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Mrs Goldfinch is actually reading the menu on the feeder.
I like the red and gold colours on her head. Taken on the one sunny day two weeks ago.

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Many thanks to Carol, Gareth and Alan for the UAs for the big hairy fly.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 600mm F5.6 MF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Dec 2012 - 2:06 PM
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6 not much anyhow
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Did I see something move?
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 7:42 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Goldfinch, Wildlife / nature
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:43 PM

fantastic detail and colours annette this is stunning nice one Wink
andy

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lonely_oryx
14 Jan 2013 - 7:45 PM

Wow - Great capture

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User_Removed
14 Jan 2013 - 7:46 PM

Stunning close up Bob

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janlea
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14 Jan 2013 - 7:46 PM

Wow... this is a beautiful shot Annette Smile
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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 7:50 PM

Superb image. Great PoV. Well captured.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5807 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:55 PM

Agree about the red and gold Annette - well caught
Jason

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digital_boi
14 Jan 2013 - 8:00 PM

looks like she has see a grub or a diamond!!TongueWink nice one Annette

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Jefflor
Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 8:06 PM

Lovely shot.

Jeff

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Gavin_Duxbury Plus Member 5Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:07 PM

Beautiful capture.

Regards.

Gavin

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taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:13 PM

Astonishing-- What a great close up!

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:20 PM

nice and close this one, good shot Annette.
ant.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:33 PM

Love the body shape Annette, looks like the head is coming out of a furry egg.... Tongue... think I need a drink!!

Dave

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats  961 forum posts Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:50 PM

Stunning close up of this little cutie.
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gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:59 PM

Perfect timing and a great title for this shot.
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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:01 PM

Super detail and colour SmileSmile
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bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:05 PM

Different - great close look at this Goldfinch.
Brian.

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tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:13 PM

A tad to head on for me AnnetteWink

Thanks for the comment re bailey

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:16 PM

A rather different pose from the usual and well captured.

Ann

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:32 PM

Waaaaaw !This is Beautiful with lovely detail
NettaSmile

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fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:07 PM

A most attractive close up.

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 10:16 PM

Love the pose,very different to the usual ones Annette,gorgeous shot.
Elena

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:32 PM

Catching it in this pose does show off the colours on it's head so well, Annette.
Lovely shot.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 433 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:36 PM

Great pov making the bird look like a furry ball.
It does accentuate the colours on the head.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Norfolkboy
14 Jan 2013 - 10:53 PM

Superb close up, Annette.
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maggietear
14 Jan 2013 - 11:00 PM

So much detail, Annette and what a great attitude/ behavior from the bird!
Maggie

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14 Jan 2013 - 11:07 PM

Lovely detail in this exellent close up.
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14 Jan 2013 - 11:22 PM

This close Annette !! excellent.
Ron.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 - 4:29 AM

This is a great one Annette !! Very special touch to it ! Smile

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:56 AM

A wonderful pose, Annette, super capture. Carol

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15 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

great detail ... and doesnt she look healthy

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canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 10:03 AM

Exceptional image Annette. Well captured
Jim

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15 Jan 2013 - 10:12 AM

Different and unusual POV Annette but a very nice shot indeed.
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ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:04 PM

Lovely colours on her head indeed!

Super capture, Annette Smile

You know what? If she were cast as a silhouette in this pose, she'd be a perfect ball on legs!

Andrew

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Niknut Plus Member 51031 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:13 PM

Great shot !!!!....love the 'metallic' look in the gold colours !!

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Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:25 PM

Not sure she fancies that menu Annette
but you certainly got it all correct in camera here
a really great shot
Lillian

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1881  3 India
15 Jan 2013 - 6:19 PM

Great capture.


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Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:00 PM

Now that's how to fill a frame! Great image, Annette!
Alun

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

Yes you did, it was that fly from yesterday. Lovely shot Annette.
Brian

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carper123 Plus Member 3414 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:52 PM

Fills the frame nicely with detail and colour,
Well done, Annette.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

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ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
16 Jan 2013 - 8:42 AM

Just fantastic portrait!Smile
Regards Valery

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Tibetan  3 England
16 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

Very nice detailed close up Annette, up close and personal, love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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16 Jan 2013 - 9:12 PM


Quote: Yes you did, it was that fly from yesterday. Lovely shot Annette.
Brian

Ohhhhhhh is that itTongueTongue I was expecting some secret social behaviour of goldfinch's............ GrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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17 Jan 2013 - 1:58 AM

Top shot.....well done ,Annette.....GrinGrinGrin

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