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My first sighting of this beautiful bird in Sweden...male

Taken in bright sunshine, but think have managed the colours correctly
at least I am pleased with it.

Thanks everyone for stopping by on the Owl yesterday...very much appreciated

trying to show some of the scenes from Sweden
one of the hides spent a night in...freezing 16 hours!!! and not a bird showing next morningWink
that's nature photography for you


Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Haw Finch
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:6 May 2013 - 9:54 AM
Tags:General, Haw Finch, Male, Sweden, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests


Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

Fine shot Lillian, excellent composition and pose,

sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 10:02 AM

stunning is it a Hawfinch ?

Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

A lovely bird this one Lillian !! Now I also know what a hide looks like Smile Thanx for educating me Smile

HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
6 May 2013 - 10:10 AM

A real beauty.


6 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

First class shot Lillian, beautifully captured and presented, I can't say I envy you spending 16hrs in that hide though Tongue


EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 10:21 AM

I've only ever seen this bird in books. Must have been great actually seeing one in reality. Mind you, not too sure I'd want to spend even an hour in that set-up in v2!!


johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 10:39 AM

If your happy with your image Lillian then I'm happy, have never seen one before...John

netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

A Great image of this lovely bird,and so sorry that you did not get much after spending all that time in the hide.

RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 11:32 AM


6 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

Super image Lillian in V1 - not my idea of a fun vacation in V2 though!! Wink

See you Thursday! Smile Smile Smile

6 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

fine capture Lillian great texture in the branch as well


Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

A great image of the Haw Finch Lillian,SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile V2 great cammo matches the tree trunks!!!


Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

A new name in the bird world for me!
Your dedication is beyond words!
Looking forward to more captures.

6 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

Never seen one Lillian great capture.



AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

That's a super capture of the hawfinch Lillian. I'm very impressed that you spent the night in that hide! You're upping the stakes a bit there....! Smile but what a shame no birds appeared for your pains!

Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

It is so interesting that you are showing us what one goes through to capture the great images that we see on the site. It's certainly not an easy thing producing such beautiful wildlife close-ups. V1, is a bird that sounds very unusual. Good shot........Sandy

CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:09 PM

Great shot in V1 Lillian - I don't think I would want to spend too long in the cold as in V2!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:27 PM

Always a pleasure to see a new bird Lillian. Never seen one of these before.GrinGrin

taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:40 PM

A great view (both) 6 am?

marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:44 PM

Not seen one of these before Lillian, nicely done. Sooner you than me

Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:55 PM

Beautiful shot - well done suffering for your art (not my idea of fun at all)!

M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
6 May 2013 - 2:14 PM

Beautiful image.

senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 3:06 PM

very interesting .. thanks for sharing these

bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 3:13 PM

V1 is a cracking image Lillian have not seen one of these either

Sorry just seen V2 the hide? it looks like a pimple on the b*m of the world. probably the the birds fell off their perches laughing. With the lens poking out it reminds me of a dalek from Captain Who?

Last Modified By bobhowell at 6 May 2013 - 3:19 PM
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 3:18 PM

A great capture Lillian...wow impressed with your 16 hours in the hide.....had a good giggle with Bobs comments aboveGrinGrinGrin

GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 3:46 PM

Excellent captures!

ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 3:46 PM

Well captured Lillian, I've not been lucky enough to see a Hawfinch yet,


hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 3:50 PM

Stunning shot love it

EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 4:08 PM

The hide looks good but not too sure about spending a night in it!!!! A loely shot of the hawfinch - never seen one - but looks pretty good to me.Smile

NDODS e2 Member 43660 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 5:50 PM

A beautiful capture of this beautiful Hawfinch Lillian. Sixteen hours in a hide, now that brings back some memories I can tell you, or not....

Regards ~Nathan

Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 6:24 PM

A fine image of a fine bird, I have wanted to see one of these for a long time but never have!

ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 6:29 PM

That is one really well camouflaged hide, Lillian.

Gorgeous shot in V1! I love the pinpoint of light in the eye and the metallicness of the beak Smile


lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 6:48 PM

Lovely image Lillian.

John Smile

Mike_Smith e2 Member 7204 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 7:51 PM

Cracking image, the last time i seen one was about 20 years ago beautiful bird

Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 6:25 AM

A great shot


Another beauty, Lillian!



TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 1:50 PM

A real beauty Lillian - don't think I'd have the patience! Wink
Trev Smile

Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 9:14 PM

A fine shot of this handsome bird, just reward for spending so long in that hide!

annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 12:26 AM

what a fantastic shot!
never got close enough to them to see how shiny the beak is!

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