Golden missile attack!

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  1. Fangman

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    This gives an idea of how fast these finches travel.
    Taken at iso 1600 f3.5 1/1000th at high speed mode on the 40D (theoretically 6fps)
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    Frame 2 - worried starling
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    It went that way!
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    The starling though it would be safer at the side but the Goldfinch was not to be put off!
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    Settling down to feed
    All full frame and no processing - just fit image to 800 pixels for uploading. The back end of a starling is on some fat balls in a nearby feeder. Sigma 2.8 70-200mm about seven or eight feet away from camera. Hunger overcame the sleet and rain this afternoon.​
     
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    I love the curve of that goldfinch's flight! Great stuff! I wonder if it saw the Starling and diverted its flight to the seeds to avoid confrontation? Or maybe he was just showing off while the Starling looks on in awe... :)

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    I like the Starling in the first three frames.

    "I sense a disturbance in the Force..."
     
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    ^^^ Heehee, a fitting caption, given the look on the starling's face!

    Wow, they're mini rockets, aren't they? Funny to see it with it's 'brakes on' in frame one, then in divebomb mode in frame 2 & 3.
     
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    Watch out Fred - there coming after you!

    In reply to a message from a Goldie fan
     
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    thanx for photos and a great photo shot of goldfinches.:thumbup:
     
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    Those are great! Nice timing :thumbup:
     

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