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Up in the judas, in the late afternoon wind, Mr Goldfinch waits impatiently for the rivals to finish feeding,
It is windy and cold but sunny as soon as the fog lifts round 2pm.
now the tits are fighting for seeds. The Goldies have taken over. V2 shows how they defend the feeder Smile against the great tits.

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many thanks for all those votes and very interesting reflections on my last upload, Étienne de La Boétie's house of birth.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jan 2013 - 4:58 PM
Focal Length:500
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Goldfinch with winter fur coat
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:5 Jan 2013 - 9:30 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Goldfinch, Wildlife / nature
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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:33 PM

Like the roughed-up plummage. Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:35 PM

He looks puffed up against the cold, superbly captured

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:52 PM

Particularly like v1

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UrbaneMagick
5 Jan 2013 - 10:08 PM

Beautiful Annette, version one by a proverbial for me Smile
..he wants to get a better fitting coat Smile

GarethSmile

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 10:12 PM

Very nice, Annette. Here's to many more in 2013.
-=\Walter

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 10:16 PM

V1 for me as well.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 10:23 PM

v1 is well fluffy and a lovely presentation, Annette.

Dave

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sidnox
sidnox  2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 10:58 PM

brilliant photo.WinkGrin

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:06 PM

V1 is very appealing with that fluffed up plumage. He has quite a wistful expression as he waits there! Many bird toggers dislike including feeders in images but It's a lovely clean feeder and the 2 Goldfinches look to be greatly enjoying their meal.

Ann

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 11:06 PM

Both shot are are grate Anette, but V1 is very cute, very well done.
Elena

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susanbarton
5 Jan 2013 - 11:22 PM

Beautiful he looks so TWEET

Susan

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:25 PM

I love goldfinches - he does look protected from the cold with his winter coat.
You're lucky to see them close to home.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:43 PM

Two beautiful and lovely image,very well done,
saeid

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:55 PM

Two lovely images, V2 shows off their colouring to perfection.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 12:40 AM

These birds are so pretty--

could you get another feeder?

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 12:51 AM

Beautifully puffed for the cold Annette.
Ron.

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BydoR9
BydoR9  3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 1:30 AM

He does look really warm in his fur coat! Great shot! Grin

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
6 Jan 2013 - 2:38 AM

Very Nice.Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Jan 2013 - 4:34 AM

How can one not love the bird in V1 !! This is such a special capture Annette Smile I just love these puffballs in winter time Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:55 AM

He's prepared for the icy winds, Annette, I don't blame him Smile. Two lovely captures. Carol

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digital_boi
6 Jan 2013 - 8:14 AM

lovely colours fine capture Annette he is well fluffed up like a bad hair day

Graham

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 9:00 AM

He actually looks cold

Adrian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 9:20 AM

V1 with his fluffed up feathers is a beauty.
Joan.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2153 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 9:25 AM

He still look's cold in his winter coat.Sad
2 lovely imagesSmile
NettaSmileSmile

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 11:22 AM

V1 gets my vote today!
Carole

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 11:28 AM

Beautiful capture.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
6 Jan 2013 - 12:42 PM

V1. Annette, like it chubby little chap lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:07 PM

V1 is superb & the nicest image I've ever seen of a goldfinch; just love him puffed up.
Ju

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:13 PM

Lovely fluffed up little bundle Annette. A sweet Goldfinch.
Ron

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JohnChambersPhotography

He's cute and v1 works so well, a little bundle of joy for this time of year.

John

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hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 2:01 PM

Excellent shots
mike

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
6 Jan 2013 - 4:57 PM

Are so cute. V1 gets my vote
Effrossini

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:00 PM

He looks flamin cold in V1 Annette Tongue Two wonderful images.

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thedon1941
6 Jan 2013 - 8:57 PM

Two great shots Annette. V2 for me. Don

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 2:57 AM

V1 today! You got it all in one! Grin
Lovely take... IB

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
7 Jan 2013 - 5:32 AM

Two excellent shots ,Annette _like both beautifully captured.......GrinGrinWink

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