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Another Gold Finch

Another Gold Finch
Copyright ©2005, Michael Crowe

Sat in the hide most the of the day just listening to the sound of the wind hoping that something would turn up. Took a Quick look at my watch which said 1500hrs. About to pack it in for the day then this little fellow turns up.Just manage to get two shots before the hevens open up . Not a very nice day in the U/K Mick

Photographer: Michael Crowe
Folder: Mick's Photo's
Uploaded: 2005-Jan-01 13:49 EST
Current Rating: 8.71/7 (Weighted rating: 8.46)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: 5.9
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Focal Length: 560
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Beautifully composed and deftly captured. Maybe an inch more depth of field would help, but then again those tack-sharp eyes are riveting. Well done.

Adam Killick ¤ at 15:30 EST on 2005-Jan-01 [Reply]


Much stronger composition than the previous image.

Danny Yee ¤ $ at 16:38 EST on 2005-Jan-01 [Reply]

You must have been...

awfully close Michael to get the Gold Finch to fill the frame, but you've managed a terrific photo. I have tried bird photos with the 50mm -200mm lens + the 1.4 TC which gives an effective focal length of 283mm, but this still proves to be to small a lens on all but the largest of birds, and even then they have to be reasonably close. I'll have to try a hide when I get a chance. In Canada we call them a blind, but how could I 'SEE' the bird? :-)

Blayne Gervais Win ¤ $ at 21:56 EST on 2005-Jan-01 [Reply]


I assume given the focal length of 560, that this is actually the 50-200mm with the 1.4x TC, and you've put in the effective focal length - the 14-54mm lens seems improbable!

Danny Yee ¤ $ at 01:38 EST on 2005-Jan-02 [Reply]


Michael, is it ok to just say I love it? I find it an impressive capture and composition.

Well done!


Yvonne Steinmann HoF ¤ $ at 09:34 EST on 2005-Jan-02 [Reply]

For Yvonne

Hi there Yvonne, Thankyou very much for your comments .Yes you can have permission to love it and I am sure that the Gold Finch will be very happy for you to do so . You know sitting in a hide all day with frezzing hands and feet that feel like they are made of ice sounds like I am a mad man but the real pleasure is when you see these lovely little things you then for get about how cold you feel and think just how lucky I am to be able to see these lovely creatures. Happy New year and keep up the good work Mick

Michael Crowe at 13:25 EST on 2005-Jan-02 [Reply]


very nice work

Jarek Debski ¤ at 21:51 EDT on 2005-Aug-09 [Reply]