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Goldfinch ( carduelis carduelis )
A Goldfinch captured some little time ago and has been lying deep in the files.Thought it might make a change from Blueys and Nuttys. As you will see this was seen during a fair drop of rain. I have left it as I thought it added a bit of atmosphere.
Hope you can find something about it that you like.
My ever grateful thanks for the views / comments /and votes for the Nuthatch. I really do appreciate them. In particular my thanks to Terry ( Terry Mck ) for the award to the Nuthatch and to Steve ( sparrowhawk ) for the award to the Egret. Thanks fellas.

Ron

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500 VR + 1.4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Rainy Day
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:4 Mar 2011 - 7:52 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
4 Mar 2011 - 7:55 PM

A lovely and beautiful colourful little bird. A very attractive photo.
JNC

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Chinga
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4 Mar 2011 - 7:57 PM

Very good shot. IB

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Mar 2011 - 8:04 PM

Superb, love the detail,
Fred.

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Steve_S
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4 Mar 2011 - 8:10 PM

Nice natural capture Ron
Steve

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wonkers
wonkers  4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 - 8:13 PM

Lovely sharp capture.

Jill

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HarveySquires

Brilliant capture very detailed excellent work Smile

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 8:25 PM

Another lovely capture!

Ken

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pluckyfilly
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4 Mar 2011 - 8:33 PM

superb work Ron

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goso
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4 Mar 2011 - 8:59 PM

Lovely capture of a lovely bird Ron ...Bill

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Norfolkboy
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4 Mar 2011 - 9:01 PM

A lovely Goldie shot Ron.

colin

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sweetpea62
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4 Mar 2011 - 9:27 PM

Beautiful.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 9:49 PM

It's a very beautiful gold finch. You've captured him so well...............Sandy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 10:28 PM

A very fancy bird!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 10:33 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 10:52 PM

love it..... wonderful detail

Linda

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 11:29 PM

Pin-sharp & artistically composed capture of this lovely Goldfinch, Ron. Have a wonderful fair-weather Weekend.
Ciao...Peter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2011 - 12:41 AM

There's so much to like about your shot, Ron: despite the rain, a magnificent shot.
Ronnie.

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sparrowhawk
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5 Mar 2011 - 7:40 AM

beautiful shot Ron

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2011 - 7:41 AM

A lovely capture - up to your usual high standard RonSmile

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Traceyflowerpots

A beautiful image and wonderfully presented.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2011 - 8:47 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Well captured in the rain Ron and I like the tail diagonal going into the corner. A superb eye but find the plumage detail just a very little soft but brought out from sharpening, not sure if this is from the crop or a high ISO, but suspect ISO as there are evident signs of noise in the bg. Also the bg being so close to the Goldy has made it difficult to isolated the bird and makes it busy. I know you will disagree with me but as we always discuss its never easy to get close to these
Still though I like the image alot. Not meant as criticism, just as I see it.
Richard

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Len1950
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5 Mar 2011 - 9:15 AM

Hello Ron, great shot in tough conditions, love the detail and colours , the raindrops add to the image. It must feel good to adapt to what the elements throw at you, I'm slowly finding my way, but I will get there.

Len

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LucienH
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5 Mar 2011 - 9:17 AM

Another stunner, wonderful.
Lucien.

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NeilWigan
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5 Mar 2011 - 11:15 AM

great shot spot on capture with loads of detail,a cracker.

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Joline
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5 Mar 2011 - 12:16 PM

I really like the way it stands out against the natural background.

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FeatherFriend
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5 Mar 2011 - 12:52 PM

Hi Ron, It looks like the weather condition were not in your favour here. A good comp and you did so well to get one (still on my wish list). Exp looks good to prevent OS on the whites but the detail on this occasion is not as good as you usually get, most likely down to a high ISO or a heavy crop. Having said that I do like the shot despite the small points raised. I always admire your work and hope my comment doesn't offend in any way,
Regards,
Geoff.

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Lillian
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5 Mar 2011 - 12:54 PM

Rain or not a beauty to have captured, and the Goldfinch has really stood out here
good details in the plumage and a glint in the eye..Grin
Lillian

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Louise_Morris
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5 Mar 2011 - 7:52 PM

Evening Ron! What a cracking capture - even in the rain! Super colour and detail and love the dof. Louise

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Samuel_Aron
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5 Mar 2011 - 7:52 PM

Quality capture!
Sam.

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andylea
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5 Mar 2011 - 10:49 PM

wonderful detail ron cracking colour and comp a belter Wink
andy

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accipiter
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6 Mar 2011 - 7:47 AM

This is another excellent capture. I really like shots which give an idea of the habitat - clean backgrounds to animal or bird captures are, for me, a bit like studio shots of people and slightly contrived, although the focussed attention on the bird or animal is often vastly improved. Wild captures do have problems though, with background 'interfering' and I agree with Richards comments above about this. Personally I sometimes spend a little time softening a background in ps to make it less obtrusive if I think the shot is worth it. A

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LukeParkinson
6 Mar 2011 - 9:09 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

As I have Goldfinches in my back garden, I get a lot of pictures of them, as most members well know, they will also know that 8 times out of 10, there isn't as much detail in the bird as there could/should be. Goldfinches are a hard bird to get real detail in them, the same as Barn and Tawny Owls. I don't think it is anything to do with the ISO or crop, just the fact that the bird, generally, doesnt give as much detail as other birds, such as, the Blue Tit.

Ron, I do like the image, but maybe a little NR on the B/G would make it slightly better, or removing the branches. Don't wish to make any disturbance. Just a point of view.

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wideangler
6 Mar 2011 - 1:13 PM

Ron, a really superb, very natural shot of one of these delightful but difficult to capture birds. The colour is perfect and the eye so sharp. I love the background. Another beauty.

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Brian65
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6 Mar 2011 - 4:38 PM

Its a great one Ron, i would be proud of it.
Brian

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 4:50 PM

I take on board the various comments on this one Ron and can see where people are coming from, but still think this is a beautiful capture with fine plumage tones and patterning. We can't always choose the background as these little devils have a mind of their own!
Sylvia

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Maiwand
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6 Mar 2011 - 10:51 PM

Thanks everyone. Read and digest all comments with great interest.
Ron

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Oleg_Lobzin
6 Mar 2011 - 10:57 PM

Fantastic colors. Amazing detail. Perfectly captured.
Regards, Oleg.

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leman
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7 Mar 2011 - 2:59 AM

I think this is a brilliant image, really nice colours and detail.

Leman

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7 Mar 2011 - 8:56 PM

A fine shot of this handsome little bird, most impressive given that it was taken in adverse weather conditions

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bluetitblue
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8 Mar 2011 - 8:27 PM

Great capture excellent detail.

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8 Mar 2011 - 9:03 PM

It's a beautiful capture Ron, i have these very close to my window but they do not give up much detail and i have to shoot into the sun with to much back light so i lose more detail. Gary

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Alan_Coles
9 Mar 2011 - 7:36 AM

Sometimes you get what you get...a natural or "busy" background is what we have here, and for me it doesn't detract from the bird at all - just my opinion. Luke makes a good point on the feather detail of the bird but there is enough here for me...good one Ron.

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10 Mar 2011 - 5:15 PM

A lovely capture - my favourite garden bird.

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leman
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14 Mar 2011 - 1:32 AM

Beautiful nature shot in natural environment.

Leman

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