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Banzai!

By annettep38  
Here is the follow up, as promised. This happened two seconds later , says my exif . the aerial combat took about 1.5 seconds Smile
Yes, it is not as sharp as the other one. To be honest, this is hand-focus by instinct, hit or miss.

Many thanks for your overwhelming reaction to the previous siskin before he attacked.
Special thanks to Jason, Neil, Carol G and Carol B, Joline and Richard for the very precious user awards!

Tags: Birds Goldfinch Bird Siskin Finches Wildlife and nature Sports and action

Voters: Alexday1978, craggwildlifephotography, fentiger and 98 more

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well timed capture
David

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
2 Apr 2013 8:23PM
Quite excellent. Totally envious.

Albert
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
2 Apr 2013 8:25PM
Wonderful timing Annette...


Trev
MalcolmM Plus
11 525 5 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 8:26PM
Great action, well caught
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
2 Apr 2013 8:27PM
Oh wow...an amazing capture...so thats what happened....
johnke 3 223 15
2 Apr 2013 8:35PM
Great action Annette, wow..john
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:35PM
Very very well captured, I wasn't expecting that!
Regards ShaunSmile
Rev2 Plus
6 290 2 England
2 Apr 2013 8:35PM
Another cracking shot. Those Siskin are really bold given that they are about 2/3rds the size of a Goldfinch.
2 Apr 2013 8:36PM
At least it is a real bird fight...............well seen.............good reaction from you...............GrinGrinGrinGrin
2 Apr 2013 8:38PM
What an amazing capture, Annette!
Brilliant stuff!

****
Ingleman 9 9 4
2 Apr 2013 8:42PM
great timing, cracking shot!
2 Apr 2013 8:42PM
Great image,
Chris.
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
2 Apr 2013 8:44PM
I never guessed this. Excellent study and patience in capturing this behaviour Annette
Richard
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
2 Apr 2013 8:45PM
Haven't seen yesterday's yet but this is a fantastic action capture Annette.
Joan.
Absolutely fantastic
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:04PM
OK, so it's not pin sharp, but you've caught the action well. I particularly like the way the wings of the birds each make a V-shape in the same direction, and the composition of the capture is extremely attractive, it seems to flow. The sort of composition an artist might create in order to produce a pleasing picture.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:11PM
So well done Annette,
it's moments like this that makes you feel good!!
Lillian
Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:12PM
Superb image, Annette.Smile
2 Apr 2013 9:12PM
Some great aerial combat captured here, Annette.

P.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
2 Apr 2013 9:16PM
You reacted so well to get this Annette, well done. - gary
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:18PM
I must confess this is the last thing that came to mindWink

I thought he was going to drop off onto the groundSad


Adrian
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:34PM
Nice shot,

Ali
2 Apr 2013 9:35PM
Wow
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
2 Apr 2013 9:41PM
Great timing,and verry well done Annette.SmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:46PM
Super action shot; I wonder why he felt so aggressive!
Ju
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
2 Apr 2013 9:47PM
A terrific action shot of these two combatants going head to head. Who won this aerial dual?
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 10:05PM
Well capture in-flight fight Annette. They look very aggressive.
Elena
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
2 Apr 2013 10:05PM
beautiful action shot.
ant.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
2 Apr 2013 10:16PM
A minor altercation!

Excellent skills, Annette. The compositions shows them both so well, so dynamic.

Dave
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 10:18PM
Impressive! My brother-in-law takes this kind of image so I know how challenging and reckon you've done a wonderful job here!

Ann
Great action shot Annette. These fights seem to happen incredibly quickly, so very well done for capturing the moment !!

Phil.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 10:58PM
Great timing and capture!
We're lucky to get a 'normal' bird image but to catch the action is superb.
KateGrinGrinGrin
2 Apr 2013 11:10PM
Great capture. Well done.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
2 Apr 2013 11:47PM
Award deserving Annette !!!!!
Ron.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 Apr 2013 11:50PM
An astonishing capture, Congratulations for all the awards!
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
2 Apr 2013 11:57PM
WOW!!!!!!
There is a good reason this shot is getting the UA's. Simply put -- it is award winning caliber.
-=\Walter
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
2 Apr 2013 11:59PM
Excellent well timed capture
Neil
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
3 Apr 2013 12:23AM
Awesome capture Annette, have another UA as this is a cracker.

Regards

Trev.
3 Apr 2013 4:25AM
Worth an award, was it a fight or prelude ?But Fantastic.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 5:33AM
Wonderful sequence of events and very well captured! Bravo! Grin
IB
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
3 Apr 2013 6:20AM
Fabulous, Annette SmileSmileSmile Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 7:18AM
Brilliant avian action shot.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
3 Apr 2013 7:24AM
An amazing capture Annette - one worth waiting for Smile
3 Apr 2013 7:25AM
hovering up the UA's here Annette all well deserved superb capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 8:05AM
Oh well done Annette, a brilliant shot!
Angels with wings captured in flight to delight and it sure did. excellent.

John
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
3 Apr 2013 9:18AM
Excellent aerial capture of this avian 'squabble' !!!!!
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
3 Apr 2013 1:12PM
Excellent and wonderful capture,
saeid
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
3 Apr 2013 1:36PM
Feisty little fellows!
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
3 Apr 2013 2:44PM
Well done for not stopping after capturing the first one, Annette!
Hadn't seen this coming.

Malc
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 4:54PM
Terrific shot !!!.....wonderful bit of avian action !!!

Congrats on all the awards !!Grin
Mike_S 5 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 5:37PM
A fantastic bit of timing to capture this superb image Annette.
I would be very pleased if I had taken that.
(Thanks for your friendly advice on my Coal Tit by the way - I am sure you have
a point and I will try to utilise your advice with future shots.)
Regards - Mike.
orts 5 3 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 2:22PM
Wow! great timing.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 7:35PM
Fantastic Annette, heres another award for you, congrats to you.
Brian
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:59PM
Fast on the draw Annette. Superb image despite having to manually focus the second splitting moment. Hats off to you for this as I find it so so difficult to do.
Ayoob 5 Australia
5 Apr 2013 12:41AM
Well timing and excellent shot ,captured ,Annette - well done..........Grin
5 Apr 2013 1:04AM
Brilliant..Lin
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 11:07PM
Just fantastic - have another one Annette
Jason
podgod 12 513 3 Scotland
7 Apr 2013 10:18AM
Great shot, spot on timing. Have my UA to add to list.

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