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The Xmas visitors. V1 - Fieldfares on ice.

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Thanks for the CCs for the Xmas landscapes on the farm. Much appreciated.
Xmas day was freezing (v1)with a thick frost on all the plants. My cousin has some bird feeders outside the kitchen window which were dominated all day by a group of about fifty goldfinch and a few Greenfinch (v2 and v3)
Plenty of other visitors came to look for the pickings of fallen food below the feeders and I spent a couple of pleasant hours inside the house taking pictures through the double glazing - so apologies for the not quite sharp pics with a strange bokeh.
V4 to v10 were all visitors and I missed some too, including doves, pigeon and pheasant.
It is very hard for small birds to survive very severe weather and without feeders to provide energy requirements I am sure many would die. Each upload is labelled.
Hope you enjoy them as I did. A

Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200 zoom+Nikon 2x converter
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Xmas visitors. V1 - Fieldfares on ice.
Username:accipiter accipiter
Uploaded:1 Jan 2011 - 5:00 PM
Tags:Ba;ckbord., Brambling., Chaffinch., Christmas. ice.cold. birds. fieldfare. goldfinch, Greenfinch., Redwing., Wagtail, Wildlife / nature, Xparrow.
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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 5:15 PM

Great set shots,with detail and colour.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 5:15 PM

Splendid series and a lovely commentary. We are feeding the locals too, and we have our regulars, the most colourful being a lesser spotted woodpecker.

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DonSchaeffer
1 Jan 2011 - 5:16 PM

great shor

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 5:19 PM

A superb set of images, Arthur, love them all, very well captured. A very happy and healthy New Year to you. Carol

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 5:22 PM

Superb set

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 5:22 PM

great selection esp the robin

Linda

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Great set of captures A

Chris

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nellabella
1 Jan 2011 - 5:35 PM

great shot!

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 - 5:37 PM

10 Excellent Capturs
Happy New Year to you in 2011

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 - 5:41 PM

What a brilliant collections of shots, excellent set!

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
1 Jan 2011 - 6:08 PM

A wonderful collection of shots. I love V2, such lovely colours. The robin and wagtail are also in my favourites. Costs me as much to feed the birds as to feed us Wink. All the best for 2011. Moira

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 6:34 PM

A fabulous set with V4 being my favourite.
Rob.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 6:36 PM

Fabulous sequence Arthur. You seem to have captured a terrific number of species. V6 - the Brambling for me please.
Happy New Year to you.
Ron

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 6:41 PM

Hoping they will survive ...
My favourite is the robin
But what a cracking good set

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
1 Jan 2011 - 7:08 PM

Fabulous set of shots with plenty of detail. V6 for me as well.

Len

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 7:59 PM

great set of varying species love them all


Happy New Year

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 8:30 PM

a cracking set of detail capture all the best for 2011 Wink
andy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 10:21 PM

A delightful set! Love that rather grumpy look on the face of the lower little visitor in V1, though who could blame it! Had to completely re-fill all the seed feeders this afternoon which I take to be a bad sign re the coming weather!

Ann

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Nikola
Nikola  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 8:10 AM

This is a beautifully captured image and the result is excellent.
Regards Uttam

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 8:34 AM

An excellent set A - enjoyed everyone

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 2:12 PM

Fantastic set of images, love V1 & V4, all the best to you and your family for 2011.

Hugh

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 3:47 PM

It's good to see our little feathered friends being so well looked after Arthur, lovely selection here,
Happy new year,
Geoff.

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davey_griffo
2 Jan 2011 - 5:58 PM

An excellent set of images. It looks like you have next year's Xmas cards sorted.

I particularly like V5. You can almost hear him thinking "Go ahead worm, make my day. Stick your head up". Smile

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Oleg_Lobzin
2 Jan 2011 - 6:06 PM

Excellent themed set. Details and colors are amazing.
Regards, Oleg.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 8:18 PM

Beautiful set.Well done.

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
3 Jan 2011 - 6:33 AM

Excellent set of images!

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 4Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 - 8:29 AM

What a fabulous set of images, Arthur, wonderful colours and details and all very well captured.
Roy

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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2011 - 9:16 AM

absolutely fantastic !! can i ask you how you get the redwings to come so close and what type of food they eat as i want to try and get a shot like yours

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2011 - 9:32 AM

Wow... wonderful set, great pleasure to view,Beautiful colour and light. Strange to say, the glass gives a kind of soft beauty of the images,not only about the birds but also about the cold and white (unforgettable) environment of the(this) year. Looking forward to seeing more your new uploadings.
BTW, thank you for your helpful comments on my photo.
Jasmine

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boydmace
boydmace  5 Australia
3 Jan 2011 - 10:26 AM

A great set of photos in snow and ice. In Australia its quite hot and Queensland is flooded. Still we are enjoying birding. Cheers Boyd

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Adderwatcher
3 Jan 2011 - 2:49 PM

Wonderful set of excellent captures!!
Scott

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
3 Jan 2011 - 4:50 PM

Top Class set, beautiful. Eric.

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 - 8:53 PM

A beautiful capture. Love the delicate plants and colours.
Vivien

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2011 - 9:21 PM

That's what you call a set of bird captures, superb and wonderful images. Gary

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helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 4:57 PM

So you had a busy Christmas with all your visitors - not too much washing up to do when they had gone though !!!
A great selection Arthur
Helen

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 12:18 PM

Happy new year! I was surprised to see a few redwings in our garden on the edge of Leeds a few days ago. Never seen them before in my life.

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