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The Purple Finch in-flight

The Purple Finch in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-12 8:24
Viewed: 1575
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, not an spectacular photo but for me it is the
77th species of birds that I am taking in photo in-flight.

Photo taken at Rusagonis a village near Fredericton in
New Brunswick, Canada. I did a 9 hours (8 hours driving)
travel to my pointing dog's (Griffon Korthals) breeder's home,
this photo was taken at their bird feeders station.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« The Purple Finch is the bird that Roger Tory Peterson
famously described as a “sparrow dipped in raspberry
juice ” For many of us, they’re irregular winter visitors
to our feeders, although these chunky, big-beaked finches
do breed in northern North America and the West Coast.

Separating them from House Finches requires a careful look,
but the reward is a delicately colored, cleaner version of that
red finch. Look for them in forests, too, where you’re likely to
hear their warbling song from the highest parts of the trees. »



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Hello Asbed,
It looks he/she is walking in the sir! Very well focus on bird; mainly so small bird and you focused perfectly. Nice BG as well as sharpness. Good work....
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-12 9:01]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent in flight photo in superb sharpness and beautiful natural colours. It's ready for landing I suppose. Very nice blue sky in the background.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely in-flight bird, perfect focus, wondferful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-12 11:17]

Hi Asbed,what a curious position,it seems a man who is rising from a wheelchair..ehehe....great in flight capture another time of this purple finch,the sharpness is absolutely perfect,but this is rule and not a surpise from Iskedjian house..ehhee..very well done!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-12 14:04]
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Hello Asbed,
I so wish We could have gotten together when Rosie and I were up in your area, as I would have loved to see your technique in capturing such fine inflight shots. Wonderful frozen image of this pretty little lady as she appears to be dropping out of the sky. Good detail and natural colors.
We have plenty of house finches, but I haven't seen any Purple Finches that I was aware of. They seem to be here year round and really hit the feeder hard, especially in the winter months.

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