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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 e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Oct 2012 - 4:25 PM

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

Tibetan
Tibetan  1 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 e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:37 PM

So very natural and so very lovely.
Joan.

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
27 Oct 2012 - 4:41 PM

lovely photo nice detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian 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 e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 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 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 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 e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 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 e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 5:09 PM

a quirkey expression in my eyes

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 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 e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
27 Oct 2012 - 5:32 PM

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

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 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 e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 6:14 PM

A beautiful image and well captured Geoff
Jim

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 6:37 PM

Wonderful shot Geoff.
Brian

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 6:45 PM

Lovely, natural image.

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 989 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 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 e2 Member 7Maiwand 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 e2 Member 942 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 e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 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  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:34 PM

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


Keith

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 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 e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fabulous natural image, love the perch

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
27 Oct 2012 - 10:16 PM

Great detail and colour in this one excellent.
jj

EAS
EAS e2 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 e2 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 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM

great pose Geoff and usual excellent detail.
regards
Yung

Glyn1
Glyn1  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:42 AM

Cracking shot Geoff, high on my wanted list.

Glyn

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 - 1:23 PM

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

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:37 PM

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

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 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 e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 5:12 PM

Many thanks everyone, really appreciated,
Regards,
Geoff.

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 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 e2 Member 11A 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 e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 11:18 PM

Beautiful work Geoff ...Bill

evelen
evelen  9 England
4 Nov 2012 - 6:26 PM

wonderful capture .
eve.Smile

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

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

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 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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