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Thanks so much to everyone who C&C'd my last upload.

Today another shot from my trip to Scotland. The background is the heather on the side of the hill across the valley from where I took the shot. I don't often manage to get close to goldfinches, so it was really nice to see this guy!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Feb 2014 - 3:35 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Goldfinch
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:7 Mar 2014 - 7:16 PM
Tags:Goldfinch, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:27 PM

Great shot Alex, your 500mm lens gives great clarity....GrinGrinGrin

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Fred263
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:33 PM

Outstanding image, Alex.

Fred

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:39 PM

Brilliant Goldie Alex, well captured,

Ali SmileSmile

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williamsloan
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:43 PM

well captured image of a little chap



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richmowil
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:44 PM

Beautiful and crisp with true colour, Alex Super image!!

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rsjkinson
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:45 PM

Very nice shot Alex

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Lillian
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:47 PM

Lovely crisp shot Alex and great background
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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 - 7:51 PM

Great captureSmile

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ade123
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:51 PM

A fantastic image Alex superb detail and background
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willgriffiths
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:55 PM

Brilliant shot super detail love it. Will

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Lynniesefforts
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7 Mar 2014 - 7:56 PM

Such a beautiful shot Alex, the colours and detail are superb...he/she is so pretty. Have a great weekend !

Lynette Grin

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Jenny-D
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7 Mar 2014 - 8:02 PM

Great capture.

Jenny Smile

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jasonrwl
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7 Mar 2014 - 8:07 PM

Super shot Alex - the heather on the hillside makes a great b/g
Jason

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kuvailija
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7 Mar 2014 - 8:08 PM

That is excellent birding , Alex ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 8:11 PM

Superb clarity, colours and detail, Alex. Beautiful Goldfinch capture.
Sylvia

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9115 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 8:23 PM

A beautiful image Alex.
Nice sharp detail against a lovely background.
Maybe just a touch over-saturated in the colours though?

Derek

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Mollycat
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7 Mar 2014 - 8:24 PM

Wonderful Alex. Superb.
Peter.

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dave1967
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7 Mar 2014 - 8:49 PM

Great shot Alex
Dave

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Holmewood
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7 Mar 2014 - 8:53 PM

Great shot Alex. Lovely background. Cathy

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cheesey
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7 Mar 2014 - 9:09 PM

Beautiful image Alex, lovely comp, light and exposure.
Cheesey.

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hasslebladuk
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7 Mar 2014 - 9:10 PM

Excellent shot of this lovely bird
Mike

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Tish1
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7 Mar 2014 - 9:22 PM

Even your more sedate images are so vibrant, those colours really pop, great bokeh, well composed as always.


Tish

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7 Mar 2014 - 10:48 PM

Sharp and beautiful Alex.
Ron

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nonur
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8 Mar 2014 - 1:14 AM

Superb colours and clarity.

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CarolG
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8 Mar 2014 - 6:05 AM

A cracking image, Alex, beautiful background, too. Carol

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jdinne
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8 Mar 2014 - 9:40 AM

Excellent colour and detail Alex

John

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ABPhotosUK
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8 Mar 2014 - 10:38 AM

Superb Goldie Alex, sorry not been around lately, will promise to browse through your recent images, have a great weekend, Andy

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8 Mar 2014 - 11:04 AM

Great shot with a perfect background

Frank

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viscostatic
8 Mar 2014 - 11:31 AM

A beautiful image Alex.

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8 Mar 2014 - 12:07 PM

Love the tones here and perch. Great clarity.

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danbrann
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8 Mar 2014 - 1:40 PM

What a beauty.

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8 Mar 2014 - 1:56 PM

superb Alex, Ive just bought a 500mm lens, weighs a ton on the camera! SmileSmileSmile

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8 Mar 2014 - 3:21 PM

Perfection! (From all points of view!)
Silviu

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8 Mar 2014 - 5:48 PM

Lovely colours!
Diane

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Glostopcat
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8 Mar 2014 - 6:56 PM

A fabulous shot of this beautiful little bird, you've caught him/her in some glorious light

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8 Mar 2014 - 7:16 PM

So crisp and sharp....lovely specimen! John

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8 Mar 2014 - 8:44 PM

Really superb, so much detail and lovely light.
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Mike_Smith
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9 Mar 2014 - 5:56 PM

Beautiful image Alex, superb background too

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10 Mar 2014 - 9:11 PM

Lovely clarity and colours, Alex.

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11 Mar 2014 - 12:44 PM

A lovely detailed capture. Well done.

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11 Mar 2014 - 7:32 PM

Gorgeous shot.

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12 Mar 2014 - 10:13 PM

Superb Alex..Lin

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Mike_Smith
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14 Mar 2014 - 8:58 PM

Cracking Goldfinch shot Alex

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15 Mar 2014 - 3:56 PM

This one shot probably made your trip worthwhile Alex- its a cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
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18 Mar 2014 - 4:32 AM

Top notch detail, colour and the bokeh is perfect too.
One to be proud of Alex...!

Simon

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18 Mar 2014 - 8:12 AM

Superb capture Alex

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