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By SoulOfNature
Good morning to you all,I thought it was about time I up-loaded something,I'm not too happy with this one but has it's about the only image I have left here it is,this was taken last Wendsday when I managed to get out with the camera for a couple of hours,the nasty sun was out lol so not the best of photos.
I have been catching up with jobs around the house so haven't been taking photos.
Also I got more than I bargained for around my garden bird feeder when the rats appeared !!! so we have had to block all the entry points and I think it's done the job of stopping them visiting.
Anyway just thought I would upload this and put you all in the picture,hope to get out very soon to get some more shots.

I must thank you all so very much for all the comments,votes,e-mails I have received ,the response has been overwhelming....THANK YOU ALL !!!
Hope you have all had a good week-end,wishing you all a great week ahead too.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: KBan, Cormy, Glostopcat and 108 more

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Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
4 May 2009 10:06AM
A fine shot, I like the way you've caught him in the sunlight

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Chrism8 10 858 17 England
4 May 2009 10:14AM
Well caught.

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
4 May 2009 10:19AM
A super capture, Jean, I would be quite happy with it. Carol
4 May 2009 10:24AM
Thanks very much you guys...a lot to learn with this here bird photography,I think it's about time the macro lens got dusted off lol.

Have a good day.

Jean xxx
4 May 2009 10:37AM
Lovely light, beautiful detail.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 10:51AM
Gorgeous bird beautifully captured.
RTDS 8 Cyprus
4 May 2009 10:56AM
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird.
Lovely colours and details.
4 May 2009 10:58AM
Good capture,
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
4 May 2009 11:02AM
Well, Jean it looks good to me...I'd be more than happy having shot this! A cracking image, even more so viewed large.
TrevB Smile
Ray42 9 3 England
4 May 2009 11:55AM
Great shot
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
4 May 2009 2:51PM
A superb capture.
m3lem 11 England
4 May 2009 4:05PM
A very nice shot Jean, it looks very good to me, cant seem to get any goldfinches in my garden yet!!! Maybe they visit one day
iancam 8 23 England
4 May 2009 4:17PM
A Superb capture
4 May 2009 4:33PM
great shot
hary60 8 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 4:37PM
Super shot well done
4 May 2009 4:55PM
Super image.
4 May 2009 5:00PM

Quote:A very nice shot Jean, it looks very good to me, cant seem to get any goldfinches in my garden yet!!! Maybe they visit one day

Thanks,this wasn't taken in the garden,I wish they visited,got plenty of birds that do but not these ones unfortunately.

Thanks for all your comments everyone much appreciated,it may be awhile until my next up-load,I will have to try and get out very soon.
Jean xxx
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 6:18PM
Super capture...lit very well
4 May 2009 6:25PM
a great image and very well captured
betts 9 1 England
4 May 2009 6:47PM
Nice to see you back Jean, smashing shot, lovely colours. Thats what worrys me the rats coming in garden bit of a wimp with
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 7:21PM
Great capture Jean
Alec1 9 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 7:23PM
Nice capture, hope you sort your rat problem out.
shaver 9 8 England
4 May 2009 9:18PM
think the sunlight works well on the gold of his/her wing great shot
buxton 9 England
4 May 2009 9:25PM
Super image.
4 May 2009 9:27PM
Thanks a lot you guys,yes my rat problem is sorted Betts,we blocked all the ways they were getting in and put a load of repellent around that stinks worse than rotton eggs lol,I haven't seen any since,we have a small stream at the back of the garden fence,they were coming from there no doubt....don't want to frighten you but the saying goes we are never a few feet away from a rat lol lol........they are actually more scared of us and soon scarper when they see you,I was a bit slow really and should of got the camera out lol lol. having a dog scares them off too.

Anyway thanks again.

Jean xxx
4 May 2009 10:54PM
Beautiful capture
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 11:00PM
lovely capture
4 May 2009 11:24PM
very nice capture, Smile dyfs
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 7:40AM
Great capture Jean..........................

photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
5 May 2009 11:05AM
This is a beauty Jean and well composed, very well done.
5 May 2009 11:18AM
lovely capture
Kevhan 9 4 England
5 May 2009 2:28PM
Super shot, well captured.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
5 May 2009 2:53PM
Back with a Fine Shot.

