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Juvenile Greenfinch

Juvenile Greenfinch
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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: 2007-08-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-18 3:54
Viewed: 3359
Points: 50
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Taken today in the garden. this is one of three young greenfinches we have feeding on sunflower seeds i put out for them. They feathers are yet to go green.

Greenfinch ( Carduelis chloris ) Length 14-15cm. Widespread throughout most of mainland Britain and Ireland but scarce in North and central Scotland. A familiar Bird of gardens, parks and farmland but absent from many wooded and upland areas. In full breeding plummage the Male is very bright yellow/green but for most of the year colours are duller, they have yellow wing patches and pinkish conical bill. Used for feeding on seeds.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-18 4:02]

Hello Nic,
Excellent capture of this Greenfinch munching a sunflower seed. Fine details and natural colours. Well composed too. We seldom get these coming to our garden, only a few in winter.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Isn't he wonderful and looks disturb at something...yet even though he looses his temper, his appearance in colors remains solid. Very well composed. I like your notations as per usual.


Hi Nicholas,
A fine photo of the bird eating a seed. Excelllent color and framing. Detail is great. Very well captured.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-18 5:14]

Hi Nick,
a good shot of this young Greenfinch.
Good detail in this close-up shot.
Excellent DOF.
Well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-18 5:54]

Hello Nick,
Very fine capture of a feeding juvenile Greenfinch: nice and sharp with good BG and fine feather details. I like the pose with the seed in its beak.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes, Ivan

Perfect composition - the division of the 'page' using the 2/3 rule. Nice!
Great details - love that we can make out each feather. And of course, the look on that little face is adorable!

Hello Nick this is a beautifull capture nice colour saturation great light and a beautifull pose. Wish I lived in Dorset lovely place. Nicely composed. I keep intending to build a bird feeder in the garden just haven't got round to it but I doubt I'd get much apart from sparrows and great tits living in Watford. Nice background dof blur and post process. tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Nic,
very nice shot, perfect focus with many details, I like the pose of bird with the seed in its beak.
Good note too,
well done,

hello nicholas,
fine capture of greenfinch, nice pose, well saturated colours, good dof, liked the composition too,
tfs & regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-18 8:05]

Hi Nick,

Wonderful shot of this Greenfinch with the seed in his mouth. The pose is wonderful. It looks like he's trying hard not to drop the seed! Wonderful colors, excellent details on both the face and the plummage.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-18 8:07]

He's enjoying that bit of seed for sure!
Superb capture with fabulous colours and details and perfect composition

Hi Nic,
Nice shot of this juvenile bird!
TFS, Serge

Hi Nick
Great shot. I get a lot of these in my garden and they are a beautiful bird when young and also in the right lighting which you have captured very well indeed.
All the best

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-18 11:26]

selam nick ,wow excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

Hi Nick,
again so close and with good quality, I like this cute bird very much.
I don't have good results with birds in summer, the time for birds is the winter, but than the light is missing and also the green colours. So very well done, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Nicholas,
very nice capture of the greenfinch with great colors and focus sharpness. details, composition, POV, timing and eye contact also very nice. very good shot. thanks.
have a nice weekend. Ahmet

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-18 23:07]

Hi Nick

Great pose with good focus and colour. These are not as common as they were in my area.


Hi Nicholas,
Nice photo, a good pov and a good clear view of the birds plumage.
good photo,

Hello Nick,

A wonderful close-up of this beautiful young bird having a tasty snack! The detail and colour of the feathers is excellent.

I don't get to see many young birds since we have two cats! The birds have more sense than to come too near!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Nick,
A beautiful finch. Very nicely captured with an excellent background.
Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola nicholas.
Muy buena toma de ese bello pajaro.Un saludo.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-19 9:03]

Hi Nick

This is stunning. Perfect shot. The details captured are amazing with all the feathers clearly scene. Wonderful composition, perfect DOF, spot on exposure and a great POV.



Hello Nicholas,
Good details in the finch!
Point of view is fine, and a pleasant composition...
Close-up work is well done, the plumage is nicely reproduced with good colours!
Pablo -

Hello Nick,
You were close! This is a nice composition with well saturated colors and very good POV and composition. If you could have used a smaller aperture, I think that it could have bring out more details but this is still a very good and nice picture. Well done!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2007-08-21 12:28]

Cześć. Fajna fotka. Ładny kadr i kolory. Dobra ostrość. Dobrze zrobione.

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