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Good morning to you all,I thought it was about time I up-loaded something,I'm not too happy with this one but has it's about the only image I have left here it is,this was taken last Wendsday when I managed to get out with the camera for a couple of hours,the nasty sun was out lol so not the best of photos.
I have been catching up with jobs around the house so haven't been taking photos.
Also I got more than I bargained for around my garden bird feeder when the rats appeared !!! so we have had to block all the entry points and I think it's done the job of stopping them visiting.
Anyway just thought I would upload this and put you all in the picture,hope to get out very soon to get some more shots.

I must thank you all so very much for all the comments,votes,e-mails I have received ,the response has been overwhelming....THANK YOU ALL !!!
Hope you have all had a good week-end,wishing you all a great week ahead too.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF 70-300mm IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Goldfinch
Username:SoulOfNature SoulOfNature
Uploaded:4 May 2009 - 9:59 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 10:06 AM

A fine shot, I like the way you've caught him in the sunlight

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Chrism8
Chrism8 e2 Member 8753 forum postsChrism8 vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 10:14 AM

Well caught.

Chris

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 10:19 AM

A super capture, Jean, I would be quite happy with it. Carol

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SoulOfNature
SoulOfNature e2 Member 6SoulOfNature vcard United Kingdom
4 May 2009 - 10:24 AM

Thanks very much you guys...a lot to learn with this here bird photography,I think it's about time the macro lens got dusted off lol.

Have a good day.

Jean xxx

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motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 10:37 AM

Lovely light, beautiful detail.
Scott

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LynneJoyce
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4 May 2009 - 10:51 AM

Gorgeous bird beautifully captured.

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RTDS
RTDS e2 Member 6RTDS vcard Cyprus
4 May 2009 - 10:56 AM

Excellent capture of this beautiful bird.
Lovely colours and details.
Robert

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Alan_Baseley
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4 May 2009 - 10:58 AM

Good capture,
Alan

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 11:02 AM

Well, Jean it looks good to me...I'd be more than happy having shot this! A cracking image, even more so viewed large.
TrevB Smile

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Ray42
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4 May 2009 - 11:55 AM

Great shot

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Bob_V
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4 May 2009 - 2:51 PM

A superb capture.
Bob

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m3lem
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4 May 2009 - 4:05 PM

A very nice shot Jean, it looks very good to me, cant seem to get any goldfinches in my garden yet!!! Maybe they visit one day
Andrea

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iancam
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4 May 2009 - 4:17 PM

A Superb capture
Ian

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sparrowhawk
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4 May 2009 - 4:33 PM

great shot

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hary60
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4 May 2009 - 4:37 PM

Super shot well done
Harry

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PeterLaw
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4 May 2009 - 4:55 PM

Super image.
Peter

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SoulOfNature
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4 May 2009 - 5:00 PM


Quote: A very nice shot Jean, it looks very good to me, cant seem to get any goldfinches in my garden yet!!! Maybe they visit one day
Andrea

Thanks,this wasn't taken in the garden,I wish they visited,got plenty of birds that do but not these ones unfortunately.

Thanks for all your comments everyone much appreciated,it may be awhile until my next up-load,I will have to try and get out very soon.
Jean xxx

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 6:18 PM

Super capture...lit very well
Gerry

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KevinWalsham
4 May 2009 - 6:25 PM

a great image and very well captured

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betts
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4 May 2009 - 6:47 PM

Nice to see you back Jean, smashing shot, lovely colours. Thats what worrys me the rats coming in garden bit of a wimp with them...lol...
betts

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2009 - 7:21 PM

Great capture Jean
Steve

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Alec1
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4 May 2009 - 7:23 PM

Nice capture, hope you sort your rat problem out.
Alec

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shaver
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4 May 2009 - 9:18 PM

think the sunlight works well on the gold of his/her wing great shot

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buxton
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4 May 2009 - 9:25 PM

Super image.
Martin..

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SoulOfNature
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4 May 2009 - 9:27 PM

Thanks a lot you guys,yes my rat problem is sorted Betts,we blocked all the ways they were getting in and put a load of repellent around that stinks worse than rotton eggs lol,I haven't seen any since,we have a small stream at the back of the garden fence,they were coming from there no doubt....don't want to frighten you but the saying goes we are never a few feet away from a rat lol lol........they are actually more scared of us and soon scarper when they see you,I was a bit slow really and should of got the camera out lol lol. having a dog scares them off too.

Anyway thanks again.

Jean xxx

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mikaela4
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4 May 2009 - 10:54 PM

Beautiful capture
Mikaela

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 9bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
4 May 2009 - 11:00 PM

lovely capture
bunSmile

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molejones
molejones  5 Wales
4 May 2009 - 11:24 PM

very nice capture, Smile dyfs

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norton
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5 May 2009 - 7:40 AM

Great capture Jean..........................

Tony.

