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Pleased to meet you

Pleased to meet you
Photo Information
Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS USM, CF Extrime III 4 GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-12 3:01
Viewed: 3604
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this Rosefinch on my way to home when I was visiting nature reserve Sandemar, Sweden. It was not so much light to play and I used 800mm F/5,6 ISO-640 1/400sec and manual camera settings to capture this beautiful bird. He was singing "pleased to meet you" and I said, "good man I will take few shots of you" and this is the one of them :)

The Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) is the most widespread and common rosefinch of Europe, where it has spread westward from Asia. Common Rosefinches breed from Sweden and Siberia to the Bering Sea; the Caucasus, northern Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan and the western Himalaya, Tibet and China; to Japan between latitudes 25º and 68º. In winter they are found from southern Iran to south-east China, India, Burma, and Indochina.

The mature male has brilliant rosy-carmine head, breast and rump; heavy bill; dark brown wings with two indistinct bars, and a white belly. Females and young males are nondescript with yellowish-brown above, brighter on the rump and grayer on head; buff below.

They are found in summer in thickets, woodland and forest edges near rivers and in winter in gardens and orchards, swampy vegetation and locally in dry oak woods.

The nest is placed low in a bush and the five eggs are dark blue with coarse dark brown spots.

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Nice picture of this beautyful bird singing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-06-12 3:14]

Hi Ralf,

A nice capture of this colorfull singer,although I have seen it a few times,I never managed to capture it with my camera,well done and tfs


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-12 3:26]

Hej Ralf,
You're lucky to have seen the Rosefinch, it's not as common here around Åhus as on Österlen! I haven't seen one yet this year! It is posing very nicely for you and singing too. Great focus and lovely colours. A fine composition too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2008-06-12 3:35]

Wow, congratulations to this amazing closeup of this Rosefinch!

Hi Ralf,

Very good capture of singing Rosefinch with good pose and composition, excellent colours and sharp details.



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-12 5:05]

Hola amigo,
a beautiful singer,
color and pov. magnificent.
nice capture,
Saludos Ralf

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2008-06-12 5:33]

Hi Ralf
Excellent shot of this beauty.

Hello Ralf,
Beautiful and marvellous action shot,lovely colours,nice composition,
well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-12 7:43]

Hi Ralf
Excellent presentation.Sharp image with lovely colors.The pose is also very nice.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-12 8:23]

Hello Ralf,
Great capture of Rosenfinken taken from a fine POV and nicely placed among the branches. Excellent singing pose too.
I missed this one this year!
TFS / Hälsningar,

Fortfarande knastertorrt hos oss! :(

Hi Ralf
Outstanding shot of this Rosefinch with wonderful colours and details in its feathers
Very sharp and neat image with great light and exposure management.
Nice pose captured with well chosen POV
tfs jon

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-12 9:48]

Hi Ralf,

We have plenty of finches here but I have never seen a Rosefinch. You captured this beautiful bird in my favorite pose with the beak opened wide in song. Wonderful colors, details and composition.


Hello Ralf,
such a beauty, and you capture it so well. Perfect light and composition. My compliments!
Best regards

Hello Ralf,
wonderful capture of this very beautiful and superb colored Rosefinch. Great sharp details, great timing and composition. POV also great. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-12 11:19]

Hello Ralf,
Very beautiful photo with great sharpness and details. Excellent pose. Great colours and composition.

Hi Ralf, beautiful bird with fine details and excellent sharpness, splendid colors and beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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