a more subdued sky: I think this applies to trees in their autumn finery too.
Ronnie.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:09 PM

a quirkey expression in my eyes

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:29 PM


Quote: A superb image, Jeff, love the natural background and perch, a top class capture and presentation. Carol

Apologies for the incorrect spelling of your name, Geoff Smile

AnnJ
AnnJ Plus Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
27 Oct 2012 - 5:32 PM

A wonderful image of one of my favourite birds. Ann.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 735 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:38 PM

Many thanks everyone, your support is greatly appreciated,


Quote: Apologies for the incorrect spelling of your name, Geoff

That's ok Karul Grin Grin Grin Grin
Geoff.

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 6:14 PM

A beautiful image and well captured Geoff
Jim

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 6:37 PM

Wonderful shot Geoff.
Brian

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 6:45 PM

Lovely, natural image.

DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 9118 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:16 PM

Great shot with sharp detail in the plumage Geoff.
I went to Upton Warren 2 weeks ago, all I got was wet feet - lol.

Derek

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:20 PM

Lovely classic Goldfinch Geoff. What a pleasure to see a bird in a naturalistic setting with corrext BG instead of the cold and clinical type we see so often. Deserves an award.
Ron

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:34 PM

What a lovely image, showing the goldfinch off perfectly in his native environment!

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 735 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:34 PM

Many thanks for popping in everyone and a big thank you to Ron (Maiwand), I thought you would like it Ron, really appreciated..........Geoff.


Quote: Great shot with sharp detail in the plumage Geoff.
I went to Upton Warren 2 weeks ago, all I got was wet feet - lol.

Derek

I didn't get there until 4pm Derek, the sky was very overcast by this time and came away at 4.50pm due to the rain, however there was a guy who had sat in the hide from 9am and all he got was the Goldie too, going again on family business next week and hope the light's better Wink
Geoff.

KBan
KBan Plus Member 9469 forum postsKBan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:34 PM

Cracker Geoff...............STill need one for my P.F.


Keith

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 9:34 PM

superb shot lovely colour and detail so sorry to hear about the young kingfishers looks like everything has suffered including humans too !

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fabulous natural image, love the perch

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
27 Oct 2012 - 10:16 PM

Great detail and colour in this one excellent.
jj

EAS
EAS Plus Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 11:29 PM

This truly is a beautiful image of the little Goldfinch and such an attractive setting too. Colours and details are 1st rate.

Ann

fificat100
fificat100 Plus Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 1:23 AM

A lovely capture of this pretty bird. Posing nicely for you in an attractive setting.Smile

Lavina

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 Plus Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM

great pose Geoff and usual excellent detail.
regards
Yung

Glyn1
Glyn1 Plus Member 5Glyn1 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:42 AM

Cracking shot Geoff, high on my wanted list.

Glyn

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 - 1:23 PM

another superb capture geoff,great dof,well done indeed.ray

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:37 PM

He's beautiful - and well captured as always.
Johanna

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 5:01 PM

A gorgeous Goldie Geoff, this one is posing beautifully for you

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 735 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 5:12 PM

Many thanks everyone, really appreciated,
Regards,
Geoff.

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91935 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 1:22 PM

Nice to see one in very natural surroundings Geoff. Lovely detail.
Brian.

A Booth
A Booth Plus Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 3:52 PM

lovely fella, excellent eye contact colours and detail in a superbly composed image.

goso
goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 11:18 PM

Beautiful work Geoff ...Bill

evelen
evelen Plus Member 10evelen vcard England
4 Nov 2012 - 6:26 PM

wonderful capture .
eve.Smile

OAKEY
OAKEY Plus Member 6OAKEY vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 1:39 PM

Fab capture Geoff, very nice and natural and with very good detail.
Regards ShaunSmile

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 8:37 PM

Excellent capture - very good detail and colours Geoff SmileSmile
Helen

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