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Waiting to be Fed

Waiting to be Fed
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -5- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-30 22:03
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Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chaffinch-juvenile (Fringilla coelebs).
Swedish name: Bofink, meaning ‘nest finch’

The Chaffinch is a spring visitor to Sweden. A few overwinter in the south but the vast majority fly south to southern parts of Europe. Many have been portrayed on TN but not at this age!

When they return in April they vie with the Willow Warbler to become the most common species in the country with as much as 10 million pairs!

The scientific name means 'unpaired finch' as the males arrive about a week before the females.

They soon pair up to build a beautifully camouflaged nest made mainly of moss and spider web and set in the fork of a deciduous tree. This wonderful camouflaged construction gave rise to the Swedish name.

The young are ready to fly after about two weeks and for some time after they have left the nest they are fed insects by both parents. This one is probably about three weeks old. At this stage the plumage does not show whether it is male or female.

This was taken at a distance of about 6 meters (20 ft.). After moderate cropping and size reduction the image was sharpened.

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Hi Ivan
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-30 22:47]

Hello Ivan,
Very good capture of Chaffinch posing nicely. Great lighting resulting to bright natural colours and very sharp details showing even the smallest feather details. Good composition, nice BG.
Best regards Siggi

Yes we are neighbors ! Wonderful picture of Chaffinch the catch light is special and the composition is good too. I always feel catch light in birds in essential as it adds "LIFE" to the subject. Convey my regards to Mam Ulla as well
Goutham R

Hi Ivan,

today I am your neighbour again.
An nice shot from this juvenile finch.
Good pov and details.
Fine colours.


Good morning Ivan
particular moment when you meet one young bird,you impressed a very beautiful setting,one marvellously capture very good technically
TFS thanks for sharing

Hi Ivan,

Very nice capture of this beautiful bird. Nice focus and great details. Eye contact is amazing and background is also very beatiful.


Hi Ivan

A fine sharp shot of this juvenile chaffinch
good composition, DOF and catchlight in the eye.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-07-01 2:01]

Merhaba Dostum Ivan!
Yeşil yaprakların arasında mükemmel bir İspinoz karesi sunmuşsun. Kuşun gözündeki parlaklık doğal ortamın sadeliği ile birleşince seyri çok hoş bir kare ortaya çıkmış. Çok başarılı bir çalışma. Tebrikler.


Nice close-up shot of the bird, like the sharpness of the image and good details captured, also nice natural colour tones.
Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-01 4:27]

Hi Ivan,
ths chubby cute bird is really attractive and beutiful. The clarity and the seen details of the feather and hed is really fascinating.
the green bckground always complement the beauty and it really gives a good feeling of security witnessing a bird with green leaves all around and green hues in the surrounding.
Real lovely capture.


Hello Ivan,
Nice and sweet composition! good sharpness
Best regards

Ivan, this is a charming work. I like the feeling of depth superbly delivering this picture, I can talk about almost any kind of 3D. Very good colors, tones and sober adequate. The details of the bird, the texture of their plumage and coloration are beyond any comment.

Very good job, thanks for sharing.



Hello Ivan,
a wonderful picture of the Chaffinch-juvenile taken in a great pose among the branches, superb sharpness and splendid bright colours, marvellous light.
Best regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-01 5:42]

Hello Ivan
Nice capture taken with excellent details and beautiful colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-01 6:46]

Hello Ivan,
It's that I know that this is a computer screen, but otherwise I should think there's a Chaffinch in real.
High quality again, Ivan. Fantastic. Most of all I like the perfect composition and POV. What a beauty!

Ciao Ivan, great capture of lovely bird in great pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful composition with beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Ivan,
A nice capture of this beautiful young Chaffinch. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-01 11:42]

Hi Argus. I seem to be a day behind some how. We are seeing many young birds which i love . You have this years first Chaffinch i belive. A cute little one with its soft looking feathers. All taken with fine detail and natural colours. I like the catch light in the eye. well done TFS.

Hello Ivan
excellent capture of this young Chaffinch taken in a nice decor, fine details on his fluffy plumage, superb pose and POV
lovely colors
Have a good night

Hi Dostum Ivan,
An awesome capture of this beautiful young chaffinch from wonderful POV with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-01 16:57]

Hi Ivan,

Even with our most uncomfortable weather this is a wonderful time of the year because of all the baby birds who come around with their parents. This little Chaffinch is precious in a lovely pose on the branches. I love the juvenile expression and the soft looking feathers. Wonderful colors, details, and composition (as always).


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-01 17:30]

What a cute little fellow with his ruffled feathers.
I like the way he is framed by the green foliage.
Beautiful light and catch light in the eye.
Excellent focus and DOF.
TFS. : )

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-01 19:31]

Hola Sr. Ivan.
Bella foto. hermosos los colores del plumaje y me agrada la expresion de su mirada, esperando la comida. Alta calidad en la imagen y una exelente nota escrita.
Saludos Sr. Ivan.

All is properly OOF while the small and helpless bird remains in focus so well. It has a feeling to it Ivan..Not sure how to call it..but I see a gentle feeling if that sounds right..

Hi Ivan,

Beautiful shot of this cute little Chaffinch, the fine detail is excptional. Love the framing and composition, and the f7.1 has isolated it from the background perfectly, really nice work on this, all the best, Cheers Rick :)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-02 5:06]

Bonjour Ivan,
What a pleasant and subtle picture of this juvenile Chaffinch. Colors, composition and fine light make a very harmonious impression. The sharpness is excellent too. Très plaisant! Very interesting note too.
Thanks so much

Hello Ivan,

This is the third attempt!
Each time I have typed the critique, the site has gone down!

It is so pleasing to witness the care of parent birds with their fledgelings.
This is a delightful shot of this juvenile chaffinch, waiting expectantly on the branch. The sharp focus details its fluffy plummage and the alert catchlight in its eye, very well.
Excellent off-centre composition and a good dof.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-02 9:30]

Hola Ivan,
exquisita captura,
color e iluminación estupenda,
saludos amigo.

Ciao Ivan. What great DOF here. Perfect sharp. Nice shot.


Buen enfoque y encuadre Ivan. Me gusta especialmente el color y la luz, nada estridentes y muy naturales.


hello Ivan

excellent and very beautiful photo of this young Chaffinch,
very fine POV, DOF and framing, superb focus
with great sharpness and details, and as you know
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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