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Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Coccothraustes coccothraustes
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Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L + TC 1,4x, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-18 11:40
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) is a passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. Its closest living relatives are the Evening Grosbeak (C. vespertinus) from North America and the Hooded Grosbeak (C. abeillei) from Central America especially Mexico.

This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident in Europe, but many Asian birds migrate further south in the winter. It is a rare vagrant to the western islands of Alaska.

Deciduous or mixed woodland,including parkland, with large trees - especially Hornbeam - is favoured for breeding,. The Hawfinch builds its nest in a bush or tree, and lays 2-7 eggs. The food is mainly seeds and fruit kernels, especially those of cherries, which it cracks with its powerful bill. This large finch species is usually seen in a pair or small group.

Source : Wikipedia

This capture made in Oliva Park

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Ciao Jacek, great portrait of lovely bird, fantastic details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-18 13:32]

Hello Jacek,
Fantastic sharp detailed portrait of this Hawfinch. Great eye contact. Beautiful warm colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-18 16:00]

Hi Jacek,really a magic portrait,not easy to go so close this specie,and to take a pic whit these great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Czesc Jacek,
bardzo ciekawy portret. Super kolory. Swietne ujecie. Bardzo dobra ostrosc.
Udanego dnia.

Wow, a great portrait of this hawfinch. Very well done - congratulation

Hello Jacek,
No doubt it's an exceptional portrait. All is wonderful here. First of all the colors beautifully highligted by a splendid light. The sharpness and the expressive eye. The composition and the background.
I'm very fond of your picture. Congratulations, Philippe.

Hello Jacek,
Excellent photograph of this beautiful Hawfich, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

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