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maryg Plus
7 66 18 Scotland
28 Apr 2009 12:59PM
What a beautiful , clean crisp image , lovely rich colours, first class
Mary

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brian1208 Plus
12 11.0k 12 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 1:02PM
A beautiful shot of this pretty little bird.

Detail and colour are great but what a shame about the "Dead black eyes". A touch of fill-in flash would remedy that next time.

Still gets my vote
28 Apr 2009 1:03PM
Superb shot brilliant
Harry
TerryMcK Plus
7 71 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 1:03PM
High quality work with this, Tony. Clear & sharpe with a perfect exposure against the sky. Well done indeed.
Terry
What a superb shot, wll captured.
Peter
28 Apr 2009 1:21PM
Cracking shot Tony... lovely detail and colour

Jon
Thats a lovely photo, of a very handsome bird, well done


Craig
well composed and well detailed.
Scott
ChazB 10 64 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 1:35PM
An excellent capture with lovely colours.
Charlotte
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 1:38PM
Many thanks for your comment brian1208,but i dont think a touch of fill-in flash would have helped me much,this shot was captured with a 170-500mm lens at full zoom and then cropped to bring it in even closer,so the flash would not have been of any use.

Regards.....Tony.
Excelent shot, very good details and beautiful colors.
Gabi
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
28 Apr 2009 2:13PM
A fantastic capture, Tony. Carol
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
28 Apr 2009 2:22PM
What beautiful colour, this is fab Tony. - gary
Wilmot Plus
7 338 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 2:24PM
Superb image
Steve
28 Apr 2009 2:32PM
Excellent detailed and colourful image..
Geoff
28 Apr 2009 2:33PM
Super bird, super detail.
Bob_V Plus
8 1 2 United States
28 Apr 2009 2:40PM
Fabulous color and detail, a brilliant capture.
Bob
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 2:53PM
Excellent capture Tony, great detail
Steve
28 Apr 2009 2:53PM
excellent !
28 Apr 2009 3:00PM
Awesome capture of this lovely bird...wonderful detail....Sandy
28 Apr 2009 3:44PM
Superb shot,
Alan
28 Apr 2009 4:06PM
Wow a superb image wonderful detail and super colours love it wow
Alexa
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
28 Apr 2009 4:23PM
Cracking good capture Tony. Taken at full 500 zoom-- superb quality.
Ron
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
28 Apr 2009 4:35PM
Has to be the best Linnet I have witnessed on here. Superb detail, pin sharp and great exposure. If fill in flash had been used you would have lost the tones of the chest, such a difficult bird to expose well.
All this has been written with envy and worn out boots trying to get this close to Linnets...lol
Superb
Richard
arhb Plus
8 2.8k 68 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 4:53PM
Very nice shot indeed, well captured.
28 Apr 2009 5:08PM
That's a beautiful shot.
Freda
28 Apr 2009 5:21PM
What a fantastic shot--Love it
pete
28 Apr 2009 5:23PM
What a tremendous image Tony, amazing detail and colours
Paul_cats Plus
10 61 22 Scotland
28 Apr 2009 5:56PM
Agree with all the above. great shot.
Paul
Stace Plus
7 2 2 England
28 Apr 2009 7:10PM
Class shot

Stace
28 Apr 2009 8:01PM
Beautiful shot Tony.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 8:19PM
fantastic shot great colours
28 Apr 2009 8:39PM
Excellent capture and detail Tony, Beautiful bird.
Ian
28 Apr 2009 8:47PM
Great for a handheld shot!! Regards, Paul.
DerekL 10 155 24 England
28 Apr 2009 8:48PM
Super sharp image, especially hand held at 500mm - you must have big biceps!
Jealous or what!!
28 Apr 2009 8:59PM
Beautiful image
Jenny
28 Apr 2009 9:15PM
Beautiful image, lovely detail. Well captured.
Jan
28 Apr 2009 10:19PM
A stunning capture with lovely colours and great detail.

Jean x
28 Apr 2009 11:14PM
Stunning close up detail capture, love the colours. Great composition. Tony,
Jeff
28 Apr 2009 11:24PM
A wonderful capture Tony
Gill
29 Apr 2009 3:52AM
superb close up
Dennis
Congrats on award Tony
29 Apr 2009 6:30AM
Superb shot - deserve the award
sunshot Plus
11 24 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 10:15AM
tony you've captured this little one beautifully, well done sir

marc
30 Apr 2009 11:58AM
Superb capture.
Lovely colours and excellent details.
Robert
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
30 Apr 2009 2:26PM
A superb shot Tony in all respects,
Geoff.
justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
30 Apr 2009 2:29PM
A nice image showing the bird on a typical gorse perch.
I've also been busy photographing these birds recently and the very dark eye is typical of this species. I can fully appreciate Brian's comment amount the eye benefiting from a catchlight but IMHO flash wouldn't be the ideal answer in this situation, for the following reason; the flash would only create a sharply defined highlight in the eye, which works fine in some situations. In this instance bexause you're shooting upwards at quite a steep angle, the catchlight from the flash would quite possibly look a little out of place as it would likely appear in the lower half of the eye, which may look a little odd and unnatural looking.
I do agree with Brian's suggestion that the eye is looking a bit lifeless, but a better solution rather than using flash in this instance IMHO, and one that is well worth the minimal effort, is to make a quick selection of the eye and adjust the highlight slider inwards to brighten the natural catchlight created by the sky, assuming it's there in the original file.
Just a suggestion, for what it's worth.

Justin
Mynett Plus
7 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:39PM
how can they perch on all those thorns? beautifully captured linnet

linda
franfoto Plus
8 2 32 England
1 May 2009 9:54PM
Superb capture, beautiful bird.
Fran
1 May 2009 10:05PM
Lovely colours, great shot

Biddy
wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 10:56PM
Love the details and framing on this one, well taken indeed
Superb razor sharp detail. Beautiful colour and composition. Absolutely stunning Tony.
Steve.
Gezina Plus
9 3 6 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 1:24PM
Superbly captured with outstanding detail - a little devil that is still eluding me inspite of seeing them more than once - so I join in Richards envy -lol - Ina
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
18 May 2009 10:56PM
Another cracking natural history image, he's posing beautifully for you
30 May 2009 5:03PM
stunning capture
oll1e Plus
8 57 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 3:02PM
Just the bizz this one Tony,pose, detail ,colour and background are all superb.
Gotta be proud of this Smile
regds
ollie
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 1 England
1 Jun 2009 11:49AM
Awesome capture.
Many congrats.

B.

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