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Spotted this common linnet keeping an eye on my dogs this morning,as we walked over some of our west coast headlands.
ISO400 Raw capture (Handheld)
Best viewed large.....Thanks for lookin.............
What a beautiful , clean crisp image , lovely rich colours, first class
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
Superb shot brilliant
High quality work with this, Tony. Clear & sharpe with a perfect exposure against the sky. Well done indeed.
What a superb shot, wll captured.
Cracking shot Tony... lovely detail and colour
Thats a lovely photo, of a very handsome bird, well done
well composed and well detailed.
An excellent capture with lovely colours.
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.
Excelent shot, very good details and beautiful colors.
A fantastic capture, Tony. Carol
What beautiful colour, this is fab Tony. - gary
Excellent detailed and colourful image..
Super bird, super detail.
Fabulous color and detail, a brilliant capture.
Excellent capture Tony, great detail
Awesome capture of this lovely bird...wonderful detail....Sandy
Wow a superb image wonderful detail and super colours love it wow
Cracking good capture Tony. Taken at full 500 zoom-- superb quality.
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
Very nice shot indeed, well captured.
That's a beautiful shot.
What a fantastic shot--Love it
What a tremendous image Tony, amazing detail and colours
Agree with all the above. great shot.
Beautiful shot Tony.
fantastic shot great colours
Excellent capture and detail Tony, Beautiful bird.
Great for a handheld shot!! Regards, Paul.
Super sharp image, especially hand held at 500mm - you must have big biceps!
Jealous or what!!
Beautiful image, lovely detail. Well captured.
A stunning capture with lovely colours and great detail.
Stunning close up detail capture, love the colours. Great composition. Tony,
A wonderful capture Tony
superb close up
Congrats on award Tony
Superb shot - deserve the award
tony you've captured this little one beautifully, well done sir
Lovely colours and excellent details.
A superb shot Tony in all respects,
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.
how can they perch on all those thorns? beautifully captured linnet
Superb capture, beautiful bird.
Lovely colours, great shot
Love the details and framing on this one, well taken indeed
Superb razor sharp detail. Beautiful colour and composition. Absolutely stunning Tony.
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
Another cracking natural history image, he's posing beautifully for you
Just the bizz this one Tony,pose, detail ,colour and background are all superb.
Gotta be proud of this
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