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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: 2012-03-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-02 10:39
Viewed: 2589
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is very common throughout Europe and Asia. It is found in forested areas, both coniferous and mixed woodland where it feeds on seeds of all kinds, especially of alder and conifers.
This bird breeds across northern temperate Europe and into Russia. There is a separate population in eastern Asia. It is partially resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe in the winter. The eastern Asian birds winter in China or further south. In some years there are large eruptions into the wintering range, when the preferred food of alder or birch seed fails. This species will form large flocks outside the breeding season, often mixed with redpolls.
Coniferous woodland, especially Spruce, is favoured for breeding. It builds its nest in a tree, laying 2-6 eggs. The British range of this once local breeder has expanded greatly due to commercial conifer plantations.
The food is mainly seeds, as above, and, in the breeding season, insects. This small finch is an acrobatic feeder, often hanging upside-down like a tit. It will visit garden bird feeding stations.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Serin

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Hi Mircea,
very nice photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Great point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Buna Mircea,
Excelenta fotografie despre aceasta femela de Car spi, culori si detalii minunate, compozitie frumoasa, felicitari!
Numai bine,

Buna Mircea,
O imagine reusita cu aceasta specie.Detalii si culori foarte buna si o compozitie reusita.
Numai bine,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-02 11:45]

Hello Mircea,
Very good close and sharp detailed photo of this Siskin in beautiful natural colours. Pleasing pose with eye contact. Taken from an excellent low POV. Good DOF, composition and blurred background.

Very nice achim, well managed colors in harsh light in this close up of a little siskin


hello Mircea
super shot of htis beauty
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Mircea,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une bonne lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Mircea.
Eccellente cattura di questo lucherino,con un’ottima nitidezza e notevoli particolari,molto belli i colori naturali,ottima la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Mircea,
Beautiful, great POV and BG, excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colors.
compliments and thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-02 18:49]

Hello Mircea,
A beautiful little Eurasian Siskin which reminds me alot of the Pine Siskins that occasionally visit our feeders in the winter months. You must have been lying on your stomach in order to capture him at eye level on the ground like this.
Excellent detail and attractive natural coloration. You even managed to capture a little catchlight in it's eye.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-02 22:36]

Hi Mircea.
You have shared an impressive close-up. The lowest POV is superb as well as every details and feature of the siskin. Dry leaves create a fine FG and surroundings at whole. BG is simply splendid too. Excellent job. TFS and best wishes.

Hi Mircea,

A superb capture from low levels. Cheers,


Ciao Mircea, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful lighting BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Micea,
great picture with great details.
The motive looks great! Also the warm colours and the lignig are fantastic!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-03 4:13]

Hi Mircea,very brilliant capture of this little friend,i like the high contrast and the spectacular quality of sharpness,light balance and colors,you are back whit a magnificent pic!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-03 4:43]

Beautiful species captured with good lighting. tfs.

Buna Mircea,
Frumoasa specie pe care nu am intalnit-o inca. Detaliile sunt de invidiat si culorile extrem de bine redate. Felicitari pentru captura care este surprinsa de la mica distanta dintr-un unghi inedit.

impressive great close up, in a very nice moment, with excelent performance!
regards Mircea

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-04-03 10:38]

Hi Mircea,
Perfect portrait of a beautiful bird. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-05 1:46]

Splendid image, Mircea!!
Excellent sharpness and light; great low POV and depth; wonderful warm colours and very nice eye contact. A beauty!

Hello Mircea,
Excellent sharpness yet with soft details. Nice POV and contrast.
Best regards,

Hello Mircea,
fine capture of this little bird with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like the nice eye contact and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes and Happy Easter,

wonderful light and details for
this beautiful bird,
congratulations Mircea for the picture,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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