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Purple Finch

Purple Finch
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Copyright: mike williams (kickmjw) (288)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T1I, Tamron 55-200mm f4-5.6 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-31 4:38
Viewed: 1554
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This species and the other "American rosefinches" are placed in the genus Haemorhous by the American Ornithologists' Union but have usually been included in Carpodacus. It is included in the finch family, Fringillidae, which is made up of passerine birds found in northern hemisphere and Africa. The Purple Finch was originally described by Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1789.[2]
There are two subspecies of the Purple Finch, H. p. purpureus and H. p. californicus. H. p. californicus was identified by Spencer F. Baird in 1858.[2] It differs from the nominate subspecies in that it has a longer tail and shorter wing. The plumage of both males and females are darker, and the coloration of the females is more greenish.[3] The bill of C. p. californicus is also longer than that of the nominate subspecies

shutter speed 1/125
f stop 8
iso 400

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Hello Mike,
Excellent sharp detailed and tensely cropped image.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-31 14:33]

Hi Mike,very nice decentralized composition to show us this beautiful purple finch,not often seen on TN,impressive plumage details and perfect colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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