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maryg Plus
9 66 18 Scotland
28 Apr 2009 5:52PM
Superb love the balancing act , love all the detail , such tiny parts of the bird completely pin sharp- that lifted claw is fab!

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28 Apr 2009 5:54PM
Pin sharp talons in more ways than one, love the muted background colours.

Wilmot Plus
9 338 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 5:57PM
Stunning shot
28 Apr 2009 6:07PM
very good indeed lovely bird well captured
28 Apr 2009 6:15PM
Another one to be proud of Geoff! They look such innocent little things, and they are tiny, but they can give a good account of themselves if another tries to muscle in on the niger seeds! Great shot mate. Paul.
glyndwr Plus
10 66 10 Wales
28 Apr 2009 6:19PM
First class detail, pin sharp and good DOF control.

28 Apr 2009 6:21PM
this is great photography
28 Apr 2009 6:21PM
excellent capture.
Beautiful, love the one foot!haha! Well Done

Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
28 Apr 2009 6:43PM
Fabulous shot Geoff!!
I think you need to borrow that lens more often Wink

Cormy Plus
10 3 England
28 Apr 2009 6:46PM
Caught on the hop.Superb !!!!
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
28 Apr 2009 6:50PM

CanonMan Plus
16 524 4 England
28 Apr 2009 7:13PM
Beautiful, clear, sharp shot.
28 Apr 2009 7:51PM
Outstanding image, i used to own that tamron lense, good lense.

Dave H
28 Apr 2009 8:05PM
Stunning Geoffrey

Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Apr 2009 8:19PM
A stunning image Geoff.A gem.
28 Apr 2009 8:33PM
WOw flippin wow, stunning work Geoff
DerekL Plus
12 187 24 England
28 Apr 2009 8:42PM
A shot to be proud of!
Nice sharp detail in the plumage and good composition giving the bird space to look into.
I bet you will be sorry to give that lens back.
28 Apr 2009 8:55PM
Stunning image
A stunning capture with brilliant detail.

Jean x
Phil_Morgan Plus
11 182 1 Wales
28 Apr 2009 9:19PM
Great perch, great comp, and exposure is bang on the money mate.
I still hate that glare when shooting in the sun, but I am obviously in the vast minority!! Wink

blacky Plus
10 4 1 England
28 Apr 2009 9:27PM
super shot geoff.dave
28 Apr 2009 9:33PM
Thanks everyone Smile
Yes Phil, luckily for me you are Wink
Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 10:12PM
Superb detail as always Geoff, great capture
Great image, Tony
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
28 Apr 2009 11:57PM
Cracking detail, Geoff. Ron.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Apr 2009 2:40AM
How do you compare the tamron?

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
29 Apr 2009 3:03AM
Wonderful detail in this image Geoff. Really lovely capture....Sandy
29 Apr 2009 6:34AM
Great shot
8 10 10 England
29 Apr 2009 7:40AM
She's beautiful.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
29 Apr 2009 8:55AM
Lovely detail & colour,her foot off the perch makes this one a little different.
Enmark Plus
8 5 5 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 10:53AM
hopping mad was it.? is it me or is that sharper than your usual pics.? LOL
epic mate.
29 Apr 2009 11:05AM
Thanks everyone Smile

Well Jennn, as you know I'm a big fan of the Sigma 50-500, I love mine but I must admit that this Tamron 200-500 is sharper than my Bigma and it's a lot lighter too.
The only fault I can find is that the 200mm end is a bit restrictive for general walkabout use, I'm missing the wider end that the Bigma offers.
Even in the hide, when the woodpecker flew in I could just about get it all in at 200mm whereas the Bigma could've zoomed back a lot more.

Yes Mark, it's sharper, there, I've said it, please forgive me Sigma but the Tamron is a better lens Wink
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
29 Apr 2009 12:50PM
Like the details and tones in this Geoffrey - great work.
Regards Richard.
29 Apr 2009 12:54PM
Thanks Richard.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2009 2:17PM
gorgeous image here, we had two on our feeding station for the first time this season

29 Apr 2009 5:49PM
A great shot
29 Apr 2009 7:11PM
Thanks both.

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