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This male brambling is preparing for summer, his head plumage is turning black ! While the others still had a full set of winter clothes, this one was different. That is why I dare to upload another one Smile Unfortunately I don't know if there are any left, as usual all birds were gone when I came home.

Many thanks for the kind C&C on the waterfall action. No I did not try it, did you notice the guy who is completely under water?

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor AI 500.0 mm f/4.0 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2013 - 7:25 PM
Focal Length:500mm + TC
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0 yeah, right :)
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:pretty good guess
Flash:no bottle either
White Balance:very grey
Title:Roll on summer
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 8:38 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Brambling, Dordogne, Wildlife / nature, Winter
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:40 PM

Well captured, Annette, I didn't realise they changed head gear with the seasons.

Dave

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:43 PM

Fantastic detail -- especially since it looks like there might have been a stiff breeze blowing his feathers.
The grey bg adds nicely to the winter feel of this shot.
-=\Walter

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:52 PM

A super image Annette and so well composed too, nice and sharp and sooooo cold, shame he even looks freezing...John

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:53 PM

Superb capture Annette !
George

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:56 PM

A lovely image, Annette!

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 9:05 PM

You post pics of Bramblings and i turn green, please stop it Annette. Great shots thoughSmileSmileSmileWink
Brian

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:06 PM

He does look so handsome in his latest plumage! Our Bramblings are still around, so guess yours are too. According to the books they go back to Russia and Scandinavia in March. Just not too sure if the Barmblings have read that book though! Grin

Ann

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

Never seen these in close quarter. Nice one Annette.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:18 PM

Roll on summer indeed and let's hope it's somewhat better than last: this wee bird is preparing for it.......and a fine shot of it you have too, Annette.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:24 PM

Lovely shot. He's going into breeding plumage. We were in Scarborough at the weekend and though it was very cold, the black headed gulls had black heads ready for the breeding season.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:32 PM

You're all so clever knowing how these birds change their plumage for the season.
I find it hard enough to distinguish one bird from another never mind sex and seasonal changes.
Lovely bird - this brambling - have never seen one for myself.
KateGrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 10:43 PM

Beautiful capture.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 542 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:43 PM

Another lovely capture, Annette
Alun

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:43 PM

Couldn't agree more!
Great shot, Annette.
Tony

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:08 PM

Dont tend to see the change in plumage as they are usually long gone for me. Grin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:13 PM

I still havn't seen one this year( winter) !! Nice Detail - Nice image! I like it a lot!

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:19 PM

Its a first for me as I have never seen one of these, a great shot. - gary

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shaver
shaver  6 England
18 Mar 2013 - 11:48 PM

great shot hisxpression says it all

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debu
debu  4 India
19 Mar 2013 - 12:50 AM

Great capture.
debu

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Mar 2013 - 3:42 AM

Interesting write up Annette ! I thought it was an old bird turning grey Smile A really lovely and well detailed photo !!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:24 AM

A great capture

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:42 AM

Poor fella looks frozen, Annette Grin. Super capture. No, I didn't notice the fella completely submerged, just been back to have another look, spotted his hand (I think) Smile Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 19 Mar 2013 - 5:45 AM

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 6:49 AM

A lovely shot - quite agree about roll on summer

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 7:15 AM

What a capture Annette
yes, we are all looking forward to a summer
Lillian

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digital_boi
19 Mar 2013 - 8:53 AM

fine capture Annette

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 8:58 AM

Wonderful shot Annette.
Ron

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Joline
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:29 AM

Fine detail, and I really like the detail on the branch as well.

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gallero
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19 Mar 2013 - 11:33 AM

Maravillasa ..

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
19 Mar 2013 - 12:24 PM

Great capture and feather detail.
Effrossini

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:15 PM

Great imageSmile
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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 5:21 PM

A super capture
Ju

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
19 Mar 2013 - 7:38 PM

Great capture with lots of detail Annette
Jim

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 9:38 PM

What a handsome little fellow, beautifully caught

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2013 - 2:53 PM

Excellent bird capture. A

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 5:12 PM

Super close up
Ju

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