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Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites, 5 favs. and up - PART 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-16 15:26
Viewed: 5628
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
some info about the Redpoll

Redpoll is a finch with the red face on the top, the male is red on the breast
As it is held in group and hangin in birch and eating seed
The Redpoll is a small streaky brown finch usually located by its loud rattling call. Redpolls can usually be identified by the little red spot on the forehead which gives them their name. In females, however, this red colour can be indistinct and in juveniles it can be lacking altogether. Such birds would have to be identified by their small size, chunky shape and streaky dark brown plumage, lacking the greens and yellows of Serins or Siskins or the white in the wing and tail of a Linnet or Twite
this last text i took from gerts (ellis49) redpoll info

more info here:

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-16 15:34]
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Hej Mikael,
I can't fault this shot of the male Redpoll. Sharpness, lighting comp. BG.
It has all the attributes of a first class shot. Did you have ISO 400?
Bästa hälsningar, Ivan

Hello Mikael

Very nice capture of this little fellow. Very good and natural colours, sharpness and dof with well blurred background and plenty of details in the plumage. The pose is lovely and with him sitting on a lonely twig the focus really is on him. The composition is ok because the object is out of centre but IMO you could have improved it even more by usin the classical one third composition (see my latest post - it shows what I mean) and put him a little more in the top of the picture. If it is a cropped picture and you still have the original it is easy to do some experiments.


Hi Mikael, great photo
Nice colors and a good composition. Maybe a little dark, but with nice colored background.
TFS, Jan-Arie

The lighting, sharpness, overall quality of this image is fantastic! What camera are you using? I would lighten it just a wee little bit - but other than that, WOW. :) (By the way, they are finches, not sparrows) ;)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-16 16:06]

Hola Mikael, bello ejemplar y excelente compo, agradables detalles y iluminación perfecta... saludos

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-01-16 16:25]

Sharpness, lighting... wow

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-01-16 16:31]

Hi Mikael,
lovely composition and excellent details,
A very sweet little bird posing away for the shot,
very much appreciated :)
Cheers :D

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  • Dyker Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 57] (170)
  • [2007-01-16 17:50]

Hello Mikael
I like this little bird sitting with the bent head making it look very much in though. I also like the beautiful colours, very sharp focus, the blurred background, and the nice composition.

Hello Mikael,
What a good composition!
It couldn't be better.
I like a lot the subtle illumination on the bird and their pose.
The background looks like a painting, excellent the DOF used.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-16 20:07]

Hola Mikael.- Esta foto me agrada mucho. Muy bellos colores, luz exelente y un contraste muy bueno en relacion a su fondo difuso que la hace ser una verdadera joya de fotograia. Saludos Luis52.

Wow! Another great capture! Everything is perfect; composition, colors, POV, BG... You have a fantastic gallery!
Congratulations and TFS!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-16 20:45]

Hi Mikael,
I was shooting these birds today, but mine don't come close to this your details, colors and composition are all outstanding.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-16 21:13]

Bonjour Mikael,
Bravo pour cette belle prise,l'exposition est parfaite et la pose de l'oiseau est parfaite.

Hi Mikael

A beautiful shot of the Redpoll. We have them here in New Zealand, but I have never seen one. I love the head down pose. Nice catchlight in the eye and lovely background. Very nice camera work!

In Italy we call it 'ORGANETTO'.
It's a lovely small bird and you captured it well, in a good pose.
The colors here are great as well as the compo and sharpness.
What I like most is the BG and the spark on the eye.
Well doen and TSF.


Nice pose great lighting and very good post process excellent composition and great bg TFS rgds Necip.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-17 4:13]

Hi Mikael

A very beautiful capture!
The sharpness of every detail here is impeccable and crispy-clear...i love it!
Also the rahter shallow DOF did well to concentrate all the focus on the bird and branch and to blurr the BG very nicely.
The POV is excellent, the warm, not too strong light, made all the colors charming and the composition is pleasant.
GREAT work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-17 4:26]

Hello Mikael,
Perfect shot,
Sharpness,details and colors are excellent. TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-17 8:57]

Hej Micke,
I've just discovered your galleries on Fotosidan and I'm very impressed!! I admired this one there too - fantastic shot in beautiful light and fabulous colours. Great composition too!
Many thanks, Ulla

very good shot

bonjour mikael
un tres bel oiseau,j'aime ses couleurs,le POV est bon.le BG bien flou.
c'est tres bon.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-17 13:14]

Definición, agudeza e excelente control de la luz son los puntos fuertes de esta escena Mikael generando una composición muy bonita realmente.
El estético encuadre junto al bello punto de vista colaboran con la misma, con el bonus del perfecto fondo para realzar los detalles del ave y su percha.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires.... Ricardo

Clearness, sharpness and excellent light control are the strong points of this scene Mikael generating a very beautiful composition really.
The aesthetic framing together to the nice point of view collaborates with the same one, with the bonus of the perfect bottom to enhance the details of the bird and its hanger.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires.... Ricardo

hello mikael
superb bird that I do not know one would say a sparrow of at home but with red good composition and very beautiful colors cheer


The lighting is very nice on this wonderful capture, the details and colors are excellent. :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-18 12:48]

Hello Mikael,
beautiful bird and the plumage is so detailed specially the reds come through so nicely. A You captured it very well. Lovely light and great pose.
Excellent composition.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-01-19 0:13]

Hi Mikael
This is the cutest, loveliest, most charming Redpoll I've ever seen on screen, technically impeccable and aesthetically unobjectionable!
Thanks a lot for this mastershot,

Hello Mikael,
This is my little foreign friend again! Wow, what a great capture of it. I understand that it is the preferred one of 3 people, if I had place left in my fav's it would have been part of it no doubt. This is a wonderful capture with superb pose from the bird, details, exposure, composition, lightning, DOF, etc. Well done! TFS,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-20 4:46]

Hi Mikael

This is just so beautiful, the BG really sets it off with the darker edges and the soft blue in the middle. Wonderful composition, pin sharp details and great POV. Pretty bird



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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-21 23:20]

Hola Tamrock,buen tiro, color,nitido,perfecta...Saludos Sira

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-01-23 10:55]

What a cute bird!!With lovely composition&DOF is perfect!!!TFS!!

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-02-20 9:38]

One of my favorit shot my friend well done.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-05 16:46]


I think this is your best photo on TN. Everything's just perfect! Great shot!!


Hello Mikael,

Superb capture.
Colours,focus and light are fantastic.
Excellent composition.

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