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Thank you for all the C & C's on my last picture. Today a first for me, a Goldcrest not easy to capture, they move quickly and are so small.

With the firecrest, the goldcrest is the UK's smallest bird. They're dull greyish-green with a pale belly and a black and yellow stripe on their heads, which has an orange centre in males. Their thin beak is ideally suited for picking insects out from between pine needles.

Camera:Canon EOS 70D
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Goldcrest
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:17 Feb 2014 - 1:31 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Canon, General, Goldcrest, Regulus regulus, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 1:33 PM

Two excellent captures, Mike. Carol

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 1:44 PM

A super little bird, two lovely images Mike.

Trev

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Feb 2014 - 1:46 PM

Two fine captures Mike,
Fred.

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 1:55 PM

Two great shots, particularly like the balancing act in V2.
Peter.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 2:55 PM

What a cute little guy, well done, I have never seen one if these

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Derek_Fearn
17 Feb 2014 - 3:52 PM

nice capture Mike.
Derek. SmileSmileSmile

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 4:15 PM

2 super images well done,

Ali GrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 4:18 PM

Two delightful images of this diminutive bird Mike, both are worthy of an upload. I saw one of these a couple of weeks ago in Victoria Park in Bath, sadly I did not have my DSLR with me

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 4:27 PM

Stunning capture Mike. Wish it was mine.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 4:28 PM

Wonderful captures in great detail and beautiful presentation, Mike!
Regards,
George

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Caziwinkles
17 Feb 2014 - 4:31 PM

Such a lovely image - gorgeous colours - pin sharp - and presented so beautifully too - wish I had another UA!! Smile

Carol

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17 Feb 2014 - 5:08 PM

Two really lovely detailed shots of this gorgeous bird.
Ju

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christinecilia
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17 Feb 2014 - 6:04 PM

great looking bird lovely set v1 for me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AlexAppleby
17 Feb 2014 - 6:08 PM

Lovely little bird, and a hard one to get a good shot of!

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
17 Feb 2014 - 6:16 PM

Two excellently captured images. A quickly scrolling over the images gives an amazing animation, Mike.
Effrossini

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Jenny-D
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17 Feb 2014 - 6:57 PM

A lovely bird and superb captures Mike.

Jenny Smile

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JohnoP
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17 Feb 2014 - 7:11 PM

They are just so cute, and as you say so fast! Well done - John.

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21184 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 7:18 PM

Well done Mike, as you say, a very difficult bird to capture.
Nigel

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 - 7:55 PM

Fantastic shots Mike. You must be so pleased. Cathy

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17 Feb 2014 - 8:09 PM

Lucky you, two great shots Mike
Lillian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2014 - 10:34 PM

You did well Mike, I only ever managed to get 1 of these - fast little beggars

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17 Feb 2014 - 10:50 PM

Small is beautiful.Smile

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Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 - 3:02 AM

Stunning captures, Mike.

Fred

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BIGRY1
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18 Feb 2014 - 2:41 PM

Very hard bird to get a decent image of as they are so small and move so quickly. Very well done, I would be very happy if these images were mineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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19 Feb 2014 - 8:48 PM

Two great detailed captures Mike..Lin

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