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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

Voters: lonely_oryx, dven, sparrowhawk and 95 more

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lonely_oryx Plus
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
9 72 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 4:54PM
Very nice indeed, Ron.
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
11 199 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 Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:32PM
A really lovely capture
9 Jan 2013 5:58PM
Excellent Ron, great detail captured,
Lovely image
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 6:07PM
Wonderful image Brian.

AnneWorner Plus
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.

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 Plus
8 4 1 England
9 Jan 2013 7:16PM
Cracking good Goldie Ron, love the Teasel.

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

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
9 Jan 2013 8:44PM
Thanks Adrian. I love it.
MossyOak Plus
6 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 Plus
11 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
9 Jan 2013 10:21PM
Excellent detail. paul
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
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
10 Jan 2013 12:23PM
Looks great Ron and what a fabulous perch too,
Joline Plus
11 29 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 6 17 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:27PM
A real beauty Ron.

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 Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
10 Jan 2013 9:05PM
Glostopcat Plus
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 Plus
11 3 73 England
10 Jan 2013 11:19PM
Thanks all.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
10 Jan 2013 11:51PM
Classic perch Ron ,looks great.
tonyng Plus
7 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 10:42AM
Like that eye contact. Nicely captured Ron.
11 Jan 2013 9:36PM
'Great Shot!' ~ Peter Smile
bobsblues 8 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 11 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 3:02PM
Oh, he's beautiful, isn't he? Excellent capture, with perfect perch and bg.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Nearly missed this one Ron - well caught
Great shot Ron. Like the background colour.


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