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Haw Finch

By Lillian  
My first sighting of this beautiful bird in Sweden...male

Taken in bright sunshine, but think have managed the colours correctly
at least I am pleased with it.

Thanks everyone for stopping by on the Owl yesterday...very much appreciated

trying to show some of the scenes from Sweden
one of the hides spent a night in...freezing 16 hours!!! and not a bird showing next morningWink
that's nature photography for you


Tags: General Male Sweden Wildlife and nature Haw Finch

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6 May 2013 10:01AM
Fine shot Lillian, excellent composition and pose,

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6 May 2013 10:02AM
stunning is it a Hawfinch ?
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 May 2013 10:04AM
A lovely bird this one Lillian !! Now I also know what a hide looks like Smile Thanx for educating me Smile
6 May 2013 10:10AM
A real beauty.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 10:19AM
First class shot Lillian, beautifully captured and presented, I can't say I envy you spending 16hrs in that hide though Tongue

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 May 2013 10:21AM
I've only ever seen this bird in books. Must have been great actually seeing one in reality. Mind you, not too sure I'd want to spend even an hour in that set-up in v2!!

johnke 5 223 15
6 May 2013 10:39AM
If your happy with your image Lillian then I'm happy, have never seen one before...John
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 May 2013 11:21AM
A Great image of this lovely bird,and so sorry that you did not get much after spending all that time in the hide.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 May 2013 11:32AM
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 11:42AM
Super image Lillian in V1 - not my idea of a fun vacation in V2 though!! Wink

See you Thursday! Smile Smile Smile
6 May 2013 11:50AM
fine capture Lillian great texture in the branch as well

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 12:13PM
A great image of the Haw Finch Lillian,SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile V2 great cammo matches the tree trunks!!!

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 12:27PM
A new name in the bird world for me!
Your dedication is beyond words!
Looking forward to more captures.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 May 2013 12:33PM
Never seen one Lillian great capture.


AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 12:35PM
That's a super capture of the hawfinch Lillian. I'm very impressed that you spent the night in that hide! You're upping the stakes a bit there....! Smile but what a shame no birds appeared for your pains!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 May 2013 12:42PM
It is so interesting that you are showing us what one goes through to capture the great images that we see on the site. It's certainly not an easy thing producing such beautiful wildlife close-ups. V1, is a bird that sounds very unusual. Good shot........Sandy
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 1:09PM
Great shot in V1 Lillian - I don't think I would want to spend too long in the cold as in V2!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
6 May 2013 1:27PM
Always a pleasure to see a new bird Lillian. Never seen one of these before.GrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 May 2013 1:40PM
A great view (both) 6 am?
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 1:44PM
Not seen one of these before Lillian, nicely done. Sooner you than me
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 1:55PM
Beautiful shot - well done suffering for your art (not my idea of fun at all)!
Beautiful image.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
6 May 2013 3:06PM
very interesting .. thanks for sharing these
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 3:13PM
V1 is a cracking image Lillian have not seen one of these either

Sorry just seen V2 the hide? it looks like a pimple on the b*m of the world. probably the the birds fell off their perches laughing. With the lens poking out it reminds me of a dalek from Captain Who?
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
6 May 2013 3:18PM
A great capture impressed with your 16 hours in the hide.....had a good giggle with Bobs comments aboveGrinGrinGrin
6 May 2013 3:46PM
Excellent captures!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 3:46PM
Well captured Lillian, I've not been lucky enough to see a Hawfinch yet,

Stunning shot love it
9 10 10 England
6 May 2013 4:08PM
The hide looks good but not too sure about spending a night in it!!!! A loely shot of the hawfinch - never seen one - but looks pretty good to me.Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 5:50PM
A beautiful capture of this beautiful Hawfinch Lillian. Sixteen hours in a hide, now that brings back some memories I can tell you, or not....

Regards ~Nathan
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 6:24PM
A fine image of a fine bird, I have wanted to see one of these for a long time but never have!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 May 2013 6:29PM
That is one really well camouflaged hide, Lillian.

Gorgeous shot in V1! I love the pinpoint of light in the eye and the metallicness of the beak Smile

6 May 2013 6:48PM
Lovely image Lillian.

John Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 7:51PM
Cracking image, the last time i seen one was about 20 years ago beautiful bird
Ray42 10 3 England
7 May 2013 6:25AM
A great shot
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
7 May 2013 9:41AM
Another beauty, Lillian!


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 May 2013 1:50PM
A real beauty Lillian - don't think I'd have the patience! Wink
Trev Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 May 2013 9:14PM
A fine shot of this handsome bird, just reward for spending so long in that hide!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 May 2013 12:26AM
what a fantastic shot!
never got close enough to them to see how shiny the beak is!

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