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Male Greenfinch

Male Greenfinch
Photo Information
Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 6:10
Viewed: 2541
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greenfinch ( Carduelis Chloris ) Length 14-15cm. Widespread throughout most of mainland Britain and Ireland but scarce in North and central Scotland. A familiar Bird of gardens, parks and farmland but absent from many wooded and upland areas. In full breeding plummage the Male is very bright yellow/green but for most of the year colours are duller, they have yellow wing patches and pinkish conical bill. Used for feeding on seeds.

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Well captured shot of greenfinch.nice pose and lovely colours
well done

Hi Nick, elegant composition with lovely bird in great pose, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, splendid colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-28 7:55]

Hi Nick,

A wonderful capture of this Greenfinch in a stately pose. He is looking very proud of himself. Good colors and fine details.


Bonjour Nicholas, très belle photo de ce verdier, les couleurs sont superbes et naturelles, et la netteté est très bonne, félicitations,

Hello Nick,
Beautiful Finch very "green" with marvelous plumage, wonderful POV and composition..Great posing!.. Well done


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-28 9:56]

superb colours and outstanding composition-- a shot to be proud of.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-28 10:52]

Hi Nicholas,
Splendid shot of the Goldfinch. Lovely colours and details on its plumage and the pose you have captured is graceful and charming. The focus is spot-on and the lighting is marvellous. Though there is a bit of noise the composition is superb and the POV is great. Kudos.

Hi Nicholas.
Beautiful photo and elegant composition,good focus.
Nice BG.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-28 15:40]

Hola Nicholas,
interesante mirada,
preciosos tonos y la iluminación perfecta,
saludos amigo.

Hi Nicholas,
What a nice capture of very lovely and beautiful Greenfinch. Today and yesterday I also capture many birds of same species.
Composition, POV, colors, details great. light on eye very nice. good notes. TFS
well done

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-28 16:37]

Hi Nick,
Just a tiny bit of graininess and hotspots of slightly over-exposed whites, but nothing to detract from the nice photo of the Greenfinch. Very nice pose, excellent composition, great catch-light in eye, nice exposure and colors on bird.
Have a good weekend,

Well I owe you one. I have looked all over the net for an ID of this bird which my neighbor had spotted and described to me. There were a few pictures but none of them matched nor were of as good quality as this one which gave me the ID. Evidently this is an overlooked or under looked bird, or at least it was till your post!

Hello Nick,
Good exposure and focus on your DOF!
Lovely post with clarity and details
well composed and well seen

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-29 0:43]

Nicholas, Excellent shot and what a bird. Lovely color and excellent composition. ganesh

Wonderful pov - great pose. Your colors are beautiful and the little thing has a glint in his eye.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-07-29 13:44]

Great capture! Good detail and colors. A little soft, but the rest of the image makes more than up fro it! Good work, Nick! Cheers, Klaus

Precioso retrato.
Buen fondo y estupenda la profundidad de campo.
Un buen trabajo Nicholas.
Hasta pronto, JL.

Great Finch capture posing on this post.
Did he turn and then show his left side too? Haha :-)
Good light and Bg contrast.
Nice he was out in the open.

Hi Nick,
Nice colors!!

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-06 14:18]

selam nick ,wow excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely bird nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done !
Regards ridvan

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