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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-12 1:40
Viewed: 2685
Points: 30
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
The Chaffinch's large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14–16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.
This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe, and the second most common bird in the British Isles. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, and Macaronesia, where it has many distinctive island forms. In the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the Chaffinch has colonised twice, giving rise to the the endemic species known as the Blue Chaffinch and a distinctive subspecies. In each of the Azores, in Madeira, and in the rest of the Canaries there is a single species on each island.
It was introduced from Britain into a number of its overseas territories in the 18th and 19th centuries. In New Zealand it is a common species. In South Africa a very small breeding colony in the suburb of Camps Bay near Cape Town is the only remnant of one such introduction.
It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland.

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  • jmpouy (26)
  • [2010-04-12 1:45]

Hi Razvan,

great photo and lovely bird...



Hallo Razvan
I have not been regular on the site lately as I am recovering from Glandular Fever and therefore missed out on some of your previous images posted. I am glad I now opened the gallery and saw this posting of a most beautiful Chaffinch in a charming, prim and proper pose. The colours and details on the plumage is great and I love the centralized composition. The streaks of baby yellow in between the black feathers are eye-catching. Thanks for sharing.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-12 5:48]

Hi Razvan
Nice capture of an unknow specie for me.The colors are very nice so is the plumage detail.I also like the colors of the OOF BG
TFS Michel

Ciao Razvan. Superb focused macro shot in very good detaisl and natural colours.


Ciao Ravan, beautiful bird in lovely pose on a splendid blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-12 6:00]

Very fine portrait of this lovely and colorful Chaffinch. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-12 7:03]

Hi Razvan,
super cool shot on this lively droopy eyed bird. i like the lines on its wing giving a lively graphic creation of the feathers.
What a detail you shoot here.
Pleasant to look at especially with the soft and smooth background.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-12 7:46]

Hello Razvan,

The Chaffinch be in Flemish Belgium used as race bird, alone out of breeding
Clear and nice sharp picture
We see wonderful the eye and the head, this is very important.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-12 10:25]

Hello razvan,
Very good capture of this different specie bird
nice colors and great sharpness.TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-12 11:22]

Hello Razvan,
Very good photo of this Chaffinch in total sharpness with very nice details. Good OOF BG, colours, composition and POV.

Buna Razvan,
Culori foarte placute pentru aceasta imagine, detalii bune si un fundal care pune in evidenta subiectul.
Numai bine,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-12 11:50]

Hello Razvan,
Very good shot of Chaffinch with nice pose and composition, good catch light, sharp details and bright colours.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Razvan,
Spotless, great focus, great depth, great light and a masterful composition! Good job! TFS

great construction in this beautiful capture of Chaffinch
a like pov and soft tone of macro
thanks Ravzan
ciao sERGIO

Salut Razvan
Frumos fotografiata aceasta cinteza, foarte clra, contra unui bg perfect.
Numai bine,

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