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Goldcrest (an old shot!)

By Zoundz  
Afternoon all! Not been very well, so didn't get to post yesterday. Still not able to sit at the PC for long, so apologies for not replying to many photos - I am still trying to look at them when I get time.

Thanks for all the comments on the last upload, this one is a bit different. Took this back when I first got my first DSLR - and it's not brilliant. I've had a play around with it - and I still love this shot, despite the seriously blown highlights. You can see on the chest where I've edited (I'm not good with photoshop) and I can't tell whether the edited version is better or not!

Hope everyone's having a better day than me, with feeling ill and the weather being horrendous!


Tags: Nikon Nature Birds D80 Garden birds Goldcrest Bigma Sigma 50-500mm Wildlife and nature

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23 Mar 2010 4:04PM
Lovely capture good detail.

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23 Mar 2010 4:13PM
What a grumpy looking bird
Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
23 Mar 2010 4:49PM
I love all the green hues in this
23 Mar 2010 5:52PM
Great image and colours! Hope you are felling better soon!
User_Removed 10 31 2 England
23 Mar 2010 6:05PM
What a gorgeous shot.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Mar 2010 6:15PM
Very nice shot, laura, captured with bird in a natural setting.
(PS. Hope you are feeling well again soon.. R.)
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
23 Mar 2010 7:51PM
Lovely shot Laura. I wish I had a few ' old shots ' like this in my files !!.
Zoundz Plus
9 25 1 Ireland
23 Mar 2010 8:10PM
Thank you! *blush*

I had already uploaded it back in 2009, but I don't know which is better. I'm sort of considering deleting this, as two basically identical images seems a bit silly :/ I think I prefer composition in this one, as I cropped it differently. I dunno!

Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 8:25PM
Nice to get one in the frame Laura Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 8:53PM
hope you feel better soon, good shot of the goldcrest with a nice perch
colmar Plus
10 42 35 Scotland
23 Mar 2010 10:26PM
A nicely composed image this and hope your feeling better soonest Colin
23 Mar 2010 11:05PM
Very good shot
Stunning, gorgeous light and shot, wish i could see birds like this up in my neck of the woods. Fab! James
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 8:28AM
I used to see loads of these back in Norfolk but haven't found any here yet, Excellent capture.
24 Mar 2010 9:14AM
i love it your so lucky to of seen one and capture it.
24 Mar 2010 9:52AM
Lovely capture! A
24 Mar 2010 10:26AM
Very nicely done.
24 Mar 2010 11:34AM
Hope you soon feel as good as this shot. It's colourful and very plesent in detail. Smile
Excellent vision lovely bird well done.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 6:22PM
quality..... well done Smile

24 Mar 2010 6:32PM
A lovely capture in its natural habitat, hope you are feeling better soon Smile Geoff.
24 Mar 2010 7:46PM
Lovely capture, i'm very envious not got one off these yet, very well done.
Nice capture of a cute little bird. Well done.
25 Mar 2010 12:38PM
This is absolutely gorgeous Laura. What a wonderful job you did here. I am sick too and have hardly any energy. Trying to catch up. This is my favourite so far a super duper job.
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
25 Mar 2010 10:21PM
I only ever got one shot of these Laura and that was a record image, you did very well here, not many have ever got one in the veiwfinder let alone photograph one, lovely comp,
25 Mar 2010 10:58PM
Never easy at the best of times Laura.Keen eye required and quick finger,very well spotted and captured...
You are right about the exposure issues - but it is still a most endearing image of the little chap lurking in the foliage!
29 Mar 2010 7:01PM
Looks new to me didnt see the old one. Like the way it nestles in amongst the pines. Great setting for the Goldcrest. Nice one!!! Paul
9 Apr 2010 8:51AM
A really great capture--well done.
Not seen any of your work till now--Ann--Canadiann--told me you were poorly and in hospital, I do hope you are recovering from your problem.
Our prayer's are with you for a speedy recovery.
Take Care
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
9 Apr 2010 11:37AM
Heard of your circumstances from Ann (Canadiann) - my thoughts are with you, and wish you a speedy recovery.
TrevB Smile
AshTree Plus
8 1.7k 6 England
9 Apr 2010 10:17PM
Hi Laura
Another lovely bird image - you're good at these, aren't you? Grin.
Like Pete and TrevB I heard via Canadiann that you were in hospital and just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery.
Take care, hope to see some more of your bird shots here before very long.

Theresa xx
Pegon Plus
12 78 1 England
10 Apr 2010 9:26PM
Hi Laura. I've just been on Ann's portfolio and read that you are in hospital. I hope you are feeling a little better and wish you a speedy recovery.
I nearly forgot to mention your image, it's lovely, well caught.
Best wishes.
goldcrest on the picea glouca tree

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