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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-17 8:25
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Collins 'New Naturalist' volumes have accumulated through the post-war years to provide an invaluable library. Earlier issues have become collector's items among them 'The Hawfinch' by Guy Mountford published in 1957. Seeking a copy of this excellent monograph reflects the difficulties in observing an often highly-elusive bird.

Self-effacing hawfinches present great difficulty in assessing their status. Their shy and retiring habits and lack of conspicuous song make it possible for many people to live for years without discovering the presence of hawfinches.

Hawfinches spend the summer in dense tree foliage. At other seasons flocks search warily on the ground for fallen fruits. The birds have an unexplained habit of breeding in the same locality before disappearing and then returning after a few years. Such erratic behaviour results in few conclusions about population trends.

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Impressive bird, Szabo.
I like the details in the bird and the good depth of field.
Well done

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-17 8:57]

Hi Szabo,

I have seen this beatifull birsd as well a few times on my birdfeeders,unfortunately quite shy and could only make a capture through the window,you show us a great upload with nice colors,sharness and a good dof,well done and tfs


Buna ziua dle Szabo,

excelenta poza dvs cu botgros


Ottima composizione e POV.
Come hai fatto a fare questo scatto cosė da vicino?

Hallo Szabo
I like the details on bird which are very sharp in details. Beautifully captured bird. You managed to do great work. Nice pose showing the bird clear, crisp and sharp. Nicely composed. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Great bird shot, nice pose, well lit and sharp. TFS

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-17 13:53]

Hello Szabo,
Beautiful capture of this great bird!
Good POV and composition!
Good details of the feathers!

Ottima immagine, composizione molto bella e insolita per l'utilizzo grandangolare, eccellenti nitidezza e colori. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Salut Szabo,
Impresionat! Felicitarile mele pentru captura.

Marvellous capture of this beautiful Hawfinch, Dr Szabo.
Great point of view that shows the bird's plumage to great advantage.
The colours too are very attractive.
Best regards.

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