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Green finch

Green finch
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-04 8:11
Viewed: 5278
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spend a couple of hours in my "gardenobservationhut" and saw lots of green finches looking for food.
This is a male posing for my camera.
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Hi Zeno, This is exquisite! The color and wing details here are wonderful. Spot on focus and the dark mottled reddish blurred BG is unusual and a beautiful contrast to the wonderfully lit bird. 1st class work! Tfs Richard

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-04 8:31]

Hi Zeno,
excellent composition and a perfect DOF, the background is perfectly contratsed to highlight this bird. Very good detail and expsoure, great job.

Hello Zeno,
An extraordinary background and beautiful light.

Hi Zeno.
What a lovely colourful bird. Very nice blur of a b/b and fantastic sharpness on a bird and branches. Really great photo.

Hi Zeno,
Very nice photo. Good composition, sharpness, and details.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-04 11:25]

Hi Zeno

Lovely shot of the Greenfinch, nicely composed with a great POV, I like the profile pose, the colours and lighting are excellent and look great against the dark OOF BG, superb DOF and details too.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-04 11:25]

Hallo Zeno,
Ik heb heel wat foto's in te halen van de afgelopen week. Maar deze wil ik zeker niet overslaan. Prachtig contrasterende en heldere kleuren en fantastische scherpte. De achtergrond is van uitzonderlijke schoonheid.
Goed weekend,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-04-04 12:13]

Hi Zeno!

Congratulations for this marvellous picture. The bird is crystal clear, the sharpness highlights a lot of details. I like the blurred background and the fact that its colours suit the ones of the bird very well.

Kind regards


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-04 13:01]

Hi Zeno. A good close up of the Green finch. This is a bird i find differcult to get right not to sure why. you have done a fine job with this one. good detail and natural looking colours. with a nice glint in the eye. well done tFS.

Hello Zeno,

Nice capture.Excellent photo of interesting species.Good composition.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-04 13:50]

Hola amigo,
hermoso trabajo,
bella captura,
perfecto plumaje, color y bg,

Hello Zeno,
This is a very very nice image of the Green Finch!
perfect pov with sharpness, awesome colour and details
good DOF with darker bg colour
well done

Hi Zeno,

Great portrait, maybe a little oversaturated, but it makes it even more wonderful!

Thank you,


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-04-04 15:55]

Hi Zeno
Wonderful shot
Crystal clear image
Lovely color with stunning BG
Fine sharpness and detail
Great catchlite in eye
tfs jon

Hi Zeno,

Great shot of this Green Finch, perfect framing, excellent detail, wonderful colours, very nice work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-04 21:22]

Hola Zeno.
Beautiful colors of this Green Finch. Never seen before. Very well framed and excellent sharpness. Great pose too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-05 4:20]

hello Zeno,
A superb sharp capture of a Greenfinch in a great pose and well composed against a natural dark OOF BG.
TFS this beauty,
Have a good weekend,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-05 4:32]

Hi Zeno
Nice closed up.Good POV and sharp image with lovely colors.I like the pose of your subject.
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-05 5:05]

Hello Zeno,
Lovely capture of the Greenfinch in profile against the dark background. Excellent focus, sharp details, beautiful light and lovely colours.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-04-05 20:19]

Wonderful shot of the Finch, well composed, good technique and nice results! Thanks!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-06 4:53]

Hello Zeno, What a shot with superb eye catch. Amazing view and sharp details. Ganesh

Zeno, Marvelous Picture. What colors, what background. The tail colors are looking amazing.

- Murali Santhanam

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-10 9:46]

hello Zeno
good capture of this cute bird (Florya in Turkish)
i like composition, POV, BG, colours and details

What a stunning photo. The pastel colours of this lovely finch are highlighted against the darker background

hi zeno!
very nice one on the greenfinch!
sharp and well composed
good work!

Hi Zeno,

Very good capture of Green finch. I like the pose and composition, great natural colours and sharp details.



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-24 20:51]

Hello Zeno

Excellent clarity with wonderful focus and sharpness.
The lighting and colours are beautifully done.
Well composed in the frame.
The POV and DOF are very good.


Hello Zeno,
splendid portrait of Greenfinch
excellent focus with great deeph of field, perfect lighting and exposure,lovely background and very nice composition,


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-17 6:36]

Hi Zeno
great composition and colors
very good sharp
well done.


You have captured this Green Finch in a great pose with a nice blurred background. We don't get Green Finches here in Northern Illinois, USA so it is great to see this very pretty bird. Very good lighting and focus,

TFS - Bob

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-11 9:13]

Hi Zeno.
I am very pleased with your visit and nice words. And this was nice chance to find missed by me shot. It is simply wonderful. Especially I like lights and colours. They are unusual and nice. It is clear sharpness and details of the cute bird and twigs are superb too. TFS and kind regards.

Hello Zeno!

Great portrait of green finch captured in natural enviroinment with very well blured background. Amazing quality.


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