Goldcrest, Roitelet huppé, Regolo Comune Reyezuelo Sencillo, Mysikrólik, Wintergoldhähnchen, Goudhaantje (Regulus regulus)

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Comments (12)

©junebug on January 31, 2009

This is also a wonderful capture, Erik! It's not easy to shoot these little birds because they are moving all the time! You did a great job on this one. Greetings, Anne

Erik van den Ham on January 31, 2009

Thanks Anne this one let me get real close. The others where more in between branches and out of reach. Made many pictures, most of where little successful as there was movement or the bird was even gone.

Best regards, Erik

Graham Hobbs on January 31, 2009

those of us who've tried, know how difficult this is, Erik, as Anne says. what focla length lens was this? great capture, whatever it was. Graham

Erik van den Ham on January 31, 2009

Just a Canon 80-200mm/F2.8, with the magnification factor of my Canon 20D (1.6) this is the same as a 320mm on a regular 35mm reflex camera. It's a very old lens Graham. This is nothing like the new L lenses (No Image Stabilizer (IS) or Ultra Sonic Motor (USM)).

Bought this one second hand of the internet long time ago. It was advertised as, very strong and heavy lens. It's also called the 'Tank', for being robust and heavy.

I was so happy to have finally get a good close-up of this lovely Goldcrest. Thanks for visiting and your kind comment.

Best regards, Erik

jac hendrix on February 2, 2009

Prachtige opname Erik, dit is voor de eerste keer dat ik een goudhaantje zie, compliment.Jac

Chris10 © on February 2, 2009

Wat een mooi goud koppie heeft dit goudhaantje Erik. Staat er prachtig op. Christien.

Manfred1220 on February 2, 2009

Sehr schön "eingefangen", Erik!

Herzliche Grüße, Manfred

Erik van den Ham on February 3, 2009

Hallo Jac leuk dat ik je op deze manier kan laten kennis maken met die mooie vogeltje.

Ja leuk hé Chris10 zo'n klein punkertje met gele hanenkam.

Herzlichem Dank Manfred es hatte mich sehr gefreut sie zum fotografieren konnen.

Groeten, Grüße, Erik

My Ode to all the fantastic and creative Photographers @ Panoramio

Kenny Wharton on March 11, 2009

A+ shot Erik. As mentioned in the comments above, this birds dont stay still for long so you should be very happy with this photograph. Also the bird is so small you would have to get up close even with your 200mm. Its the smallest British bird - dont know about the Netherlands!

Nadia Kushnir on November 6, 2009


Silvyp on January 19, 2010

Amazing bird, nice capture.



Erik van den Ham on January 21, 2012

Sorry Kenny for this very late reply but this is our smallest too and your right they are constant on the move.

Thanks Nadia this little one is so cute.

Hiya Silvy it sure is I was so glad it took it's time to pose for me.

Best wishes, Erik

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