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Thanks for all the best wishes, I had my day off and got out with the camera on Friday but had a few disappointments. Firstly the lack of birds around at Woods Mill (the feeding station feeders empty didn't help) and the amount of activity clearing undergrowth was a second factor. This work is vital to manage the enviroment but I wish it hadn't been on that particular day. I eventually gave up and took the trip over to Arundell WWT in the afternoon.
I managed to get a few fairly decent shots but found a couple of problems with the camera, not focusing properly and the exposure slightly off. I think I must have pressed a button somewhere without realising it.
A bad workman always blames his tools, my Dad used to say. That aside I enjoyed myself, even if I didn't get the quality of shots I wanted or see the Water Rail.
I wish I had known some of you guys were visiting the WWT at Arundel, Saturday, I might have been able to rearrange things and got to meet with you, you could have given me a few pointers. Hope to meet you next time, just let me know, always keen to meet other EPZ'ers.
Today's upload is just a quicky taken on Friday at Arundel. I hope you like him, honest opinions please.
Many thanks for all the C&C's all are very much appreciated.
Steve.

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Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Goldie
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:8 Feb 2010 - 5:06 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 5:15 PM

It's a lovely capture!

Ken

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 5:21 PM

The colour and detail, especially whne viewed Large, is lovely.

Ann

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 - 5:29 PM

Its a great shot Steve.
Brian

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 5:39 PM

cracking detail wonderful colours a beauty steve nice one Wink
andy

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
8 Feb 2010 - 5:41 PM

Excellent Detail Steve. Well captured

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
8 Feb 2010 - 5:41 PM

Super this one Steve.
Great details and colours.
Robert

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 5:48 PM

The colours are beautiful and the white bright but well exposed,a great shot. - gary

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 5:50 PM

Lovely capture Steve...Bill

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 5:58 PM

Lovely bird with excellent detail & colour.

Glyn

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LukeParkinson

Good shot. Well done

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 6:02 PM

lovely image great colour

Linda

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 6:19 PM

A bit of a shambles of a day then ???
This is great especially when viewed large

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Admiral_Frost

Beautiful shot well taken, just found some of these in my local park now just need to get close enough !
Dave

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 6:56 PM

Hi Steve. We also would have liked to have seen you at Arundal. We were blessed with fine weather and had a great day. Maybe next time.
Ron

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 7:20 PM

Oh, he's a real beauty! Would love to see one of these. And your capture is superb, love it. Sorry your day didn't go as planned but at least you got this lovely shot! Patti

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HobbitDave
8 Feb 2010 - 7:36 PM

Another cracker, Steve, really sharp, and such beautiful colours.
Dave.

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Imagephotographics

Another superb shot Steve - well captured

Chris

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 7:56 PM

Nicely captured Goldy Steve, shame a day early as the Rail was a performer on Saturday.
A few of us will be at Arundel this Wednesday
Richard

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 - 7:56 PM

A wonderful shot, Steve, lovely colours and very well captured.
Roy

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Alan_Coles
8 Feb 2010 - 8:08 PM

Nice capture Steve.

The bird is well exposed and has good detail.

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gingerdelight

An exceptionally good capture of this very pretty bird. Well done.
Carol

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bromley-smith
8 Feb 2010 - 8:48 PM

Amazing detail and very well caught image Steve.
Tony

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 9:11 PM

Sorry Steve - we didn't leave anyone out deliberately - as you probably know things are very weather dependant in the UK and some things are arranged very im promtu.... this is a nice shot of the Goldfinch - but the problems you describe is evident - also the fact that some of the bird is in shade didn't help the matter. Hope to cath up next time - Ina

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
8 Feb 2010 - 9:11 PM

It looks fine to me Steve.Nice detail and colour.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 9:22 PM

Beautiful image with superb detail and wonderful colours
Alexa

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 9:47 PM

Lovely capture Steve

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 10:12 PM

Lovely shot Steve, well caught.
Pete.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2010 - 11:33 PM

i think he is stunning

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2010 - 11:39 PM

A beautifully natrual shot of this colourful bird. Wasn't such a bad day if you get an image like this.
maggie

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photophantom
9 Feb 2010 - 10:07 AM

just right amount of detail on this lovely bird Steve.
Dennis

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Artangel
Artangel  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 10:49 AM

Hi Steve, you must be somewhere near me then if you went to Arundel, not a million miles from Emsworth. Have not been there yet, friend said they had a lot of snow damage to rectify. Great shot of this little guy, I get loads in my garden, been feeding them for years now. Romney

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 4:52 PM

A simply superb shot.

Rock

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 5:24 PM

Great looking bird and beautifully captured Steve
regards
Yung

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 5:25 PM

Nicely captured Goldie Steve and well presented too !!

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Dave_Holdham
9 Feb 2010 - 8:05 PM

Wonderful detailed image, well presented

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 9:23 PM

Top shot Steve, some very nice detail in this quite beautiful bird.
Mal

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
11 Feb 2010 - 3:02 PM

Great capture - glowing colours.

Pat

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KevinWalsham
11 Feb 2010 - 9:06 PM

simply stunning great to see

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
11 Feb 2010 - 11:56 PM

Great shot
Mandy

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