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 May 2009 5:30PM
shows the colours off beautifully
DavidWebb 10 3 England
5 May 2009 7:01PM
This is a great shot (hence the great comments) Jean and you should be proud. I actually love the lighting and the lovely colours on this. Best wishes David
5 May 2009 8:57PM
I don't think the harsh sunlight has affected the bird though Jean, a lovely shot, think you could have tried the 'dodge' tool on highlights to improve the catch light in the eye, it's there, just needs bringing out a little Wink
IMAGESTAR 11 7 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 12:06PM
super detail good d.o.f Jean.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 6:23PM
A good capture of a busy little bird - I like the way he cocked his head but that made showing the eye difficult - large shows some fine plumage detail Ina
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
6 May 2009 7:03PM
A very nice image especially when viewed large - good colour and detail - Elizabeth
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
6 May 2009 8:47PM
Superb image, one to definately be proud of!
Pegon 12 78 1 England
6 May 2009 10:43PM
Excellent capture Jean. Try putting some sunflower heart seeds out in your garden, Goldfinches love them, they will soon start coming.
7 May 2009 11:13AM

Quote:Excellent capture Jean. Try putting some sunflower heart seeds out in your garden, Goldfinches love them, they will soon start coming.

Thanks I will give that a go,although I have never seen any around here at all.

Thanks everyone,have a great day !!!
7 May 2009 11:32AM
Wonderful light, a beautiful shot Jean.
JPT 8 5
7 May 2009 5:40PM
Very nice image, well done, Jim.
7 May 2009 8:06PM
nice capture
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 8:29PM
Lovely capture Jean, and the thing to get Goldys in your garden is Niger seed thay love them but you will need the feeder for them.
7 May 2009 8:35PM

Quote:Lovely capture Jean, and the thing to get Goldys in your garden is Niger seed thay love them but you will need the feeder for them.

Thanks Shaun,I have read this on the net recently,will give it a go,but how will it attract them if they are not in the area in the first place ??? I saw a couple of attractive birds down at a local spot this morning,I think one was a wag tail.

Thanks A Lot All xxx
7 May 2009 9:04PM
Lovely Goldfinch Jean.
hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
7 May 2009 9:57PM
Wonderful capture....
KP 8 6 United Kingdom
7 May 2009 10:03PM
Super shot
7 May 2009 10:35PM
What a cracking capture, with excellent background. Beautiful shot, Jean.
Very nice capture of this one.

Cheers Keith.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
8 May 2009 6:01PM
A lovely capture
Phil1958 8 272 4 Wales
8 May 2009 6:59PM
Like the composition, lighting, colours - everything just screams "perfection!"
jgmford 10 England
8 May 2009 7:58PM
Great close up capture, super colours, love the detail.
jamil 11 4 Scotland
8 May 2009 8:08PM
Superb capture well done.
8 May 2009 9:28PM
great capture nice colours
9 May 2009 4:10PM
Great capture.
fwatts 9
9 May 2009 10:45PM
this photo is great jean well done xxx frank
Campbell 8 1 Scotland
11 May 2009 7:16PM
Lovely image, fabulous colour and detail.
redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 7:51PM
Very nice image, well done
BevHadland 10 13 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 8:16PM
Excellent image Jean. Regards........Bev
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
17 May 2009 8:02AM
Very lovely. This garden gets goldfinches by the dozen and I always think they look as though they were hand-painted! Finches of all sortss love niger seeds, so it is indeed well worth putting these out in a feeder. You might be surprised how they find it!
Tim70_99 8 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 7:30PM
Super shot.
VintageRed 11 15 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 6:33PM
I'd be interested to know why you're not too happy with it. There 's some good detail. Again the dof is good with no distracting issues in the b/g. Perhaps the only thing that lets it down slightly is the poor wee thing has no feet but that's a minor inconvenience surely.
fantastic image.ray
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
21 May 2009 4:17PM
Colours are beautiful great shot....get lots in your garden

22 Jul 2009 10:56PM
Terrific image and great composition, Rod

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