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Mr. Redpoll

Mr. Redpoll
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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/6.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Red Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 15:41
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Redpoll, Carduelis flammea, is a species in the finch family. It breeds somewhat further south than the Arctic Redpoll, also in habitats with thickets or shrubs. Nominate C. f. flammea (Mealy Redpoll) breeds across the northern parts of North America and Eurasia. There is also an Icelandic subspecies, C. f. islandica, and one which breeds in Greenland and Baffin Island, C. f. rostrata. All forms migrate further south in winter into southern Canada, the northern USA and most of Eurasia. These birds are remarkably resistant to cold temperatures and winter movements are mainly driven by the availability of food. The common redpoll is smaller, browner and more streaked than Arctic; there are two distinct populations (one lighter, one darker) united in islandica, the relationships of which are unresolved (Seutin et al., 1995).


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-02-12 15:56]

Salut Mircea,
Quelle qualité d'image! Les couleurs sont belles et bien saturées. Le détail est excellent et la composition est excellente.

salut Mircea

très belle photographie avec l'excellent lumière de l'avant-plan,
le background merveilleux, excellent POV et cadrage,
également excelleente netteté et détails, TFS


Allo Mircea,
C'est une superbe capture de cet oiseau que je ne vois pas dans ma région. Les couleurs, les détails, la pose; tout est parfait; félicitations!

Hello Mircea,
WOW! that's a fantastic shot,great colosra nd clarity.excellent sharpness and depth of field, very nice composition and point of view, very nice pose!I wonder what he was looking at?

This belongs on the cover of a bird magazine! The pose is striking, the colors a wonderful contrast, and the overall composition rates a ten. This Redpoll seems to be a bit coy, but he is in sharp focus - and I love the catchlight in his eye. Excellent photo.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-12 18:50]

Hola Mircea.
Colores muy hermosos de este bello Redpoll. La pose es agradable asi como tambien el fondo.
La nota escrita es muy interesante.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-12 18:50]

Salut Mircea
Tres bonne composition.Le PDV est excelelnt ainsi que les couleurs et le détails.L'arrire plan est réussie tet j,aime bien la lumiere dans l'oeil.
Merci Michel

HI Mircea,
Nice capture, Good eye contact and POV

Hello Mircea;
Congratulations on a great shot, excellent POV, sunning detail in the plumage, the colours are amazing, well framed and the perfect OOF B/G really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hi Mircea,

Great shot!
Sharp with very nice details of the bird.
Lovely natural colors.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Mircea -

Very nice! Excellent portrait with all of the technical details spot on the money. Just a touch of catch light in the eyes to give the bird life. A very sharp image. Well done!

Thank you for sharing.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-12 21:44]

Buna Mircea,

Fotografia ta este exceptionala. Cromatica si lumina sunt deosebite. De asemenea sunt excelent combinate culorile pasarii cu cele ale fundalului.


You captured beautiful light and color in this shot Mircea. The sharpness of your subject is fantastic and I like the pose on the branch.

Evelynn : )

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  • Elanor (50)
  • [2008-02-12 23:41]

Beautiful photo, perfect sharpness and lovely colours! TFS!

Hi mircea

Great shot of teh redpoll.
Love the POV and exellent sharpness. Well saturated colours on a good background.


Felicitari! Este o poza aproape perfecta!
Unde ati fotorafiat pasarea?

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-13 11:08]

Hello Mircea,
Excellent photo with great contrasting colours. Fantastic sharp details and very good POV.

Bonsoir Mircea,

Très belle image avec des couleurs et détails magnifiques! La branche à gauche pique un peu dans l'oeuil, mais celà n'enlève rien à la qualité de la photo. Très bien fait! Merci,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-14 0:55]

Bonjour Mircea, c'est superbe, quelle belle image de ce Sizerin flammé mâle, C'est excellent sous toutes les coutures! Bravo et merci!


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