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Female Chaffinch

Female Chaffinch
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-17 15:17
Viewed: 3015
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This small Female Chaffinch had the foot disease which many Chaffinch in the forest have. It does not seem to stop them from flying but they do squat rather than stand up. but she was feeding well.

Female chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs ) One of the commonest and most widespread birds in Britain, favouring a wide variety of habitats, including gardens , parks, and woodland. In winter numbers are boosted by the influx of north European birds. The Female is uniformly buffish brown but like the males has a long prominent white shoulder patch and white wing bars. Song comprises a descending trill with a characteristic final flurish. Freeds mainly on insects during the sumer months but seeds in the winter where they often gather in large flocks.

ridvan, delic, falke, MMM, glazzaro, fartash, Jamesp, Debz, jaycee, Ken52 has marked this note useful
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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-17 15:19]

selam nicholas; excellent shot of this lovely bird,good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • kali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 0] (536)
  • [2007-05-17 16:09]

Selam Nick,

Great shot you get. Good detail and clear picture. Good timing. She is ready to run away.

Hi, Nicholas, well captured, and good composition too, works excellent with the tight crop.
TFS, Anders.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-17 16:49]

Hello Nicholas,
A fine photo of the unfortunate chaffinch. Sorry to see that foot. I like the semi-panoramic composition and the background blur. Regards,

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-17 17:46]

THis is a good composition with a very nice BG, I really like that calm greenish colour, There seems to be something wrong with the birds right foot. Do you know what that is?


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-17 21:07]

Hi Nick
Very nice capture.Sharp image with nice colors.Good POV with very nice BG,
TFS Michel

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-17 22:28]

Hi Nick, very good shot of this beautiful Chaffinch, you did a great job, fantastic camera work, collors, and composition.. well done..

Well caught, just curious what causes the foot disease, I have never seen anything like this before.

Hello Nicholas
Very nice shot of this Female Chaffinch,
Excellent lighting and compo,
Perfect BG and DOF,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-18 3:54]

Hi Nick

Great pose and 'expression'. The tight crop works very well.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-18 7:02]

Hi Nick, nice shot of the female Chaffinch. I like the pov and the nut in her beak! Good colour range and nice and sharp. Great DOF.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-18 10:37]

Hi Nick,

Your details are too good showing off that diseased leg so well. How sad. A beautiful chaffinch with the seed in his mouth. Lovely colors, pose, and bg.


Hello Nicholas , dramatic photo , good comp and POV , TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-18 20:53]

Nicholas, Wonderful shot and such a lovely opening of the beak. The lighting and the pOV is very good. Ganesh

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-18 23:18]

Great colors. Nice DOF and POV. Sharpness is good. Exposure is outstanding. My preference would be more room above bird's head and a little more on right side.

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