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Good Morning All,

It's a wet n orrible day in South Wales again - think summer has come and gone around here Sad

Was looking out on the feeders just now and spotted a Lesser Redpoll at the feeder....their visits are infrequent now but they are still around, as are the young. Great to know that some breed here and not move back north..I love these little finches.

This was taken back in early April when the summer plumage was starting to show through, some of the males I have seen are now so strikingly red they look like different birds.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 400mm L f5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:400mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lesser Redpoll
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:8 Jul 2011 - 8:27 AM
Tags:General, Lesser redpoll, My garden, Wildlife / nature
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Wonderful capture Al - super detail captured !
(Yep, think your right, summer's come and gone, it's raining like it's never rained before)

Chris

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 8:53 AM

nice one.lesley

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95940 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 8:55 AM

He is a fine specimen Alan.
Must be great, to have these as visitorsGrin

Check the titleWink

Adrian

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stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
8 Jul 2011 - 9:08 AM

got to be one of your best the detail and colour b/g perfect, ronnie

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 9:13 AM

Like the details and tones in the feathers, good boken too.
Regards Richard

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Alan_Coles
8 Jul 2011 - 9:21 AM


Quote: He is a fine specimen Alan.
Must be great, to have these as visitorsGrin

Check the titleWink

Adrian

Cheer Adrian Wink

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Devon_Wild
8 Jul 2011 - 9:28 AM

Beautiful capture , superb detail ..........Rob

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 9:47 AM

Beautiful image, with lovely complementary background colours.
Theresa

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 10:10 AM

A picture perfect photo.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 10:17 AM

A superb shot Alan. Ticks all the right boxes for me. Pity I have just posted my award !SadSad
Ron

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 - 10:39 AM

Super shot, Alan.
Tony

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 10:58 AM

A real beauty, a superb perch and excellent detail.
Steve.

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 11:19 AM

lovely shot Alan

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 12:10 PM

A beauty!

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 12:31 PM

A stunning bird with a great pose and fabulous colours. Not sure if its me Al but it has a "cut out" appearance? Have you selected the background and blurred, if so the selection needs feathering.
If not I,m a plonker. Wink
Gazza

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Alan_Coles
8 Jul 2011 - 12:57 PM


Quote: A stunning bird with a great pose and fabulous colours. Not sure if its me Al but it has a "cut out" appearance? Have you selected the background and blurred, if so the selection needs feathering.
If not I,m a plonker. Wink
Gazza

Can see where you are coming from Gaz (down the back area?) but the only things I have done are:

A) Cropped for composition (took a little off the rhs)

B) A little noise reduction added to the background

B) Touch of Contrast added and sharpened for web

I have emailed you the original for you too look at and I await your reply on here for judgement

rgds

A Plonker

:o)

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 1:38 PM

Happy to be your # 30! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 2:24 PM

He's posing like a haddie Al, lovely capture my friend.

Dougie

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 2:41 PM

Beautifully captured Al, lovely b/g colours, go so well with the bird.........Sandy

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Tom-Melton
8 Jul 2011 - 2:59 PM

A superb capture in a stunning setting

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achieverswales

Al did you not notice summer was a week last Friday, a quality image mate!

Regards

Trev.

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 3:29 PM

A beautiful image.Well captured..Lin

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Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 440 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 4:34 PM

Wow, Alan. What a shot! Love this - fine detail, attractive colour, lovely bokeh.
Very envious
Alun

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john_starkey
8 Jul 2011 - 5:48 PM

I like it,very nice shot,but my self i would crop a bit tighter it would make the bird look bigger,and bring out the detail even more,

John.

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jasonrwl e2 Member 4257 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 6:36 PM

Excellent capture. I like the crop just as it is.
Jason

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MikeGreaves
8 Jul 2011 - 9:25 PM

Stunning shot!!!!!!!!!
Mike

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2011 - 8:56 AM

A lovely shot of this little beautySmile

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Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2011 - 9:28 AM

Ok....I'm a plonker!
Cant beleive the quality of the original file you sent Al.
You can now have my award.
GazzaSmile

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Alan_Coles
9 Jul 2011 - 12:23 PM


Quote: Ok....I'm a plonker!
Cant beleive the quality of the original file you sent Al.
You can now have my award.
GazzaSmile

Well thanks Gaz, honoured my friend. Smile

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 8:23 PM

Beautifully exposed & captured, with some fine feather detail showing.
Terry

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