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Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, ISO 200, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-07 9:18
Viewed: 5260
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I took a break from the Treks to relax in the Holidays! Good to be back!

Here's the last one (I promise!) from that series from the archives.
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-07 9:31]

Hi Mario.
Happy New Year. Great shot of a fine bird. As always, reproduction of the colouration, plumage and all other nice features of the bird is awesome. Superb exposure of all parts of the frame. Especially I like light BG and its smoothness. Magnification is stunning. Bravo.

Beautifully done.. overall, Mario.
For instance in terms of subtle colors and tones.
I also want to mention the winter atmosphere throughout the photo.
Happy 2009!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-07 9:36]

Hello Mario,
Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you!
Another wonderful faultless capture of a male Pine Grosbeak taken in fine lighting with technical excellence.
Well done and TFS!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-07 9:41]

Hello Mario,
Good to see you back and with a lovely close-up of a beautiful Grosbeak! The sharp details are most impressive and the colours look lovely againsst the snowy white background.
TFS and all the best wishes for 2009! Ulla

Hello Mario,
Happy New Year to you too. Beautiful photograph with excellent details. TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-07 9:57]

Hi Mario. Good to see you posting again. And what a beautifull bird picture to come back with. You have taken this Pine Grosbeak with fine detail and bright colours. You have good exposure and POV. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-07 10:06]

Hello Mario,
I've been missing you for the last time, but good to see you back. Also the best wishes.
Fantastic sharp-detailed photo in very beautiful colours and an excellent POV. Great winter BG and DOF. Very nice pose.

Superb Mario! As I'm new on TN and that you left for a while if I understood well, it explains why we do not know each other!
I'm glad you're back, just at the sight of the present bird, magnifico, and no doubt that I'll have to go urgently browse your gallery
Regards. Bravo

Hallo Mario
It is good to have you back. I missed your presence on the site. If you show us beautiful images like this one from your archives, I don’t mind at all. This is a very graceful bird with delicate features that fits it well. The colourful and perfectly shaped plumage is striking and a feast to the eye. You have captured it with great focus and sharpness. Photography at its best. The white backdrop highlights this bird's feature even with more visibility and charm. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-07 10:36]

Hello Mario,
a wonderful shot of this Grosbeak, very nice lighting that brings out the colors.
POV, details and sharpness are great.
Best regards Siggi

I knew it was you! ...as soon as I saw the thumbnail. I love the pine grosbeak and never tire of seeing another one. This is a beauty. Glad to have you back and Happy New Year!

Evelynn : )

hello Mario

beautiful picture
very nice colour and sharpness

greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-07 11:11]

Salut Mario,simplement magnifique,le rouge dans la neige c'est toujours mon prefere' dans ta incroyable galerie,encore une fois mes plus gros compliments,Luciano

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-07 11:22]

Hallo Mario,

Happy New Year to you too.
Nice to see you posting again. I am glad it was holidays that kept you away from TN. For sure you will show us the photos you have made. This one is very nice with excelent sharpness and very fine colors. The sharply shown bird looks very nice against the blurry background. You have made excelent use of the flash.

Thank you for sharing,

Hi Mario,
Excellent capture of Pine Grosbeak; great POV and composition, sharp fine details, bright natural colours.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-07 13:30]

Hi Mario,

Long time no see! Happy new year to you. It's been a long time since I've seen a Grosbeak and this looks very beautiful. A wonderful pose - must have been cold that day. Colors are lovely and the details are so fine we can see each feather. The eye is magnificent. A superb full frame portrait.


salut Mario

quand j'ai vu cette photo du Durbec des sapins, je me suis
dit « Mario est de retour », rebienvenue parmi nous à TN,
excellente image en close-up prise avec un excellent POV et cadrage,
très belle luminosité, excellente netteté et détails,
le catch-light à l'oeil rend l'image encore plus belle, TFS

Bonne et Heureuse Année en Santé


Hello Mario,
Happy New Year to you too.
Excellent capture of a male Pine Grosbeak.
TFS. Ferran

bonjour Mario
j'adore cette photo aux dominantes rouge et gris
Trés belle netteté et pose de ce durbec
Merci pour le partage

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2009-01-07 18:16]

Hi Mario
Lovely shot with wonderful crisp detail and beautiful soft color tones,also nice catchlite in eye.Happy new year to you as well.
tfs jon

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-08 1:02]

Hello Mario,
Great color & composition with excellent details within your DOF.
Happy New Year to you and your loved too.

Hi Mario

Another beauty, I so love the colour of this species and you have captured him perfectly again on a great snowy background.
Excellent sharpness, pose, DOF and composition.


Ciao Mario,
bentornato con uno dei tuoi classici e meravigliosi uccelli, eccellenti POV e composizione, atmosfera invernale resa magnificamente con stupendi colori e straordinaria definizione. Spero che tu abbia iniziato felicemente il nuovo anno, auguri a te e ai tuoi familiari.

Hi Mario
Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you too. Nice shot of this beauty.
Well done and TFS

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-01-08 5:31]

Hi Mario
very nice composition and colors
very good sharp and detail
well done.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-08 9:31]

Hi Mario,
Lovely capture of this grosbeak.POV,catchlight in eyes,clear details,colors,framing and clarity is perfect.
Happy New Year to You and Your Family too!
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Mario, wonderful bird with fantastic colors, great diagonal composition with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2009-01-08 17:09]

bonjour Mario,
Bonne année 2009, superbe capture comme d'habitude.

Hello Mario,
Great capture, superb sharpness and depth of field,
wonderful details, beautiful vivid colors, lovely
catchlight in the eye and very nice oof background.

Haven't seen you in a while here, Welcome back!!

Hi Mario
He is red, fat and looks happy ;-) Great winter scenerry, good OOF background, perfect sharpness Nothing to critique ;-)

Bonjour Mario,

Le durbec des sapins gonfle ses plumes pour se protéger du froid. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'oiseau. L'image est claire et nette. L'intensité de la lumière rehausse les couleurs. Meilleurs voeux pour l'Année 2009.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-09 12:54]

Hi Mario,
a stunning shot!
Very good clarity.
Excellent DOF.
The composition is perfect.
Superb use of flash!

Very, very well done,


Bonsoir Mario,
WoW! superbe prise de vue , excellen cliché et composition ,,couleurs , netteté , lumière ...Magnifique..Bravo..

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2009-02-06 13:04]

Hi Mario,
This is a great captured pine grosbeak with great looking colours.
Beautiful pov and composition also the pose of your model is super.
TFS Paula

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