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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-03 10:23
Viewed: 2043
Points: 18
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Common Chaffinch
Fringilla coelebs

The Chaffinch is our commonest finch and has striking double white wing bars. The wing bars are formed by white patches on the wing coverts, and primary and secondary wing feathers. Its summer plumage is brighter that its winter plumage.

The male Chaffinch has a pink breast and cheeks, blue-grey crown and nape, and chestnut brown back. In summer, its bill is grey-blue, turning to pale brown in the winter.

The female has an olive-brown back, and grey-brown underparts becoming almost white towards the rump, which is greenish. The juveniles are similar to the female but lack the greenish rump. The bill is brown in both the female and juveniles.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-03 10:44]

Hi Les,a magnificent composition,it looks like a Christmas postcard..ehehe..very good choice of point of view and light management,impressive details and perfect colors too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Les,
A nicely composed shot, good detail and colours from a very nice pov, good dof and a nice light background.
TFS regards Bill.

Hi Les,
nice low point of view. Great sharpness and details. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Les.
Bellissima foto di fringuello,ottima nitidezza e splendidi colori mi piace la composizione come la cornice che la rende molto elegante complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-03 12:34]

Hi Les,
Very nice photo of this Chaffinch in beautiful natural coloours, good sharpness and an excellent composition with a lot of space around the bird.

Hello Les,
fine capture of this Chaffinch with good sharpness and a lovely composition. I also like the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Les
Beautiful Chaffinch in nice pose,wonderful composition,colours and details.Thank You.
Best regards

Hello Les,
Amazing shoot.....Outstanding focus, details and sharpness. Incredible light. Lovely soecies of birds. The colors and sharpness are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Les. The best compo as possibile. Amazing tones and colours. Just an intrigant paint. Very well done.


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