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Female Chaffinch

Female 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, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-28 10:27
Viewed: 3138
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This female chaffinch just sat in the tree watching me for about half an hour whilst I took some pictures of the other birds..

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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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-28 10:37]

Hi Nick

Lovely close-up - the BG colours really bring out the detail in the plumage.


Hi Nick, cute bird with lovely eye, splendid colors, good details and excellent sharpness, superb composition with great blurry BG, 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)
  • [2007-11-28 12:06]

Hello Nick,
You've caught this female chaffinch with an expression of curiosity: certainly good eye contact. Great lighting, nice POV and pose and good sharpness in this close shot.
well done and TFS!

Hello Nicholas,
A marvellous picture!
Bird of a delicacy out of the common!
Excellent nuance and details.
I liked much of this picture!
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

Gracias Nicholas, es muy amable.
Tus fotos son naturales y eso es de agradecer. Das una idea real de lo que ves, y por lo que observo últimamente, con un mínimo de manipulaciones.


Hello Nicholas
Lovely close up. good sharp photo. beautiful colors and detail.


What a funny expression,
Like, " Whatchu talkin about?"
I love it,
Beautiful colors,
Lovely BG,

Hello Nick,
cute little chaffinch in a best pose captured!
excellent exposure and focus in total sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done and well composed

hello nichola,
fine capture of the Female Chaffinch, you got a great pose here, liked the pov, colours and the composition, nice oof bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Nicholas
Very cute shot. Pretty good shrpness, nice OOF background, beautiful background color. Very good compo with branch and bird on the left
Best wishes

It is all in the pose...She is a poser! I suppose she hangs out at the Mall as well...what is the aviary world coming to? Rhetoric all the same..I love these small birds so delicate...It has a gentle quality to it..the picture as well as the bird.

Hi Nick,
A beautiful capture of this chaffinch. Excellent details and composition to portray it. Nice POV too. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-29 6:00]

Hi Nicholas,
Wonderful shot and I like the attitude displayed by this beautiful Chaffinch. Very impressive sharpness and colours with the lighting and exposure being absolutely perfect. The BG looks so special. Excellent POV chosen to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

selam nick; i always say i really like your bird photos furthermore sometimes i makem them as a desktop photo and i made your robin my phone desktop for this photo
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely bird well done.
TFS ridvan

What a brilliant expression! ha ha Love it!
Great shot..great details....great clarity.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-29 11:25]

Hello Nicholas, great pose and attitude of this beautiful bird ! It's sharp, the background is fine and the exposure is well done. Thanks !


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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-29 16:22]

Hello Nick,
This female seems surprised to see you!!!
Excellent details and colours as usual :-)
Blue spots on BG are simply amazing and add a perfect contrast with colours of the bird...
Best wishes Nicholas


Your mastery in capturing these emotions/characters of these birds is quite eveident in this picture. the colors and sharpness are very good

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-30 1:06]

Great shot Nick,
really like the pose and low golden winter sun is superbly exposed...i wonder what it would look like with a 40D though ;o)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-30 1:18]

Hi Nick,
nice shot of this little Chaffinch.
Great sharpness and clarity.
Perfect DOF and BG.
Nice golden colours.
Well done,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-30 4:57]

Hi Nick,
Nice capture of this cute fellow with good color tones and soft lighting. I liked the catchlight in the eye. TFS
Best wishes,

bonjour nick
desolé je n'ai pas beaucoup de temps en ce moment.
le ventre est un petit peu trop exposé mais j'aime le POV qui place l'oiseau devant un beau BG.

The pose of this bird is amusing, almost as if it is up to something, about to cause some sort of mischief - but that really adds an adorable factor. The bird is in sharp focus, the dof is a wonderful color contrast, and the pov is fun. I can almost hear it chirp.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-02 3:35]

Hi Nick, very nice and interesting pov on this female Chaffinch. I managed to get a couple of shots of the female last week, but it didn't manage a good exposure. This is perfect with nice soft and detailed feathers, all set against a perfect bkg and good dof.

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