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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 566 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  7181 forum posts 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  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 5:57 PM

Stunning shot
Steve

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jimmypaton
28 Apr 2009 - 6:07 PM

very good indeed lovely bird well captured
jimmy

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paulrosser
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  766 forum posts 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
troberts  8
28 Apr 2009 - 6:21 PM

this is great photography
Tony

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evelen
evelen  9 England
28 Apr 2009 - 6:21 PM

excellent capture.
eve.

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CraigJones
28 Apr 2009 - 6:35 PM

Beautiful, love the one foot!haha! Well Done

Craig

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts 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  6 England
28 Apr 2009 - 6:46 PM

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

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
28 Apr 2009 - 6:50 PM

STUNNING!

Jouko

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12485 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 7:13 PM

Beautiful, clear, sharp shot.

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DaveHobbo
DaveHobbo  8 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 627 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
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
28 Apr 2009 - 8:33 PM

WOw flippin wow, stunning work Geoff

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 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  5 England
28 Apr 2009 - 8:55 PM

Stunning image
Ian

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SoulOfNature
28 Apr 2009 - 8:59 PM

A stunning capture with brilliant detail.

Jean x

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Phil_Morgan
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  6 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 8176 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
28 Apr 2009 - 10:43 PM

Great image, Tony

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2009 - 11:57 PM

Cracking detail, Geoff. Ron.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2009 - 2:40 AM

How do you compare the tamron?

Jennn

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2009 - 3:03 AM

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

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
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
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
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  5 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
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
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
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2009 - 12:50 PM

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

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2009 - 12:54 PM

Thanks Richard.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
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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m3lem  8 England
29 Apr 2009 - 5:49 PM

A great shot
Andrea

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2009 - 7:11 PM

Thanks both.

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