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Evening grosbeak

Evening grosbeak
Photo Information
Copyright: Marie Proue (marieproue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 564 W: 67 N: 437] (3674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 300mm f4 L IS, B+W 77mm MRC 007M Transparent
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 21:04
Viewed: 5849
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Evening grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus


Identification Tips:
Length: 7.25 inches
Large, pale, conical bill
Short tail
Distinctive call note often given in flight
Frequently gathers in flocks
Yellow forehead, supercilium and body
Brown head and upperback
Black wings and tail
Large white patch in wing
Gray upperparts
Pale gray underparts
Black wings and tail
White patches in wings
Similar species:
The male Evening Grosbeak is instantly recognizable. Females have large bills, short tails and distinctive call notes.

rcrick, JPlumb, mariki, cataclysta, Royaldevon, Miss_Piggy, CeltickRanger, MMM, Argus, Adanac, jaycee, Heaven, Alex99, NinaM, izler, cicindela, bobair has marked this note useful
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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-28 21:17]

Hello Marie,
It's late and I'm running out of time
So I'm just marking today.. Congratulations


Hello Marie,
Very nice image of this Evening grosbeak, love the colours, well framed and taken from a good POV, nice work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-28 23:57]

Hi Marie, this is a beautiful pose of this Grosbeak. The best I've been able to do with them, there were either branches in the way, or they were too high in the tree for a decent shop. This is a very good representation of the bird with excellent colour. The detail is very good, especially that eye. I think if you were to blow you your home copy you might see yourself reflected in it. On the contrast side, I had a look at Rick's workshop, I think he's done a good job on this for you.

Thanks, John

Bonjour Marie,

Superbe photo de ce gros bec. Très belle composition. L'éclairage fait magnifiquement ressortir les belles tonalités de son plumage. Bonne jounée,


Bonjour Marie,
Very good close up shot of the Grosbeak!
the lighting is good with sharpness, nice colour and details in the shot
well done and many thank for sharing
have a wonderful weekend

Hi Marie
Very nice sharp image. Despite the branch in foreground evertyhing look great. On the other hand it looks natural with branch. Also good composition and short but informative note
Good job

Hello Marie,

What a strikingly coloured bird!
He looks to be made from gold.
I like how you have photographed him from beneath so there is lovely detail not only of his face and chest but also feet clinging on to the branch.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hallo Marie
This is a great shot. This is such a bright coloured bird and could not be missed on the gallery. This is a very good illustration of the bird with excellent colour. The detail is very good, and I especially like the “cap” on its head. It has quite a broad beak. You captured this little bird in a beautiful pose displaying its lovely bright yellow plumage. Admirable bird I have never seen before. Thanks for introducing.
Kind regards.

bonjour Marie

très belle photo de cet oiseau, j'aimes bien ton POV en contre-plongé,
aussi le cadrage vertical approprié au pose de l'oiseau,
belle luminosité de l'image avec d'excellentes netteté e détails, TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-29 6:34]

Hi Marie,
Splendid shot of this Grosbeck with lovely yellow colour and details on its plumage. Superb lighting and exposure and you have captured a fine pose here. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-29 7:21]

Salut Marie
Quel belle présentation.Bon POV et image en focus.Le détails est excellent.J'aime bien la pause de ton sujet.Jolie lumiere dans l'oeil également.
Merci Michel

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-29 7:35]

What a beautiful bird!
Excellent capture of it as well.
The colours of its plumage are so vivid.
Great detail in the feathers as a result of the photo being just the right sharpness.
Very well composed.
Thanks for sharing this Marie,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-29 8:59]

Bravo Marie! Je n'ai jamais pu photographier cet oiseau! Qu'il est beau! Tu l'as parfaitement capturé avec des détails bien nets et une exposition superbe. De l'excellent travail, merci!


Hi Marie,

Beautiful shot, and what a wonderful beak. The picture is so clear, the quality of the light is great and the detail superb. I love the way you have him staring into the distance. Pity about the branch cutting across, but I guess you can't have everything. The picture works well nonetheless. Super.


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-29 16:23]

Bonjour Marie,

Il esst comme un rayon de soleil ce gros bec avec tout ce jaune éclatant.
Une excellente prise qui nous montre cet oiseau dans toute sa grandeur avec une belle netteté, de beaux détails et de magnifiques couleurs vives. Bravo!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-29 22:35]

This is a beautiful capture, Marie!
Finee POV, pose, colours and composition make this a very attractive image of an Evening Grosbeak. The diagonal branch does not spoil the shot, in fact it gives a natural effect and adds to the composition.
Merci pour le partage à voir cet magnifique oiseau.

