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(Carduelis chloris )

(Carduelis chloris )
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-23 15:20
Viewed: 1199
Points: 24
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Verdilhão, European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Picture taken in my backyard.This greenfinch species are daily visitors of my feeder,always in a strong competition for it's place...

"The European greenfinch, or just greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The genus Carduelis might be split up and in this case, the greenfinches would be separated in their old genus Chloris again.

This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south. The greenfinch has also been introduced into both Australia and New Zealand. In Malta it is considered a prestigious song bird which has been trapped for many years. It has been domesticated and many Maltese people breed them.

Chloris is from the Greek Khloros meaning "green" or "yellowish-green".

The greenfinch is 15 cm long with a wing span of 24.5 to 27.5 cm. It is similar in size and shape to a house sparrow,but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains a lot of trilling twitters interspersed with wheezes, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.

Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3 to 8 Eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also take berries."(Wiki)

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2014-07-23 18:34]

excellent work. nice timing to show the emotion of the bird while calling. good. tfs.

Ciao Jose, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic pose, splendid light, fine details, wonderful colors and superb sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose. Beautifull shot.

Hi Jose!
Great shot of this beautiful Greenfinch at a perfect moment. Beautiful light, excellent sharpness and details on your subject and a lovely BG. Thanks for sharing such a fine composition,
Best Regards,

Ciao Jose
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
這種時間點 真是百年難得一見
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Hi Jose. That's actually a funny pic. He looks like he's singing and he just took the stage with he spotlight on him. LOL It's a top shot! Well done. TFS Trevor

Hello Jose-Attractive pose,no doubt!Very good capture of this GreenFinch.Excellent under wings details and sharpness.Colour and depth on plumage is really attractive.Dark BG and grasses made it attractive too.Great work!Thanks for shAring.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Bravo!!!Good work!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-24 12:15]

Boa noite Jose,
Fantastic photo of this Greenfinch in splendid light and taken from a perfect POV. The timing is great, action all over. Superb sharpness, details and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-24 16:17]

Hi Jose,fantastic masterwork,a spectacular way to show us this greenfinch in a very difficult situation caught in a very professional way,what a detail and what a magic lights,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-25 4:33]

Un bonito verderón en le momento justo de alzar el vuelo. Muy buena foto. Enhorabuena y un saludo.

hallo Jose
super good moment on picture
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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