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Female Chaffinch

By iancam
Female Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Entered this photo into a local Fete for a bit of fun and won first prize. I am chuffed with that. It cost 80p to enter as a late entry, prize money was 70p.

Humm how shall I spend that? It is great to get a first.

ISO400 - F8 - 1/320 - 500mm - Tripod - Remote Control. Taken into a dark Forest hence the background.

Please view large if you have time.....

Had a chat with my Surgeon and my shoulder may not get better for some time. Well that's life.
Thanks for all your C/C's.
Ian

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: CherryMartin, martinjp, CarolG and 91 more

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Comments


CherryMartin 13 10 United States
9 Aug 2009 6:15AM
great capture, nicely framed.
martinjp 12 2 3 England
9 Aug 2009 6:31AM
nice image, but don't let the money go to your head, lol...

Martin.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
9 Aug 2009 6:39AM
Congratulations, Ian, well deserved. Sorry to hear about your shoulder, hope it doesn't take as long as anticipated. Carol
goso 14 2 1 Australia
9 Aug 2009 6:44AM
Lovely image Ian, and as Carol said, well deserved...Bill
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
9 Aug 2009 6:46AM
Beautiful colour and detail. A lovely dark b/g too......Sandy
Gecko 15 25 Australia
9 Aug 2009 7:39AM
Fabulous detail! Congrats on the win, it would be hard not spending it all at once, lol. Pam
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 8:09AM
WOW.
Scott
9 Aug 2009 8:20AM
super capture the bg is fantastic it sets the pose of real well .
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 8:25AM
A stunning image, brilliant detail.
Dave
9 Aug 2009 8:42AM
Terrific shot,
Alan
Ray42 13 3 England
9 Aug 2009 9:22AM
Great shot
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 9:55AM
Whatever you do don't spend it all at once Wink well done and a great shot with lovely detail good colour and perfect b/g - Ina
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
9 Aug 2009 10:02AM
Fabulous Ian... well worth the 10p for the prestige Wink

Jon
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
9 Aug 2009 10:17AM
Super light and detail.

Many years ago, I entered a competition in 'Birds' magazine. The 1st prize was a fortnight for 2 in Kashmir. I came second and won 5 worth of film!
9 Aug 2009 10:23AM
A great picture, well done on first prize.
Lorraine
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
9 Aug 2009 10:33AM
amazing shot.. the light and detail are perfect..congrats on first prize... I can see why you won Smile
panda 17 5 1 England
9 Aug 2009 11:13AM
Super image, well captured.

Regards Phil
shandoor 12 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 11:53AM
Wow an absolute beauty of an image superb detail looks almost 3D not surprised it got first place BEAUTIFUL and congrats
Alexa
redshank 12 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 12:14PM
Super shot Ian,well composed, don,t spend all that money at once.
Martin
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
9 Aug 2009 1:13PM
A beautiful series of bird pictures.
Brian
janty66 14 3 England
9 Aug 2009 1:56PM
superb shot, excellent detail and colour...
Jan..
9 Aug 2009 2:10PM
Very well done Ian.
JudeC 14 6 3 England
9 Aug 2009 4:20PM
Awesome capture - Jude.
RTDS 12 Cyprus
9 Aug 2009 4:28PM
Super duper capture Ian.
Details are excellent.
Well done.
Robert
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
9 Aug 2009 4:54PM
looks good against the dark bg.
congrats on the win Smile
lesley
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 5:12PM
This is excellent, no wonder it won first prize (even if it actually cost you 10p!) Well done on a wonderfully detailed shot. Here's hoping your shoulder will get easier very soon
x Carol x
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
9 Aug 2009 6:31PM
Superb capture and presentation as always! Patti
RobMacormac 16 7 2 England
9 Aug 2009 6:55PM
Congats on the 1st place justified of course with this standard of photography.
Rob
Rock 19 10 2 England
9 Aug 2009 7:41PM
It certainy is a winner.

Rock
Steve_S Plus
15 183 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 7:44PM
Great capture Ian
Steve
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
9 Aug 2009 7:56PM
Judges with taste Ian, this is top class mate. - gary
Kevhan 12 4 England
9 Aug 2009 8:15PM
Fully deserved. Super shot Ian.
Kev.
gregl 16 19 1 England
9 Aug 2009 8:18PM
Congratulations Ian. I suspect you not only won, you most likely swept the compeition with this shot. Lighting, detail and pose are absolutely surperb. It really stands out against the black bg.

Sorry to hear about you shoulder - hopefully they will get you on the mend...

Thanks so much for your comments earlier.
Greg
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
9 Aug 2009 10:01PM
It certainly deserved to win - it's a lovely image and you've matched the framing to it so well.
Joan.
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
9 Aug 2009 10:26PM
Fantastic detail, a beautiful capture.
Sorry to hear about the shoulder...
Take care
Alex
Jemzull 11 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 10:46PM
Stunning great detail Smile
Jemma
whiteswan01 13 13 England
10 Aug 2009 8:32AM
congrats made me laugh great shot
Dawn
TerryMcK 12 72 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 9:26AM
Beautifully captured, Ian. One of your best - you must be well pleased.
Terry
10 Aug 2009 5:32PM
wake up award team,this is the winner...
VidB 12 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 6:39PM
Great detail and colour, well captured
Dave
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 7:19PM
A top shot yet again..
Keep up the good work...

Dave
churchill123 17 233 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 7:53PM
1st class image & presentation, beautiful light
Linda
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Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
10 Aug 2009 8:12PM
Wow, superb detailed capture
fentiger 20 920 24 England
11 Aug 2009 7:32AM
Don't spend it all at once!

A super image beautifully presented.

Albert
BURNSIE 12 25 4 England
11 Aug 2009 7:51AM
Nice capture, well presented.
Regards
Burnsie
11 Aug 2009 9:37AM
great shot ian.ray
11 Aug 2009 9:31PM
Great catch on the perch Ian, beautiful little bird, Adrian
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
11 Aug 2009 10:40PM
amazing shot Ian
Dennis
fwatts 13
11 Aug 2009 11:05PM
superb detail superb bird superb photo ian well done mate
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 8:28AM
Beautiful shot Ian; great detail and love the light against that background
Sorry to hear the news about your shoulder
Tim
somnathchatterjee 12 67 175 India
12 Aug 2009 2:21PM
excellent.
konu 13 31 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 7:16AM
very nice crisp portrait
trissie 14 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 9:35AM
A beautiful capture.

Trish
tim g 17 13 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2009 12:28PM
Superbly captured and presented.


Tim
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
18 Aug 2009 11:37PM
You really nailed this one Ian, superb detail and a cracking perch and BG,
Geoff.
31 Aug 2009 6:13PM
Very nice the background really shoves the bird into the frame,anice shot indded.
Cheers Mick.

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