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the end of summer..


the end of summer..
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 20:34
Viewed: 1927
Points: 18
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the summer is about to go.. and once that gorgeous, happy Sunflower garden of the Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, turned into the mature, photogenic bushes befriended by some American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis).

American Goldfinch, feeding on sunflower seeds.

do you see that female bird too? well, i saw her later :/


[Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. No Tripod.]

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Nice to see your work after a long time.
well composed picture.
nice shadow and highlight detail, as well as the colour.
best wishes.

Ciao Ruby, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-09-02 23:13]

Hi Ruby.
Nice presentation of the species. It is clear me have not it in our region. You have shown all feature of the bird very well and I also like composition of the shot created by flowers on left bottom corner of the frame. My compliments and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-09-02 23:43]

really beautiful image of the species. good lighting and nice angle. wonderful background. tfs.

Very attractive ornate capture of a Goldfinch in the mellowing light of the approaching autumn, Ruby.
Good to see your picture after some time.
Thanks.
Ram

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-03 5:31]

Hello Ruby,
Beautiful work here. Excellent composition in very nice natural colours and fine sharpness. Beautiful blurred abckground too.
Regards,
Peter

Namaste Ruby

Beautiful light, good exposure, superb perch and nice composition for this pair of finch, an attractive male and hidden female. Maybe missing a wee bit of focus on the males head, well as compared to rest of the picture..Still a beautiful composition overall.

Himanshu

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-03 8:56]

Hi Ruby,in Italy is the end of summer too but we have a very good weather,beautiful capture of this goldfinch,excellent exposure of the hard light for a perfect yellow and great details too.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)
  • [2013-09-03 17:20]

Hello Ruby, nice to see a post from you once more!
I see you have captured this cute and colorful male American Goldfinch as well as a partially hidden female. Perched high on top of the Cone flower he looks like he doesn't have a care in the world at the moment.
It won't be too long before it will be a challenge to tell the males apart from the females. Their plumages will change quite a bit in the late fall, especially the males.
Hope your summer has been kind to you and you are having a good time over in Massachusetts.
Ron

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