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Female Siskin

Female Siskin
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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: 2009-03-27 10:59
Viewed: 3088
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken from the woodland hide last weekend. The weather was a bit dull but i liked the pose in this one. With the lichen on the branch.

Siskin ( Carduelis spinus ) Length 12cm.
This is a charming little Finch which is numerous and widespread during the winter months in Britain and Ireland. Numbers are increased by continental Birds.
In the breeding season it is common in parts of Scotland but local elsewhere in Britain and Ireland.
The Male in its breeding plumage has s striking yellow and green plumage with a black bib and forehead.
The Female and winter Male have more subdued colours but always show two yellow wingbars and a yellow rump in flight.
Breeds mainly in conifer forests but in the winter forms flocks which feed mainly on cones of alder and birch.
It often mixes with Redpolls in feeding flocks.

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hello Nick
wauwh this is super!!
great details of the bird
you can see everyting
Beautiful colours
and a composition that is very good
greeting lou

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in nice pose, fine details and excellent sharpness, splendid blurry BG, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-27 11:41]

Hi Nico,unusual position of birs,another wonderful spectacle..all is perfect ,my best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-27 11:54]

Hello Nick,
Your hide in the wood must be a wonderful place. You made there the most wonderful photos. The quality in this photo is again of high class. The sharp details, pose, POV, colours, composition and BG are all excellent. Very beautiful lichen on the branch.
Have a great weekend,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-27 11:54]

Hello Nicholas
Good work with this siskin. I like it.

Hi Nick
Another great photo. Perefect blured background, great natural colors, perfect sharpness. Nothing to critique

really very good pose, beautiful vertical frame,
the colours are very good,
and as always, the flu background it elects the subject,
beautiful photo
best regards Nicholas


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-27 12:24]

Hello Nick,
Yes the pose is great in this female Siskin capture: it's not often we see them vertical. The sharpness, lighting and Bg are up to usual high standard and the composition is just right,
Very nice and TFS!
Have a good weekend,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-27 12:25]

Hi Nick,

A wonderful little Siskin posing beautifully on the tree. The lichen on the bark adds so much interest to the picture. Another marvelous one of your photos with deep rich colors, fine details, superb background and composition. You had a very productive weekend!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-03-27 12:27]

Hello Nick,
Very good capture.Lovely bird.Good sharpness and background.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-27 12:36]

I had never noticed the yellow zigzaging line on the side of the siskin, it almost looks as if I had used an underline pen to make it ;-) I like the moss, the branch, the beautiful natural little bird kissing the branch, the nice background. Thank you Nicholas!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-27 12:41]

Hello Nicholas,
Fantastic shot, very good composition and point of view, great pose and superb details, excellent sharpness and depth of field, great vivid colors and very good light.
Best regards Siggi

great composition, TFS Ori

Hello Nicholas
Another great bird shot in your great collection, and as perfect as always
sharp details, great composition and beautiful BG
have a nice WE

Hello Nick,
what a wonderful picture of female Siskin taken from an excellent POV in a great pose on the trunk, superb sharpness and lighting, fantastic colours, i like the very good OOF BG in a pleasant composition.
Best regards
Have a good weekend

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-27 19:09]

Hello Nick,
Amazing quality throughout this first class image. Great job Nick have a great weekend.

Hello Nick,
Well composed. Nicely done out of focus background, isolating the beautiful bird very well.

Hi nicholas,

When I look to your bird pictures I am thinking what an high skills you got.
You are so much better than I with my bird photograpy.

This one also a suburp shot.


Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this beautiful siskin. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Nicholas
Siskin is one of my favourite passerine birds. you greatly captured it on lichened branch. great sharp focus, POV/DOF and composition in your usual master quality. thanks for sharing this beauty. have a nice weekend

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-28 7:28]

Nicholas, What a shot. Superb work. Excellent clarity. Sharp image. Ganesh

Hi Nick,
An excellent capture of this cute female siskin with fine composition and and neat details on its plumages.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

Excelente luz y colores inmejorables. Un bello trabajo Nicholas.
Saludos; J. Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-30 1:47]

Hello Nick,
Very fine and artistic picture again! I enjoy especially the subtle colors of your shot. Nice to have the silver-colored lichen on the branch, where the fine little Siskin is perched on in this special vertical manner.
Well seen and done, like always
Best regards

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