<< Previous Next >>

American Goldfinch (Male)

American Goldfinch (Male)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-03 12:29
Viewed: 1562
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As you can see this male Goldfinch is starting to loose it's winter plumage and getting it's bright yellow and black breeding feathers.

During the winter months it is really hard to tell the males from the females as they looks very similar in color. This male will soon be a bright yellow color with coal black cap and black wings with white bars.

Gold finches are some of the last to leave in the fall and the first to come back to Ohio after the winter months. I took this shot yesterday afternoon after getting back from Magee Marsh and before the snow fell.

We woke up to a Wintery Wonderland this morning as the trees and bushes were completely covered after a late snow storm last night.

marius-secan, Hotelcalifornia, iti, CeltickRanger, anel has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-03 13:54]

Hi Ron,perfect pose for a great capture,i like a lot the background color,is like the color of the TN pages...ehehe...impressive sharpness and a bright yellow too,another masterwork! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron,
Another lovely and interesting specie. Very nice photo with excellent contrast against the background.

hallo Ron
this one is a beauty of a bird
good sharpness nice composition and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-04 7:15]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo of this Goldfinch in superb sharpness and details. Splendid natural colors, nicely contrasting against the green background. Excellent composition.

Hello Ron,
We could get such BG all time! Excellent photograph of this Finch. Details and colors are well visible. Splendid composition and perfect exposure to me. Excellent work....
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-04-05 20:58]

Hi Ron
Beautiful and magnificent!
As usual, a perfect focus and exposure.


Hi Ron,
American Goldfinch is a bit different from Goldfinch here. But it is more similar to European siskin.You nicely captured it against plain BG. Sharp details, POV/DOF and bokeh effects superb. Also eye contact and exposure great. TFS. Best wishes

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-06 8:49]

Hi Ron,
Another great image of a beautiful bird. Excellent detail and focus. Nice composition
with amazing kolours. Beautiful background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron

Beautiful photo of this American Goldfinch, with fine lateral POV,
great focus, sharpness, and details, wonderful background, TFS


  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-01 6:21]

hello Ron,
A very cute and beautiful bird, taken as usual in best picture-quality. Thanks a
lot. Kins regards

Calibration Check