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Copyright: Mircea Radu Achim (achimmircea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 0 N: 1603] (6246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 11:15
Viewed: 2408
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Because I have so little free time, I have returned, but without criticism or comments

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.
The 16.5–18 cm long Hawfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird, which appears very short-tailed in flight. Its head is orange-brown with a black eyestripe and bib, and a massive bill, which is black in summer but paler in winter. The upper parts are dark brown and the underparts orange.
The white wing bars and tail tip are striking in flight. The sexes are similar. The call is a hard chick. The song of this unobtrusive bird is quiet and mumbled.

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Buna Mircea,
Excelenta foto din toate punctele de vedere.Detalii bune si culori naturale.

Buna Mircea,
O fotografie deosebit de frumoasa despre aceasta specie, culori si detalii clare, frumos colorate, felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-30 11:53]

Hello Mircea,
Nice to see a new photo from you. Beautiful coloured Hawfinch taken from a very good low POV in excellent sharpness and details. Fine composition.

Ciao Mircea,
Grande nitidezza di questa foto con dei colori stupendi ,eccellente la composizione,bravo .
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-30 12:42]

Hello Mircea.
Superb close up, very good composition and pov, superb sharpness and details, beautiful vivid colors and excellent contrast, very good lighting, well done!
Best regards Siggi

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-30 14:11]

Hi Mircea,

Its good to see this bird with the large beak. Very sharp and fine colored bird. Environment is great too.


WOW just look at the camouflage! This is great eye contact, such a natural full fledged Trek portrait of excellence

Hi Mircea,

A beauty photographed par excellence.


buna Mircea,
frumos botgrosul tau, frumoase detalii! cat pe ce sa se incurce in paie! :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-31 2:11]

Hello Mircea,
A superb capture of a Hawfinch. The low lateral POV is ideal and taken with excellent sharpness and light management against the snowy BG.
Nice to see your post again!
Thanks and best regards,

Bonjour Mircea,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Mircea
This is a lovely image with beautiful colours and striking details. I like the sunlight very much as well as the seperation of the snow and the dried grass. Pleasant composition and close point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hallo Mircea,
a very beautiful capture of the Hawfinch taken from an excellent point of view in a beautiful winter scenery, very good sharpness and marvellous natural colours
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-13 1:10]

Hi Mircea.
Wonderful close-up of a charming bird with very nice details, which describe the beautifulness of surroundings. Exposure and details of the image are spot on and warm colours of the shot are very pleasant for look. TFS and best regards.

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