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"under the rain"

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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-22 5:35
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken last sunday at Riva from car window.Unfortunately it was a rainy and dark day again.He was staying motionless and looking at a famale one under the rain:)
Have a great Sunday and week!
Thanks for looking...

Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Fringilla
Species: F. coelebs
Binomial name
Fringilla coelebs
Linnaeus, 1758

The Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae, also called a spink[1]. Its large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14-16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.

This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, the Azores and Madeira. In the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria it coexists with its sister species, the endemic Blue Chaffinch.

It was introduced from Britain into a number of its overseas territories in the 18th and 19th centuries. In South Africa a very small breeding colony in the suburb of Camps Bay near Cape Town is the only remnant of one such introduction.

It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland. It builds its nest in a tree fork, and decorates the exterior with moss or lichen to make it less conspicuous. It lays about six eggs.
This bird is not migratory in the milder parts of its range, but vacates the colder regions in winter. The coelebs part of its name means "bachelor". This species was named by Linnaeus; in his home country of Sweden, where the females depart in winter, but the males often remain. This species forms loose flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with Bramblings. This bird occasionally strays to eastern North America, although some sightings may be escapees.
The food of the Chaffinch is seeds, but unlike most finches, the young are fed extensively on insects.
The powerful song is very well known, and its fink or vink sounding call gives the finch family its English name. Males typically sing two or three different song types, and there are regional dialects too.
The acquisition by the young Chaffinch of its song was the subject of an influential study by British ethologist William Thorpe. Thorpe determined that if the Chaffinch is not exposed to the adult male's song during a certain critical period after hatching, it will never properly learn the song.1 He also found that in adult Chaffinches, castration eliminates song, but injection of testosterone induces such birds to sing even in November, when they are normally silent (Thorpe 1958).
Distinctive subspecies include
F. c. madeirensis, Madeira
F. c. africana, North Africa
F. c. tintillon, Canary Islands

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-22 5:39]

merhaba ömer
su damlalarıyla beraber bu sevimli ispinozu gayet güzel kadrajlamışsın
kompozisyon, bakış açısı ve netlik nefis
eline sağlık

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-22 5:39]

Hi Omer,

An indeed well captured portrait of this showered chaffinch,good sharpness and details,its a bit busy composition,but an original one and I like it,thanks


Merhaba Omer,
that's soooo cute, I love that moment very much.
Excellent sharpness and such a beautiful eye-contact, I like your post so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-22 5:54]

Hello Omer,
What a lovely and interesting bird that you have very well captured ! Its pose is so nice. Composition, colors, DOF and sharpness are very good. That is however very wet. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

Saturación lograda y mucho realismo. Buena luz y sobre todo colores. Un excelente trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-02-22 8:01]

Hocam, çok güzel ve şirin bir kuş fotoğrafı olmuş. Su damlalarıyla birlikte harika bir kare. ellerinize sağlık
iyi günler

hello Omar
great details of the bird
great sharpness
greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-22 8:43]

Hi Omer.
What an amazing specimen. You have pictured it at a very funny moment. You managed to reflect its state perfectly. Bird's eyes and impression of the face are very cute. I also like superb reproduction of each bird's feather and water drops on it. Shot is so colourful and pictorial. Smooth BG is looked so nicely as main hero. Well done and kind regards.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-22 9:02]

Hi Omer,

What a magnificent close-up this is! The Chaffinch looks quite different when he is so wet. The wet feathers and big droplets are wonderful. I love the expression on his face and the great eye contact. Beautiful colors, fine details, and a very unique shot. I love it!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-22 9:12]

Hi Omer. The poor thing looks wet and cold. But you have been able to get a fine close up showing the drips of water on the feathers. You have taken this with fine detail and rich looking colours . You have done well with the poor light you must of had. well done TFS. Interesting notes too.

Merhaba Ömer bey,
sanki ıslanmaktan hiç hoşnut olmamış gibi..:)
çok kızgın bakıyor..harika bir kare olmuş..
ellerinize sağlık...

Merhaba Omer,
what a wonderful picture of this Fringilla coelebs taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness, i like the graceful pose under the rain, fine details and very beautiful natural coilours.
TFS. Best regards.

Merhaba Omer, lovely capture of cute little bird in the rain, perfect focus and splendid blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-22 10:42]

Hello Omer
This is a cute capture with good details and natural colors.
Well done.

