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By Maiwand
The Greenfinch ( carduelis chloris )

Had this one hanging around in the 'to be used' file for some time and thought it was time he showed his stuff. I like him and I hope you will also.
My usual grateful and very appreciative thanks for all the c/c's given to Love in the Mist. Most generous.
I have decided to take a bit of a step back from EPZ for a while. I do not find the site as interesting and exciting as it once was so for that, and some other reasons, I will be paying only the occassional visit from time to time. I have not renewed my subscription so will therefore be reduced to just voting; I will however still vote when I look in.
I hold open the possibility of renewing in the future and hope still to hear from you when you have the time.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Birds Wildlife and nature Maiwand

Voters: buxton, coastem, KBan and 88 more

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senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
30 Jun 2012 7:55PM
wow !, .. awesome capture, .. a great one

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jun 2012 7:57PM
Thank you Senn.
skewey 12 31 England
30 Jun 2012 7:58PM
Excellent capture Ron this definitely needed to be aired well done.

An excellent image. Very beautifully photographed.

Sorry to read you're not going to be up-loading photos on a regular basis.

All the best,
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:12PM
I like him very much and also the background colours set him off well.
Thanks for your support and I wish you well as you hopefully find pastures new SmileSmile
Best wishes
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jun 2012 8:15PM
A real beauty Ron, I hope this is not to be your last image uploaded on here, all the best in the future, Ed
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:19PM
Super image Ron. Sorry to hear you are taking a step back from EPZ - I have always enjoyed viewing your images
All the best
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
30 Jun 2012 8:32PM
dont be a stranger for too long

kindest regards
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
30 Jun 2012 8:46PM
New image ideas and concepts show up here. EPZ is very tolerant of 'newness' so I enjoy the surprises and learn new approaches. Inspiring to say the least.
Greenfinch on broom perch is a crisp image with a pleasing pose. TG
Graham_P 11 1 19 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:46PM
Nicely captured Greenfinch Ron,
Well composed, good catchlight in the eye and great complimentary b/g.

30 Jun 2012 8:50PM
Excellent Ron, love the pose,
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Jun 2012 9:06PM
Perfection! Patti Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Jun 2012 9:11PM
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
30 Jun 2012 9:13PM
Hope to see you back again, refreshed!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 9:21PM
sad to see you leave epz if only temporary but I am hoping you will be back soonest - superb picture I would like to see the lavender shots
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 9:29PM
A stunning shot Ron. I have similar feelings about the site from time to time and I no longer upload on a daily basis.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
30 Jun 2012 9:34PM
A bottler Ron, as usual - can only hope you find you miss us and grace us once again with your fine pics, and great personality ...Bill
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 9:38PM
a stunning caprture, this is tip top Ron

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
30 Jun 2012 10:44PM
A very lovely image Ron. I'll miss your beautiful images, but hopefully not for long..........Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Jun 2012 10:53PM
So sorry to hear the news you have imparted up top, Ron. I so hope you will post the odd image from time to time though.
However as I am now disabling voting on my own images, I guess this is goodbye in a sense, but I thank you for your support of my own efforts thus far.
And of course today's image is so well captured and presented, innfine detail and colours.
I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jun 2012 10:59PM
Thanks Ronnie. As ever you have seen thro to the heart of one of the problems. I WILL keep in touch and will watch out for your excellent work.
Be lucky my friend.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Jun 2012 11:11PM
We are gonna miss you! Thanks for all your wonderful images and inspiring coments!
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
30 Jun 2012 11:59PM
After seeing your picture on Mossy Oaks "Richard" page i assume you are moving into modellingWink:Smilewhatever you are doing, best of luck in your endeavours.Great shot to sign off with.Neil.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jul 2012 12:18AM

Quote:After seeing your picture on Mossy Oaks "Richard" page i assume you are moving into modellingWink:Smilewhatever you are doing, best of luck in your endeavours.Great shot to sign off with.Neil.

it would be a shame though (although it is always good to have a sideline to finance all those optical goodies) if you'd rather model than take these fantastic shots!!

Another cracker, I like the yellow halo round the razor-sharp finch
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Jul 2012 5:51AM
A fine image to leave us with, Ron, but you and your photographs will be sorely missed on site. I do hope you will return before too long. Carol
Ray42 10 3 England
1 Jul 2012 6:21AM
What a cracker Ron - sorry to hear you are are leaving us - you give me inspiration to do better - keep well and enjoy yourself matey
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
1 Jul 2012 7:22AM
Yes I like him ~ it's a delightful and very professional image.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 8:31AM
What a lovely backdrop and a superb pov catching the light just right, lovely detail too.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
1 Jul 2012 9:15AM
Good work Ron, to think only a couple of year ago these birds were as common as Starlings, these days you're lucky just to see one.....

