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Male Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch
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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: 2007-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-27 10:56
Viewed: 2938
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs ) One of the commonest and most widespread birds in Britain, favouring a wide variety of habitats including gardens, parks and woodland. In winter numbers are boosted by the influx of north european birds. Song comprises a descending trill with a characteristic final flurish. Feeds mainly on Insects during the summer months but seeds in the winter where they often gather in large flocks

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Great job here,
Beautiful details,
Sharp and clear,


Hi Nicholas,
what a nice capture of this lovely finch with superb colors, great details and sharpness. POV, shadow, feeding action, light and composition very nice. TFS, well done

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-27 12:02]

Hello Nicholas, great bird shot ! Great details, very sharp and a very good exposure. Thanks !


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-27 12:09]

Hola amigo,
buena captura y hermosos los colores...
bonito plumaje,
saludos Nicholas

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-27 12:19]

Hello Nick,
Great capture of this male Chaffinch in fine light. Excellent details and true colours. I like its shadow too! Nice natural perch you've found for feeding them!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Nick, lovely bird with splendid warm colors, wonderful details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-27 12:34]

Hello Nick,
This tree trunk is becoming familiar, but it serves well to take shots of garden birds like this male Chaffinch. Great sharpness and the lighting is excellent in this fine POV and composition.
Well done and TFS!

Tienes una galería preciosa Nicholas; esta toma es otro ejemplo. Yo empiezo ahora con las aves aunque yo tengo poca paciencia y un equipo aún justo. Gracias por tus amables comentarios.
Saludos : J. Ignasi

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-27 13:11]

selam nick;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely bird well done.
TFS ridvan

Hello dear Nick,
very nice portrait of this male Chaffinch with wonderfull sunlight and perfect focus, lovely pose and vey good composition,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-27 13:31]

Hello Nicholas
How beautiful this Chaffinch and what an excellent capture of it. I like a lot the colors and composition and the beautiful details.
Very well done.


Top shot as usual, where is this new pech that you have found ?


Hi Nicholas,
Great capture of this beautiful bird!
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Very pleasant composition.
Impressive the wealth of details!
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-27 22:01]

Hello Nick,
Today I'm only able to mark your photo
I'm sorry for that, I'll come back later
with a proper critique.. Congratulations
on a fine capture


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-11-27 23:42]

Hello Nicholas,

This is very high quality, splendid with the shadow.
Composition and presentation are superb.

Best regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-27 23:51]

Hi Nick

Great close-up. Great detail too.


Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this chaffinch. Excellent details, composition and a very good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-28 4:00]

Great detailed shot of this Chaffinch Nick!
Excellent diagonal composition.
Good colours and lighting... you've handled the exposure superbly!
The seed is a bonus and you've got a nice catch-light in its eye.
Well done,

Your bird collection is really growing...what a portfolio! Lovely shot with that trademark great lighting and perfect color! :)

Hello Nick,
beautiful shot of this chaffinch, great details and colors and well presented
very well done
thank you

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-28 8:50]

Hi Nicholas.
Next your brilliant bird picture. All components of photo skill are present. Wonderful scene and composition, amazing rich colours and razor sharpness of the image. Strong sunlight underlines beauty of the scene (charming bird and pictorial bark) excellently. My greetings and TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-28 11:07]

Hello Nick,
Excellent photo with beautiful natural light and warm colours. The details are top. Very good POV and composition.

Hello Nick
They are always also nice these small birds Thank you for the precision with which you us them present.

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-28 17:59]

Hello Nick,
WOW what a great picture! The vivid colours and the shadow of this bird are fantastic. Great details too...
Best regards my friend Nicholas :-)


I wonder which is the most widespread bird worldwide? I think I remember reading it may be a swallow. Never the mind, this is a fine perch for your Chaffinch! I think it is done before with other birds.....at any rate this gives it a real natural appearance. And your eye with the Sigma...doing very well..We are having snow here Nick...last night and more coming...I'll send it your way...

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-29 2:48]

Hi Nick, great shot of the Chaffinch, excellent pov showing all the fine and colourful plumage. All very nice and sharp with good use of light. Good catch light on the eye and a superb shadow to boot.

Hi Nick,

Great shot of this chaffinch; perfect focus, exposure and composition. It;s great that you hhave also captured the bird with grub, as it help tell the story. Great posting as usual.

Kind regards,


Hello Nicholas,
Nice capture of a Chaffinch in action. The tree trunk and shadow adds the needed ambiance to the frame. It is sad that we don't have Chaffinches here. TFS, Regards

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