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Feeding time

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 22 February 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

You know I'm no good at all with birds, insects, or flowers.
Anyway, this little bird is making best use of the niger seed winter feeder in a South Shields garden.

PENTAX K100D 1/90 second F/6.7 ISO 1600 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great shot. And it is Goldfinch...

22 Feb 2012 6:08am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Really nice shot Curly!

22 Feb 2012 6:11am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very nice picture.

22 Feb 2012 6:27am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Such a cute little guy.

22 Feb 2012 6:33am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Whatever the species (and I'll take your first commenter's word for it), this sure is a colourful little bugger!

22 Feb 2012 6:40am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very nice capture

22 Feb 2012 7:17am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5***

22 Feb 2012 7:20am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Good to get a sharp image - I've been trying to get shots of garden birds recently and it ain't easy. Thanks for yesterday's comments

22 Feb 2012 8:00am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

"Chardonneret " in French .........nice capture !

22 Feb 2012 8:13am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice shot. 5 stars.

22 Feb 2012 8:14am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

De belles couleurs pour cet oiseau

Bonne journée

22 Feb 2012 8:40am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Stunning - I love the colours and the details. Well done on a superb shot.

22 Feb 2012 10:20am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A lovely capture of this beautifuly coloured finch. It is always wonderful to see the birds having a great time at the feeders, expecialy during the winter months when times can be tough for our featherd friends. Well done !!

22 Feb 2012 10:25am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Goldfinch. I know that sometimes birders get it wrong in naming stuff(A "bearded tit", doesn't have a beard-it has a moustache, and it's not a tit..), but, Greenfinches are green, and goldfinches have (Go on, you fill in the rest!)

22 Feb 2012 10:39am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful, I'm starting a JR series tomorrow with birds on the river near our house and it ain't easy.

22 Feb 2012 10:59am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture Curly

22 Feb 2012 11:01am

Siavash from Babol, Iran

A Real Beautiful Shot :)

22 Feb 2012 11:36am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

nice colourful birds-portrait

22 Feb 2012 11:37am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful colour and detail here Curly! Well done! ;-)

22 Feb 2012 2:15pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

In my language, Catalan, this beautiful little bird called "cadernera" I love his song ... Excellent image. Thanks for your text!. A hug, Adela

22 Feb 2012 2:56pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully captured. I don't know this bird but he looks very nice.

22 Feb 2012 3:13pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot
well done

22 Feb 2012 3:23pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

a real beauty, and beautifully lit

22 Feb 2012 4:12pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

lovely bird. great image.

22 Feb 2012 4:36pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I have these in my garden too, and bull finches. I must try and capture them :D probably won't do it as well as this though.

22 Feb 2012 5:01pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice, very pretty birds.

22 Feb 2012 5:05pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Superb close up of this beautiful bird, well captured Curly.

22 Feb 2012 5:09pm

Bibhudatta from Bangalore, India

oh she looks so lonely :( but a very good shot ..

22 Feb 2012 5:26pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent goldfinch, its colors are splendid, a little bird that I like. Good day.

22 Feb 2012 5:43pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail captured with a great steady hand at 450mm! I love the variety of strong colors he has.

22 Feb 2012 6:47pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

wow very nice colors

22 Feb 2012 7:00pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

It takes a real man or woman to post images that we feel are outside of our areas of strength. Bravo Curly, and may you continue to practice with birds, insects, flowers and continue to inspire us to practice with places and people

22 Feb 2012 7:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent capture of this colourful little fellow, probably very thankful for the food in these hard times ... ;-))

22 Feb 2012 7:39pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous close-up, really sharp. This bird has beautiful colors!!!! Nice capture..

22 Feb 2012 10:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a beautiful bird! Lovely color!

23 Feb 2012 12:06am

Ahmad Izzudin Chong from Kuantan, Malaysia

Good shot! Nice coloured Goldfinch! A common version will be the 'Iora' in my country.

23 Feb 2012 12:23am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

that beautiful bird never before seen speech. unique colors. a kiss. Alejandra

23 Feb 2012 3:19am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


23 Feb 2012 9:50am

Monik from PARIS, France

Pour une prise, c'est une très belle prise. La photo est bien piquée, les couleurs superbes. Bravo!

23 Feb 2012 12:52pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A very lovely looking bird

23 Feb 2012 5:57pm

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran


24 Feb 2012 3:07pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

It is a pretty bird.

24 Feb 2012 11:55pm

Thib from Soings-en-Sologne, France

Not an easy shot !! Welldone !

25 Feb 2012 10:52am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Nice shot Curly! Love the markings and colours on the bird.

25 Feb 2012 11:41am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice shot and colors.....

26 Feb 2012 10:43am

1/90 second
ISO 1600
450 mm (35mm equiv.)