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Hi all, another view of this youngster but without the food this time. I have lifted some of the darker areas (which are trees) in the BG but not so much that the image looks un natural.
Many thanks for taking time out to view and comment on my Singing Wren and a special thank you to Pete for the HC and Anne (atworner) for the UA, really appreciated
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500mm VR F4 + 1.4 TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Greenfinch (Juvenile) 2
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:16 Apr 2012 - 12:19 PM
Tags:Birds, Devon, Greenfinch, Juvenile, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
Votes:76

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achieverswales
16 Apr 2012 - 12:24 PM

Excellent Geoff.

Regards

Trev.

mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 12:29 PM

Dont come any better geoff.
cheers phil.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 12:32 PM

congrats on all those well deserved awards

gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 12:35 PM

Such a lovely perch and composition. - gary

saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 12:35 PM

Fantastic and beautiful capture,
saeid

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 12:45 PM

Super capture and a superb pose...

Ade

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 12:50 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

Taxi
Taxi  3
16 Apr 2012 - 12:59 PM

Really pleasing Image ..

Nice One .. Smile

Jason ..

KBan
KBan  9468 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 1:03 PM

Another beaut Geoff
keith

john_starkey
16 Apr 2012 - 1:05 PM

Very nice shot,

John.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 1:10 PM

don't thank us yet, more remarks to come!
yes it is such a handsome fellow and I can hear him sing out loud.

User_Removed
16 Apr 2012 - 1:11 PM

Superb detailed image, great comp' and DOF,.
Alf.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 1:23 PM

A superb shot - Carole

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 2:15 PM

A belter, Geoff. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 16 Apr 2012 - 2:16 PM
Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
16 Apr 2012 - 2:24 PM

Top draw Geoff, it's a beauty.

Len

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 2:57 PM

A beautiful capture Geoff............Sandy

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 3:41 PM

Another spot on image from you sir...
Great detail and a nice colours in the birds feathers...
Well done...

Dave

EASTFIELD
EASTFIELD  3 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 - 4:02 PM

Sweet shot, nice & crisp.nice one again geoff.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 4:19 PM

Totally stunning!

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 4:52 PM

Excellent shot Geoff. A cracking good bird. Congrats on your awards.
Ron

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 4:57 PM

Excellent.
Joan.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 4:58 PM

Many thanks all for popping in,
Geoff.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 5:15 PM

Having just seen Ade's macro of the spider I now feel more at home and comfortable viewing your shot of this greenfinch, Geoff: and what a super shot it is, the detail and colours so good, and the composition within the frame so pleasing.
Ronnie.

evelen
evelen  9 England
16 Apr 2012 - 6:25 PM

wonderful shot great colour and detail on the feathers.
eve.

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 7:02 PM

Great dof and clarity.

Best Matt

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 7:03 PM

Oh I must be following in Ronnies footsteps
just saw Ades...creepy crawlie too
and this is so wonderful after that experience (sorry Ade)
Geoff as always so perfectly captured and what a B/G matches so well
BTW WinkYou have a special knack of making these birds of yours ''leap out''
from the screen
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 16 Apr 2012 - 7:04 PM
Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 7:20 PM

Excellent details and tones too well worked
Regards Richard

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 7:23 PM

Lovely shot!
Diane

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 8:44 PM

Stunning shot the detail and sharpness are amazing geoff spot on
mike

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 8:56 PM

Cracking shot Geoff - lovely natural look to this.
Brian.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 9:02 PM

stunning shot Geoff.great colour and detail,well done..Lin

stretch123
16 Apr 2012 - 9:19 PM

stunning geoff

paul

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 11:00 PM

A truly excellent shot.

Anne

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 11:09 PM

Thanks everyone and a special thank you to Paul (stretch1230) for the UA, really appreciated,
Geoff.

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 12:56 AM

A stunner Geoff - 11/10 ...Bill

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:25 AM

gorgeous shot of this lovely little bird

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 - 10:50 AM

Fantastic work as always Geoff.
Brian

gingerdelight
17 Apr 2012 - 1:13 PM

Excellent capture!
Carol

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 3:24 PM

Super image and again with a great bg that really brings out the subject, Geoff.
Shell

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9115 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 9:19 PM

A fantastic image Geoff
Nice pose and sharp detail showing the bird off well.
One very minor criticism is the blurring of the background has distorted the edges of the leaves, which should be in focus, just takes the edge off a super image. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Derek

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 11:41 AM


Quote: A fantastic image Geoff
Nice pose and sharp detail showing the bird off well.
One very minor criticism is the blurring of the background has distorted the edges of the leaves, which should be in focus, just takes the edge off a super image. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Derek

Thanks Derek, the leaves at the front and back were not as close to the bird as it would seem if I remember correctly. The only thing I did here was to lift some dark lines on the LH side of the bird with the clone tool, I can only put it down to dof or some movement of the branch when the bird landed, the shutter speed was only 1/200 sec.
Many thanks for your comment mate, your views and anyone else for that matter are always valued,
Regards,
Geoff.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 8:29 PM

Lovely detail Geoff Smile
Helen

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 12:13 PM

Another outstanding capture with superb detail Geoff.
regards
Yung

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2012 - 7:14 PM

A top shot Geoff, this handsome young chap is posing beautifully for you

Adderwatcher
23 Apr 2012 - 12:32 PM

Beautiful detail and colour in this capture Geoff!
Scott

PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 - 7:52 PM

A first class shot with excellent detail.
Paul

photophantom
24 Apr 2012 - 12:15 PM

Impeccable Geoff, looks real.
Dennis

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2012 - 9:14 AM

Absolutely brilliant! Not only the bird well captured, but also amazing detail in the shrub he's sitting on, and superb dof - great spotless bg.
Johanna

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 10:28 AM

stunning detail and colours in a well recorded pose. excellent work

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