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Lesser Redpoll

By Alan_Coles
Good Morning All,

It's a wet n orrible day in South Wales again - think summer has come and gone around here Sad

Was looking out on the feeders just now and spotted a Lesser Redpoll at the feeder....their visits are infrequent now but they are still around, as are the young. Great to know that some breed here and not move back north..I love these little finches.

This was taken back in early April when the summer plumage was starting to show through, some of the males I have seen are now so strikingly red they look like different birds.

Tags: General My garden Wildlife and nature Lesser redpoll

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Comments


Wonderful capture Al - super detail captured !
(Yep, think your right, summer's come and gone, it's raining like it's never rained before)

Chris

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cassiecat 8 39 46 England
8 Jul 2011 8:53AM
nice one.lesley
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 8:55AM
He is a fine specimen Alan.
Must be great, to have these as visitorsGrin

Check the titleWink

Adrian
stokesy 5 2 Scotland
8 Jul 2011 9:08AM
got to be one of your best the detail and colour b/g perfect, ronnie
Richsr 9 91 223 England
8 Jul 2011 9:13AM
Like the details and tones in the feathers, good boken too.
Regards Richard
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
8 Jul 2011 9:21AM

Quote:He is a fine specimen Alan.
Must be great, to have these as visitorsGrin

Check the titleWink

Adrian



Cheer Adrian Wink
Devon_Wild 6 8 1 England
8 Jul 2011 9:28AM
Beautiful capture , superb detail ..........Rob
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
8 Jul 2011 9:47AM
Beautiful image, with lovely complementary background colours.
Theresa
8 Jul 2011 10:10AM
A picture perfect photo.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
8 Jul 2011 10:17AM
A superb shot Alan. Ticks all the right boxes for me. Pity I have just posted my award !SadSad
Ron
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 10:39AM
Super shot, Alan.
Tony
A real beauty, a superb perch and excellent detail.
Steve.
8 Jul 2011 11:19AM
lovely shot Alan
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
8 Jul 2011 12:10PM
A beauty!
Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
8 Jul 2011 12:31PM
A stunning bird with a great pose and fabulous colours. Not sure if its me Al but it has a "cut out" appearance? Have you selected the background and blurred, if so the selection needs feathering.
If not I,m a plonker. Wink
Gazza
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
8 Jul 2011 12:57PM

Quote:A stunning bird with a great pose and fabulous colours. Not sure if its me Al but it has a "cut out" appearance? Have you selected the background and blurred, if so the selection needs feathering.
If not I,m a plonker. Wink
Gazza



Can see where you are coming from Gaz (down the back area?) but the only things I have done are:

A) Cropped for composition (took a little off the rhs)

B) A little noise reduction added to the background

B) Touch of Contrast added and sharpened for web

I have emailed you the original for you too look at and I await your reply on here for judgement

rgds

A Plonker

:o)
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
8 Jul 2011 1:38PM
Happy to be your # 30! Patti SmileSmileSmile
He's posing like a haddie Al, lovely capture my friend.

Dougie
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
8 Jul 2011 2:41PM
Beautifully captured Al, lovely b/g colours, go so well with the bird.........Sandy
8 Jul 2011 2:59PM
A superb capture in a stunning setting
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
8 Jul 2011 3:13PM
Al did you not notice summer was a week last Friday, a quality image mate!

Regards

Trev.
8 Jul 2011 3:29PM
A beautiful image.Well captured..Lin
8 Jul 2011 4:34PM
Wow, Alan. What a shot! Love this - fine detail, attractive colour, lovely bokeh.
Very envious
Alun
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 5:48PM
I like it,very nice shot,but my self i would crop a bit tighter it would make the bird look bigger,and bring out the detail even more,

John.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 6:36PM
Excellent capture. I like the crop just as it is.
Jason
Stunning shot!!!!!!!!!
Mike
Ray42 8 3 England
9 Jul 2011 8:56AM
A lovely shot of this little beautySmile
Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
9 Jul 2011 9:28AM
Ok....I'm a plonker!
Cant beleive the quality of the original file you sent Al.
You can now have my award.
GazzaSmile
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
9 Jul 2011 12:23PM

Quote:Ok....I'm a plonker!
Cant beleive the quality of the original file you sent Al.
You can now have my award.
GazzaSmile



Well thanks Gaz, honoured my friend. Smile
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 8:23PM
Beautifully exposed & captured, with some fine feather detail showing.
Terry

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