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Male Linnet

Male Linnet
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-25 10:35
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Points: 68
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Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Swedish name: Hämpling

We took a trip south along the coast of Scania and stopped at a car park just north of the fishing harbour town of Simrishamn. As this car park is popular, especially with dog owners because of the adjacent beach is open to dogs, the birds are used to people and dogs.

In our part of Scania it is very difficult to get closer than about 20 meters (65 ft) to a Linnet , but here where several pair nest in the Rosa rugosa bushes, we were able to get much closer.

The Linnet is a widespread and fairly common bird in most of Europe, though it is only found in S. Scandinavia and only during the summer. It overwinters further south in Europe.

This is a male that has a red patch on the top of the head and a rosy red ‘waistcoat’. The female is generally brownish and lacks red. At first sight the linnet looks like a redpoll but the redpoll has streaky plumage. The linnet lacks any streaks.

This was taken with my camera hand-held at a distance of about 10 meters. After moderate cropping and size reduction the image was sharpened. The rose foliage was sufficiently far from the linnet to provide a totally blurred BG.
What I first thought to be a leaf that got in the way of the lens and cause the greenish tinge on the belly of this bird proved to be a reflection of the greenery. Other shots that I took of a linnet at another place in these bushes showed the same type of reflection.

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hello Ivan
super sharpness composition
great details of the bird and i like the colours of ths bird very much
great shot
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-25 10:40]

Hello Ivan,
Beautiful capture of this Carduelis cannabina.Nice warm colours, well defined and an very good light in the eye. Very well done!
Best regards Siggi

Lovely composition and sharpness! Love the colors and the depth of field. The colors blend together and help the bird stand out. Excellent pose, too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-25 10:41]

Hello Ivan,
Wonderful presentation of this Linnet. Excellent sharpness, details, pose and natural colours. The plain BG gives a very beautiful contrast. Great composition, POV and DOF.

Hi Ivan,

Great shot of this Hämpling
Lovely colors and pose
Perfect POV, BG and DOF

TFS Thijs

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-25 11:00]

Hi Ivan. This is a bird i have yet to see so thanks for posting this fine picture. I often fine you can get closer to birds in forest car parks. A like the pose on the thin stick. You have taken this with your usual sharp fosusing and fine detail. The colours stand out so well. With the red on its head and chest. Well done TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-25 11:12]

Hello Ivan
Good work, I like sharp details and perfect BG.

Hello Ivan
I like your photo, sharp image, good details and a perfect BG.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-05-25 11:28]

Hi Ivan,

A nive capture of this male linnet,one I still have to frame,although I guess something is OOF in front of the bird,it is certainly worth the upload as we don't see these birds so often on TN,thanks for sharing


Hello Ivan,
a wonderful capture of the Linnet, superb sharpness and splendid natural colours, i like the lovely pose of the bird in a fantastic composition
Best regards

Ciao Ivan, great capture of wonderful bird with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Ivan Dostum,
Perfectly captured a handsome linnet from nice POV with neat details and excellent lit.
TFS and greetings from Kizkalesi (Mersin province)


Hello Ivan!
Interesting species once again :) The Linnet looks like watching just in your camera :)
Nice contrast, DOF and clarity.
TFS and have a nice evening!

Hej Ivan, sevgili dostum
Hämpling's great capture, with sharp focus and superb colors. green plain BG and eyes contact also great. but I also like to read your notes. they always greatly typing and informative. thanks for sharing this beauty.
best regards
god natt

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-25 16:40]

Hi Ivan,

A beautiful shot of this Linnet who strongly resembles the House Finch. Our House Finches are very photographer friendly and allow us to get pretty close to them. I love the pose, perch, and the colors and details of the face, eye, and feathers. A beautiful background and simple composition.


hello Ivan

excellent photo of the male Linnet, with fine POV and framing,
fine focus with excellent sharpness and details,
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS

p.s. i have done a bird photo that i think is a first one in TN

hello Ivan
completely technically presentation,wonderful photo
(Greek name:Faneto or Tsakrosgartilo)

Wonderfull close up.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-05-26 1:53]

Beautiful and simple portrait, very pleasant to watch. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-26 2:21]

Hi Ivan,
such a lovely and smooth presentation of this bird. The background is beautifully composed and the sharpness is so well done.
the colour of the bird is so lovely, well shown with its special pose .
the mood of the bird is felt too.
what a shot to share.


Hello Ivan,

Splendid picture of this beautiful bird.
Wonderful colours with fantastic detail.
Lighting and composition are excellent.
Good notes.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-05-26 3:08]

Merhaba Dostum Ivan!
Üreme giysileri içinde çok güzel bir Ketenkuşu karesi paylaşmışsın. Sizin diğer çalışmalarınızda alıştığımız kalite ve güzellikte. Sizi yürekten kutlarım.
Best regards.


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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-05-26 3:25]

Hi Ivan,

This is an excellent protrait of this handsome bird. The details are crisp and clear with good DOF and exposure. The POV and composition is very nice and original. The colors are warm with natural tones. The brid looks like it was giving you his best pose. :-). TFS.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-26 8:50]

Hi Ivan,
A very nice bird photo ...lovely colors and pose.
Crushed green background, sharp and more splendid.
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-05-26 9:56]

Hello Ivan
Excelelnt composition.Good POV and sharp image.Also good plumage detail.I like your subject pose and I also like the nice catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-26 11:29]

Hi Ivan.
Terrific shot of the species which is widespread in our region. I like this species and its songs. I also have many pictures of it but from far distance. They are not for TN. Your picture is blameless. All is the best. Bravo.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-05-26 13:33]

Hello Ivan,
Perfect photo, good light and BG, the bird is exactly in focus. I've also posted photo this species but light was poor and Linnet was too high among leaves.
Best regards, Pawel
P.S. I like to read your notes which are interesting written.

Hello Ivan
Another first class shot from you, this male Linnet is wonderful in perfect pose
very sharp details and beautiful colors, superb green neutral BG
very well done

A beautiful subject that you've done full justice to...
Very well presented shot, Ivan, from any perspective!

Hi Ivan,
A fine capture of this Linnet at 10m.
I've just got myself a new Canon SX10 IS and I'm finding it very difficult to shoot those little fungi in low light conditions.
Its certainly much more difficult to use than the Lumix.
One thing it is better at though is zoom shots.
Its going to be great for shooting birds ... I just need to try and find some now.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-27 19:47]

Spectacular image Ivan,
Such a beautiful bird and captured wonderfully with very fine detail and gorgeous colors. Love the soft blurred BG. Perfect exposure and nicely composed!! TFS.

Hello Ivan,
Superb capture of this Linnet well isolated from a nice blurried BG
Have a good W-E
PS:I hope to be back home and on TN, soon

Hej Ivan
Excellent shot of this beautiful bird :)

...vad roligt att se dina nya bilder och att du har uppgraderat till en bättre kamera. Jag har inte varit aktiv på TN på länge... Hoppas allt väl med dig och Ulla? Jag har varit på Öland för några veckor sedan och fotat massor med nya bilder. En av dem var hämpling som jag har lyckats att få en närabild och använt bil som gömsle... Just nu jag bara fotograferar utan att fixa i dator... kanske under vintertid jag fixar en del och publicerar på weben... Bokat en resa till Mexico och Peru... I Peru finns Manu area som jag tänker utförska... Hälsa Ulla

Hello sir
Thank you for visiting my gallery and your encouraging words.
I like this 'Linnet' espicially it's red part and the green background.
Thank you for sharing.

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