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Goldfinch

By Maiwand
The Goldfinch ( carduelis carduelis )
Thought it was about time that this little beastie had a showing. These are superbly plumaged birds and I can never make up my mind whether this one or the Kingfisher is the most eyecatching. Both are among the most attractive of our native birds IMHO.
I hope you will find something about it to enjoy. Large view will be worth your time.

Thank you once again for all the views/comments and votes for the Mallard. Most rewarding.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: phil99, teocali, skewey and 114 more

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Comments


teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
28 Jan 2010 2:41PM
Superb capture and composition Ron - this is a real beauty. Pin sharp detail, wonderful pose and plumage patterning/colours and great bg tones. Love the sharp textures of the perch.
Sylvia

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Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
28 Jan 2010 2:43PM
top,top quality image
clicknimagine 6 221 88
28 Jan 2010 2:55PM
superb tones here, very nicely taken...
Cormy 9 3 England
28 Jan 2010 2:58PM
An image of very high quality.
Cheers
Alan
Wilmot 8 338 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 3:01PM
When was this,not recently at Warburg?
Great shot
Steve
28 Jan 2010 3:03PM
A simply stunning detailed image, Ron, a superb capture.
Roy
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 3:07PM
A great shot, love it.
Brian
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
28 Jan 2010 3:25PM
An exceptionally fine shot of the goldfinch, Ron. And I love the complimentary b/g shade and the way you have presented the image.
Ronnie.
forestfotos 7 4 3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 3:34PM
An absolute belter Ron. You have really captured this really well.
28 Jan 2010 3:38PM
What a beautiful shot Ron - and so nicely presented also

Chris
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
28 Jan 2010 3:52PM
This is so spooky Ron, must be over a year and I nearly put the same shot up today. Looks like Warburg.
Cracking good angle, detail, sharpness and what a superb eye
Stunning Goldy
Richard
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
28 Jan 2010 3:58PM
A cracking image, Ron, fantastic colour and detail, an excellent capture. Carol
maggie9 8 45 2 Scotland
28 Jan 2010 3:58PM
wonderful detail, and i love the perch
really superb Smile

maggie
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
28 Jan 2010 4:09PM
So pleased you like it. Thank you all.
Ron
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 4:11PM
Great image with excellent detail.
Tony
OliPackwood 6 5 5 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 4:11PM
wonderful Ron, really nice. Grin

Oli
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
28 Jan 2010 4:16PM
A stunning shot Ron, such fantastic color and clarity in this beautiful image, well done indeed!.
Bob
28 Jan 2010 4:20PM
Lovely pose and detail, excellent image. Gary
Beautifully detailed and superbly sharp. Great image.
Steve.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
28 Jan 2010 4:51PM
Perfect - good detail and colour and a lovely pose.
Joan.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
28 Jan 2010 4:53PM
Thank you Tony,Oli,Bob,Gary,Steve and Joan.
Ron
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 5:12PM
OH god what I wouldnt give for one of these off the feeders where did you find this beauty Ron he's simply gorgeous, I hope your all set up for the comp tonight!
28 Jan 2010 6:40PM
very nice with very good detail well done.

Keith.
28 Jan 2010 6:59PM
Hi Ron,what an absolute corker of a capture,excellent detail & colours...Great setting and a top BG !! Superb image
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
28 Jan 2010 7:00PM
I can only describe this as stunning, and not only worthy of the award you already have but worthy of a second, from me. excellent work.

Glyn
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Jan 2010 7:03PM
He is a very fine bird--- always reminds me of a bandit with his eye mask

Splendid work!
Jennnnn
LukeParkinson 7 30 3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 7:06PM
Stunning Ron! Superb
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
28 Jan 2010 7:29PM
A beautiful bird

Peter
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
28 Jan 2010 7:48PM
Outstanding detail.
Ty
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 8:50PM
So beautiful Ron and a perfect shot in all respects - as for Goldfinch VS Kingfisher - I certainly know wich is more elusive .... Ina
goso 10 2 1 Australia
28 Jan 2010 9:14PM
Perfection personified Ron...Bill
dweezil 8 1 England
28 Jan 2010 9:44PM
Superb capture Ron stunning detail
Craig
dalecath 10 60 3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 9:44PM
cracking shot Ron.

