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The Siskin (carduelis spinus)
The siskin is a lively little bird with a forked tail. It is a colourful member of the finch family with a distinctive yellow stripe on its black wings. With a liking for conifer, alder and birch seeds, siskins will also visit gardens to take advantage of any nuts left in bird feeders. They are quite acrobatic using their feet to bring hanging food into reach.

Managed to get this one some while back but seem to have overlooked him. Thought I should give him a chance. Hope you like.

Enormous thanks for the attention given to the Snipe. I am most appreciative.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0 VR + 1.7TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jan 2012 - 11:31 AM
Focal Length:850mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.7
Aperture:f/6.7
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Siskin
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:29 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM
Tags:Birds, Finch, Nature, Siskin, Wildlife / nature
Votes:92
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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:30 PM

lovely shot ron i get these frequenting my feeders in my garden

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

it's beauty... well done Ron.

Trev

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senn
senn Plus Member 4senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:36 PM

gorgeous capture, Ron ..

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:48 PM

Beautiful colour and markings, Ron, a fine capture. Carol

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johnjo58
johnjo58  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:54 PM

Excellent Ron, great little bird with good feather detail and a wonderful catch light

David

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rayme330
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29 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PM

Another superb image Ron and very well presented.

Ray

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christinecilia
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29 Jan 2013 - 3:14 PM

cracking shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
29 Jan 2013 - 3:15 PM

This is an excellent image of this little beauty Ron ! Great clarity and information given SmileGrinGrin

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Norfolkboy
29 Jan 2013 - 3:50 PM

Super capture, Ron.
Colin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM

It is a very prettily plumaged wee bird and you have captured it so well in this shot.
Ronnie.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

Well captured, lovely feather detail,
Ali

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

Terrific image. Well captured.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 4:31 PM

excellent colours and detail, what a lovely specimen!

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:02 PM

A very nice frame filler Ron and never an easy bird to get. Good detail on the body and catchlight, just a shame that the beak is oof.
Richard

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29 Jan 2013 - 5:32 PM

Wonderful wildlife image Ron.

Ken

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:42 PM

Another beauty I need to get out moreWink

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Glyn1
Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:45 PM

A beauty Ron , they really are a lovely looking bird. You've done him proud Wink

Glyn

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NDODS Plus Member 44336 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:46 PM

Top rate wildlife photography, superbly detailed, processed and presented.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Daisymaye
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29 Jan 2013 - 5:59 PM

A lovely detailed capture. ......Sandy

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:01 PM

Lovely Siskin shot

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:14 PM

Nice one Ron. Its ages since I have seen one
Steve

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29 Jan 2013 - 7:29 PM

So lucky having these beauties at your endWink

Rung tooSmile

Adrian

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29 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

A super Capture

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:43 PM

Just started visiting me too
Ron this is perfect
and really envious of the detail and sharpness
Lillian

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helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

A beautiful capture of this little bird - what wonderful colours and detail SmileSmile
Helen

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AnneWorner
29 Jan 2013 - 10:15 PM

Another bird I've never seen. Captured very well - all your images are. Good detail throughout. Am I seeing a ring around it's leg? Wondering why it is ringmarked - are they threatened in any way, or is this a common bird.

Anne

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teocali Plus Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:57 PM

A fine Siskin capture and pose, Ron. Lovely plumage detail, colours and patterning and grand eye.
Sylvia

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fificat100
30 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

A lovely capture of this beautifully detailed Siskin.

Lavina

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Joline
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30 Jan 2013 - 12:44 PM

They are lively little birds. We have siskins here as well. I don't think they have quite as much yellow, though.

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

Its a cracking shot Ron, glad im not the only one to put up with rings.
Brian

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 7:27 PM

'Superlative Siskin Capture!' ~ Peter Smile

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31 Jan 2013 - 9:34 PM

Lovely capture off a bird I seldom see Ron.
Brian.

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NeilWigan
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1 Feb 2013 - 8:51 PM

Never seen one ,the detail in this is spot on.

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Hop-A-Long
2 Feb 2013 - 11:06 AM

Excellent capture of this lovely bird.

Andy

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Maiwand
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2 Feb 2013 - 10:03 PM

Thanks very much.
Ron

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Glostopcat
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3 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM

A fine shot of this beautiful little bird, I like the clear and uncluttered background, and the detail and colours in the plumage have been superbly recorded

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 3 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM

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