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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Superb Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-15 10:55
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Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Since I bought a hide its very easy to make close-ups like this. Five goldfinches are almost permanently visiting my garden and they are used to the hide. This one was sitting within 3 meters!!
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-15 11:06]

Hi Zeno. You have captured an extra fine close up of the Goldfinch. you have used the light so well to give fine detail and natural colours. good light in the eye. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-15 11:07]

Hi Zeno,

A beautiful picture of a beautiful bird. The colors are stunning. Excellent details of the face, wings and plummage. A wonderful composition with the bird posing so nicely on the diagonal branch.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-15 11:16]

Ha Zeno,

Een fraaie opname met schitterende kleuren,ja dit zijn ook hir een van de kleurrijkste vogels,als ik je vragen mag wat voor een soort schuiltent heb je aangeschaft,daar ik er ook wel eens over loop te denken om zoiets aan te schaffen,


Hello Zeno,
Very good size posting to enjoy the full closeness of this Goldfinch!
captured real well with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and perfect details
my compliment towards this excellent work of yours

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-01-15 11:58]

Hi Zeno,
Beautiful shot and excellent details.
Well done.

Hi Zeno
Nice shot of this beauty with good details and colours.

A beautiful picture and excellent details...

Hi Zeno,
what a nice macro shot for this colorful lovely passerine bird. You present it with great sharpness, details, POV/DOF and BG. splendid colors. eye contact very nice. good notes. TFS, well done

Hello Zeno,
excellent shot, very good composition and good pov,excellent sharpness and great depth of field, spectacular vivid colors and terrific details. well done!

Hoi Zeno,
wonderfull portrait of this splendid goldfinch
outstanding focus with marvelous details, splendid background and colours are just great
cheer it is a excellent post;

Precioso Zeno, con gran profundidad, bellos colores y unas texturas maravillosas. El fondo muy acertado y el encuadre correcto. Excelente fotografía !!
Saludos : J. Ignasi Tejedor

Hi Zeno,
Sharpness, details, soft BG and POV very good. Well done. TFS.

Greetings Zeno,
Well this is absolutely beautiful, the colors are striking and all with very nice detail. You have fill the picture nicely. :)

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-15 14:26]

Hi Zeno,

What a nice capture you've done with this goldfinch. Beautiful saturated colours on this elegant bird. Great sharpness in the plumage and lovely background that matches very well with the subject.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-15 14:48]

Hi Zeno
Beautiful presentation.Good POV and very sharp image.Details and colors are excellent.
TFS Michel

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-15 15:25]

Excellent Shot Zeno !
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS.

Hello Zeno,
I like all you birds in your gallery. This one is beautiful. Good plumage with perfect details and clarity. Well done for 500mm shot.
Best regards,

My goodness... all those colors on one bird... right there in your garden. What a treasure. How fun it must be to find photo ops so close by. It is a great shot; wonderfully sharp with good exposure and color. I love all the details.

Evelynn : )

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-15 19:10]

Hello Zeno,
This image is exquisite with razor sharp details and vivid colors. Natures amazing colors and patterns on this species was well captured by your camera work, thanks.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-01-15 20:57]

Hi Zeno
Great capture
Nice color
Fine detail
tfs jon

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-15 23:19]

Hola Zeno,
espectacular trabajo,
bellos colores y hermoso pov,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-16 1:01]

Wonderful captured!
Perfect exposure, great colors and sharp, nice composition and background

Gorgeous detailed shot of this Finch Zeno.
Super color. Well done

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-01-16 8:48]

Hello Zeno,
Perfect shot, very well done. Excellent sharpness details of plumage.
Regards, Pawel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-16 11:29]

Hallo Zeno,
Weer zo'n prachtige foto van een goudvink. Ik ben jaloers. De kleuren en scherpte zijn fenomenaal. Erg goede compositie en achtergrond.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-18 10:46]

Hi Zeno.
Outstanding picture of the goldfinch. All is superb. Simple and amazing scene, terrific reproduction of every feather, colours, eye, etc. BG is wonderful too and corresponds with charming model greatly. Bravo and best wishes.

Hi Zeno.
Many thanks for the feedback much appreciated, this is a stunner the colours and detail are amazing, excellent catch light and well framed, Cheers Rick :) Congratulations on a wonderful gallery too...Looking forward to seeing more :)

Hi Zeno,
What a lovely shot of this marvelous bird, one of our most beautiful in Europe. Very good job, with great sharpness, good composition and background.

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