Dale
28 Jan 2010 10:02PM
A stunning shot I think it's all been said above well taken.
Dave
28 Jan 2010 10:14PM
one of the most beautiful litlle finches in my opinion ! superbly shot too
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
28 Jan 2010 10:39PM
Thank hou allvery much indeed.
Ron
28 Jan 2010 11:12PM
Very, very beautiful
Ray42 8 3 England
29 Jan 2010 7:58AM
Quality, quality, quality - excellent comp, and the detail and colour is outstanding - nice one Ron
Shane136 13 63 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2010 8:06AM
A lovely colourful bird, great shot
Shane
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2010 10:46AM
Superb photograph, neatly presented, Ron. Excellent exposure of both colour & detail. A worthy triple-UA winner!
Terry
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2010 10:47AM
wonderfully captured Goldfinch
well captured
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
29 Jan 2010 10:47AM
My thanks to you all.
Ron
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2010 10:50AM
very beautiful capture.....

Linda
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
29 Jan 2010 11:48AM
Well deserved awards!!!! This is a true beauty, and I hope you are making prints of it to sell. Gorgeous!
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2010 4:58PM
Excellent capture, wonderful detail
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
29 Jan 2010 5:02PM
A wonderful shot in all respects Ron, congrats on the well deserved awards too,
Geoff.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
29 Jan 2010 6:39PM
Thank you Linda,Joline,Kaleena and Geoff.
Ron
Pegon 11 78 1 England
29 Jan 2010 10:20PM
A beauty Ron, well caught, nice perch too and a good clear b/ground.
Pete.
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2010 11:48PM
superb capture
bunSmile
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
30 Jan 2010 2:05AM
Stunning shot. Beautiful dof, creating a soft background to showcase this bird. I'm amazed at how it can balance on those flower stems and seem to defy gravity!
Anne
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
30 Jan 2010 8:16AM
Cracking image Ron, and love the perch.

Have to agree with you, one of the UK's most colourful birds. I am amazed the number of people who apparently have never seen these birds until you point them out to them!
Dusan 7 Sri Lanka
30 Jan 2010 6:10PM
Lovely shot Great presentation
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
31 Jan 2010 4:17PM
Thank you all so much.
Ron
greatdog 8 21 England
31 Jan 2010 7:01PM
Great shot Ron,superb pose and detail,Dane.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 7:40PM
Superb capture Ron and so deserving of the awards.
Steve
gregl 11 19 1 England
31 Jan 2010 8:29PM
Absolutely top notch Ron. It just doesn't get better than this!
Greg
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
31 Jan 2010 9:52PM
Exceptional definition and pose Ron. Should win a competion . Wonderful work .

I love these colourful birds and have about 19 coming daily to my garden xx
cameragirl 12 43 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 11:49PM
Wonderful image, colours, detail and pose captured!
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
1 Feb 2010 10:46AM
stunning
dennis
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 1:21PM
....Stunning :

.....Mike
harrattp 9 11 4 England
1 Feb 2010 1:24PM
The best Goldfinch I have seen in a long time Ron. I particularly like the composition, BG and natural colour.

Paul
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
1 Feb 2010 4:01PM
Thanks everyone. I really do appreciate your time.
Ron
Thushari 7 1 Sri Lanka
1 Feb 2010 4:40PM
A Fine shot Ron excellent detail comp and presentation
And we appreciate your images
1 Feb 2010 8:17PM
Hi Ron mate - very pleased to make this fine shot the centuray it deserves - cracking detail - and well done on all the awards - Graham
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2010 10:54PM
Wonderful image Ron,lovely to see the bird on a natural perch.
Martin
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
2 Feb 2010 1:36PM
Thank you Thushari,Graham and Martin.
Ron
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
2 Feb 2010 2:24PM
Have to ask myself or more importantly EPZ why this has not received higher recognision.
Richard
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
3 Feb 2010 9:01AM
Richard I am obliged to you for your confidence. i do have views on this but I feel it would be better if I kept my counsel.
Thank you so very much for the User Award.
Ron
Geofferz 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 8:55PM
Ron, not much to say as it seems to have already been said.
BRILLIANT....
Geoff
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2010 10:24PM
Lovely detail and clarity Ron,superb capture.................

Tony.
8 Feb 2010 8:25PM
No more to be said, the finest capture this beautiful bird I have seen.
Congratulations Ron.
David
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2010 10:21AM
I agree Ron, a beautiful bird with that striking plumage captured with excellent clarity and detail
Tim
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
9 Feb 2010 10:14PM
Thank you all very much.
Ron
14 Feb 2010 9:56PM
I think there is no need of another comment from me. Congratulations!
Johanna
49er 10 564
16 Feb 2010 9:21AM
stunning...
elkiebrooks 13 83 5 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 4:16PM
An excellent portrait of a pretty spectacular bird. We have 2 pairs that visit our garden each year to scoff down all the seeds we put out for them.

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