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
1 Jul 2012 9:27AM
Super detail in the bird Ron against a lovely oof bg.
Best wishes and thanks for you support.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
1 Jul 2012 12:14PM
What a beautiful little bird, in a great setting.
I am going to miss your images and your comments. I have enjoyed them both immensely. I hope you will be back before long....I'm keeping you in my "connections" for sure.
1 Jul 2012 1:27PM
Hi Ron, great maybe finalli shot, as you will have noticed I just look thro and vote, wil be in touch all the very best gray
Super capture - well done !

Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 4:09PM
Nice natural image Ron. Thanks for your support mate and hope to see you back on epz soon.
wow beautiful shot like it GrinGrin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
1 Jul 2012 8:50PM
Thanks everyone.
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
1 Jul 2012 8:59PM
A superb shot Ron.

I am sory to read above of your stepping back, I always enjoyed viewing your images. I shall miss your contribution to the site.

Best wishes.

1 Jul 2012 9:00PM
lovely shot Ron, sad you are leaving thanks for the support, I will be condsidering not renewing mine when the time comes, we shall see
1 Jul 2012 10:15PM
A brilliant shot. Amazing detail and color.
Regards, Oleg
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2012 10:30PM
Excellent shot. Great perch too. Paul
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
1 Jul 2012 10:40PM
Outstanding capture, Ron. Terrific detail, clarity, pose and composition - one of your very best. Not goodbye from me, as I know we shall continue to meet up from time to time. Fully underestand your reasons and shall be following suit in due course.
1 Jul 2012 10:46PM
One word stunning shot ron sorry to hear your stepping back I always look forward to hear your comments
you make me want to get out there and good shots sad day my best wishes
2 Jul 2012 9:24AM
This is a stunning bird capture Ron, with great color, composition and pin sharp too.
Sorry to hear you are stepping back but I do know how demanding it can be. Although I am retaining my membership I visit the site much less often than I used to. I still enjoy looking at all the pics but it takes up a lot of time.
All the best for your future endeavors and I look forward to have you visit from time to time. A
2 Jul 2012 11:10AM


There seems to be a thread of discontent in the comments above.
I decided not to renew my subscription last month (mainly due to connection problems with epz), but old habits die hard.
Shortly after I renewed I lost my connection for almost a week. Then my epz connection which had improved of late, went back to it's usual erratic self Sad
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 3:54PM
dazzling plumage detail in a well recorded profile image. excellent composition.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 7:43PM
Don't you dare bugger offWink

2 Jul 2012 9:16PM
Fantastic shot Ron. Love it!


Quote:Don't you dare bugger offWink


I totally agree with Adrian here, Ron. I will miss you and your generous comments, I have always looked forward to your uploads with a great eagerness and that I will miss greatly. Having said that I understand that things change and I think epz is sadly one of them of late. You take care & keep in touch. A truly razor sharp image to leave us with at the moment! Lou xx
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 7:57PM
You will be sooooo missed Ron, please dont go:SadSadSad
LexEquine 12 19 United States
3 Jul 2012 8:10PM
'Lovely detailed & Superlative {A++++} Greenfinch Shot!' ~ Peter Smile
DerekL 13 191 24 England
3 Jul 2012 10:08PM
Super image Ron.
Your images will be greatly missed on this site.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
4 Jul 2012 9:06AM
Thanks for your generous comments everyone.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
11 Jul 2012 11:48AM
Lovely Greenfinch shot.

13 Jul 2012 6:18PM
beautful shot my friend ! keep in touch all the best Steve
18 Jul 2012 6:27PM
Stunning shot,hope all is well..Lin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Jul 2012 2:19PM
Thankks Lin. Regretably not as well as I would have liked but I am sure things will get better soon.
20 Jul 2012 5:18PM
Hi Ron,
Only just spotted this one and your comments. Don't know how I missed it at the time.
Hope things get better and you get back posting some more great images,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 4:01PM

Quote:Hi Ron,
Only just spotted this one and your comments. Don't know how I missed it at the time.
Hope things get better and you get back posting some more great images,
Totally agree, and so sorry not to of viewed this wonderful image when the awarding was still there
I also took a few weeks out, due to different resons, but also I missed my genuine EPZ friends
Ron hope that you do 'pop in' now and again
wonderful 1st class image

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
31 Jul 2012 12:43PM
Hi Ron,

I haven't been around for a while due to various reasons but by chance had a quick look around the site today. I have never met you but have to say I have always found you not only to be a fine photographer but also to be a gentleman in all respects. Your comments on my pics have always been encouraging and for that I thank you .I'm sad to hear the news but can only say I wish you well for the future, hopefully you will come back from time to time and if you don't you will be greatly missed by all.

A beautiful shot to close with, lovely detail and perch and I love the superb BG.

My regards, and thank you for your continued support since I joined the site.


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