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The Redpoll (carduelis flammea)
Attractive little bird that could easliy be mistaken for a Sparrow were it not for the bright red crown on his head. I think he is a super bird and all the more so (for me) as it is the only one that I have ever managed to get.
Could have wished for something a wee bit crisper but I think it just works.
I am absolutely floored by the generosity shown to the Goldfinch. Never dreamt it would do so well and I am deeply grateful. Thanks to you all.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Apr 2011 - 1:17 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Red Head!!
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 4:45 PM
Tags:Birds, Nature, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife.
Votes:89

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:46 PM

Nice one, Ron, and a very complementary background. Carol

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sparrowhawk
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14 Jan 2013 - 4:47 PM

beauyiful

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franken
franken e2 Member 113061 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:52 PM

Outstanding image Ron.

Ken

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debu
debu  4 India
14 Jan 2013 - 4:53 PM

Nicely captured.
debu

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:59 PM

Great capture Ron, we never get anything like that around here, I'm dead envious. Grin

Ray

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 5:06 PM

Nice shot, i managed my first one yesterday, such pretty little birds.
Ali SmileSmile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 5:20 PM

brilliant detail ron wonderful colour and pose a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 5:23 PM

A stunning capture of this most endearing little bird. The rustic background certainly allows one to appreciate the fine shape and form.

Regards Nathan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:09 PM

he is looking kinda grumpy ... probably doesnt want his photo taken
note to oneself.... must look a bit more carefully at all those sparrows I see.Wink

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:22 PM

Love the presentation and the great dof, possibly lacks just a little sharpness otherwise it would be perfect.

Best Matt

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christinecilia
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14 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM

great capture love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:44 PM

What a fine bird-- Love the red patch-- so happy to see this image, I have never seen the bird!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:53 PM

Fine shot of this pretty wee bird, Ron.
Ronnie.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:08 PM

Excellent shot Ron love the pose
mike

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:25 PM

Hi Ron, a brilliant sharp stunning photo of this winter visitor.. Bob

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7117 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:29 PM

Beautiful shot

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:42 PM

What a beautiful little bird Ron, you have done him proud Wink

Glyn

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 8:16 PM

You lucky B Ron, to see one would be nice. Great shot.
Brian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:33 PM

I might ask, where are you getting all these bird shots - gonna have to up my game huh!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85874 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:45 PM

If the EXIF is correct, then the answer to Ann's question is over 18 months agoWink

One to be proud of Ron

Adrian

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:53 PM

Well shot Ron, why on the hard drive so long I wonder?
posing well for you too
Lillian

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:46 PM

Yes, he is such an attractive redpoll and certainly much rarer than my finchy redhead!
Have never seen one so you can imagine that I'm impressed!

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Glostopcat
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14 Jan 2013 - 10:46 PM

A real belter Ron, well done you for snapping him. There have been a few around locally although I've yet to see one

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:06 PM

Thanks very much indeed.
Ron

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:32 AM

excellent shot never managed to snap one of these yet. paul

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:16 PM

I should invite you to my feeder...we have dozens of them right now. I have not been able to get a decent photo though, they are so active and very skittish.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Jan 2013 - 4:32 PM

I have seen a gold crest, and a fire crest but never seen one of these in all my years, like it well captured, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:35 PM

Good record shot Ron we didn't see many of these this winter
Richard

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:28 PM

Thats a great bird image,well caught.
Dennis

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accipiter
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16 Jan 2013 - 1:44 PM

Excellent capture Ron. I haven't even seen one yet. A

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 - 7:10 PM

Cracking shot of a lovely bird.

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Hop-A-Long
16 Jan 2013 - 11:07 PM

Excellent shot.

Andy

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Alan_Coles
17 Jan 2013 - 1:36 AM

Great shot Ron.

I have these coming in my garden atm Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 11:24 AM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:31 PM

Superb shot Ron, lovely little bird the Redpoll, well captured..............

Tony.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:51 PM

Shot Ron. Love to get one of these one day.

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AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
17 Jan 2013 - 10:33 PM

Beautiful! Perfect. ann.

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UrbaneMagick
17 Jan 2013 - 11:18 PM

gorgeous Ron...love the 2d/3d (?) frame also.....

beautiful nature portfolio.

GarethSmile

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cheesey
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22 Jan 2013 - 12:29 AM

Cracking image, very nicely captured,
Cheesey.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 5:49 PM

Very well done, Ron. A little bird I have yet to add to my own p/f.
Terry

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:47 PM

Never seeb one myself.Well shown.

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