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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Chaffinch's [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 4:09
Viewed: 4084
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today once again a capture of my visit to Finland recently,picture is taken out from a birdhide,I as well took the opportunity to upload this picture close to the new upload limit of 300kb,by the way I guess the chaffinch shown is familiar to most of you,hope you like it and tfw

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what a terrific and sharp close-up of the pretty chaffinch! :-) great pose with it sitting on the lichen branch with lovely
colors and wonderful details. well done & have a great sunday, thor.

Hi Paul,
this sure is an attractive looking bird and your photo shows that very well.I like the colour of it's plumage a sort of peach/tan and the catch light looks good too.A well focused and detailed shot with eye appeal of a bird that here where I live we don't have.Thanks for sharing this one. Bob

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-11 8:01]

Hej Paul,
The Chaffinch is such a beautiful bird and you've captured this one in a fine pose on the lichen covered branch. I like the catchlight in the eye and the sharp details. Natural colours and a fine composition too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-11 8:58]

Hi Paul,
Splendid shot of this cute Chaffinch with lovely colours and sharp details on its plumage. Superb light and exposure levels and you have captured it in a fabulous pose. Excellent DOF isolates it from the BG and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Paul,

Congratulations on reaching 10,000 points!
This is a fine way to celelbrate with this excellent shot of a chaffinch! (A male and female have just begun visiting the field near my garden, but, as yet, I have not been able to get a decent shot!)
The colours are absolutely spot on! The details of the texture, and pattern, of the plummage are also superb!
The diagonally placed twig helps a great composition!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-11 11:12]

Hallo Paul,
Prachtige foto van deze vink. Scherpte en kleuren zijn erg goed. Super details. Leuke pose. Fantastische compositie en diepte in de foto.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-11 11:14]

Hello Paul,
Nice one of a male chaffinch.
I like the pose, POV and composition very much and the sharpness against the OOF natural Bg shows him up well.
I have used my hide on a wetland nature reserve and taken some shots of birds that were not very close but I will post these later.
TFS this fine image,
Regards, Ivan

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-05-11 11:19]

Belissima foto muito bem focada e qualidade exelente parabéns.

Hi Paul,
A lovely capture of this beautiful chaffinch bird. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Paul,
Fantastic capture of the Chaffinch.Excellent POV and DOF. Remarkable sharpness and details in the plumage.Nice blurred background.
Good colours and contrasts.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-12 4:29]

Hi Paul.
Great in every aspect picture of the nice scene and fine bird. Composition of the shot is spot on as well as sharpness and colours of the bird and twig, impressive colourful nicely blurred BG. Well done and TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-12 10:28]

Hi Paul

Lovely shot of the Male Chaffinch.
Nicely composed with a very nice pose and a excellent POV.
Super sharp details and lovely natural colours.
I really like the OOF BG with all the greens and golds, it looks really summery.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-17 8:56]

Hello Paul, you've done great with this beautiful shot! The pose of the bird is so beautiful and the background is perfect! The sharpness of the details are very good too, thanks!


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