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A lovely and beautiful colourful little bird. A very attractive photo.
JNC

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 7:57PM
Very good shot. IB
Superb, love the detail,
Fred.
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 8:10PM
Nice natural capture Ron
Steve
wonkers 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 8:13PM
Lovely sharp capture.

Jill
4 Mar 2011 8:17PM
Brilliant capture very detailed excellent work Smile
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
4 Mar 2011 8:25PM
Another lovely capture!

Ken
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 8:33PM
superb work Ron
goso 10 2 1 Australia
4 Mar 2011 8:59PM
Lovely capture of a lovely bird Ron ...Bill
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
4 Mar 2011 9:01PM
A lovely Goldie shot Ron.

colin
4 Mar 2011 9:27PM
Beautiful.
4 Mar 2011 9:49PM
It's a very beautiful gold finch. You've captured him so well...............Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Mar 2011 10:28PM
A very fancy bird!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
4 Mar 2011 10:33PM
Thanks very much everyone.
Ron
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 10:52PM
love it..... wonderful detail

Linda
LexEquine 10 19 United States
4 Mar 2011 11:29PM
Pin-sharp & artistically composed capture of this lovely Goldfinch, Ron. Have a wonderful fair-weather Weekend.
Ciao...Peter
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
5 Mar 2011 12:41AM
There's so much to like about your shot, Ron: despite the rain, a magnificent shot.
Ronnie.
5 Mar 2011 7:40AM
beautiful shot Ron
Ray42 8 3 England
5 Mar 2011 7:41AM
A lovely capture - up to your usual high standard RonSmile
A beautiful image and wonderfully presented.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
5 Mar 2011 8:47AM
Well captured in the rain Ron and I like the tail diagonal going into the corner. A superb eye but find the plumage detail just a very little soft but brought out from sharpening, not sure if this is from the crop or a high ISO, but suspect ISO as there are evident signs of noise in the bg. Also the bg being so close to the Goldy has made it difficult to isolated the bird and makes it busy. I know you will disagree with me but as we always discuss its never easy to get close to these
Still though I like the image alot. Not meant as criticism, just as I see it.
Richard
5 Mar 2011 9:15AM
Hello Ron, great shot in tough conditions, love the detail and colours , the raindrops add to the image. It must feel good to adapt to what the elements throw at you, I'm slowly finding my way, but I will get there.

Len
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2011 9:17AM
Another stunner, wonderful.
Lucien.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
5 Mar 2011 11:15AM
great shot spot on capture with loads of detail,a cracker.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
5 Mar 2011 12:16PM
I really like the way it stands out against the natural background.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
5 Mar 2011 12:52PM
Hi Ron, It looks like the weather condition were not in your favour here. A good comp and you did so well to get one (still on my wish list). Exp looks good to prevent OS on the whites but the detail on this occasion is not as good as you usually get, most likely down to a high ISO or a heavy crop. Having said that I do like the shot despite the small points raised. I always admire your work and hope my comment doesn't offend in any way,
Regards,
Geoff.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2011 12:54PM
Rain or not a beauty to have captured, and the Goldfinch has really stood out here
good details in the plumage and a glint in the eye..Grin
Lillian
Evening Ron! What a cracking capture - even in the rain! Super colour and detail and love the dof. Louise
5 Mar 2011 7:52PM
Quality capture!
Sam.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2011 10:49PM
wonderful detail ron cracking colour and comp a belter Wink
andy
6 Mar 2011 7:47AM
This is another excellent capture. I really like shots which give an idea of the habitat - clean backgrounds to animal or bird captures are, for me, a bit like studio shots of people and slightly contrived, although the focussed attention on the bird or animal is often vastly improved. Wild captures do have problems though, with background 'interfering' and I agree with Richards comments above about this. Personally I sometimes spend a little time softening a background in ps to make it less obtrusive if I think the shot is worth it. A
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 9:09AM
As I have Goldfinches in my back garden, I get a lot of pictures of them, as most members well know, they will also know that 8 times out of 10, there isn't as much detail in the bird as there could/should be. Goldfinches are a hard bird to get real detail in them, the same as Barn and Tawny Owls. I don't think it is anything to do with the ISO or crop, just the fact that the bird, generally, doesnt give as much detail as other birds, such as, the Blue Tit.

Ron, I do like the image, but maybe a little NR on the B/G would make it slightly better, or removing the branches. Don't wish to make any disturbance. Just a point of view.
6 Mar 2011 1:13PM
Ron, a really superb, very natural shot of one of these delightful but difficult to capture birds. The colour is perfect and the eye so sharp. I love the background. Another beauty.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 4:38PM
Its a great one Ron, i would be proud of it.
Brian
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
6 Mar 2011 4:50PM
I take on board the various comments on this one Ron and can see where people are coming from, but still think this is a beautiful capture with fine plumage tones and patterning. We can't always choose the background as these little devils have a mind of their own!
Sylvia
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
6 Mar 2011 10:51PM
Thanks everyone. Read and digest all comments with great interest.
Ron
6 Mar 2011 10:57PM
Fantastic colors. Amazing detail. Perfectly captured.
Regards, Oleg.
leman 5 5 United States
7 Mar 2011 2:59AM
I think this is a brilliant image, really nice colours and detail.

Leman
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Mar 2011 8:56PM
A fine shot of this handsome little bird, most impressive given that it was taken in adverse weather conditions
8 Mar 2011 8:27PM
Great capture excellent detail.
8 Mar 2011 9:03PM
It's a beautiful capture Ron, i have these very close to my window but they do not give up much detail and i have to shoot into the sun with to much back light so i lose more detail. Gary
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
9 Mar 2011 7:36AM
Sometimes you get what you get...a natural or "busy" background is what we have here, and for me it doesn't detract from the bird at all - just my opinion. Luke makes a good point on the feather detail of the bird but there is enough here for me...good one Ron.
Suehh 9 39 6 England
10 Mar 2011 5:15PM
A lovely capture - my favourite garden bird.
leman 5 5 United States
14 Mar 2011 1:32AM
Beautiful nature shot in natural environment.

Leman

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