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Two little dickie birds...

By SueWB
Here's the second picture of the Goldfinch, this time with a companion, captured during my lunch break at a local park. They were very busy indeed collection bits from the pussy willows. Not sure what they were doing here, whether it's a courting couple exchanging gifts or nest material. Any ideas? In either case, it was lovely to watch!

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Sue Smile

Tags: Wildlife Birds General Close-up and macro Goldfinches Carduelis carduelis Wildlife and nature

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phil_j Plus
11 134 4 England
21 Mar 2007 12:19PM
Thats lovely Sue, I'm having trouble seeing one of these at the moment, let alone two.


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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Mar 2007 1:59PM
Just chatting, making plans-- wonderful image!

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
21 Mar 2007 2:18PM
Very well spotted. Beautiful shot.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
21 Mar 2007 2:46PM
doesn't anybody stay at their desk during their breaks anymore?.....You just can't get the staff nowadays, they're all too interested in getting out there trying to earn themselves an EC rather than doing proper work!......LOL

Think I'm going have to snitch on you to your employer Sue, your getting far too good at these lunch-time snapshots now....

21 Mar 2007 2:50PM
I'll e-mail you the name and address.

I could do with some more time in the park!! LOL!!
Sue Wink)
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
21 Mar 2007 2:56PM
I'll get him to put you on the nightshift!

Loupix Plus
11 80 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2007 4:07PM
cracking shot, nice and clear. they may have been nesting, but I know nothing about birds so its the blind leading the blind.... they can fly you know..

21 Mar 2007 6:07PM
Oh! so that's how they manage to disappear so quickly??!! LOL!
Sue Smile)
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
21 Mar 2007 11:09PM
It's just 2 old ladies having a gossip at the bus stop!
Really nice shot, but I find some of the background a bit distracting, especially that big out-of-focus blob on the left. Maybe a tighter crop & clone out some of the twigs?
Just me being picky. Well done.
22 Mar 2007 12:49AM
Looks like love at first sight to me, fabulous capture, super timing, excellent detail and colour.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
22 Mar 2007 7:10AM
Excellent capture.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2007 2:23PM
Are you up for it?
Hmmmm, I may be......

Charming image, Sue, an important mating moment captured (see above).
I have to agree with Roger, there are a few annoying distractions. I don't think he's being picky, just honest. A super image like this deserves a bit of tlc......imho ! If you'd put up the mod option, I'd have had a go for you.
22 Mar 2007 4:20PM
Thank you all for the feedback! I always prefer a comment left, picky or no, than not left at all!

I think I will "have a go" tonight at removing the distracting bits, and maybe post in a day or so to get some feedback on how I have done. Still feel a bit unsteady with too much PS work, but I am willing to try.

Sue Smile
Pegon Plus
12 78 1 England
23 Mar 2007 4:51PM
A lovely capture Sue, nice detail and colours.
dionne Plus
13 29 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2007 4:57PM
Very pleased to make this to an RC. Lovely shot!

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