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Many thanks for your C&Cs yesterday. I did managed to get out for a couple of hours yesterday and got this one, im so chuffed with the new lens im like a kid with a new toy!!SmileSmileSmileWink
Brian. Ps the lens should have read 400L 5.6 prime, not 100/ 400 L. Sorry !!

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Goldfinch
Username:Brian65 Brian65
Uploaded:19 Apr 2012 - 9:52 AM
Tags:General/Brian65, Wildlife / nature
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stuart1963
stuart1963 Plus Member 3268 forum postsstuart1963 vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2012 - 9:56 AM

superb capture

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lesliea
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19 Apr 2012 - 10:12 AM

Wow stunning image Brian well captured.
Allen, Smile

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EASTFIELD
EASTFIELD  3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2012 - 10:27 AM

Cracking shot brian . locely comp. A real gem.well done

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 10:37 AM

lovely perch, goes well with his perfectly exposed plumage Smile

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Jat_Riski
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19 Apr 2012 - 10:39 AM

Stunning shot Brian.

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TonyDy
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19 Apr 2012 - 10:46 AM

Lovely shot, Brian - very pictorial as well as natural.
Tony

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NaturesHaven
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19 Apr 2012 - 10:54 AM

Lovely Goldie..........enhanced by the blossom........GrinGrin

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danmclean
danmclean  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 11:00 AM

Wow, stunning shot,, even the branch is perfect with colour,, well done.

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Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
19 Apr 2012 - 11:09 AM

Beautiful image Brian, lovely colour and pin sharp. Are you managing these handheld?

Len

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 11:29 AM

Superb detail and comp Brian.......possibly one of your best Wink
Geoff.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 11:40 AM

detail as sharp as a knife brian belting colours too a smasher nice one Wink
andy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 11:58 AM

Your new toy is producing magnificent results, Brian, along with the help of the user, of course Smile I agree with Geoff, one of your very best images to date. Carol

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stokesy
stokesy  4 Scotland
19 Apr 2012 - 12:19 PM

superb image and composition club winner!, ronnie

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Lillian
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19 Apr 2012 - 1:06 PM

That is one brilliant shot and so deserving of the award Brian
superb
Lillian

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franken
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19 Apr 2012 - 1:31 PM

Superb shot Brian.

Ken

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8138 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 1:51 PM

Brian... It just gets better!! stunning detail, wonderful colour and a great perch.

Many congratulations for the HC award... very well deserved.

Trev

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vickyf
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19 Apr 2012 - 1:59 PM

He looks so great against the japonica. I thought you were supposed to be helping your wife with the chores....Wink

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 2:20 PM

Faultless!!!! well done.
Dennis

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achieverswales
19 Apr 2012 - 2:46 PM

Stunning detailed capture with excellent composition Brian.

Regards

Trev.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 3:35 PM

Congrats on the well deserved awards mate....I told you it was one of your best, wish my award was available you would have got that too,
Geoff.

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 4:08 PM

What a cracking gold finch well deserves the awards

Brian......................

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Maiwand
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19 Apr 2012 - 4:14 PM

Superb Goldy Brian. Congrats on your well deserved award.
Ron

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cleg
cleg  5 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2012 - 4:39 PM

Super shot Brian.
Adrian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 4:52 PM

This is so sharp and well detailed Bran. Congratulatons on the HC; very well deserved.
Joan.

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 462 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 4:57 PM

Superb and a colour coordinated perch too! Carole
Congrats on the HC, well deserved.

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 5:34 PM

Outstanding Brian. Congrats on your well deserved HC.

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pluckyfilly
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19 Apr 2012 - 5:47 PM

you can go off people you knowWink I wanted this picture Grin love that perchGrin

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19 Apr 2012 - 6:00 PM

Wonderful composition and setupBrian, great photo
David

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JohnoP
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19 Apr 2012 - 6:06 PM

Superb capture Brian! The colours in this compliment each other beautifully! JohnGrin

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wonkers
wonkers  5 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2012 - 6:11 PM

Excellent Mr Barnes

Jill

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 6:12 PM

It's cracker Brian, congrats on the HC Wink

Glyn

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Louise_Morris
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19 Apr 2012 - 7:40 PM

A real belting shot Brian - superb! Lou

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hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 7:44 PM

Excellent shot
mike

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1881
1881  3 India
19 Apr 2012 - 8:13 PM

Lovely image.
SANJEEV

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KBan  10469 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 8:14 PM

A well deserved H.C. Brian
keith

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 8:54 PM

The Proof is in the Pudding mate Wink Firstly may I say very well done on a richly deserved HC Wink Wonderful detail,great perch & complimentary BG .... An excellent comp sums it up !!
Looks like you are now mastering the new lens and what a BEAUTY TongueSmileWink
Just for the record " I told you so " Wink

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19 Apr 2012 - 9:18 PM

A really super detailed image, with a great perch too, and congrats on the HC.
Ju

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Big_Beavis
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19 Apr 2012 - 9:21 PM

Cracking shot Brian, congrats on the award.

David

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 9:43 PM

Beautifully captured, Brian. Pleased to see you've been given a well-deserved HC Award.
Terry

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Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
19 Apr 2012 - 9:51 PM

A stunning capture.

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Ayoob
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19 Apr 2012 - 11:36 PM

WOW .........THIS IS A FANTASTIC ,Beian......GrinGrinGrin

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maggie9
maggie9  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:12 AM

love this!
the blossom is so compliments the goldfinch red
very very well done
added to my faves Smile

maggie

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 11:01 AM

Superb.
Ray

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Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 11:25 AM

Oh this is gorgeous BrianGrinGrin
Congrats on the awardsSmile
Diane

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20 Apr 2012 - 5:51 PM

Beautiful shot Brian. Absolutely gorgeous. Well captured.

Jane

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fificat100
20 Apr 2012 - 9:57 PM

A most beautiful image. Love how the gorgeous blossom echoes the red on goldfinches head - or is the other way around?! Smile

Lavina

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evelen
evelen  10 England
22 Apr 2012 - 6:13 PM

wonderful shot colours and detail.
eve.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:49 PM

Stunning,Congratulations Brian on the awards,Just superb..LinGrin

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P181
P181  9 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 - 9:42 PM

Great shot Brian worthy of all the votes

Keep them coming

Phil

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5918 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2012 - 3:42 PM

I can't believe I didn't comment on this beauty ??????....I'm losing it !!!!

Terrific shot !!!....exquisite quality, & a gorgeous pictorial feel to it.....1st class !!

Very worthy of all those awards......due to the 7 day limit, I can't give you mine !...so have a 'virtual - UA' from me instead !!.WinkSmile

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5 May 2012 - 4:39 PM

An image of exceptional quality Brian, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received

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