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Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-30 5:43
Viewed: 3091
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Goldcrests survive the Winter in the UK by tucking up under Pine tree leaves to keep warm. This one regularly came to my hide for a feed of LARD which I put out for the birds. Since taking this picture the majority of Pine trees in the wood were blown down in a storm and I have not seen a Goldfinch since then.
Camera settings :- Camera 1D mk11, ISO 100, AV, Spot metering, Auto white balance, 1.4 x converter, 560mm focal length, Remote shutter cord.

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Beautiful image of this lovely small bird Peter.
Sharpness and exposure are excellent.
Wonderful soft BG color tones and details in the feathers of the bird.
Very well done. Best regards, Harry

Hi Peter.
Great light, colours and detail of the Goldcrest. Lovely image.
Really interesting note that they tuck up under the pine needles to keep warm.

New Zealand

Hi Pete,

great shot.

Super fine detail, excellent work handling the camera and lens.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-30 12:12]

Hi Peter
Very nice portrait.The image is so sharp ,I like the details that we can see from the plumage.The colors and the DOF are also very good.
TFS Michel

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  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-05-30 13:31]

really sharp and cute ..top marks again tfs

Soooo cute, Peter,
I like these birds so much, they are so tiny and always active. Not easy to catch them but you did it very good, thanks.
Bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-31 3:42]

Hi Peter,
It's a very cute bird. I liked the composition, soft colors and light. TFS.

Hello Peter , congrat. i know very difficult to capture this very small creature ( 6-7 cm ), good photo , TFS and good luck.

Wonderful lighting, like your DOF, details well shown on the feathers. Nice job on the whites not being OEed.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-01 5:49]

Hi Peter, this is a beautiful shot of the Goldcrest. The pose from the bird and your POV is excellent. Lovely and sharp with great light and colours, DOF perfect.

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