Beau portrait plein de détails qui mettent bien en relief le plumage.
Bonne journée.

Hi Marie, lovely little bird in great pose with splendid colors, superb details and excellent sharpness, beautiful blurry BG and elegant composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-01 6:09]

Hello Marie,
You have managed to obtain amazing colors and great sharpness in this image with your wonderful camera work. They are such a pretty species, thank you for sharing Marie.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-01 8:52]

Hi Marie,

Another bird I have not seen in real life. The pose is wonderful. Beautiful natural colors - I love the pale beak. Good details with a lovely eye.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-03-01 12:12]

Bonjour Marie,
Superbe capture de ce gros bec.
Je n'ai pas vu un cette année encore :(
Bravo pour celui-ci, la pose est excellente tout comme la netteré et le naturel des couleurs.

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2008-03-01 13:30]

Bonjour Marie,

Très beau cliché et très beau sujet.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-03-01 14:03]

Bonsoir Marie!

Ceci est une photo simple et classique, mais très bien faite, soit du point de vue technique, soit du point de vue de son expression. Elle plaît justement par sa simplicité qui n'est dérangé par aucun élément superflu.



Bellissima immagine, molto buona la composizione verticale, ottimi dettagli e i colori. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-02 3:37]

Bonjour Marie,

Cet oiseau le Gros-bec errant est un de mes preferé. Bravo pour cette capture.


Qu'elle belle capture d'un oiseau que je n'ai jamais eu la chance de voir en vrai! Les couleurs et les détails sont superbes! Tu étais très proche! C'est une photo magnifique, félicitations!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-03 20:44]

Hello Marie

Super lighting and wonderful bright,vivid colours.
The POV is excellent,you have captured lovely detail.
Well placed and composed in it's natural setting.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-04 10:59]

What a colourful shot of the wonderful bird you have shared. You managed to show all beauty of this charming bird. I like excellent blue BG which is suitable to the bird perfectly. Exposure is spot on as well as the sharpness and details of the image. Perfect close-up. My compliments.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-04 17:21]

Ah, Marie, c'est le premier grosbec que je vois sur TN! Chanceuse d'avoir pu en capturer un, et bien en plus! Très belle luminosité dans cette photo, et j'adore l'oiseau bien cadré et "souriant". Les détails sont beaux et merci, c'est un de mes oiseaux préférés!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-05 10:40]

hello Marie
its another an interesting and new bird specie for me and you are successfuly presenting of this beautiful and cute bird
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours and note
thanks for sharing

Hello Marie,
Nice capture, good composition,sharpness and beautiful colors.

Hello Marie,
A fine pose by this grosbeak!
The point of view works well to expose the yellow bird against the blue sky, creating this fine colour contrast...
Good details in the plumage, fine colour palette!
Pablo -

Bonjour Harie
Très beau portrait de ce gros-bec errant. La netteté et les couleurs sont excellentes. Belle pose de l'oiseau et beau point de vue.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-03-16 7:14]

Hello Marie , Exelent shot ,great sharpnes details colours light in his eye compositie bg , I like it , tfs Greetings Teunie .

belle pose, bonne netteté, juste un peu dommage cette branche au premier plan

Bonjour Marie!
Very colourful and very nice for watching bird species. And even if I am not specialist in birds - it looks very interesting for me :) Only a little better DOF would be good to keep in focus all parts of bird's body, but even now I like it :)
All the best,

bonjour marie
dommage pour la branche qui passe devant!
mais sinon rien a dire,couleurs et exposition au top.

Hi Marie,
this is an enjoyable photo of a grosbeak that lives here in Alberta as well.I really like the colour of this bird and that beak is amazing looking.This is a fine shot,Marie and I'm glad you have shared it with us. Bob

Bonsoir Marie,
Belle prise de vue de ce gros-bec errant, magnifiques couleurs et détails sur son plumage , Excellent POV. et netteté, belle note aussi sur ce bel oiseau aux magnifiques couleurs.
Mes compliments

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-11 15:30]

Ola Marie
Magnifica foto deste encantador passaro, suas cores são bem atraentes e chamativs, a nitidez e a focalização ficaram perfeitas, a claridade ficou muito boa.

je vois que tu ne diffuse plus beaucoup sur tn, moi je ne suis que de passage, plus de temps a consacrer a la photo car depuis janvier les soucis de santé ont attaqués se sont cumulés pour nous deux. toutefois félicitations pour cette magnifique prise de vue de bonne netteté et couleurs au top, bravo

nice capture, TFS Ori

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