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The Goldfinch (carduelis carduelis)

Like so many people I seem to be having to look back a bit for shots to post. This is from a while back when I managed to get a Goldfinch perched on a Teasel whilst it was raining. I am sure you will have spotted the rain streaks on the BG and the odd spot of water on the bird.
A beautiful bird which I like very much and I hope you will find some pleasure in it.

My very very grateful and appreciative thanks for the colossal response to 'OOP's' and particular thanks to John (lonely oryx) and Ken (franken) for the iciing on the cake with the UA's.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500mm F4 VR + 1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2012 - 12:05 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Goldfinch on Teasel
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:9 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM
Tags:Birds, Goldfinch, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:98

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

This is a very beautiful study

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:53 PM

beautiful

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

Very nice indeed, Ron.
Terry

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johnjo58
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9 Jan 2013 - 5:04 PM

Excellent Ronnie, break background
David

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:11 PM

Lovely capture Ron - beautiful bird.
Brian.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:13 PM

A fine capture, Ron. Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:30 PM

belting detail ron wonderful colours and textures a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:32 PM

A really lovely capture
Ju

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

Excellent Ron, great detail captured,
Fred.

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Rich1970
Rich1970  2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 6:05 PM

Lovely image

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:07 PM

Wonderful image Brian.

Ken

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM

I think we all have treasures in our archives Smile I'm currently cleaning up and making more room for storage.

A fine study here Ron.

Anne

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:48 PM

30 up well deserved!
Dennis

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 690 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:59 PM

nice one
a lovely capture with an unusual colour background that looks really well
david

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:03 PM

You really cannot beat a Teasel, especially when it's adorned by a Goldfinch Ron Smile Excellent mate

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:16 PM

Cracking good Goldie Ron, love the Teasel.

Glyn

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:17 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 7:55 PM

A superb capture all round, Ron
Paul

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:00 PM

A lovely image, Ron.
Colin

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96177 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:14 PM

A fine Golden oldie Ron (excuse the punTongue)

Adrian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:44 PM

Thanks Adrian. I love it.
Ron

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 9:09 PM

Cracking capture Ron. I really like the angle of pose and detail set against a superb bg.
I would have been inclined to either clone or crop the top to avoid the light area along the edge
Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

Thanks for the thought mate. Considered it but like it better with the top left in.
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

A lovely shot Ron, like the attention you captured from the Goldfinch
Lillian

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:20 PM

Cracking shot Ron love the colours
mike

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

Excellent detail. paul

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2138 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 11:53 PM

Stunning Ron.
My favourite British "small" bird.
Theyv'e stopped visiting our garden of late.... miss them.

Gareth Smile

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CaroleS
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10 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

A super captureSmile
Carole

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 12:23 PM

Looks great Ron and what a fabulous perch too,
Geoff.

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Joline
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM

Such fun to take a trip through the archives to see what treasures are buried there.

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rayme330
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10 Jan 2013 - 1:27 PM

A real beauty Ron.

Ray

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Brian65
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10 Jan 2013 - 4:24 PM

Looks like 3D Ron, fantastic image.
Brian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
10 Jan 2013 - 5:06 PM

Excellent never get them here mores the pity, smashing photo, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 7:19 PM

Quality Goldy capture and pose, Ron. Lovely plumage detail and fine eye contact.
Sylvia

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Paul_cats
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10 Jan 2013 - 9:05 PM

Stunning.
Paul

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Glostopcat
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10 Jan 2013 - 10:36 PM

A fine shot of this handsome little bird taken in adverse weather conditions, this one has turned out rather well

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 11:19 PM

Thanks all.
Ron

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 11:51 PM

Classic perch Ron ,looks great.

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tonyng
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11 Jan 2013 - 10:42 AM

Like that eye contact. Nicely captured Ron.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 9:36 PM

'Great Shot!' ~ Peter Smile

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 6:55 PM

Excellent shot.
Rob

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accipiter
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13 Jan 2013 - 8:37 AM

Another excellent capture of this very attractive little bird Ron. A

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 3:02 PM

Oh, he's beautiful, isn't he? Excellent capture, with perfect perch and bg.
Johanna

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13 Jan 2013 - 8:03 PM

Nearly missed this one Ron - well caught

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Snapitt
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Great shot Ron. Like the background colour.

Jane

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