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Here is the follow up, as promised. This happened two seconds later , says my exif . the aerial combat took about 1.5 seconds Smile
Yes, it is not as sharp as the other one. To be honest, this is hand-focus by instinct, hit or miss.

Many thanks for your overwhelming reaction to the previous siskin before he attacked.
Special thanks to Jason, Neil, Carol G and Carol B, Joline and Richard for the very precious user awards!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor AI 500.0 mm f/4.0 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Apr 2013 - 6:04 PM
Focal Length:500mm + TC
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:hectic and excited :)
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:twitter
Title:Banzai!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:2 Apr 2013 - 8:21 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Finches, Goldfinch, Siskin, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
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craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:23 PM

well timed capture
David

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:23 PM

Quite excellent. Totally envious.

Albert

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Trev_B
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:25 PM

Wonderful timing Annette...


Trev

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MalcolmM
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:26 PM

Great action, well caught

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2278 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:27 PM

Oh wow...an amazing capture...so thats what happened....

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:35 PM

Great action Annette, wow..john

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OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 8:35 PM

Very very well captured, I wasn't expecting that!
Regards ShaunSmile

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Rev2
Rev2 Plus Member 5276 forum postsRev2 vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:35 PM

Another cracking shot. Those Siskin are really bold given that they are about 2/3rds the size of a Goldfinch.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:36 PM

At least it is a real bird fight...............well seen.............good reaction from you...............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:38 PM

What an amazing capture, Annette!
Brilliant stuff!

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Ingleman
Ingleman  84 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:42 PM

great timing, cracking shot!

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ChrisStyles
2 Apr 2013 - 8:42 PM

Great image,
Chris.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:44 PM

I never guessed this. Excellent study and patience in capturing this behaviour Annette
Richard

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:45 PM

Haven't seen yesterday's yet but this is a fantastic action capture Annette.
Joan.

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Holmewood
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:54 PM

Absolutely fantastic

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9902 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1716 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:04 PM

OK, so it's not pin sharp, but you've caught the action well. I particularly like the way the wings of the birds each make a V-shape in the same direction, and the composition of the capture is extremely attractive, it seems to flow. The sort of composition an artist might create in order to produce a pleasing picture.

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:11 PM

So well done Annette,
it's moments like this that makes you feel good!!
Lillian

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Jat_Riski
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:12 PM

Superb image, Annette.Smile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 9:12 PM

Some great aerial combat captured here, Annette.

P.

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:16 PM

You reacted so well to get this Annette, well done. - gary

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96345 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:18 PM

I must confess this is the last thing that came to mindWink

I thought he was going to drop off onto the groundSad


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ali63
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:34 PM

Nice shot,

Ali

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Shotover
Shotover  2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 9:35 PM

Wow

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:41 PM

Great timing,and verry well done Annette.SmileSmileSmileSmile
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JuBarney
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:46 PM

Super action shot; I wonder why he felt so aggressive!
Ju

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Glostopcat
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:47 PM

A terrific action shot of these two combatants going head to head. Who won this aerial dual?

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 10:05 PM

Well capture in-flight fight Annette. They look very aggressive.
Elena

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:05 PM

beautiful action shot.
ant.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51317 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England144 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:16 PM

A minor altercation!

Excellent skills, Annette. The compositions shows them both so well, so dynamic.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:18 PM

Impressive! My brother-in-law takes this kind of image so I know how challenging and reckon you've done a wonderful job here!

Ann

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PhilSingleton
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2 Apr 2013 - 10:18 PM

Great action shot Annette. These fights seem to happen incredibly quickly, so very well done for capturing the moment !!

Phil.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:58 PM

Great timing and capture!
We're lucky to get a 'normal' bird image but to catch the action is superb.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 11:10 PM

Great capture. Well done.

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2 Apr 2013 - 11:47 PM

Award deserving Annette !!!!!
Ron.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:50 PM

An astonishing capture, Congratulations for all the awards!

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:57 PM

WOW!!!!!!
There is a good reason this shot is getting the UA's. Simply put -- it is award winning caliber.
-=\Walter

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cantona43
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2 Apr 2013 - 11:59 PM

Excellent well timed capture
Neil

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achieverswales
3 Apr 2013 - 12:23 AM

Awesome capture Annette, have another UA as this is a cracker.

Regards

Trev.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 4:25 AM

Worth an award, was it a fight or prelude ?But Fantastic.

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 - 5:33 AM

Wonderful sequence of events and very well captured! Bravo! Grin
IB

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 6:20 AM

Fabulous, Annette SmileSmileSmile Carol

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3 Apr 2013 - 7:18 AM

Brilliant avian action shot.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Apr 2013 - 7:24 AM

An amazing capture Annette - one worth waiting for Smile

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digital_boi
3 Apr 2013 - 7:25 AM

hovering up the UA's here Annette all well deserved superb capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5102 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 8:05 AM

Oh well done Annette, a brilliant shot!

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JohnChambersPhotography

Angels with wings captured in flight to delight and it sure did. excellent.

John

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91976 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 9:18 AM

Excellent aerial capture of this avian 'squabble' !!!!!

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 1:12 PM

Excellent and wonderful capture,
saeid

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Joline
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3 Apr 2013 - 1:36 PM

Feisty little fellows!

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54761 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 2:44 PM

Well done for not stopping after capturing the first one, Annette!
Hadn't seen this coming.

Malc

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5965 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 4:54 PM

Terrific shot !!!.....wonderful bit of avian action !!!

Congrats on all the awards !!Grin

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Mike_S
Mike_S  4 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 - 5:37 PM

A fantastic bit of timing to capture this superb image Annette.
I would be very pleased if I had taken that.
(Thanks for your friendly advice on my Coal Tit by the way - I am sure you have
a point and I will try to utilise your advice with future shots.)
Regards - Mike.

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orts  4 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 - 2:22 PM

Wow! great timing.

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4 Apr 2013 - 7:35 PM

Fantastic Annette, heres another award for you, congrats to you.
Brian

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:59 PM

Fast on the draw Annette. Superb image despite having to manually focus the second splitting moment. Hats off to you for this as I find it so so difficult to do.

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Ayoob
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5 Apr 2013 - 12:41 AM

Well timing and excellent shot ,captured ,Annette - well done..........Grin

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 1:04 AM

Brilliant..Lin

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5 Apr 2013 - 11:07 PM

Just fantastic - have another one Annette
Jason

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podgod
podgod  11513 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 10:18 AM

Great shot, spot on timing. Have my UA to add to list.

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