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photophantom
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5 May 2009 - 11:05 AM

This is a beauty Jean and well composed, very well done.
Dennis

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SiSheff
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5 May 2009 - 11:18 AM

lovely capture

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Kevhan
Kevhan e2 Member 6Kevhan vcard England
5 May 2009 - 2:28 PM

Super shot, well captured.

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Rock
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5 May 2009 - 2:53 PM

Back with a Fine Shot.

Rock

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pluckyfilly
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5 May 2009 - 5:30 PM

shows the colours off beautifully

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DavidWebb
DavidWebb e2 Member 7DavidWebb vcard England
5 May 2009 - 7:01 PM

This is a great shot (hence the great comments) Jean and you should be proud. I actually love the lighting and the lovely colours on this. Best wishes David

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2009 - 8:57 PM

I don't think the harsh sunlight has affected the bird though Jean, a lovely shot, think you could have tried the 'dodge' tool on highlights to improve the catch light in the eye, it's there, just needs bringing out a little Wink
Geoff.

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IMAGESTAR
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6 May 2009 - 12:06 PM

super detail good d.o.f Jean.
Brian
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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2009 - 6:23 PM

A good capture of a busy little bird - I like the way he cocked his head but that made showing the eye difficult - large shows some fine plumage detail Ina

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sable
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6 May 2009 - 7:03 PM

A very nice image especially when viewed large - good colour and detail - Elizabeth

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PattiW
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6 May 2009 - 8:47 PM

Superb image, one to definately be proud of!

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Pegon
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6 May 2009 - 10:43 PM

Excellent capture Jean. Try putting some sunflower heart seeds out in your garden, Goldfinches love them, they will soon start coming.
Pete.

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7 May 2009 - 11:13 AM


Quote: Excellent capture Jean. Try putting some sunflower heart seeds out in your garden, Goldfinches love them, they will soon start coming.
Pete.

Thanks I will give that a go,although I have never seen any around here at all.

Thanks everyone,have a great day !!!

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roverrat
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7 May 2009 - 11:32 AM

Wonderful light, a beautiful shot Jean.
Alex

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7 May 2009 - 5:40 PM

Very nice image, well done, Jim.

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Davestem
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7 May 2009 - 8:06 PM

nice capture
Dave

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OAKEY
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7 May 2009 - 8:29 PM

Lovely capture Jean, and the thing to get Goldys in your garden is Niger seed thay love them but you will need the feeder for them.
Shaun

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7 May 2009 - 8:35 PM


Quote: Lovely capture Jean, and the thing to get Goldys in your garden is Niger seed thay love them but you will need the feeder for them.
Shaun

Thanks Shaun,I have read this on the net recently,will give it a go,but how will it attract them if they are not in the area in the first place ??? I saw a couple of attractive birds down at a local spot this morning,I think one was a wag tail.

Thanks A Lot All xxx

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7 May 2009 - 9:04 PM

Lovely Goldfinch Jean.
Vanda

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hellsbells8868
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7 May 2009 - 9:57 PM

Wonderful capture....

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KP
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7 May 2009 - 10:03 PM

Super shot

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HobbitDave
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7 May 2009 - 10:35 PM

What a cracking capture, with excellent background. Beautiful shot, Jean.
Dave

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keithmitchell
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8 May 2009 - 12:44 PM

Very nice capture of this one.

Cheers Keith.

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kinfatric
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8 May 2009 - 6:01 PM

A lovely capture

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Phil1958
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8 May 2009 - 6:59 PM

Like the composition, lighting, colours - everything just screams "perfection!"

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jgmford
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8 May 2009 - 7:58 PM

Great close up capture, super colours, love the detail.
jeff

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jamil
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8 May 2009 - 8:08 PM

Superb capture well done.

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whiteswan01
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8 May 2009 - 9:28 PM

great capture nice colours
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ChristineD
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9 May 2009 - 4:10 PM

Great capture.
Christine

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9 May 2009 - 10:45 PM

this photo is great jean well done xxx frank

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Campbell
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11 May 2009 - 7:16 PM

Lovely image, fabulous colour and detail.
Peter

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16 May 2009 - 7:51 PM

Very nice image, well done
Martin

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BevHadland
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16 May 2009 - 8:16 PM

Excellent image Jean. Regards........Bev

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EAS
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17 May 2009 - 8:02 AM

Very lovely. This garden gets goldfinches by the dozen and I always think they look as though they were hand-painted! Finches of all sortss love niger seeds, so it is indeed well worth putting these out in a feeder. You might be surprised how they find it!

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Tim70_99
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17 May 2009 - 7:30 PM

Super shot.
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18 May 2009 - 6:33 PM

I'd be interested to know why you're not too happy with it. There 's some good detail. Again the dof is good with no distracting issues in the b/g. Perhaps the only thing that lets it down slightly is the poor wee thing has no feet but that's a minor inconvenience surely.
Nick

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19 May 2009 - 9:55 AM

fantastic image.ray

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21 May 2009 - 4:17 PM

Colours are beautiful great shot....get lots in your garden

Don

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doryram
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22 Jul 2009 - 10:56 PM

Terrific image and great composition, Rod

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