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A goldfinch awaiting its turn at the feeders by the Willow Hide at Slimbridge, taken on a visit there over the Easter holidays. This is the same bird that was featured a couple of weeks ago in a different pose. He/she is looking rather peeved at being made to wait in this shot! V2 of a Glanville Fritillary butterfly on an Oxeye Daisy, taken last May at Sand Point near Weston-Super-Mare is especially for epzer Carol G who is experiencing some troubled times at present. I was shocked to hear of her plight earlier this evening and hope that matters can be resolved fairly quickly.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 242.8 - 809.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Mar 2013 - 1:57 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Goldfinch on a stick II
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:4 May 2013 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Carol G, Glos, Goldfinch, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:44
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 12:48 AM

V2 for me, a gorgeous hand painted fritillary !

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 May 2013 - 1:10 AM

A most beautiful little bird!
Lovely thoughts for Carol... I am missing her lovely images for sure...
IB

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 1:42 AM

Two very different nature shots, Ed: Slimbridge has come up trumps in supplying you with so many subjects.
And Carol would appreciate V 2 for sure........what I've heard about her plight is quite awful.
Ronnie.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 1:50 AM

Wonderful, both-- the bird and the butterfly!!!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 1:58 AM

Both excellent images Ed......Sandy

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 2:00 AM

Two crackers Ed. - gary

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 5:45 AM

Two lovely shots.

Can't post a bug for Carol - about to pack the car and set off for Dover, computer unplugged etc, but I do hope that she receives all the messages of goodwill and gets to hell out of that awful situation soon.

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1435 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 6:36 AM

Two excellent wildlife shots.
Nigel

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 7:42 AM

Love that pose in v1 but it is the stunningly beautiful butterfly in V2 which really took my breath away this morning.

Ann

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 8:05 AM

I agree with Ann. V2 is special!
Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 8:18 AM

Two fine captures, Ed.

Dave

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 8:31 AM

Two excellent captures

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 9:59 AM

Great shot of the Goldfinch Ed. I think I might have taken a few moments to either crop or clone out the intrusive wire from the feeder. Gives then a great deal more emphasis to the bird.GrinGrin
Ron

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achieverswales
4 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

V2 for me Ed, excellent capture!

Regards

Trev.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

Two fine Images!! Theyre great!!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

A lovely goldfinch and a beautiful butterfly - wish life was as sweet for Carol.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 1:08 PM

Excellently detailed images, Ed, love the colours and the textures.

Ray

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2013 - 3:36 PM

Two fine images for the Bank Holiday Ed', well done.

John Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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accipiter
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6 May 2013 - 7:21 AM

Both excellent uploads Ed. A

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