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Maybe a little food please!


Chaffinch again taken at Wetlands Arundel last week.

Thank you all for the comments and votes on the last Chaffinch who definitely had an itch!

Mods on for this one as may need a little 'something'

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Mar 2011 - 12:47 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Who Me?
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:6 Mar 2011 - 12:33 PM
Tags:Arundel, Chaffinch, Sussex., Wetlands, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 6GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful detail!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 12:55 PM

Perfect, Lillian. Carol

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Alvar
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6 Mar 2011 - 12:58 PM

Can not say better than perfect Lillian.
Alvar

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franken
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6 Mar 2011 - 1:08 PM

Very nice.

Ken

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Daisymaye
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6 Mar 2011 - 1:09 PM

Awesome shot Lillian. Lovely sharp face................Sandy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 1:12 PM

Lovely focus in this fine portrait. Couldn't resist a mod though, just for fun!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 6 Mar 2011 - 1:13 PM

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Badgerfred
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6 Mar 2011 - 1:13 PM

A little beauty Lillian, well captured,
Fred.

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charly16
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6 Mar 2011 - 1:23 PM

Lovely little bird Smile

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Len1950
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6 Mar 2011 - 1:26 PM

Fabulous pose and exceptional detail with a pleasing b/g.

Len

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saeidNL
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6 Mar 2011 - 1:36 PM

Excellent and wonderful capture,very well done,
saeid

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 2:08 PM

Thanks Lynne, may have to bring them back next week. great mod
thanks for the comments and votes everyone.
Lillian

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baclark
baclark e2 Member 53740 forum postsbaclark vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 2:42 PM

I love his pose and your composition of him here Lillian, good detail too.
Barbara

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 2:44 PM

Like Lynne's mod....gave me a right good chuckle,Lillian: I'm afraid I would not know how to improve on this......it looks absolutely fine to me. Very well captured, the detail, colours and 'pose' all being superb IMHO.
Ronnie.

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lifesnapper
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6 Mar 2011 - 3:15 PM

Nice shooting again lillian.

John Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 3:38 PM

Lillian this is absolutely first rate. Wonderful head and eye, good pose, and lots of crisp detail in the plumage. Grin Perhaps you may have done something about the dark line that runs right across his back in the BG but hey - this is a shot of the bird and that is first rate.
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 6 Mar 2011 - 3:45 PM

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 3:45 PM

Lillian
Excellent with great contrast.


Regards

Trev.

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pdcche
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6 Mar 2011 - 3:52 PM

Another great capture Lillian, nice detail and colour.. Peter

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 - 3:57 PM

fantastic capture lillian,excellent dof.ray

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 4:07 PM

WOW! an award for this Chaffinch and from you Ron that is indeed an honour, a man who's bird images are so perfect..thank you so much.
And also thank you everyone, as without all your help and comments I surely would not have progressed so far with my photography.
But must say that since using my new Tripod and head (both sugested by Geoff (featherfriend) ) I have gained so much more confidence and am deleting soooo many images that know are c**p!Wink that is a good feeling.
Lillian

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EAS
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6 Mar 2011 - 5:11 PM

Superb!

Ann

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goso
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6 Mar 2011 - 5:11 PM

Great shot Lillian...Bill

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Mar 2011 - 5:32 PM

A very lovely shot Lillian. You have really mastered that lens. Just wondering - did you climb on anything to get this shot hahaha Tongue. Moira

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 5:38 PM

No Moira, was in a dark hide at Arundel, so was very lucky with my settings
Lillian

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sparrowhawk
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6 Mar 2011 - 5:39 PM

lovely shot Lillian

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BarbaraR
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6 Mar 2011 - 5:45 PM

Lovely capture.
Nice comp., great detail and d.o.f.
Well done Lillian.

B.

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Brian65
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6 Mar 2011 - 5:52 PM

Spot on Lillian, youve got the hang of that lens.Wouderful shot.
Brian

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stephenscott
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6 Mar 2011 - 6:15 PM

Totally outstanding shot lillian. superb sharp and crisp detail. Theese bird shots a certainly coming on really well this has to be the best so far for me. keep up the good work..

steve...

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gingerdelight
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6 Mar 2011 - 6:42 PM

This is a real beauty Lillian - perfectly placed on the "perch" and super detail.
Carol

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Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 6:47 PM

Another UA , thank you Steve so much for this, and so pleased that you like the shot
Lillian

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brownbear
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6 Mar 2011 - 7:29 PM

Super sharp shot,and a good background!
Geoff

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maryg
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6 Mar 2011 - 7:50 PM

Charming fellow , perfectly captured.

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andylea
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6 Mar 2011 - 8:10 PM

fantastic detail lillian a stunning capture congratulations on the awards nice one Wink
andy

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morpheus1955
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6 Mar 2011 - 8:17 PM

Superb image Lillian, wonderful detail and colours, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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Louise_Morris
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6 Mar 2011 - 8:30 PM

Superb capture Lillian. Love him!! Louise

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Dave_Holdham
6 Mar 2011 - 10:03 PM

Superb detail, well captured

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2011 - 10:08 PM

Thanks for the Mod Richard (mossyoak), Looks good with the B/G cleaned up
Can you tell me how you did this Please? for future images...well have a few actually that need the treatment
Lillian

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mikbee
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6 Mar 2011 - 11:44 PM

One of your sharper ones Lillian.
I always reckon practice makes perfect.
And one can never get enough of the practice !!
Mick.

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TonyWatson
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7 Mar 2011 - 4:51 AM

Super work Lillian
Doc

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Ray42
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7 Mar 2011 - 7:47 AM

Nice shooting Lillian - and congratulations on the two well deserved UA's -

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2011 - 8:47 AM

Excellent alert capture, Lillian. Spot-on focus on the head, eye and beak.
Sylvia

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MickyMc
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7 Mar 2011 - 8:56 AM

What a little poser, ad a great background
Mavis

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NobbytheNobster

Wonderful capture Lillian Smile
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7 Mar 2011 - 11:41 AM

Super image Lillian - love Lynne's mod though, made me smile.
Joan.

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7 Mar 2011 - 2:31 PM

Super pose and amazing feather detail. I really like this Lillian.

Val

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7 Mar 2011 - 3:17 PM

Your bird images have improved no end, Lillian, and there's some super shots here. You seem to be raking in the Awards, too Smile Please excuse lack of comments, but I have viewed them all. Loads to catch up on, here on EPZ! Wink
Trev Smile

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7 Mar 2011 - 3:50 PM

Be proud of it, this is super. Just a little crop to the right to get the diagonal branch into the corner.

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7 Mar 2011 - 4:38 PM

very good Lillian, how are your muscels holding up to the new lens?

Linda

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7 Mar 2011 - 5:34 PM

Hi Lillian, you have come a long way in such a short time, this is very good indeed, pin sharp, lovely colours and a fine pose captured here,
Geoff.

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7 Mar 2011 - 10:17 PM

Stellar Chaffinch capture & artistic image rendering, Lillian. 'Congrat's on your two well-deserved UA's.'
Ciao...Peter Smile

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8 Mar 2011 - 3:23 PM

such excellent detail click

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8 Mar 2011 - 5:04 PM

Superb! Absolutely pin sharp, well done Lillian, you must be chuffed with this one!WinkWink
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10 Mar 2011 - 11:45 AM

What a super shot! Lovely and sharp and the background is perfect. And two awards! Well done!

Theresa

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10 Mar 2011 - 4:54 PM

Lillian this is so good! The bg is the most perfect compliment - so very well captured - wonderful photography! And many congrats for the awards - very well deserved.

Sue

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