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A goldfinch sits in our Judas tree, he is trying to work out what the other birds are doing down there, near the big noisy creatures, picking up for seeds ?!? Taken yesterday, in 2012 Smile 2013 started with rain.

He'll twig, in the end. The chaffinches only feed from the ground, under my perch. Silly sods!!!

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many thanks for all you kind wishes and comments and votes on the Australian highway.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 600mm F5.6 MF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:31 Dec 2012 - 2:18 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:under the net.
Metering Mode:good guess
Flash:No Rain
White Balance:Sun, believe it or not
Title:It is safe up here!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:1 Jan 2013 - 8:25 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Finch, Goldfinch, Wildlife / nature
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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2153 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 8:34 PM

A beautiful image with lovely perch and blue skySmile
NettaSmile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 8:39 PM

Happy New Year Annette - a wonderful sky to set this capture against - last year WinkWinkWink
Helen

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UrbaneMagick
1 Jan 2013 - 8:42 PM

my favourite Bristish Bird Annette, drop dead gorgeous aren't they!!

GarethSmile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 8:43 PM

Put his best coat on for you AnnettteSmile

Adrian

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

Delightful capture.

P.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 9:09 PM

Belting comp annette cracking detail and colour a stunner nice oneWink
Andy

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 - 9:09 PM

Lovely lighting to this cute finche Annette.Grate capture.Smile
Elena

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 9:19 PM

Not safe from your 600mm though TongueGrin

Dave

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 9:21 PM

He looks better than i feel .

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 9:26 PM

Lovely details you have captured Annette.
High ISO - no visible noise. I have that lens already and I now need that camera badly! HNY.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 10:15 PM

Excellent detail

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 - 10:27 PM

Well captured
Steve

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 10:40 PM

Lovely shot bags of detail
mike

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 10:49 PM

Nice one to start off the New Year, Annette, for which I send my best wishes to you and your's.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 11:31 PM

Lovely image to start 2013 with. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 11:35 PM

Gorgeous sitting up there surveying the scene.
All the best for 2013 if I haven't already said so.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:17 AM

Another superb portrait of one of our feathered friends

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:22 AM

The perfect image to start the year! Wonderful!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Jan 2013 - 12:26 AM

Happy New Year Annette, lovely image to start 2013,
Best Wishes,
Fred.

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debu
debu  4 India
2 Jan 2013 - 12:29 AM

Lovely detailed image.
debu

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:29 AM

The bridge is .2 of a mile from my house--- Thanks for asking--inspired me to leave a note with the image! Wish I had a 600mm lens, the details in this image are outstanding!

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Deep_Bhatia
2 Jan 2013 - 4:03 AM

Seems to be very cute. Lovely image, Annette.
Deep

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Jan 2013 - 5:27 AM

What a beautiful fluffed up finch he is !! A great capture Annette Smile We also had lots of rain yesterday and it has been cold now for two days - just after more than a week of extreme heat and humidity Smile Have a brilliant day Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 6:28 AM

A great capture, Annette, with that beauutiful blue sky as a backdrop, yesterday was torrential rain all day Sad Carol

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 432 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 7:53 AM

Well captured Annette!!!!!Smile
Carole

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

What a cute little puff ball you have caught here

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 8:33 AM

Superb capture Annette
Jim

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:24 AM

A rather beautiful and certainly proud looking Goldfinch captured quite superbly Annette.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:28 AM

Excellent capture Annette. An indication perhaps that better times are coming.GrinGrin

Last Modified By Maiwand at 2 Jan 2013 - 9:29 AM

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 9:30 AM

A lovely plump specimen well captured Annette.

Happy New Year

Gerry

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 10:46 AM

Beautiful. Well captured.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 11:16 AM

Handsome little fellow. Your Chaffies should eventually work out how to access the feeder as our have, though they do prefer the ground.

Ann

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

Excellent!!!!

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digital_boi
2 Jan 2013 - 12:41 PM

he looks well plummped up for the winter fine detail and colours Annette

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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maggietear
2 Jan 2013 - 12:49 PM

Best wishes for 2013 Annette! I like the underneath angle, always looks good!
Maggie

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6605 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM

Happy New Year to you!

It's a lovely bird capture, but I'm seeing some areas in the sky and around the goldfinch where you've done some cloning/patch repair? and it's quite evident on my screen.

Anne

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
2 Jan 2013 - 3:47 PM

Excellent capture Annette. Stunning details and colours.
Effrossini

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 7:08 PM

Its up there with the best Annette, glad to see your mastering the bird shotsSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 7:29 PM

He's not safe from your long lens though!Wink lol A fine shot of this handsome goldfinch, the clear blue sky makes the perfect background

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Jan 2013 - 3:24 PM

Well done Annette, nice one for a long shot like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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