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Hi all, haven't been around for a while and no new shots of late due to a bereavement in the family which has required a lot of time to get sorted. Fran and I have done almost 2500 miles over the past few weeks going back and forth between Devon and the Midlands but things are beginning to settle down to a more normal life now. This is an earlier shot of a Sardinian Warbler taken in Cyprus but cleaned up and a filter applied to the sky just to brighten up what was a very grey sky (NIK software) A species very rarely seen in the UK.
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my Goldfinch 2, I will do my best to catch up with you all over the next couple of days,
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS APO HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Sardinian Warbler
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:25 Feb 2013 - 12:48 PM
Tags:Birds, Cyprus, Sardinian warbler, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:99

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 12:51 PM

Fantastic image,

Ali GrinGrin

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 12:53 PM

the perch matches this delicate little bird perfectly.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 12:53 PM

Sorry to read your write up...

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 12:58 PM

A stunning image, Geoff, good to see you back again, do hope things are getting better for you now. Carol

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
25 Feb 2013 - 1:02 PM

stunning photo glad thing are settling down for you lovely capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 1:09 PM

A really great shot Geoff but more importantly its great to have you back. - gary

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7345 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 1:10 PM

Immaculate detail as usual, Geoff and lovely presentation.
Sylvia

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 1:16 PM

Lovely image.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 1:25 PM

A stunning image Geoff,nice to see you back..Lin

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 1:36 PM

That's a beauty...love the eye................Welcome back..........GrinGrinGrin

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 1:39 PM

What a very fine job you've made of this. It's just superb! Good to see you back with us again.

The "extra" butterfly is in V3, head on view and towards to top.

Ann

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Feb 2013 - 1:45 PM

This is an excellent image Geoff !! I am glad that you are getting back to normal again !!

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:00 PM

A fine shot, as always, Geoff

senn
senn Plus Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:01 PM

brilliant capture here, Geoff .. excellent detail from this lovely species

Stace
Stace Plus Member 7Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:06 PM

great work Geoff

Stace

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:10 PM

Lovely shot, Geoff.
Tony

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:29 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss Geoff. My condolences.
I really love your Warbler. I have spent a lot of time in Cyprus when I was in the Army but in those days bird watching/photography was far from my mind and how I regret it now!!
Ron

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:42 PM

Many thanks everyone,
Geoff.

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 2:50 PM

May I also add my condoences, very sorry for your loss.
Such a lovely little bird, beautifully captured.
David

OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 - 3:19 PM

Very sorry Geoff to hear of your loss, do hope that things get back to normal for you both soon.
Stunning capture Mate, a beauty.
Shaun

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 3:37 PM

Top class image to come back with Geoff.
and my thoughts with both you and Fran
Lillian

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 - 3:40 PM

Hi Geoff, sorry to hear youve had a loss in your family. Its good to see your back, this is a fantastic shot.
Brian

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 4:17 PM

I had not made the connection , but I remember that Fran's Mum was in the Midlands. Sorry to read of your loss, and best wishes to you both at this sad time.
A splendid capture here Geoff SmileSmile
Helen

milky
milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
25 Feb 2013 - 4:19 PM

Stunning capture Geoff so sorry as Brian says, all the best---Gary (Milky)

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 4:29 PM


Quote: I had not made the connection , but I remember that Fran's Mum was in the Midlands. Sorry to read of your loss, and best wishes to you both at this sad time.
A splendid capture here Geoff SmileSmile
Helen

Will PM you about this Helen.
Geoff.

headskiesfly
25 Feb 2013 - 4:44 PM

First class image a real stunner.
Rick

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 - 5:08 PM

Top class image Geoff. Lots of detail. Sorry to hear you suffered a bereavement
Jim

AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

Nik Software is the best! Your treatment of the sky has brightened this up beautifully. It's and excellent, bright, positive image that I like very much.

Anne

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6305 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 5:46 PM

Cracking first class image well presented - I like it a lot!!

evelen
evelen  10 England
25 Feb 2013 - 6:25 PM

wonderful capture colours and detail Geoff.
eve.Smile

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 6:44 PM

Thanks all and a special thank you to Brian for the UA, really appreciated my friend Wink
Geoff.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 7:05 PM

Excellent detail - especially the eye - in a top image.
Joan.

craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 697 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 7:10 PM

First class capture.
David

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

Good to see you uploading again Geoff and what a cracker to come back with mate, wonderful detail and setting...excellent work as always fella Wink Sorry to read of the recent family matters, nothing better than time for these things to heal !! Keep smiling and the world smiles with you Smile
All the best
Dean

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 7:15 PM

Beautiful!
Diane

Norfolkboy
25 Feb 2013 - 7:19 PM

Nice one, Geoff.
Colin

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 - 7:44 PM

hi geoff,beautiful image and superb presentation geoff,well done indeed.ray

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5931 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 7:53 PM

Superb shot !!!......& what a gorgeous little bird !!

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96321 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 8:03 PM

Good to see you posting again Geoff

Though quite never the same, life does go on

Adrian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 8:15 PM

Thanks for the kind comments all and a special thank you to David and Dean for the UA's, really appreciated and valued,
Geoff.

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91970 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 8:19 PM

Delightful little bird Geoff - love the ring around the eye.
Super image.
Brian.

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 8:26 PM

A super shot of this pretty bird
Ju

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7222 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 8:37 PM

Wow what a lovely bird and a great picture too

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 9:44 PM

A fine capture Geoff
R.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8339 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 9:52 PM

Excellent work Geoff

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 10:13 PM

Many thanks again and a special thank you to mike for the UA, highly delighted with the response and appreciated,
Geoff.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  735 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 1:10 AM

She is cutie, and outstanding capture as always.
Glad to see you back Geoff.
regards
Yung

Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 6:53 PM

Very nice mate
Steve

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 4:28 PM

Thanks everyone,
Geoff.

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:46 PM

Well, it wouldn't be you if you delivered a picture that's not perfect! Absolutely beautiful bird, well captured, with some super detail and great expression in that little face.
Johanna

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:35 PM

What a beautiful little bird Geoff, I like the red ring around its eye. It's good to see you uploading again

Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 6:40 PM

An excellent capture of this very pretty looking warbler - all the awards are well deserved

KBan
KBan  10469 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 3:50 PM

Stunner Geoff worthy of all the gongs

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
8 Mar 2013 - 12:14 AM

Lovely bird and superb details ,captured.........Grin

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