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European Serin

European Serin
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, Hama UV 77mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -5- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-14 13:52
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Points: 36
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European Serin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The European Serin, or just Serin (Serinus serinus) is the smallest European species of the family of finches (Fringillidae) and is closely related to the Canary. Its diet consists mainly of a combination of buds and seeds.


It is a small short-tailed bird, 11-12 cm in length. The upper parts are dark-streaked greyish green, with a yellow rump. The yellow breast and white belly are also heavily streaked. The male has a brighter yellow face and breast, yellow wing bars and yellow tail sides. The song of this bird is a buzzing trill, very familiar in Mediterranean countries.
It breeds across southern and central Europe and north Africa. Southern and Atlantic coast populations are largely resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe for the winter. Open woodland and cultivation, often with some conifers, is favoured for breeding. It builds its nest in a shrub or tree, laying 3-5 eggs. It forms flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with other finches.
The food is mainly seeds, and, in the breeding season, insects. This small serin is an active and often conspicuous bird.

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Ciao Jose. Amazing diagonal compo, again! Perfect sharp on beautiful coloures bird.


hello Jose

excelent and beautiful photo of the European Serin,
with a very fine POV and framing, i love the
very good space in front of the bird,
fine focus with great sharpness and details
of the wonderful plumage, the catch-light
render the photo more beautiful, TFS


Olá José,

Buena composición con el ave en la esquina superior izquierda. Le da una cadencia muy agradable a la foto y transmite buena senación de conjunto.

Me grada mucho el fondo, realmente digno de celebrarse.

Muy buenos detalles, una imagen muy nítida y precisa. Gran ajuste para esa velocidad de 1/1600s. Buen manejo óptico.

Muy buen trabajo. Felicitaciones.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-14 16:27]

Hi Jose,

I have never seen this adorable little bird before. He is a real cutie with his finch beak, wonderful eye, and beautiful plumage. Beautiful colors and nice sharp details. I love the pose, background and composition.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-14 20:54]

Very nice pictures from this female serin!

Hi Jose,

Awesome composition of this cute bird. Very well captured with nice focus and very nice bg. Very well framed as well.


helo Jose
beautiful composition and BG,excellent capture and photo
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-15 0:26]

Hello Jose
beautiful with natural colours composition,good light that stresses the very good details,very fine capture
TFS thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-15 0:26]

Hello Jose,
This Serin has chosen a very beautiful branch to sit on. The bird itself is very sharp full of details and the photo is made in beautiful natural colours. Excellent POV, OOF BG and POV.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-15 2:03]

Hola José,
captura hermosa,
buen foco y estupendo bg,
tonos excelentes.
hermosa iluminación.

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  • sotos (313)
  • [2009-07-15 6:00]

Hello Jose
This is a beutiful photo of serinus serinus its colors are natural and give all the details of the imagees.

Hello Jose,

A beautiful capture of this Serin with good colors, sharpness & details.

TFS & Regards


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-15 7:51]

Hello Jose
Nice capture with natural colors, clear BG and great details.

Ciao Jose, lovely diagonal composition with cute bird in nice pose, splendid natural colors, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-15 12:29]

Hi Jose. I must have missed this fine close up of the European Serin. You have taken it with good detail and bright colours in the yellow feathers. From the side POV we can see good light in the eye. well done TFS.

Hello Jose
a fine capture of this European Serin, stunning details on his fluffy plumage
the natural lighting illuminated the bird very nicely, beautiful pose and superb BG
Have a good night

Hello Jose ,
Excellent capture ,
Sharpness and colors beautiful .
TFS and good luck .

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-24 19:39]

Hi Jose,
your bird shots are exellent and lovely. I like the graphic and sharpness of the bird.
Even the small moss on the branch could be seen.
Lovely shot.


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