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Garden Beauty

By Maiwand
The Goldfinch (carduelis carduelis)
Apologies for not being as active on the site as I would have liked to be but personal matters have been demanding most of my time at present. Hopefully they will be soved before too long but until then I will just have to visit when I get the chance.
I have not had the opportunity to get out of late so, as the title implies, this is a garden shot from further back in the files.
Thanks so very much indeed for all the c/c's on the Greenfinch; with particular thanks to Jennn (taggart) Neil (Neil Wigan) and Ray ( Ray 42) for their User Awards.

Tags: Nature Birds Greenfinch Garden Wildlife and nature

Voters: KBan, franken, Chinga and 73 more

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KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 6:18PM
Tis a beauty Ron

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 6:18PM
Really excellent image Ron.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 6:24PM
Delightful shot! Well seen, IB
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Jul 2012 6:30PM
Such a crisp shot and with the bird standing out so well from the b/g tones, Ron.
Excellent detail in the plumage and the colours very naturally recorded.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2012 6:31PM
Glorious colours on this beautiful goldfinch, Ron, a grand capture. Carol
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Jul 2012 6:43PM
A delightful portrait of the UK's most beautiful bird.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
29 Jul 2012 6:57PM
You do what you have to do Ron, here's hoping it all works out for you........Great image BTW

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:11PM
A litle beauty this one Ron
hope all works out how you want and that you are OK
29 Jul 2012 7:18PM
29 Jul 2012 7:26PM
So good to see an upload from you Ron. This as the title implies is a real beauty! You take care now, love Lou x
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:39PM
Good to see you posting Ron

You have to do, whatever is required and I am sure EPZ is way down the list of priorities

Please keep in touch, especially when the occasional post is a good 'unSmile

29 Jul 2012 7:46PM
What a beautiful photograph. It's one of my favourite birds. chaffinch also!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
29 Jul 2012 7:49PM
Super image Ron - beautiful colour.
29 Jul 2012 7:51PM
9 10 10 England
29 Jul 2012 8:21PM
A beautiful image - the title says it perfectly.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:43PM
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
29 Jul 2012 8:46PM
Glad to make this 30 Ron, superb shot.

29 Jul 2012 9:04PM
Thanks for sharing Ron, great image.
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
29 Jul 2012 9:13PM
Lovely image, Ron.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Jul 2012 9:15PM
That is a beautiful bird-- tack sharp with great colors, well done indeed!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Jul 2012 9:20PM
Lovely clarity, Ron.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jul 2012 9:59PM
good job you found this beauty deep in the archives!
And glad to see you posting again.
29 Jul 2012 10:59PM
Good to see you posting an image Ron - a good one as usual. I hope you sort out the matters that need attention and I am sure we will always be glad to have you on site whenever you have time. I am also having difficulty being available as often as I used to but some things just need to be done. Best wishes. A
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Jul 2012 11:46PM
A fine shot of this handsome little bird Ron, good to see you posting on here again. I hope you get those matters sorted as soon as possible and things return to normal, take care my friend, Ed
goso 11 2 1 Australia
30 Jul 2012 1:07AM
Lovely work Ron - you may have lost a bit of site time, but you certainly haven't lost the knack of taking great pics ...Bill
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Jul 2012 2:50AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Patti
Ray42 10 3 England
30 Jul 2012 7:03AM
Magic - a cracking shot - certainly haven't lost your touch Ron
Keep well my friend
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 7:54AM
Would love to have one like this in my files!! Take care.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
30 Jul 2012 9:21AM
Superbly detailed Goldie capture and pose, Ron. Terrific clarity and rich colours.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 9:55AM
hope things get sorted for you soon
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
30 Jul 2012 12:48PM
Good to see your images again.
This is a super shot.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
30 Jul 2012 8:55PM
"5 Stars {*****} Cracker!!" ~ Peter Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 9:10PM
A rather stunning Goldfinch, captured at its very best, a fine display of colour, and great detail.

Regards Nathan
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jul 2012 9:15PM
Most grateful thanks everyone and thanks to Ann ( Pluckfilly ) for the User Award.
30 Jul 2012 9:18PM
Beautiful image Ron. Love the b/g colour as it enhances the Goldfinch. Well captured!

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
31 Jul 2012 12:45PM
Really well done Ron, haven't seen one for ages but will keep trying my friend,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
31 Jul 2012 4:45PM
Thanks Jane and Geoff
debu 8 India
1 Aug 2012 12:34AM
Wonderful colourful image.
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 8:06AM
wonderful rich colours
and a smart pose Smile

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:56PM
Tis a cracker Ron, good to see you back, its not the same without you.
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
2 Aug 2012 11:46AM
I like the diagonal on the perch Ron and you have done very well at such a slow shutter speed. Might have cleaned it up down the right hand side to have the background canvas the same throughout to compliment a fine Goldy
See you soon
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 2:32PM
"What is there possibly left to say about the quality of this outrageously beautiful photograph?"

A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:28PM
beautifully coloured bird well recorded. nicely composed image.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
11 Aug 2012 11:03PM
A beautiful shot indeed,,a friend of mine has an avry,,must drop in,,

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
11 Aug 2012 11:11PM
One of my favourite birds. A lovely image. Ann.
sallybea 8 41 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 11:29PM
Lovely image, beautifully presented

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