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Goldfinch posing

Goldfinch posing
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pentaxfriend's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 9:22
Viewed: 4279
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This goldfinch was really posing for me. So every now and then I spend a couple of hours in my hide. The goldfinches in my garden get used to it and are an easy target...
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Bonjour Zeno
Superbe prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et très belle attitude du sujet, félicitations.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Zeno,

A very appropriate title!
He really is posing!
Very sharp exposure, superb details of colours and patterns. The feathers show a lovely soft texture! Excellent!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Zeno,
Fantastic shot!
This one is a real good model :)
Excellent POV and DOF.
Superb clarity and details.
Nice colours.
Thanks for the share,

An artfull tele-close up Zeno, the overall sharp focus provides us with a high degree of detail from the viewpoints of plumage and coloration while the shallow DOF leaves the BG pleasantly OOF. The classical posture of the goldfinch on a dried thistle makes this take a perfect composition. TFS and cheers my friend,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-09 10:43]

Hello Zeno, wonderful shot of the Goldfinch, your hide is a very good trick, I'll try this one day. This picture is flawless, everything in it is perfectly done, thanks!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-09 11:21]

Hi Zeno. Once a gain you have a fine capture of the beautifull looking bird. such fine detail and natural colours. I like the pose with the head turned and light in the eye. well done TFS.

Hallo Zeno,

Zo zie je maar dat geduld uiteindelijk beloond wordt. Wat een glashelder plaatje is dit geworden. Ze zeggen weleens zo scherp als een scheermes. Nou dat is die ook. Vol fijne details met een heel rustig gecreeerde achtergrond. Doet het puttertje veel goed. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren. Goede POV en DOF. Uitstekende compositiie. Klassewerk. Prettige avond en tot TFS BOB

beautiful! try to darken just a little! TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-09 11:45]

Hallo Zeno,
Dit zijn vogels die je hier in het westen nauwelijks ziet. Je hebt er een geweldig mooie foto van gemaakt. Alles in deze foto klopt. Scherpte, kleuren, achtergrond, houding, compositie en helderheid zijn fantastisch.
Echt een topper!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-09 11:56]

Your goldfinches are the most beautiful I have seen, Zeno. You manage to capture perfection with perfection, it is so sharp and the light is great, the exposure perfect. It's a joy to my eyes to look at this picture, from the dried seeds to the divine bird standing on it. Thank you!


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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-03-09 15:00]

Fantastic capture. Smooth and sharp with great colors. And - of course a great pose, too!
Cheers, Klaus

Ha Zeno,

Fantastisch shot van deze putter
het is hier perfect te zien waarom hij ook wel distelvink genoemd wordt.
prachtige kleuren, mooie pose, prima scherpte en een passende achtergrond

TFS Thijs

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-03-09 18:09]

Bela foto de qualidade exelente meus parabéns.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-09 22:10]

Hi Zeno
Very nice shot of this Goldfinch
Details are crisp and clean
Lovely soft natural color
Great catchlite in eye
tfs jon

Hallo Zeno,

wat een schitterende plat zeg.
Lekker scherp en mooi met natuurlijke kleuren.
Ben alleen niet zo'n vierkanten man.

groet Gert

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-10 7:22]

Hello zeno
Another great image.Good POV and sharp image.I like the pose from your subject.Details,colors and light are excellent.I like that nice OOF BG color.
TFS Michel

Hi Zeno,

Just a perfect shot, nothing to add! Thank you,


Hi Zeno,

I've been after a shot of a Goldfinch for a while, but haven't managed to get anything decent yet. This is perfect. Goldfinches are great looking little birds, and you have certainly done this one justice. Lovely detail and naturally sharp, but with a soft feel. Colours and light are spot on and the background stunning. Simply perfect.


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-10 17:18]

Hi Zeno,
Beautiful bird!
Nice details and colors!

Anche questo ritratto è veramente dettagliato e con colori molto belli! Complimenti e grazie!

Ciao, Emanuele

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