Hello Omer
very beautiful picture of thid wet chaffinch
the shot is very well composed with
sharp details, great eye contact and nice colors
have a good evening

fantastic shot Omer !
splendid details and very sharp picture ,
wonderful colours and perfect light ,
I like very much the water drops of the bird plumage ,
very well done !
great POV ,

Serlam Dostum Ömer, Bu ıuslak güzel sanki seni izliyormuş ve sana poz vermiş gibi durmuş:). Çok tatlı bir duruş. Sende en mükemmel halde almışsın kareyi.
Eline sağğlık dostuım. Sana da iyi bir yeni hafta diliyorum.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-22 12:21]

Hello Omer,
Great photo of this wet Chaffinch. Very original. Wonderful POV and sharp details. Very nice pose and eye-contact. Beautiful clear colours and blurred BG.

Merhaba Ömer Bey,şahane bir kare,yağmurdan sırıl sıklam olmuş yavrucak.Hem şaşkın hem de üşümüş bir hali var.Sizinle göz göze gelmiş,ne demek istiyor acaba?Çok çok güzel,elinize sağlık,selamlar:)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-22 14:30]

Hi Omer,simply fantastic! This bird is very sad under the rain,i like a lot the perfection of the drops upside him,the details and the colors too are over the top. Directly on the National Geographic Magazine!! Have a nice week,Luciano

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-22 15:27]

Merhaba Ömer,
Muhteşem bir kare, emeğine sağlık.


hello Omer

superb bird photography like all of your other photos,
shot with fine POV, DOF and framing, great sharpness
and details, a lovely eye-contact of the bird with you,



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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-23 1:14]

Yağmur damlaları ayrı bir güzellik katmış, süper bir fotoğraf olmuş Ömer bey, ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-23 6:31]

Merhaba Ömer,
A fine close capture of a male Chaffinch: I have never seen a wetter one! Despite the poor light this is very sharp and taken with a fine DOF from this half-frontal POV against a suitable OOF natural BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

Ömer hocam merhaba ,
Sıradışı bir İspinoz fotoğrafı olmuş .
Eline sağlık , bol şanslar .

Witaj Omer
What wet aves! It wanted him it was has gone out on such weather? And You? It for such chaffinch it is proper.
Picture is amazing. Perfect sharpness, colours and frame.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

Hello Omer,
Great capture with excellent details & sharpness. TFS

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-02-23 11:41]

Hello Omer
Nice shot with good colors and details. The colors are agreeable and peaceful. The details are excelent, very sharp. The water on it body is amazing. Nice effect.
Well done

A very unique photo of a wet and angry looking Chaffinch in perfect exposure and very sharp focus Ömer, the complimentary colours of the natural environment really make this a splendid tableau characteristic of a rainy day. Excellent job my friend.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-24 2:58]

Merhaba Omer,
each and every of your bird shot is excellent and captivating.
This one is so natural and well balanced in terms of light and colours.
Well composed against a lovely background.
Very lovely phot in its natural setting.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-24 5:07]

Hello Omer,
Very discreet picture on the thumbnail. But a very nice surprise, if looking at your shot. What a funny pose! And all these raindrops on the plumage. Original and well composed picture.
Thanks. Have a nice afternoon

Hi Omer!

I don't know if I should laugh or cry... The picture is superb, and it awakes emotions. On one hand it moves me to pity, on the other hand it's rather comical. At least I know it's natural!

A fine suprise that leaves the common postings.

Kind regards


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  • azaf1 (42)
  • [2009-02-24 9:48]

Really nice, Omer

Even the rain water is so well seen.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-24 10:53]

Hello Omer,

Even with the difficult lighting condition you have made an excelent photo. The image is extremly sharp showing fine details. The wet feathers and the water drops from the bird creates a special atmosphere.

Thank you for sharing,

nice winter capture, TFS Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-24 18:38]

Excellent image Omer,
This guy sure looks like he could use a nice rain coat at the moment. You show wonderful detail and exposure with very natural colors!! Great work!!

Hi Omer,
A lovely capture of this beautiful chaffinch. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

merhaba Ömer Bey,
sıkça olmasa da her gönderdiğiniz kare, ayrı bir güzel oluyor. herbiri sanat eseri gibi. sanırım gelen yorumlar ve eklenen favoriler de bunu gösteriyor. Bu da çok çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş. Yağmur altında ispinozun verdiği poz, gibi, netlik, su damlaları, göz teması ve renkler de harika. elinize, emeğinize sağlık. iyi akşamlar, selamlar.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-25 19:05]

Hello Omer.
This is a wonderful image Omer, showing the difficult times these small birds endure. Splendid details and colors, very well done, thank you.

Hi Izler,

nice picture from this Finch.

