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    Default Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

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    Hand held, spotted this little guy in the garden he had been on my feeder.
    Image input equipment model : E-M1X
    Lens Model : M.40-150mm F2.8 + MC-14
    Lens focal length : 210 mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 421.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    Photographic Sensitivity : 400
    Exposure bias : 0 EV
    Exposure time : 1/800 sec
    F number : F6.3
    Flash : OFF

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    Too bad the bird was not on top of the flower....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dankearl View Post
    Too bad the bird was not on top of the flower....
    Just wait and see!!��

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    Love the details, colors and perch. Can't wait for next frame... TFS

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    Interesting perch. Like the pose and the detail on the bird looks pretty good. Background looks pretty good as well.

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    A lovely capture Jon. Flowers are such excellent settings for colourful little birds like this and these colours of pale green and mauve really work well together. I'm becoming more and more intrigued about finding such settings as you've shown us here.

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    Pretty sweet perch, Jonathan. I really like the underside view and curious head tilt. Bird and flower look nice and sharp, and the background looks pretty good for what looks like a totally natural shot (i.e. not set-up)

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    I think that qualifies for a "stink-eye" Lovely frame Jon, i like the allium, leaves, and the look your way. Looking forward to the next in the series!

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    Very nice.
    My only suggestion would be to clone out the white thing in the air to the left of bird between bird and flower head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    Very nice.
    My only suggestion would be to clone out the white thing in the air to the left of bird between bird and flower head.
    Hi Gail, I see what you mean and part of me agrees, the other says leave it. I have this issue with blemish free backgrounds, sometimes I accept them and sometimes they look just too clean to me. I have no consistency with this opinion!

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    All good. Love the bird and the blossom. Image design is spot on along with SH and EXP.

    What is the name of the flower?

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    Thanks to all for your comments - much appreciated.
    Artie the flower is echinops bannaticus or globe thistle, once you have it you cant't get rid of it- grows every where but we grow it for the insects they love them - especially bees and hoverflies.

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    Thanks, John. Is it a wildflower?

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    Well it was pretty upset when I cut it��. I understand it comes from Eastern Europe, it is not endemic to UK

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