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Morning All,

Bright blue skies out there today - no good for togging though. A little while ago I posted a similar shot of this redpoll in portrait format. It is a different shot as the bird here is looking more sideways than looking behind him in the other shot. The crop is intended so as not to look the same as the previous upload.

Have a good day...I was due to have a lunch date with a friend but looks like my plans have been scuppered Sad

PS: This bird got me a print acceptance in this years Welsh Salon which I was very happy about. Well done to my friends in IFG (Trooper, Phil Morgan) who nearly swept the board with the top image awards this year and my old epz buddy mikefromebbw who did get the best Natural History Award on his 1st attempt. Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 400mm L f5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Feb 2011 - 1:19 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lesser Redpoll
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:23 Mar 2011 - 10:18 AM
Tags:General, Lesser redpoll, My garden, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 10:24 AM

Superb angle down the back and turned head showing very good detail. One high on my wish list with about 10 others.
Great capture
Richard

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2011 - 10:28 AM

Superb shot.
Tony

Imagephotographics

Superb shot Al - amazing detail captured, well done indeed.

Chris

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 10:29 AM

What a fantastic capture of this beautiful bird,
saeid

firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
23 Mar 2011 - 11:36 AM

awesome capture. beautiful detail

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 12:00 PM

fabulous capture, and the biggest congrats Smile lesley

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 12:04 PM

excellent shot and news.... well done all of you

Linda

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 12:13 PM

Like the details and good tones in this.
Regards Richard

stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
23 Mar 2011 - 12:49 PM

as good as the last one your a lucky guy to get these birds where you are, well done a superb image, ronnie

Devon_Wild
23 Mar 2011 - 1:23 PM

Terrific capture, superb colour................Rob

RickFreid
RickFreid  3 United States
23 Mar 2011 - 3:42 PM

Great capture!

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 4:41 PM

I am not suprised this shot got you an acceptance in the Salon Alan. It would have been a great injustice if you had not. My compliments to Mike when next you meet.
Ron

Tom-Melton
23 Mar 2011 - 5:00 PM

excellent image

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 5:14 PM

Top notch shot, the 'pose', detail, colours, lighting and placement in the frame all just perfect in my view.
Ronnie.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 6:37 PM

awesome detail

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 7:23 PM

This is a lovely image.
Joan.

Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 7:33 PM

Another superb image.

Colin

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2011 - 8:24 PM

Outstanding shot! Truly excellent.
Alun

pudd64
pudd64  4 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2011 - 9:00 PM

Great detailed capture...
regards martin

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 7:10 AM

Excellent - and congratulations on the GEA - well deserved and well done on your acceptance for the Salon

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 9:35 AM

well done on the Salon acceptance, never easy to attain. Your birds are always interesting especially to someone who has never managed anything like this.

Dougie

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 9:44 AM

Can't find mikefromebbw.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 3:05 AM

Fabulous capture.........Sandy

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 10:26 PM

Congrats and a worthy winner. Paul

Phil_Morgan
27 Mar 2011 - 2:44 PM

Superb Al, a well deserved salon acceptance Butty! GrinWink

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 8:42 PM

despite the feet being hidden GrinGrin --- this so outstanding in terms of quality that i have given it my award,

i see it has a guest editor award but i just do not understand how images of this quality do not pick up the top awards.

the perch is attractive, the background beautifully out of focus and complimentary, the composition super and the sharpness particlarly around the head is stunning. there is nothing i could add other than its a joy to look at and of a quality that is in the top level i have seen on epz.

regards
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 27 Mar 2011 - 8:44 PM
cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 9:32 PM

congrats on the GEA and phil's user award well deserved.lesley

piccy
piccy  8 Wales
27 Mar 2011 - 9:33 PM

Well done on the Acceptance.

Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 11:06 AM

A very well deserved award for an excellent imge Al. Your bird photography just gets better and better. The quality oozes from this image. Well done mate.

Dave

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 6:51 AM

Excellent image Al, superb detail and nice turn of the head. Great BG too. Congrats on the awards and acceptance
Steve

Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 6:30 PM

Newmanp said it all,a stunning piece of work.
Gazza

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2011 - 1:13 PM

congrats on your awards Al,
regards
Yung

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