Purple Finch in April Snow
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-16 8:11]
Your name in Spanish. You have a beautuful photo here. I like the way You framed to present here. The colors and pose, and the snow makes it a winner.
TFS My friend.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-04-16 8:17]
What an amazing photo. The colour tones are so beautiful! Excellent sharpness and pose. Great POV, composition and DOF. The BG with the snowflakes is outstanding!
Very well done!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-16 8:43]
Great shot - the colours and falling snow compliment each other well. Great composition too.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-04-16 9:05]
A fine tele-macro shot of a beautiful specimen in cold weather Richard, captured from a low viewpoint which displays the salient characteristics of the plumage to a perfection. That snowflake southeast of the eye is a good bonus to this fine composition.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-04-16 9:17]
Poor birds having to endure a snow storm in April!! But lucky for you to get this superb capture of one of these lovely birds! I like its pose and details are very sharp and the colours gorgeous. The light background and the falling snow looks great too. Well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-04-16 9:18]
Superb shot of the pretty Purple Finch.
Nicely composed shot with a great POV and a lovely pose with superb eye contact.
Really nice details, and the snow is a nice touch.
Excellent colours and light.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-16 9:43]
I can't believe you had snow as we went up into the 90's. We have lots of snowbirds here from Minnesota - hope they didn't go back too soon. I've never seen a Purple Finch although we are overwhelmed with House Finches. This poor little one looks soooooo cold and he thought winter was over. Lovely colors, fine details, and a wonderful cold background.
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-04-16 10:04]
This is brilliant..The framing is perfect as are the lovely sharp details and pose...The bg is great and full of light which really highlights the Finch...and then the snow gently blurring down the frame..Top Work Richard and TFS
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-04-16 10:12]
what a beautifully picture.
These bird in the snowflocks,good of sharpness with beautiful colors.
Great dof and pov.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-16 11:39]
Delighted to see your beautiful posting of Purple Finch!
best Dof with the falling snow against the perfect sharpness, good colour and details on the bird!
great shot and a good image
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-04-16 12:37]
he does not look happy about this late snow fall.
Mind you he does look quite cute and the red coat is a wonderful contrast to the grey suroundings.
Beautiful composition with excellent details and wonderful eye contact.
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-04-16 13:07]
What a marvellous capture, Richard! It's so beautiful! I love the framing and composition. Very good job.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-16 13:49]
Richard, this photo is spectacular!!
The falling snow is superb!
Very nice lighting and the red plumage of this Purple Finch stands out brilliantly.
Superb sharpness and detail.
The DOF is very good!
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-04-16 13:55]
hermosa captura y detalles,
sensacional trabajo amigo,
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-04-16 14:26]
very lovely and colorful bird and its capture very nice under April snow. Focus, POV and composition, also eye contact very nice. TFS, best wishes.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-04-16 15:15]
Wow, all those birds coming up north to my home are a fantastic sight, I understand it so well... here, it's the singing of the dark-eyed juncos, above all the others, their thrills mesmerizing us. This picture is superb too, Richard, it is a wonder, a beauty within itself, I love it! Even the expression of the bird is telling a lot. Thank you!
Most wonderful bird image and great note Richard.
Perfect the way you've used a somewhat slower shutter speed of 1/200th to soften the flakes of snow.
Fantastically beautiful wintery scene with most wonderful colors, feather details and pose of the bird.
Technically perfect work with outstanding sharpness composition, DOF and exposure.
Perfect work and great note also. TFS!!!
Best regards, Harry
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-16 18:25]
WOW, what an incredible image Richard. The details are amazing, look at the snowflake on the plumage. The colors are vivid and the composition is very pleasing. Sounds like you had a comfortable blind. Thanks for sharing.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-16 19:09]
excellent image of this Purple Finch under the snow,
fine POV and framing, i love the way the branche goes on the image,
excellent DOF, lovely softness of the composition with great details
of the bird's plumage, TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-17 3:23]
Outstanding shot of this cute little bird with amazing colours and details on its plumage. Great eye contact and you have captured a fabulous pose here. The snowfall makes the shot dramatic and certainly the Finch is not enjoying it. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
This has gone right into my favs, Richard...
A lovely shot of this absolutly beautiful bird...
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-04-17 5:27]
Hello Richard, A very nice cute and smart bird. Excellent compo and lovely view and focus. Ganesh
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-04-17 7:23]
What a wonderful photo. This Purple Finch is a beautiful bird and you have captured it in a perfect pose. The colours of the plumage are just breathtaking and the details of the beak, paws and eye are displayed with excellence. The framing and composition are delightful. An enjoyable image with great natural colours and light. The falling snow makes a lovely background. I like the tiny white feather on the branch right against the frame of the photo. Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing. Enjoy your day.
- azleader (931)
- [2008-04-17 18:05]
Great capture of snow and bird. Fine detail and subtle color.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-18 0:36]
Snow in April it is cool and so impressive in bird picture. I like superb image of the beautiful bird, snowflakes on the feathers and on the air, nice colours and sharpness/blurriness. My compliments and TFS. Well done.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-18 20:50]
This is a beauty!
The composition is wonderful,like a beautiful painting.
Terrific colours and saturation.
Excellent POV and DOF.
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2008-04-19 19:08]
This is a beautiful shot! I love the very natural colors of the bird. The focus and details are outstanding. Composition is excellent and the snow is a bonus for this excellent post!
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-04-20 4:25]
Excellent job Richard, reminds me of my recent sparrow in the rain..
Everything works here..this is one of those bird shots that stands out well above the rest.
Very well done!!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-20 23:49]
Seems like your feathered friend agrees to that we don't need snow in April!
Anyway, it happens here too but lucvkily not this year...
I like the fluffy plumage to protect against the weather, great details & colours!
- Necipp (100)
- [2008-04-21 15:15]
Hello Richard a very beautiful shot the colour is lovely and the snow adds so much to the image, great focus and fine detail tfs rgds Necip.
- jpdenk (333)
- [2008-04-22 18:51]
An excellent shot of this little guy, good and sharp, very nice portrait.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-04-28 10:55]
A very nice capture of this finch in the winter's snow or is that rain? the colors and details are remarkable. Well done Richard.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-04-29 2:14]
Very nice capture with the falling snow in the background. Soft lighting, color tones, pose you captured, POV and composition look lovely. TFS
- inked (771)
- [2008-04-29 2:25]
what a great shot! beautiful winter scene that you've captured superbly. fantastic composition, nicely presented. well done and tfs
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2009-02-04 1:47]
great feeling in this beautiful pic!
very well done!
- fragman (43776)
- [2010-01-22 2:14]
great winter pic, TFS Ori