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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: 2009-11-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-12 7:19
Viewed: 3132
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken today in the garden , as you can see from the water droplet we are having another wet day. never mind i was pleased to get somthing,

Goldfinch ( Carduelis carduelis.) Length 12cm.
One of our most colourful birds and the only one with bright yellow wingbars and a white rump. Adults have red and white on face, black cap extending down the sides of their neck, buffish back and white underparts with buff flanks.
It is a common and widespread resident in Britain and Ireland except Northern Scotland.
Favours wasteground and meadows where their narrow pointed bill is used to feed on the seeds of Thistles and Teasels.
Usually seen in smaill flocks.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-12 9:51]

Hi Nicholas,
Splendid shot. Magnificent colors and top player.
Best wishes from Germany,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-12 10:29]

Hello Nick,
I think there are some connection problems with TN. But finaly I can open your photo. A beauty as ever. Fantastic in all aspects, specially contrast against the BG and composition.

Ciao Nick, beautiful bird with wonderful colors, splendid blurry BG, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Nick,
Again a excellent photo with very good sharpness and outstanding details.
Superb colours and wonderful blurred background.

Hi Nick,
Excellent shot of this common bird, great colors and sharp details.
TFS. Regards.

hello Nick
a super sharpness picture as always from you
a great colored composition
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-12 11:57]

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent photo with a perfect focus. Fantastic details and DOF. The BG looks great. The natural colours are marvelous. Beautiful composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • psyce (64)
  • [2009-11-12 12:13]

another lovely shot! as I look at your photos I learn more... the composition and the framing is impeccable... sharpness and DOF fantastic! well done and TFS

Ciao Nicholas. Right warm light to exalt slendid bright colours. stunning details in a very nice compo.


very nice shot with great colors and so good sharpness
so cute specie


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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2009-11-12 12:33]

Hi Nick
Another excellent photo...Studio quality color, composition and BG...Very well done...TFS

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-11-12 12:55]

Hello Nicholas,
It' very tiny colourful bird which I see perched on the weed stalks. On your photo and others look as if was larger because hard to judge thickness this twig. Your photo very like me.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Nicholas,

A superb closeup capture of the beautiful goldfinch with colorful details! I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors.

A well done composition!

best regards,

La mirada del ave es lo que más me gusta de esta fotografía. El encuadre es casi perfecto.
Saludos Nicholas.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-12 15:18]

Hi Nico,all is perfect as usual...but today there is a little drop too to complete the spectacle.Fantastic quality and great composition,my double compliments,have a nice time,Luciano

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-12 15:39]

Hi Nick

A super sharp shot of this beautiful little Goldfinch.
I just love how it stands out against the OOF and dark BG.
The little catchlight in the eye compels one to notice the direct stare and the detail captured.
The warm colours and eye level POV is a welcoming sight for the eyes.
The composition is well managed with the twig running along the 1/3 horizontal
and the bird sitting on the 2/3 vertical axis.

Well done and TFS.

Hello Nick,

A great capture with beautiful colors, fine details & great pose. Lovely POV & very nicely done. TFS & best wishes!


hello Nick

excellent photo of the Goldfinch shot with fine frontal POV
and i also love the way it is framed on the image, fine focus great
sharpness and details of the foreground, wonderful war luminosity,



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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-12 20:05]

agreat photo of this Goldfinch!

Hi and Good Morning Nick,

Impressive and impeccable close-up of a Goldfinch.
The colours, BG, POV/DOF, composition and clarity are all precise.
TFS and have a nice WE!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-12 22:58]

Hello Nick,
This is great!
a superb recent capture of a Goldfinch. The lighting and sharpness are great, despite the rain and the drop of water on the branch is a bonus. It looks great against the dark green OOF BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Nick,
a fantastic portrait of the Goldfinch, a very good contrast of marvellous colours of the bird against a dark BG, superb sharpness, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-13 7:06]

Hi Nick.
I love goldfinches so much. Yours is amazing. Pictured individual solid, calm and has wonderful costume :). Lights and colours are exceptional as well as pictured scene at whole. Bravo. Perfect shot.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-11-13 11:04]

Hi Nick,
Excellent composition and photo of a bird ...
Sharp color and detail are great.
Best wishes,

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-11-14 22:12]

Hi Nick,
this one of my favorite one and you've captured it marvellously
nice BG and colors.
Have a nice weekend

Hello Nick
Cheers, Cheers: another exceptional recording.
Details and neatness are a pleasure of eyes.
Thank you, best regards

Hy Nick
There were somegoldfinches in the summer visiting the garden of my parents (in fact visiting Cosmos flowers) but I could not manage to capture one decent picture. I think that are between the most colored birds from Europe, and I really like this one, showing the red face of the bird.
My kind regards,

Hello Nicholas
this goldfinch taken on a rainy day is wonderful with very sharp details
the dark green BG highlights the bird very nicely
superb composition and pose
Have a good night

Hola Nicholas.
Precioso colorido y gran encuadre.
Ajustada exposición.
Un deliciosa trabajo.
Saludos, JL.

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