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The Siskin (carduelis spinus)
The siskin is a lively little bird with a forked tail. It is a colourful member of the finch family with a distinctive yellow stripe on its black wings. With a liking for conifer, alder and birch seeds, siskins will also visit gardens to take advantage of any nuts left in bird feeders. They are quite acrobatic using their feet to bring hanging food into reach.

Managed to get this one some while back but seem to have overlooked him. Thought I should give him a chance. Hope you like.

Enormous thanks for the attention given to the Snipe. I am most appreciative.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0 VR + 1.7TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jan 2012 - 11:31 AM
Focal Length:850mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.7
Aperture:f/6.7
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Siskin
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:29 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM
Tags:Birds, Finch, Nature, Siskin, Wildlife / nature
Votes:92

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:30 PM

lovely shot ron i get these frequenting my feeders in my garden

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England65 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

it's beauty... well done Ron.

Trev

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:36 PM

gorgeous capture, Ron ..

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:48 PM

Beautiful colour and markings, Ron, a fine capture. Carol

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:54 PM

Excellent Ron, great little bird with good feather detail and a wonderful catch light

David

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM

Another superb image Ron and very well presented.

Ray

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christinecilia
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29 Jan 2013 - 3:14 PM

cracking shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Jan 2013 - 3:15 PM

This is an excellent image of this little beauty Ron ! Great clarity and information given SmileGrinGrin

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Norfolkboy
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29 Jan 2013 - 3:50 PM

Super capture, Ron.
Colin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM

It is a very prettily plumaged wee bird and you have captured it so well in this shot.
Ronnie.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

Well captured, lovely feather detail,
Ali

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

Terrific image. Well captured.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:31 PM

excellent colours and detail, what a lovely specimen!

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:02 PM

A very nice frame filler Ron and never an easy bird to get. Good detail on the body and catchlight, just a shame that the beak is oof.
Richard

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franken
franken e2 Member 123182 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:32 PM

Wonderful wildlife image Ron.

Ken

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8292 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:42 PM

Another beauty I need to get out moreWink

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:45 PM

A beauty Ron , they really are a lovely looking bird. You've done him proud Wink

Glyn

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NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

Top rate wildlife photography, superbly detailed, processed and presented.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:59 PM

A lovely detailed capture. ......Sandy

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7131 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:01 PM

Lovely Siskin shot

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:14 PM

Nice one Ron. Its ages since I have seen one
Steve

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95940 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:29 PM

So lucky having these beauties at your endWink

Rung tooSmile

Adrian

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richmowil
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29 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

A super Capture

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:43 PM

Just started visiting me too
Ron this is perfect
and really envious of the detail and sharpness
Lillian

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

A beautiful capture of this little bird - what wonderful colours and detail SmileSmile
Helen

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:15 PM

Another bird I've never seen. Captured very well - all your images are. Good detail throughout. Am I seeing a ring around it's leg? Wondering why it is ringmarked - are they threatened in any way, or is this a common bird.

Anne

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:57 PM

A fine Siskin capture and pose, Ron. Lovely plumage detail, colours and patterning and grand eye.
Sylvia

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

A lovely capture of this beautifully detailed Siskin.

Lavina

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 12:44 PM

They are lively little birds. We have siskins here as well. I don't think they have quite as much yellow, though.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

Its a cracking shot Ron, glad im not the only one to put up with rings.
Brian

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 7:27 PM

'Superlative Siskin Capture!' ~ Peter Smile

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 9:34 PM

Lovely capture off a bird I seldom see Ron.
Brian.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:51 PM

Never seen one ,the detail in this is spot on.

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Hop-A-Long
2 Feb 2013 - 11:06 AM

Excellent capture of this lovely bird.

Andy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 10:03 PM

Thanks very much.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM

A fine shot of this beautiful little bird, I like the clear and uncluttered background, and the detail and colours in the plumage have been superbly recorded

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 3 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM

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