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Dead Acer......with a goldfinch on it!!

By Louise_Morris    
Sorry but tonight it's the turn of the dead - I think - acer to put in an appearance. It's the dead bit that I think - I know it's an acer and there just happened to be a goldfinch perched on the end of one branch! Hope you like this dead shrub.

Thanks for the C & C's on my last upload - I am sorry that it's another goldie shot but that's all we've got around at the moment! Went for a walk today but ended up slipping down on the mud - on top of the camera - oops! Camera is OK but I'm a bit sore (mainly the pride!!)

Take care, Lou

Tags: General Goldfinch Garden Carduelis carduelis Wildlife and nature January 2012

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2012 6:13PM
A lovely image, Lou, and be patient with the acer, it may surprise you with fresh buds in the Spring Smile Carol

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Peterpools 6 2 2 United States
7 Jan 2012 6:18PM
Wonderful image and composition.
7 Jan 2012 6:26PM
They are a beautiful bird and you've managed a smashing capture here Lou, sounds like you were lucky with the camera but not so lucky to escape without a sore " botty "GrinGrin.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
7 Jan 2012 6:26PM
Lovely little goldfinch. I have some that come to the feeders - must get off my butt and try to get some shots of them.
In answer to your question - no I didn't slip in the mud. Didn't get enough time to. Had my son and dog with me. After one of his famous terror rides round the wee twisty roads, he walked half a mile and started moaning about the cold. Not my fault he never took a cap or gloves! So a few quick shots and I was ushered back to the car. Still he bought me a chippy for lunch Grin. Off on my own tomorrow if weather fine!
7 Jan 2012 6:55PM
Great capture.
7 Jan 2012 6:55PM
Great comp and a fab GF Louise..... Wink
7 Jan 2012 8:10PM
Terrific shot!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 8:11PM
love the comp lou brilliant colour and detail a cracker nice one Wink
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 8:18PM
You need to be more carefulSmile

A fine looking Goldie Lou

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Jan 2012 9:37PM
You may have dented your pride Lou but you finished up with a great shot. Beautiful.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Jan 2012 10:19PM
A fine shot of this handsome little bird, he's posing so proudly for you
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
8 Jan 2012 1:42AM
Lovely image , Lou. Wonderful colour and detail, great pose. Excellent captureSmile
Take care, Pauline
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
8 Jan 2012 4:07AM
Beautifully captured...........Sandy
Nice Louise the Bg really stands the bird out well,you have had some cracking goldies
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 11:37AM
A good composition - love it! Carole
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
8 Jan 2012 12:31PM
Good image Lou, well done.....It's not dead it's just sleeping Smile

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Jan 2012 1:22PM
Good detailed capture Lou, they are beautiful birds.


Shroomer 11 14 167 England
8 Jan 2012 5:58PM
Nicely balaced with thirds Lou and a great clear view of the Goldy. Might have tended to just crop a little off the bottom so that the perch draws in from the corner edge, but still well executed and presented
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
8 Jan 2012 11:19PM
The acer is not dead it will bud soon.nice shot.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Jan 2012 10:06PM
he is so pretty balancing between two teigs. Perfect light and detail!

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