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Female Greenfinch

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 1 June 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Sorry Jude !

Canon EOS 500D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 100 300 mm

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rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce portrait

1 Jun 2012 5:24am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

An incredible golden bird!

1 Jun 2012 5:25am

fereshteh from Iran


1 Jun 2012 6:22am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

1 Jun 2012 6:27am

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Excellents détails.

1 Jun 2012 6:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Man this is a top shot, how did you get so close? The detail is enormous.

1 Jun 2012 7:23am

@Curly: I used a Canon 70-300mm lens at 300mm - I was about 3 mtrs away from the bird table, sitting in our kitchen with the patio doors open, hiding behind the curtains. I cropped the image in Elements.

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

great shot,thanks for sharing

1 Jun 2012 7:51am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot..

1 Jun 2012 8:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Well, didn't you pull out all the stops on this! Pin sharp, lovely with the Niger seed, outstanding separation from the background, lovely catchlight in the eye, complementary colours in the background..... 11/10, Sir

1 Jun 2012 8:23am

@CElliottUK: Thanks so much

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent work Nigel, I really like the bokeh in two perfectly matching colors... Great work ! Have a lovely day :)

1 Jun 2012 8:52am

mary from zanjan, Iran

wonderful Nigel wonderful!
well done my dear

1 Jun 2012 8:59am

Monik from PARIS, France

Un superbe portrait animalier avec un fond qui s'accorde à merveille au plumage de l'oiseau. Bravo!!!

1 Jun 2012 9:05am

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

Lovely shot and cracking colour.

1 Jun 2012 9:09am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaa!! superbe cette photo!!! j'aime++++

1 Jun 2012 9:35am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice.bravo

1 Jun 2012 9:42am

Jude from Wakefield, United Kingdom

Haha. Apologies accepted, Nigel!

1 Jun 2012 9:49am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany


1 Jun 2012 10:05am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb close up - most definitely my 5* shot of the day

1 Jun 2012 10:56am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Esxcellent detail, Nigel. I can even see the reflection of the open patio door in the bird's eye. Well done!

1 Jun 2012 11:02am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Marvelous shot..I keep looking at the details :)

1 Jun 2012 11:06am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

exquisit detail, i love it. Definitely takes skill to do this!

1 Jun 2012 11:32am

tataray from france, France

Une merveille .))

1 Jun 2012 11:37am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

nice framing !

1 Jun 2012 12:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse iamge et compoa vec ce rendu sur le plumage cet élément dans son bec, superbe.
Belle soriée

1 Jun 2012 2:15pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Whaoh! that's wonderfully close

1 Jun 2012 2:20pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe profil avec dans son oeil, tout un microcosme !
Bonne fin de journée chal-heureuse!

1 Jun 2012 2:52pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A close up of quality, detail of the feathers are splendid. Good day.

1 Jun 2012 4:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous close-up and detail! The feathers are beautiful!

1 Jun 2012 4:44pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nige this is a really amazing shot but I think I said that the other day. Definitely a 5 star image

1 Jun 2012 5:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors, detail and framing!

1 Jun 2012 5:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent details in this well framed shot! Well done Nigel! ;-)

1 Jun 2012 6:13pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful details and background! Fantastic close-up!

1 Jun 2012 6:20pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

gorgeous shot! I love the color and all the details you captured there, well done!

1 Jun 2012 6:28pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Just WONDERFUL. A gorgeous shot. Beautiful colors. Nice day

1 Jun 2012 6:51pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning close-up of this beautiful bird !!! Light and colors are gorgeous ... Great shot

1 Jun 2012 7:23pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Excellent close up.

1 Jun 2012 7:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An outstanding portrait!

1 Jun 2012 8:27pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Very interesting shot. Bravo !!!

1 Jun 2012 8:57pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Very nice!

1 Jun 2012 10:40pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

An absolutely stunning shot..!

1 Jun 2012 10:55pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, that is really close. Well done.

2 Jun 2012 1:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent. No exif data here. How did you get such an intimate, crisp shot?

2 Jun 2012 8:23am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Everything is in the eye !

2 Jun 2012 4:08pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb closeup portrait of this lovely bird!

2 Jun 2012 4:40pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great cose up !!

2 Jun 2012 5:56pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

This is a fantastic shot, the light and yellow are amazing

3 Jun 2012 9:00am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Fantastic close up...superb details...big Wow...Nigel

5 Jun 2012 9:50am

Canon EOS 500D
1/250 second
ISO 100
300 mm