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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: 2009-03-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -5- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-08 11:08
Viewed: 3618
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been having a clean out on the harddrive and found this Female Siskin .

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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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-08 11:11]

Hello Nicholas,
fantastic capture, beautiful colors and lovely light, excellent composition and pov, very good sharpness and depth of field, nice details and great pose.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Nick,
a very beautiful picture of the female Siskin taken in a very lovely pose, superb sharpness and splendid colours, i like the nice composition in a marvellous surroundings
Best regards

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-07-08 11:32]

Hi Nick,
Despite the mixed surrounding this is a great capture of the siskin..nice clear details on the plumage..
very well done my friend..

Hello Nicholas,

Beautiful photo of this female Siskin.
Natural colours with great details.
Lighting and composition are superb.
Good note.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-07-08 12:54]

Hi Nicholas
Excellent closed up of the siskin.good POV and sharp image.Lovely pose and nice catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-08 13:01]

Slav Nîck,
Very good capture of this Female Siskin,with lovely light and composition.Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Nick
Very nice portrait of this beautifull Female Siskin
cheer my friend

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-08 14:27]

good you did not clean this one out...excellent capture of the cute mrs. siskin, sharpness and details are great, love the
patterns on the chest and the yellow head, nice one-eye-contact too. well done & do some more cleaning, thor.

Hello Nick,
Very cute portrait of this Siskin. Fine details of the feathers. TFS,

Colour-wise it certainly is true to form....I think the natural colours come through the photographers eye and teh settings adjusted, not just the type of camera....3 people could stand in the same place and take same image and we would have completely different images.....this one I like!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-08 16:51]

Hola Nicolas.
La foto de alta calidad y nitidez. Fina pose y exelente la nota escrita.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-08 16:58]

Hi Nick,

I'm surprised you didn't post this little beauty last March! I love the pose on the branches and the wonderful look on her face. This is an excellent shot of the female Siskin with perfectly natural colors and sharp details of her face, eye, and feathers. The branches make a wonderful background and, as always, the composition is marvelous.


Hi again Nick,

This is a picture different from the above is expressed in these somewhat more calm and quiet. Even a more harmonious contrast between the background and the bird. The details are also very good and the colors are strong.

I like the soft background blur effect and good contact with the eyes of the little bird.

Good work, achieved with very good technical and artistic touch.



hello Nicholas

a very beautiful photo of the female Siskin,
with fine POV, beautiful warm luminosity,
fine focus on the bird with great sharpness
and details, the catch-light render the photo
more beautiful, and i love to see details
of the blurred background, TFS


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-08 23:28]

Hola Nick,
preciosa captura,
buen foco y bg.
tonos y colores atractivos.
saludos amigo.

Hi Nic,

Superb capture of this beautiful bird. Nice focus and great sharp image. You have got light in the eye of the bird, which makes it more beautiful. Great work.


Hi Nick, a beautiful capture of this female siskin in a lovely posture with great clarity, wonderful BG and composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this beautiful siskin bird. very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-09 6:32]

Hello Nicholas
Nice capture with excellent details and natural colors.

Ciao Nick, lovely female in nice pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Nick,
Very sharp image, natural colours, a great capture....
Excellent work!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-09 11:50]

Hello Nick,
An excellent capture from your archive showing a little Siskin in a lovely pose. Great sharpness and beautiful colours that stand out against the warm colours of the background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-09 12:30]

Hello Nick,
A nice one from the spring, a fine capture of a female Siskin among the willow brush wood. Taken from a nice frontal POV in a fine pose with excellent sharpness, lighting and colours and the BG is sufficiently OOF for her to stand out.
Thanks and all the best,

hello Nick
a Beauty!!!
so sharp and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hello Nicholas
superb shot of this female Siskin taken in a beautiful decor, crisp clear details on the bird and wonderful colors and luminosity
I like the frontal view and his shiny eye
TFS and have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-09 15:43]

Hi Nico,not only the bird,but all the pic is a piece of photographic art....the beautiful background,the fantastic sharpness,the excellents colors..all is perfect and in a right place!!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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

Hello Nick,
Great photo of this Siskin. Fantastic sharpness and details. Beautiful clear natural colours in very fine light. Very nice frontal POV and composition.

Impresionante como siempre Nicholas. Buen trabajo con la luz y el contraste potenciando especialmente el primer plano con luz más blanca. Enfoque preciso. Realismo sorprendente como en todas tus fotografías.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-07-12 0:31]

Hello Nicholas,
beautiful capture with lovely warm colors!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-18 6:37]

Hello Nicholas,
What a fine and harmonious bird picture! Perfect sharpness on the cute bird and beautiful earth-colors for the whole picture. Good to have looked on the harddrive!
Thanks also to have appreciated my last picture. I'm very touched that you put it among your favourites.
Kind regards and I wish you a nice weekend

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