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Copyright: andy swiny (andyswiny) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-04 10:42
Viewed: 1441
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Linnets tend to form groups of up to 20 individuals during the breeding season, which lasts from mid-April to the beginning of August. Nests are built in dense hedges, scrub or thorny trees. A typical clutch consists of four to six eggs and two to three broods can be produced in a season. The female incubates the eggs for 11 to 13 days, after which both parents provide food for the chicks.

Linnets are seed-eaters, feeding on over 46 types of seeds, a large proportion of which are from the cabbage family (2). The species gets its scientific and common names from its feeding habits; the generic name Carduelis derives from the Latin for thistle and 'linnet' derives from the Latin 'linum', which is flax, a seed plant that this bird once fed on

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-04 12:10]

HI Andy,The top of perfection to show us this magnificent linnet! A great capture,elegant pose and composition too,fantastic sharpness,exposure and bright colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-02-04 17:59]

Beautiful picture, Andy, and interesting note as well.


Nice one. Beautiful details.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2015-02-07 12:25]

hi Andy
splendide image, voilà un bon exemple à suivre. Superbes détails, plumage lumineux, pose parfaite.


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