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Another female Siskin taken from my hide.

This one likes to balance on one foot by the look of it.

Taken with a borrowed lens as my Bigma is away for repairs Sad

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Tamron 200 - 500mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Female Siskin
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:28 Apr 2009 - 5:50 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 5:52 PM

Superb love the balancing act , love all the detail , such tiny parts of the bird completely pin sharp- that lifted claw is fab!
mary

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geniehawk
geniehawk e2 Member 8181 forum postsgeniehawk vcard England
28 Apr 2009 - 5:54 PM

Pin sharp talons in more ways than one, love the muted background colours.

Jeannie.

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Wilmot
Wilmot e2 Member 6338 forum postsWilmot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 5:57 PM

Stunning shot
Steve

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jimmypaton
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28 Apr 2009 - 6:07 PM

very good indeed lovely bird well captured
jimmy

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paulrosser
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28 Apr 2009 - 6:15 PM

Another one to be proud of Geoff! They look such innocent little things, and they are tiny, but they can give a good account of themselves if another tries to muscle in on the niger seeds! Great shot mate. Paul.

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glyndwr
glyndwr e2 Member 766 forum postsglyndwr vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 6:19 PM

First class detail, pin sharp and good DOF control.

Robert

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troberts
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28 Apr 2009 - 6:21 PM

this is great photography
Tony

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evelen
evelen e2 Member 10evelen vcard England
28 Apr 2009 - 6:21 PM

excellent capture.
eve.

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CraigJones
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28 Apr 2009 - 6:35 PM

Beautiful, love the one foot!haha! Well Done

Craig

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor e2 Member 10659 forum postsRob_Taylor vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 6:43 PM

Fabulous shot Geoff!!
I think you need to borrow that lens more often Wink

Rob

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Cormy
Cormy e2 Member 7Cormy vcard England
28 Apr 2009 - 6:46 PM

Caught on the hop.Superb !!!!
Cheers
Alan

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
28 Apr 2009 - 6:50 PM

STUNNING!

Jouko

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 13496 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 7:13 PM

Beautiful, clear, sharp shot.

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DaveHobbo
DaveHobbo e2 Member 8DaveHobbo vcard England
28 Apr 2009 - 7:51 PM

Outstanding image, i used to own that tamron lense, good lense.

Dave H

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 8:05 PM

Stunning Geoffrey

Jon

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 8:19 PM

A stunning image Geoff.A gem.
Tom.

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Bodiewil
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28 Apr 2009 - 8:33 PM

WOw flippin wow, stunning work Geoff

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9116 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 8:42 PM

A shot to be proud of!
Nice sharp detail in the plumage and good composition giving the bird space to look into.
I bet you will be sorry to give that lens back.

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iancam
iancam e2 Member 6iancam vcard England
28 Apr 2009 - 8:55 PM

Stunning image
Ian

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SoulOfNature
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28 Apr 2009 - 8:59 PM

A stunning capture with brilliant detail.

Jean x

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Phil_Morgan
Phil_Morgan e2 Member 8182 forum postsPhil_Morgan vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 9:19 PM

Great perch, great comp, and exposure is bang on the money mate.
I still hate that glare when shooting in the sun, but I am obviously in the vast minority!! Wink

Phil.

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blacky
blacky e2 Member 6blacky vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 9:27 PM

super shot geoff.dave

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 9:33 PM

Thanks everyone Smile
Yes Phil, luckily for me you are Wink
Geoff.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 10:12 PM

Superb detail as always Geoff, great capture
Steve

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bromley-smith
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28 Apr 2009 - 10:43 PM

Great image, Tony

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rontear
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28 Apr 2009 - 11:57 PM

Cracking detail, Geoff. Ron.

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taggart
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29 Apr 2009 - 2:40 AM

How do you compare the tamron?

Jennn

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Daisymaye
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29 Apr 2009 - 3:03 AM

Wonderful detail in this image Geoff. Really lovely capture....Sandy

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Ray42
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29 Apr 2009 - 6:34 AM

Great shot

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2009 - 7:40 AM

She's beautiful.

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chase
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29 Apr 2009 - 8:55 AM

Lovely detail & colour,her foot off the perch makes this one a little different.

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Enmark
Enmark e2 Member 5Enmark vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2009 - 10:53 AM

hopping mad was it.? is it me or is that sharper than your usual pics.? LOL
epic mate.

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geoffrey baker
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29 Apr 2009 - 11:05 AM

Thanks everyone Smile

Well Jennn, as you know I'm a big fan of the Sigma 50-500, I love mine but I must admit that this Tamron 200-500 is sharper than my Bigma and it's a lot lighter too.
The only fault I can find is that the 200mm end is a bit restrictive for general walkabout use, I'm missing the wider end that the Bigma offers.
Even in the hide, when the woodpecker flew in I could just about get it all in at 200mm whereas the Bigma could've zoomed back a lot more.

Yes Mark, it's sharper, there, I've said it, please forgive me Sigma but the Tamron is a better lens Wink

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Richsr
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29 Apr 2009 - 12:50 PM

Like the details and tones in this Geoffrey - great work.
Regards Richard.

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geoffrey baker
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29 Apr 2009 - 12:54 PM

Thanks Richard.

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29 Apr 2009 - 2:17 PM

gorgeous image here, we had two on our feeding station for the first time this season

Linda

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29 Apr 2009 - 5:49 PM

A great shot
Andrea

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geoffrey baker
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29 Apr 2009 - 7:11 PM

Thanks both.

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