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By Alan_Coles
This last week has seen the return of a little bird to my garden, the siskin. Last spotted in July when my patio was ripped up they disappeared shortly after and I have not seen them since...but they are back ! Have not had chance to get some shots of them yet so this is one of the youngsters as they bred locally, something that was suspected but until these images there was no evidence. This was actaully taken hand held in the garden on July 10th whilst 2 workmen stood close by - I was about 6ft away! Taken with my 300m f4 which was swapped a little while later for a 400m f5.6 - a shot I would not have been able to take with the new lens as it does not focus close!

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: gary_d, andylea, colmar and 49 more

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
28 Feb 2010 12:27AM
I like the enquisitive expression and the clarity is fantastic. - gary

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 12:28AM
brilliant detail wonderful colour love the dof a cracking capture nice one Wink
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
28 Feb 2010 12:31AM
Wonderful clarity and detail is grand good capture Colin
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
28 Feb 2010 12:33AM
Amazing it.
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 12:33AM
Beautiful image with superb detail and colours
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 12:34AM
I like the dof on this one, good detail

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Feb 2010 12:37AM
Considering this is a hand held shot, I think you have captured the bird remarkably well and managed to obtain excellent detail. Like the b/g colour very much too - lets the subject stand out so well.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Feb 2010 2:31AM
Excellent dof. Love the colours in this too. Very cute pose captured........Sandy
28 Feb 2010 2:50AM
Lovely picture, so sharp! Well done.
iancatch 11 4 45 England
28 Feb 2010 3:53AM
Magnificent lead in dof and comp. all this and then all the detail in the bird works extremely well.

rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 5:40AM
A fine detailed shot.
28 Feb 2010 7:50AM
Very beautiful shot!
porty2003 14 97 Scotland
28 Feb 2010 8:02AM
That's a great 'capture'.The detail is superb and sharp and the colours are beautiful.
28 Feb 2010 8:24AM
Good capture,
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 8:34AM
good detail and eye contact
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
28 Feb 2010 8:36AM
well captured Al. thre tones of the bg work really well with him.lesley
Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 9:17AM
Detail is superb beautiful image
8 10 10 England
28 Feb 2010 9:32AM
Very well detailed and beautiful capture.
heids 8 1 1 Scotland
28 Feb 2010 9:42AM
Excellent detail caught here. A superb captue
mitchy81 9 1 18 England
28 Feb 2010 9:44AM
Great image Alan and well captured.
alyismad 12 9 Wales
28 Feb 2010 10:01AM
Stunning shot m8

28 Feb 2010 10:04AM
great shot
28 Feb 2010 10:37AM
Fabulous shot Al - well captured

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Feb 2010 1:57PM
Great sho6t Alan. Seems you are master of the birds as well as the landscapes!!
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
28 Feb 2010 2:05PM
Wonderful detailed image, well captured
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
28 Feb 2010 4:46PM
Awesome shot IMO.
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
28 Feb 2010 8:33PM
Perfect DOF Al, its a good breeding record too for this area.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2010 10:26PM
Great capture Al. Have you resumed feeding in the garden yet?

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