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Male Chaffinch

Male 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: 2009-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-24 12:37
Viewed: 3118
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken on my trip out last sunday. It to was taken from the hide.

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. Song comprises a descending trill with a characteristic final flurish. Feeds mainly on Insects during the summer months but seeds in the winter where they often gather in large flocks.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-24 12:41]

Hello Nicholas,
you captured this Chaffinch very sharp and with beautiful natural colors.
I like the composition with the blurred green background very much.
The bird makes a good contrast and stands out against the background.
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-24 12:42]

Hello Nick,
Again a wonderful photo in perfect sharp details and amazing natural colours. Great POV, DOF, pose, composition and OOF BG.
Another high quality photo!

Those colours are brilliant, Nick, the shot is wonderful and I love the warm light.
Excellent as usual, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Nick
beautiful picture
great composition
super details and colours
great shot greeting lou

Felicidades Nicholas, nos das una lección diaria de fotografía ... realmente una belleza, con una interesante saturación del color en esta ocasión.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Nicholas,
This is a very high quality shot,the sharp detail and saturation make the Chaffinch almost three dimensional.
Excellent capture.
Best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-24 15:51]

Hola Nicolas.
Finos detalles y heromsos colores. La pose exclusiva para Ti.
Como siempre. Exelente imagen.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-24 16:16]

Hi Nick,

I think this is one of the most beautiful shots of a Chaffinch that you have posted! The proud pose on the tree with the cones above him are marvelous. Deep rich colors and razor sharp details of the face, eye, wings, plumage and tail feathers. The background and composition are stunning.


hello Nicholas

beautiful close-up photo of the Male Chaffinch, with fine POV and framing,
superb focus on the bird and the branch with great sharpness and details,
and a beautiful catch-light on the eye than render the photo more beautiful,



There might have been some saying about an Englishman being stoic and upright in all things, especially of war and country...but if it boils down to today and as in Zen..."chop wood-carry water"...those very everyday things which really make a person alive and what they are...as in breathing...then you do your bird work in very much Buddha like quality...and to course back over.. a Zen Archer who is blind...yet scores highest all of the time..You are a hero to some..and just another bird to others...but you give me a sense of tenacity! And for that I am glad!

The hide offered you the best view of this bird and you did full justuce to it, Nick.
Amazing clarity and colours. The branch with lichen on it goes well with the composition.
It is a first rate, professional image.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Nick,

another great shot with good details, pov and bg.
Beautiful colours.


splendid warm colours
as Peter says "another high quality photo"
excellnt Nickolas


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-24 22:48]

'Morning Nick,
A superb portrait of a cock Chaffinch in breeding plumage, the colours, sharpness and lighting being perfect and I like the composition with the alder cones and the lichen-covered branch against the OOF natural Bg.
Very nice indeed!
TFS and all the best,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-03-24 23:09]

Hi Nick,

You have made a very fine portret of this bird. The image is rasor sharp showing excelent details of bird's body and plumage. Ligth was very well used getting well saturated colors. The fine sun light made colors vivid. There is also the background that enhaces the value of the photo.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-25 0:09]

Hola Nick.
excelente captura,
buen foco, color,
detalles y estupendo pose,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-25 0:32]

Hello Nicholas
Another wonderful capture with perfect focus and great details. Well done.

Hello Nicholas
an amazing shot of this chaffinch, so crisp clear sharp, we can see each small details on the bird and the colors are rich
his pose o this branch are beautiful as well as the BG
very well done

Hello, really nice details on this finch!I like alos the composition and nice pov. Thank you for sharing it with us!Have a good day!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-25 6:37]

Hello Nicholas,
The natural side of this picture pleases me a lot. The glance the bird directs towards the photograph is so charming! The way you present it, the Chaffinch looks like a real beauty. I like your composition and the colors of the picture a lot.
Really well done.
Thanks and best regards

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-25 6:52]

Hi Nick!

Another colorfull beauty! Very detailed and well composed portrait of Chaffinch. Good details in BG also - as always I like lichens on twig. Very good, warm colours and light.

Hi Nick,
A beautiful capture of this cute looking chaffinch. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-03-25 13:20]

Hello Nicholas,
Very nice shot of this Chaffinch,
Great focusing,lighting and Process,
Fantastic colors and sharpness, Superb shot,

Hello Nicholas!
Wonderful picture of this chaffinch. I like especially sharpness and colourfation. It is simply great. The bird looks like "alive" and ready to fly away from my monitor :)
Great work!
TFS and all the best from winter Lodz,

Hi Nicholas
wonderful capture for lovely male Chaffinch. splendid colors and lighting. sharp details, POV/OOF and composition wonderful as always. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in great pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, fantastic colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-28 20:29]

Hello Nick,
One word review, PERFECT. Straight to my favorites.

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