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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: 2009-02-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 10:12
Viewed: 3274
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 78
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This was also taken on my last trip out to the woodland hide . My last few postings all came from the same day and place , sometimes we get lucky this was one of those times. I am 99% sure this is a female Greenfinch.

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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-17 10:20]

Hello Nick,
One of the most perfect photos of a Greenfinch I've ever seen. The sharpness, details and clear colours are perfect. The OOF BG is splendid in contrast. Excellent POV, pose and composition.

hello Nicholas
great shot of the Greenfinch
beautiful sharpness
and great colors

i think also it is a female
the colours are more green of a mail
greeting lou

Hello Nick
I thinks its a Male but no doubt I will be proved wrong very soon!!
The details are fine and perfect all set against a perfect BG..You really have this so very well sorted considering the super low shutter speed....Fantastic work.

ps I will mail you later in the week or give you a call

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-17 10:27]

Hi Nick,

I've only seen a Greenfinch in pictures and this must be the best picture of one that I have seen. Everything about it is marvelous - pose, expression, colors, details, background and composition.


wow , superb capture Nick !
spectacular capture with very beautiful colours, perfect sharp and fine details ,
I like very much this composition with good DOF and great POV ,probably the best picture of this subject ,
well done !

Hi Nicholas,

what an good presentation of this Greenfich.
Exellent dof, pov and bg.
Beautiful colours.


This is lovely, greatly executed.


So sharp, so detailed ...
add a good light, a nice posture and that's it !
Bravo nick

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-17 10:43]

Hi Nicholas,
Very nice capture of this greenfich.Clear details,sharpness,simple BG and pose of bird is excellent.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-17 10:48]

Hello Nicholas
Wonderful capture with perfect focus and great details. Beautiful colors too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-17 10:55]

Hello Nicholas,
wonderful composed capture. Colors, details, lighting very nice. background color also very well. TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-17 10:58]

Hi Nicholas,

A very fine capture of madam greenfinch,
well composed capture,thanks for sharing


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-17 11:06]

Hola amigo,
estupenda captura de excelente calidad,
agradable encuadre y detalles,
saludos Nick.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-02-17 11:12]

Hello Nicholas
Wondeful picture with good colors and details, the composition is amazing. The colors are natural and strong. The details are clean and sharp.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-02-17 11:39]

Hi Nick,
beautiful crisp details upon the greenfinch..
very well composed my friend..
take care..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-17 11:40]

Hello Nick,
Superb view of this Greenfinch from a nice POV. Excellent sharpness, beautiful colours and I like the background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla


Great image. Sharp and very well presented. Lovely colors and all around great photo.


hi nicholas!
great one on the finch with
real good sharpness and very
nice background
well composed to
good work!

Hi Nick
Another beauty in your gallery. Razor sharp image. Perfect blured background, good exposure, natural colors Nothing to critique

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-17 12:47]

Hello Nick,
Nice one of a male Greenfinch. The technical features are excellent and I like the pose and the lighting very much. Great neutral BG and composition on the twig too.
TFS this beauty,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-02-17 12:52]
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Hi Nick

It appears that your woodland hide is very productive indeed! Is that the place that we visited we i was there? Or you have something new and improved?
Anyway, this is again a terrific close-up, presenting this cute female Greenfinch with excellent sharpness and in very beautiful colors.
DOF-wise, this is again terrific and the composition being classic, this work very well in all aspects.

Bravo and TFS

Ciao Nick, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely bird in great pose, splendid colorful blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-17 13:21]

Merhaba Dostum Nick,
Bu güzel kuşun en güzel fotoğraflarından biri bu bence. Çok başarılı bir sunum. Detaylar kusursuz. Emeğine sğlık.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-17 13:53]

Hello Nicholas !
This is once more an excellent bird picture from you ! The details on the feathers are excellent, and I love the yellow patched on its wings. Composition, POV, blurred BG, everything is just perfect. UIt's really pleasant to look at. Very well done !

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-02-17 14:23]

I like this shot a lot, too. Good lighting brings out great detail in the feathers. Gary

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-17 14:48]

Hi Nico,another wonderful work,the beautifuls colors of winter background are perfect for this greenfinch,top quality of sharpness and colors!!Have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Nick,
Very beautiful picture of Greenfinch taken with your usual high standard of skill. The pose is great, composition good, details fine sharp and the colours bright and natural.

Hello Nicholas
your galerie is full of so wonderful bird shots, it's amazing !!
tis one is not an exception, crisp clear details on the beautiful plumage
the pose, the POV and the BG are superb
very well done

hello Nicholas

another of your very beautiful photographys of birds,
shot with fine POV and framing, very beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details of the foreground with
a wonderful blurred background, TFS


Hi Nick, Good Morning MF!
An excellent and lovely capture of this cute greenfinch from a wonderful pov with great details, sharpness and composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Nick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful green finch. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Well I guess it isn't just my laptop...this one is superior and at least 2 others know it enough to fav it. So doggone sharp it looks very real. You have managed to keep it looking so natural in setting and perch ...as you do many times with your works. Good show Nick and nice see Jai back as well.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-02-18 10:16]

Hi Nicholas
very nice composition and colors
exellent sharp
very well done.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-18 15:43]

Hello my friend,
It's been a full week since I have seem your pictures, you never
disappoint me when it comes to amazing shots. Great POV and
wonderful composition... Very well done


Hello Nick,

What a classy shot!
The bird's plummage is captured to perfection showing us the colours, patterns and textural details.
Her stance and the eye reflection show how alert she is!
Very well composed, slightly off-centre on an angled twig.

Kuind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-20 8:01]

Hello Nick
wonderful capture of this cute bird with its artistic pose
POV, BG, DOF and sharpness are great

Once again a perfect shot. Great composition, perfect sharpness. Your work is always perfection.

Hi Nick,
Great capture of the Greenfinch. Classic pose, sharp details and catchlight, and soft OOF background. Can't ask for any better shot.

Hello Nicholas,
Great capture, superb sharpness, depth of field,
clarity and dedtails in the plumage, beautiful
vivid colors, lovely catchlight and nice
oof background.

Hi Nick,

Excellent shot
SUPERB DOF, POV, BG, sharpness and details
Perfect compo, colors and light
Lovely catchlight in its eye


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