Whos keeping an eye on me....

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Even closer

I have cropped in a little closer on the male Chaffinch. The variation in the pastel shading is quite incredible. We are so lucky in this age of fine optics and digital publication that allows us to really get up close to see all the subtle differences from feather to feather.


just click once on the image to really see it.....

6 comments:

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great portrait. In some ways I'm surprised chaffinches were never released down here - lots of other birds were!

I swap of one herring gull for one silver gull would start the mother of all twitches in both countries I think!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful image, Dave. It really makes you appreciate the subtle shadings in the plumage.

Andrew said...

A beautiful capture..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh -- he is just incredibly beautiful. What a wonderful bird (and new to me). (Your photography is incredible too).

Adam Tilt said...

Amazing how much extra detail you can see when up close. Great shot.

JM said...

One can even count the feathers. Gorgeous close-up!