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maryg 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
13 11.1k 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
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 1:03PM
Superb shot brilliant
Harry
TerryMcK 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
28 Apr 2009 1:09PM
What a superb shot, wll captured.
Peter
28 Apr 2009 1:21PM
Cracking shot Tony... lovely detail and colour

Jon
28 Apr 2009 1:25PM
Thats a lovely photo, of a very handsome bird, well done


Craig
28 Apr 2009 1:29PM
well composed and well detailed.
Scott
ChazB 11 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.
28 Apr 2009 2:06PM
Excelent shot, very good details and beautiful colors.
Gabi
CarolG Plus
9 195 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 8 338 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 2:24PM
Superb image
Steve
gwood 8 England
28 Apr 2009 2:32PM
Excellent detailed and colourful image..
Geoff
Kevhan 8 4 England
28 Apr 2009 2:33PM
Super bird, super detail.
Bob_V 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
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
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
9 3.0k 68 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 4:53PM
Very nice shot indeed, well captured.
piccy 10 8 Wales
28 Apr 2009 5:08PM
That's a beautiful shot.
Freda
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 5:21PM
What a fantastic shot--Love it
pete
Bodiewil 8 46 Wales
28 Apr 2009 5:23PM
What a tremendous image Tony, amazing detail and colours
Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
28 Apr 2009 5:56PM
Agree with all the above. great shot.
Paul
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
28 Apr 2009 7:10PM
Class shot

Stace
Roly 9 Wales
28 Apr 2009 8:01PM
Beautiful shot Tony.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 8:19PM
fantastic shot great colours
iancam 7 23 England
28 Apr 2009 8:39PM
Excellent capture and detail Tony, Beautiful bird.
Ian
paulrosser 7 22 Wales
28 Apr 2009 8:47PM
Great for a handheld shot!! Regards, Paul.
DerekL 11 165 24 England
28 Apr 2009 8:48PM
Super sharp image, especially hand held at 500mm - you must have big biceps!
Jealous or what!!
jayjay52 7 2 United Kingdom
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
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
29 Apr 2009 3:52AM
superb close up
Dennis
29 Apr 2009 4:38AM
Congrats on award Tony
Ray42 8 3 England
29 Apr 2009 6:30AM
Superb shot - deserve the award
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 10:15AM
tony you've captured this little one beautifully, well done sir

marc
RTDS 7 Cyprus
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 8 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:39PM
how can they perch on all those thorns? beautifully captured linnet

linda
franfoto 8 2 32 England
1 May 2009 9:54PM
Superb capture, beautiful bird.
Fran
oldbiddy 10 4 United Kingdom
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 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 10 255 2 England
18 May 2009 10:56PM
Another cracking natural history image, he's posing beautifully for you
fatmod 10 22 England
30 May 2009 5:03PM
stunning capture
oll1e 9 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 10 16 1 England
1 Jun 2009 11:49AM
Awesome capture.
Many congrats.

B.

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