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Copyright: David Robinson (daveeho) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 16] (141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-24 7:17
Viewed: 3186
Points: 8
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Regulus regulus
The goldcrest is the UK's smallest songbird and is dull green above and buff white below with a distinctive orange or yellow crown stripe. It is a widespread species, closely associated with coniferous forest. In winter it will join with flocks of tits and other woodland species. In the UK it occurs widely save for in treeless areas such as on the Fens and in northern Scotland. Its population has suffered declines recently, hence its inclusion on the Amber List. It suffers in very cold winters and the recent successive mild winters are a cause for optimism.
This photograph was taken on a Canon D60 using a Sigma 175 - 500mm lens, we were in my friend Peter's hide I had never seen a Goldcrest before and was lucky to get this shot because I was so facinated by its size!

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To Heyshamite: Goldcrestdaveeho 1 02-24 10:44
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I don't remember you getting a picture as good as this!! I must stop taking you. It shows all the important bits, colouring, head stripe etc and is beautifully sharp. One thing I have noticed about Goldcrests, you never seem to get a catch light in the eye, I think it must be the way the pupil is positioned.
Great shot,

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-02-24 15:19]

Hi David,
because the goldcrest is the smallest bird, because it is alwais in movement, because it is alwais in shade, behind a branch, because I know how difficult is to take a good shot to this bird, because your photo is excellent,
I give you 10 points! Congratulation Dan.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-25 2:58]

Excellent light and sharpness of details, David.
I like his stance with his legs far apart on the log.
Composition-wise, I feel that there is a bit too much space on the top, but that is just my opinion.
TFS. : )

Hello David! What a wonderful portrait of this little bird--very nicely composed as well! Golden hues on his back and his FEET too. Lighting is wonderful, you have done a very good job here! TFS! Linda

Hi Dave
Great shot of a goldcrest Sharp colors compo natural enviroment This bird never stops moving when feeding to get a shot like that is great well done

  • Trigger (168)
  • [2007-03-12 9:18]

Lovely shot Dave, very sharp every detail on the bird showing. I also loved the texture detail on the branch. Keep up the good work don't let young heyshamite get you down.


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