Maybe the kids were in the trees? Sorry you had to put up with the crazy lady but this shot must have made you feel better. Fantastic pose of this singing Chaffinch - love that opened beak. Beautiful colors, great details and a lovely sparkle in his eye.
Great capture of a singing cock Chaffinch in an Alder tree. The POV, sharpness and composition among the branches are great and though the branch BG is a bit busy it stands out pretty well. Great lighting too!
TFS this fine image,
Hi Hilary, I like the hair do on your Chaffinch he looks smart in his spring feathers. You have captured a nicee pose with him singing. good detail and colours. well done TFS.
In my book the great tit was the pathetic woman who has nothing better to do than read the tabloids and watch daytime telly..What a crap country ours is becoming..ahem..nuff said!!
Back to this wonderful picture...The pose is one I havent seen before..All ruffled and full of voice..He is very very sharp..you really know your camera Hil..the colours are superb and so true..This one is straight to my favourites..Its one to aspire to.
(Rossi should have stuck with michelin!)
It's a real dampener when someone does that... photography is our hobby and we should be able to enjoy it in peace! End of story!
Even if you only got a couple of shots, I'd be more than happy with just this! :-)
The pose you have captured is fantastic!
Very nice composition and POV.
I bet we'll be hearing this fellow doing opera soon!
Well done Hil,
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-15 14:15]
Beautiful image. Well done.
Excellent light and colors.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-15 15:03]
Lovely frozen action - good detail and colours too.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-15 15:40]
Never seen this Bird before, and You have a great photo here. Nice pose and well framed to present it. Great note, very interesting to read.
Hi Hillary, it happened to me once, this woman didn't want me to give peanuts to the squirrels, she said it's against the law, and she was walking her dog without a lease... I told her if she tied her dog, I would stop feeding the squirrels. She was mad as hell ;-) Some people don't have a lot to think about but to give their rage to the first person passing by. And I really like your picture of this chaffinch, birds we don't have here. I love the movement created by the twirled branches and the nice coloured cones. The light is nice, brightening the colours and this bird is lovely against the blue sky. By the way, we have the same camera except I bought mine in Leica, on sale. It's a great camera, isn't it? Thank you!
I too have experienced forgetting a battery so I understand that part as for the women, it takes all sorts to make the world go round. But that said this is a splendid image with impeciable details and colors in a pleasant composition.
Thank you for sharing Hil.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-15 23:21]
Excellent composition of this beatiful Chaffinch!
great pose with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in the shot
very well done
Great timing Hil (can I call you Hil)?
It's a lovely singing pose..Nice color, detail, exposure, DOF, and POV of the action :)
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2008-04-16 5:22]
You captured this beauty with really good details and colours.
very beautiful image of this singing Chaffinch,
fine POV, framing and DOF, lovely luminosity
of the image, great sharpness and details of the bird,
i love this kind of photos where yoi wait the good moment
(in this image the bird's singing) to shoot the image, TFS
Once more wonderful small bird picture from you. Your amazing series grows day by day. Superb scene, terrific exposure despite the contrast scene, excellent DOF and sharpness of the main objects. BG is perfect too. I also like the blameless composition of the picture. Bravo. Perfect job again.
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2008-04-16 9:26]
Hi Hil, wonderful shot of this Chaffinch. Very good details and lovely pose of it singing. Nicely composed amongst the branches. Super eyelight and I like how the beak is shining. Nice touch adding the song link in your note.
I'm sorry a lovely sunny morning was spoilt for you but you did manage to get this splendid capture of the Chaffinch in beautiful morning light. Great focus, sharp details and beautiful colours. I like the Alder as a background too with glimpses of the blue sky between the branches. Very nice!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-04-16 11:34]
great shot the details and colors are wonderful.
Very nice POV, and the lighting brings out the rich colors of the plumage very well.
Very nice work.
It takes all kinds to make this world keep on turning on its sometimes mad, mad, merry-go-round. One just wonders what made Madam Child Protector trigger. After all she had to save from harm all the children in the park from this dangerous camera wielding bird photographer. You see it is all so pathetic and such a non event that you should have brushed it off for the baloney it was. Yes, I know it's easier said then done. Anyway, this Chaffinch apparently just brought some sanity in an otherwise upside-down day and boy it is clear that he sang his song of his life.
I do notice that the camera was still so it seems like the prior farce did not upset you too much. You've captured the bird with excellent details and lovely colour rendition. The lighting was spot-on and the composition is great.
Well done and TFS.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-16 19:49]
Wonderful shot of this cute looking Chaffinch singing its heart out. Very impressive sharpness and colours on its plumage with great light and exposure levels. I like the natural surrounding and the pose captured. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-17 6:24]
A beautiful capture of this Chaffinch.
The colours are very beautiful.
I like the way you caught the chaffinch in mid song.
Nicely focused with very good details,the plumage shows well.
The composition is well done,the POV and DOF is excellent.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-18 7:02]
what a nice time to click the shutter release...Very good timing and you look from your bio pic as though you could do just about anything demanding in the physical world......go for it! And whatever...keep on clicking away!
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-04-20 12:56]
It's a wonder you got any shots at all if someone is ranting at you. You should have turned the camera on her and told her it was police evidence for verbal abuse!
Anyway, this is a great shot of the male chaffinch! Shouting must have been the theme of the day as he looks to be shouting as well!
The colours and details are spot on!
Although the b/g is very busy, iot doesn't detract too much from the bird.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-04-21 18:21]
Caught with an open mouth! LOvely shot! Great personality you captured here...just too cute! Wonderful technically as well - nice and sharp and clean with perfect composition.