I like the drops on the feathers.

Beautiful natural colours.


Hello Omer !
Poor bird, he looks all wet and cold, I just feel like putting an umbrella over him to protect him ! :-) But the picture is excellent, full of pin sharp details, with natural colors, and all in all very nicely composed. The weather may have been awful, but you anaged to bring out the best of this situation.Very well done !

Hi Omer.
Bravo. Great picture. My congratulations. Fantastic colours, excellent diagonal composition, amazing POV and BG.
My best wishes and TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-01 16:50]

Hi Omer
Great closed up image and nice composition.Very sharp image with great detail.Excellent colors to
TFS Michel

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-01 19:21]

Hi Omer,
Outstanding shot of this rain-drenched Chaffinch with immaculate sharpness, colours and details. The water drops and the fluffy plumage makes it look magnificent. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-03-01 20:12]

Hello Omer,
Very impressive presentation, very good POV and composition..
Well done


Sebnem is the first nature photo-artist to capture and post pictures of this quality and calibre on TN, Omer. She has truly inherited her talent from you, as is evident from this picture of a Chaffinch sitting stoically under the rain.
The quality, as usual, is super. The expression on the bird's face shows it is resigned to the situation.
Thanks for this sharing this fantastic picture.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-02 9:33]

Merhaba Ömer Bey, muhteşem ve sevimli bir kuş çekimi.
Elinize sağlık.

Hello Omer,

Great capture.
Nice colours with fantastic details.
Lighting and composition are splendid.

Merhaba Ömer bey bu tatlı kuşu kaçırmışız:) kusura bakmayın. Şimdi farkettim. Gerçekten yağmur sonrası sevimliliğine sevimlilik katar hale gelmiş:).
Elinize sağlık.

Hola Omer,
Fantástica captura, interesante pose y composición con gran nitidez y magníficos detalles, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-03 13:33]

Hola Omer.
You have such a beautiful portafolio full of excellent photos, all of them in high quality lavel and great sharpnes.
Lovely photo my friend.

Merhaba! Çok sevimli bir kuş pozu. Mükemmel.

Selamlar Omer Bey.. her fotonuz gibi bu da cok sirin olmus... Tum fotograflarınıza bir estetik katiyorsunuz... Elinize saglik.
Londra'dan selamlar...

Merhaba Ömer Bey, ne kadar sevimli bir kuş. Islaklık şirinliğine şirinlik katmış. Her zmanki gibi sıradışı güzellikte. Elinize sağlık.

Super! the birds personality is coming right through...I have shot from teh car for much of my life..perhaps with me it is the best way to get two things done...VERY nice image and well captured in emotive techniques!

Merhaba Ömer,
impressive to see so many precise details and subtle hues of deep colours on this unhappy but very sweet looking Chaffink and its surroundings.
Powerful three-dimensional depth of a very lively pose, excellent handling of low light to achieve high precision of details and perfectly naturalistic colours. A pleasure to see and to enjoy.
Rainy days are good days.
Thank you! With best regards,

I've lived in Terceira, Azores and I've never seen this species there.
The imagery is very PROFESSIONAL.
EXCELLENT clarity.
Great notes.
Friendly regards from Canada, Mario.

hello Omer
ok this is excellent moment and very good shot
amazing photo
best regards

Merhaba Ömer bey,

Another beautiful bird shot of You. Poor chaffinch, he got a serious rainbath...
Unique and interesting capture with nice natural colors and great sharpness. Another treasure in Your wonderful gallery. Congrats and tfs.
Have a nice day, László

PS: Mario ('oscarromulus') said he didn't see this specie in the Azores. So, local info from me, too: in Hungary it's common.

Hi Omer,

Beatiful bird and great capture. I like the rain-wet bird. So well taken.

Hello Omer,
What a great shot! It's very unusual to see birds in the rain. We can see very well the details of the drops and could imagine that is not pleasant for the Chaffinch. Congratulations,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-08 0:43]

Ömer bey selamlar,
Hava kapalı ve yağmurlu...
Nefis güzellikte,renkler ve netlik dikkat çekiyor.
Yağmur damlaları ve kuşun bakışları ayrı bir güzellik katmış.
Emeğinize sağlık,

Hi Omer,

I like how you have captured this bird under the rain. The wet look has excellent effect on the capture and the sharpness has always been flawless in your posts.

Have a wonderful weekend and best regards,

Sharp detail and the POV/pose is great here..Nice color, exposure, DOF, and comp, it's well seen from the OOF BG too.
Well done
Very well done, my friend Omer!

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