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Sorry I have not been around lately and now I am behind more then ever but will try and catch up later today, 4 hospital visits in 7 days and no time for much else but pleased to get this goldcrest a picture I have been after for some time now and finally I managed something half decent but crikey they dont have move Smile many thanks for all c/c's on my previous which I can hardly remember nowSad but always appreciate your visits and comments - thank you all

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Apr 2011 - 2:06 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:16 Apr 2011 - 11:18 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:Glostopcat · Devon_Wild · helenlinda · shuto · Brian65 · barbarahirst · DaveBartlett · VidB · CarolG · alfie99 · RonnieAG · ccb · pronabk · EMJAYCEE · taggart · Maiwand · sparrowhawk · Paintman · Snapitt · Daisymaye · PattiW · naturalywild · bagman · PeterLaw · Pricegrah · Goodley · KBan · mrswoolybill · tomcat · Alvar · ringyneck · stokesy · achieverswales · TrevBatWCC · madbilly · Shroomer · Silverzone · bluetitblue · GarrathE · janty66 · goso · Ray42 · KarenFB · teocali · davey_griffo · Tom-Melton · Niknut · baxster · Alan_Baseley · Trev_B · Ridgeway · vandalp · maggie9 · Glyn1 · FeatherFriend · AlanWillis · accipiter · MikeRC · MossyOak ·
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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 11:24 AM

A cracking shot of this delightful little bird, a fine addition to your portfolio

16 Apr 2011 - 11:26 AM

Excellent capture.............Rob

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 11:31 AM

Good to see you here again Ann - a lovely capture of this colourful bird - hope things have gone well with the many hospital visits
Best wishes

Last Modified By helenlinda at 16 Apr 2011 - 11:31 AM
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 - 11:35 AM

WOW! WOW! what a cracking shot Ann, these lovely little birds are hard to find and they dont stay and pose long.
Hope your OK,

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 11:38 AM

Dare I say ..What a plucky little chappie ?
A delightful image
My thoughts with you x

16 Apr 2011 - 11:56 AM



VidB  6 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 12:03 PM

Beautiful little bird, not see one this year yet, well done

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 12:16 PM

A belter, Ann, very well captured. Carol

alfie99  7 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 12:46 PM

very well done indeed on your capture of this bird,iv not seen one yet....aled

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 12:52 PM

Nicely captured shot, Ann.

ccb  726 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 1:12 PM

Amazingly sharp, Ann! what a chubby little fellow!

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 1:20 PM

Very good capture Ann - think he should be more pleased to have his pic taken! He looks a bit cross.

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 1:28 PM

LOL ! I almost have you beaten with doctor visits--

Lucky to get this very dear bird!

Things should get better!

Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 1:34 PM

Fantastic capture Ann. This is a real beauty. Spot on.

sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 2:07 PM

stunning shot Ann were on esarth did you get this one i'm totally miffed now off to sulk !! (not really ) hope you are okay .Steve xx

Snapitt Plus Member 6Snapitt vcard
16 Apr 2011 - 2:36 PM

An amazing capture Ann. It's very rare to see a Goldcrest let alone photograph one, so very well done.


Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 2:47 PM

A great capture of this lovely little bird. Sounds like these birds are very rare..................Sandy

TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 2:54 PM

Lovely shot, Ann.

PeterLaw  7 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 - 4:01 PM

This is a truly great shot Ann, well done.

tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 5:02 PM

Well done AnnGrin


Alvar  8 France2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 5:10 PM

Beautiful Ann with great detail Keep well

stokesy  4 Scotland
16 Apr 2011 - 5:27 PM

now your talking, what a great shot of a not too easy bird to find never mind shoot, well done, ronnie, envy, envy!

ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 5:30 PM

Yes a great capture of a really flighty bird.
IF I ever got to see one I know I would not manage anywhere near as good as this.


16 Apr 2011 - 5:43 PM

Excellent capture Ann, first class image.



TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 5:48 PM

What a lovely and cheeky looking chap he is Grin Very nicely captured, Ann, has to be closer crop in V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile

madbilly  6 England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 7:42 PM

Impressive image Anne. I'm not a "birdy" man but the detail and colour on this is excellent to me, as far as composition/cropping is concerned I haven't got a clue but to me this again is excellent. Hope the hospital thing isn't too serious.



Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2011 - 7:52 PM

As you say a very quick bird Ann and you have done extremely well to capture it. On looking though you have not done the bird justice. Being Britains smallest bird does not meen you have to crop it this large to get in close. By doing this you have lost definition in places and caused so much noise. By not cropping in so much you would have a more detailed Goldcrest, less noise and a far better image. This is a great shot and don't ruin a very good image by cropping in too close.

GarrathE  7 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2011 - 9:16 PM

Two delightful shots that highlight why this bird has the name it has! Wink Can't agree with MossyOak above though, having just looked at far noisier shots than this. When its obtrusive then its too much. When it isn't then it ain't. And IMHO in these shots is ain't.

Last Modified By GarrathE at 16 Apr 2011 - 9:18 PM
goso  9 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 1:41 AM

What a great little character you've caught here Ann - if they're anywhere near as fast as I've been told, you did well getting a shot at all ...Bill

Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 6:28 AM

A great shot - but I agree with Richard on the crop

teocali Plus Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 10:11 AM

Super capture to add to you PF Ann. One I would dearly love in my PF - only have one record shot but fingers crossed ..one day! I do agree with Richard and Ray on this one - it is not somuch the noise that bothers me as the softer plumage detail in V1. V2 works well for me though.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:41 PM

He has a very aggressive look about him, with his little punk, yellow mohawk.

"Don't mess with me, crazy foool!!"

17 Apr 2011 - 6:54 PM

I hadn't seen this one yesterday Ann. I actually prefer view two and three for the detail and natural environment. This is a difficult bird to spot. I saw my first one a week ago in the middle of a fir tree. Sylvia

Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2011 - 1:42 PM

No,1 for me,
Beautifully detailed set,


vandalp  7
19 Apr 2011 - 9:35 PM

Lovely capture Ann.

accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2011 - 8:40 AM

Excellent capture! A

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