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Goldfinch on Teasel

By Maiwand
The Goldfinch (carduelis carduelis)

Like so many people I seem to be having to look back a bit for shots to post. This is from a while back when I managed to get a Goldfinch perched on a Teasel whilst it was raining. I am sure you will have spotted the rain streaks on the BG and the odd spot of water on the bird.
A beautiful bird which I like very much and I hope you will find some pleasure in it.

My very very grateful and appreciative thanks for the colossal response to 'OOP's' and particular thanks to John (lonely oryx) and Ken (franken) for the iciing on the cake with the UA's.


Tags: Wildlife Nature Birds Goldfinch Wildlife and nature

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Jan 2013 4:51PM
This is a very beautiful study

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9 Jan 2013 4:53PM
TerryMcK Plus
8 71 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 4:54PM
Very nice indeed, Ron.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:04PM
Excellent Ronnie, break background
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Jan 2013 5:11PM
Lovely capture Ron - beautiful bird.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
9 Jan 2013 5:13PM
A fine capture, Ron. Carol
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:30PM
belting detail ron wonderful colours and textures a cracker nice one Wink
JuBarney 6 25 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:32PM
A really lovely capture
9 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Excellent Ron, great detail captured,
9 Jan 2013 6:05PM
Lovely image
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 6:07PM
Wonderful image Brian.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
9 Jan 2013 6:26PM
I think we all have treasures in our archives Smile I'm currently cleaning up and making more room for storage.

A fine study here Ron.

footloose 6 1 England
9 Jan 2013 6:48PM
30 up well deserved!
nice one
a lovely capture with an unusual colour background that looks really well
9 Jan 2013 7:03PM
You really cannot beat a Teasel, especially when it's adorned by a Goldfinch Ron Smile Excellent mate
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
9 Jan 2013 7:16PM
Cracking good Goldie Ron, love the Teasel.

Maiwand 10 3 73 England
9 Jan 2013 7:17PM
Thanks very much everyone.
9 Jan 2013 7:55PM
A superb capture all round, Ron
Norfolkboy 11 1 4 England
9 Jan 2013 8:00PM
A lovely image, Ron.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 8:14PM
A fine Golden oldie Ron (excuse the punTongue)

Maiwand 10 3 73 England
9 Jan 2013 8:44PM
Thanks Adrian. I love it.
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
9 Jan 2013 9:09PM
Cracking capture Ron. I really like the angle of pose and detail set against a superb bg.
I would have been inclined to either clone or crop the top to avoid the light area along the edge
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
9 Jan 2013 9:15PM
Thanks for the thought mate. Considered it but like it better with the top left in.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 9:41PM
A lovely shot Ron, like the attention you captured from the Goldfinch
9 Jan 2013 10:20PM
Cracking shot Ron love the colours
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 10:21PM
Excellent detail. paul
UrbaneMagick 5 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 11:53PM
Stunning Ron.
My favourite British "small" bird.
Theyv'e stopped visiting our garden of late.... miss them.

Gareth Smile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 8:42AM
A super captureSmile
10 Jan 2013 12:23PM
Looks great Ron and what a fabulous perch too,
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
10 Jan 2013 1:08PM
Such fun to take a trip through the archives to see what treasures are buried there.
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:27PM
A real beauty Ron.

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 4:24PM
Looks like 3D Ron, fantastic image.
Tibetan 5 3 England
10 Jan 2013 5:06PM
Excellent never get them here mores the pity, smashing photo, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
10 Jan 2013 7:19PM
Quality Goldy capture and pose, Ron. Lovely plumage detail and fine eye contact.
Paul_cats 11 61 22 Scotland
10 Jan 2013 9:05PM
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
10 Jan 2013 10:36PM
A fine shot of this handsome little bird taken in adverse weather conditions, this one has turned out rather well
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
10 Jan 2013 11:19PM
Thanks all.
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
10 Jan 2013 11:51PM
Classic perch Ron ,looks great.
tonyng 7 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 10:42AM
Like that eye contact. Nicely captured Ron.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
11 Jan 2013 9:36PM
'Great Shot!' ~ Peter Smile
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2013 6:55PM
Excellent shot.
13 Jan 2013 8:37AM
Another excellent capture of this very attractive little bird Ron. A
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 3:02PM
Oh, he's beautiful, isn't he? Excellent capture, with perfect perch and bg.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Nearly missed this one Ron - well caught
13 Jan 2013 9:01PM
Great shot Ron. Like the background colour.


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