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Chuffed Chaffy

By NDODS    
Still not firing on all cylinders, spending a lot of time in bed. I was supposed to be going into hospital on Sunday for some nerve blockers which help me with the chronic pain in my hips, however because of the Winter Virus I have to be clear for 72 hours. I wouldn't mind so much but the waiting list is six months long.

Today's upload was captured a short while ago in the garden, I appreciate that it is not a high quality observational study but I rather like is rather inquisitive expression and charm.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload. I feel somewhat of a fraud not being able to spend to much time 'if any' looking at and commenting on your great work. Twenty minutes out of bed and I am cream crackered, so once again I apologise for this.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me it is back to bed until my next cup of tea.

Regards as always Nathan Grin

Tags: Winter Chaffinch Garden Fence Feeding Feathers Wildlife and nature

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:04AM
Wonderful image Nathan, fabulous colours and the detail is excellent, hope your feeling better soon my friend, take it easy



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8 Feb 2013 9:06AM
Nice capture, lovely colours and details
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Feb 2013 9:09AM
A super capture, Nathan, one to be proud of. Relax and take it easy, you probably haven't much choice, feeling the way you do at present, but rest will help, and it won't be long before those four cylinders will be up and running at maximum strength again Smile Carol
8 Feb 2013 9:11AM
Lovely, clear little bird. I like the look on his face! Take care, Nathan.SadSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Feb 2013 9:15AM
Lovely detail and subtle colours as well, Nathan.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
8 Feb 2013 9:17AM
SSuper image - Like it a lot!
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:23AM
he is certainly looking chuffed, take care
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:31AM
A right cute little bird....
You take care now....
I am also in bed with a cuppa.....
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:45AM
Great capture Nathan, take things easy and spend the day soaking up the images
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:54AM
Good detailed Chaffinch Nathan
hope that the day gets better
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:09AM
Its a delightful capture of this little bird, with some splendid detail and colour - hope you regain some strength soon Nathan SmileSmile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Feb 2013 10:20AM
A very fine shot of this wee bird, Nathan, beautifully lit and captured with fine feather detail.
Sorry to hear of your on-going concerns.......take things quietly and I wish you all the best.
Superb details nathan
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
8 Feb 2013 10:37AM
A most endearing image of this wonderful little bird. Lovely tones in that plumage too. Take care. A good cuppa often works wonders for me and clearly you think likewise!

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
8 Feb 2013 10:40AM
I am so sorry to hear about your health Nathan !! I think of you often these days ! This is a great image of this lovely Chaffinch SmileGrin
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Feb 2013 10:53AM
You know what Nathan, the chaffy is one of my fave birds and you have captured the wee fella beautifully . Sorry to here about the health issues , that Norovirus has alot to answer for. Stick in neebs things will improveSmile

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 11:02AM
brilliant detail nathan wonderful colour and tones love the pose a cracker nice one Wink
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 11:13AM
Lovely images Nathan, take it easy, lots of tea sounds a really good idea,
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Feb 2013 11:18AM
Beautiful capture Nathan, keep well mate!


8 Feb 2013 11:48AM
This is a lovely capture. Love his very sweet, cute pose SmileSmile

dudler Plus
14 706 1351 England
8 Feb 2013 11:57AM
A lovely cheeky shot of a friendly little creature!

I wonder if it would look softer and fluffier with a tiny bit less sharpening?

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
8 Feb 2013 11:59AM
I am so sorry you are having problems mate and I really hope you are feeling better soon, this looks very natural so a thumbs up from me. - gary
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 12:28PM
Love the colours and the detail is superb in this image Nathan.
8 Feb 2013 12:48PM
he has a content smugness about him fine detail in the feathers and they have a very nice sheen to them hope all is better soon Nathan you have had a grimm 2 weeks of it

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 1:13PM
Super image Nathan, off to the woods again now.
Regards, Alf.
Tibetan 6 3 England
8 Feb 2013 1:40PM
Nice day here but very cold Nathan, don't suppose that helps, nice photo and very good light, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 2:31PM
You don't think this is high quality! I disagree, I would be proud to have this in my PF its a superbly detailed picture
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Feb 2013 2:46PM
A very beautiful shot, Nathan, lovely natural colours Smile
Take it easy, mate, and have a good long rest! Wink
Trev Smile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
8 Feb 2013 3:17PM
Very good lighting on the feathers
a lovely catch well taken
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 4:45PM
This is beautiful well captured Nathan. Thinking of you.Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
8 Feb 2013 5:14PM
Wonderful shot, so sharp and beautiful, Nathan. Hope you get good rest and soon feel better.
jdinne 15 16 England
8 Feb 2013 5:29PM
Excellent colour and detail Nathan and a cute look.

You take care of your self and get well.

8 Feb 2013 5:29PM
Wonderful image,hope you are feeling better soon
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 5:56PM
Lovely shot Nathan, hope things get better soon.SmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Feb 2013 6:47PM
He's keeping an eye on you---

I wish you a better day!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Feb 2013 6:51PM
Superb shot Nathan.
RobinF 11 83 1 England
8 Feb 2013 6:58PM
Lovely crisp focus Nathan (Wonderful viewed large!) What a delightful little bird! Hope all your current troubles are over soon.
kind regards,
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Feb 2013 7:12PM
A superb study in it's natural habitat Nathan.....a bird in the bush is worth...ell something like that.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 7:51PM
Lovely little chaffy. Great details at that Nathan.
RuthyJ 12 England
8 Feb 2013 8:41PM
What a little beauty Nathan.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 8:53PM
Great image of the chaffinch and defocussed elsewhere.
Do take care.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
8 Feb 2013 9:02PM
I'm happy that you are able to take the time to upload - that's something pretty positive.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
8 Feb 2013 9:32PM
Lovely Image Nathen,you take care now NathenSmile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:12PM
He, or she, I should say, is a fine little bird with a nice bright eye. Hope you're feeling better soon, Nathan!

Philpot Plus
5 39 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 11:39PM
A great image Nathan, very sharp and very well exposed, I tried some bird shots last weekend at Pennington Flash, 6 or 7 hides and one a feeding station. Loads of birds but got nothing worth posting here, imo your only as good as your worst image! Take care and have a good weekend and hope you manage to get out and about a little, sounds like a duff few days youve had. regards Phil
avacreates 6 448 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 11:57PM
Nathan, this is an absolutely gorgeous photo - I would be chuffed, had I taken it Smile It's not always about the perfect natural setting and as you told me, to become a good bird photographer one needs to invest in a hide and an expensive zoom lens and that is great for dedicated bird photographers - I've seen their amazing and inspirational photos. For the rest of us its about the composition or that special moment - its not always about just the bird, sometimes the bigger picture is just as important - I truly believe that with any nature image. This little bird is so beautiful Smile
I wish you much needed healing and less painful recovery - You can do it - what's there to lose
9 Feb 2013 1:17AM
An early lunch here, Nathan??TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Love these branches crossing!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue Look after yourself, Nathan!Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 7:55AM
It is so lovely Nathan - he's puffed up against the chill wind.
Mike_S 7 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 11:48AM
Delightful Chaffinch Nathan - you have caught the colours really well.
9 Feb 2013 12:43PM
Superb Image Nathan
Good detail & lighting
Regards Brian
10 Feb 2013 12:08PM
hope things are soon on the up my friend great shot !!

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