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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: 2009-11-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 4:05
Viewed: 4448
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Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greenfinch male (Carduelis chloris)

Swedish name. Grönfink, meaning the same as the English

During the last two weeks the weather has been so dark and dull that chances of photography are very limited but when the sun peeped through the clouds for about half an hour I managed to take this Greenfinch near the feeders.

The Greenfinch is a common species in Europe though recently it has been threatened by a disease in association with unhygienic feed, especially sunflower seeds. During the non-breeding time of the year it flies around in flocks but it is not migratory.

I took this with the long lens hand-held at a distance of about 5,00 meters (16 ft). The image was moderately cropped and after size reduction it was slightly sharpened. And adjusted for levels

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-15 4:14]

Hello Ivan,
Hopefully all connection problems are solved now.
Very beautiful photo of this Greenfinch. Superb sharpness an details. Attractive pose with eye contact. Pleasing natural colours, also in the OOF BG. Excellent POV and composition.

Hello Ivan,

Great image of this greenfinch. Great natural colors and brilliant detail throughout. Good composition and a nice blurred background.
Good capture and TFS


Merhaba Ivan,
Surely a textbook-standard tele-capture of a beautiful Greenfinch individual my friend, the amount of detail is astonishing for a hand held tele shot, but of course that is your genre! The tele lens also produced a flattering BG with its limited DOF, altogether a pleasant combination. TFS it indeed!

Hej Ivan,
neighbours today. :-)
a fine picture of grönfinken.
It's well composed with good POV and nice natural colours.
Good sharpness with fine details and fine DOF, the bird standout nicely from the BG. And a nnice catch light in the eye.
Well done, mf.

Nu har gråvädret hållit på i veckor
Det har snöat också mets i blöt form som har försvunnit.
Usch, det är nog dags att flyga söderut.


Excellent, Ivan, the sharpness is perfect - look at the light-point in the eye.
Thanks, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Ivan

excellent close-up photo of the Greenfinch male,
with fine POV and framing, fine focus of the foreground
with excellent sharpness and details, i love to see details
of the blurred background, beautiful expression on the bird's glance,



Hi Ivan
Very nice shot of this beautiful bird. Sharpness is quite good, background is perfectly blured. Also nice composition with main object on the right side.
Best wishes

Salam Ivan,

An excellent close-up of this male Greenfinch with beautiful coloration, sharpness & details. Great pose, POV & BG. Very well taken & composed.
TFS & best compliments.


Hello Ivan,

A photo with exceptional natural features, ideal for showing the species of perfect form. Congratulations, this work is technically very well balanced.



hello Ivan
very nice shot of this bird
very good composition and beautifulcolours
greeting lou
thanks for the name

Ciao Ivan, lovely bird in nice pose, splendid light and fantastic colors, beautiful blurry BG, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-11-15 8:46]

Hi Ivan,
Very nice composition ...
Elegant and colors are very nice.
Best wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-15 8:47]

Hi Ivan. The weather will improve now i have to go back to work on Monday after two weeks off it has rained most of the time. You were lucky to get this fine close up of the Greenfinch. Never an easy bird to take i think its the finr feathers. That said you have taken a first class picture with good feather detail and natural looking colours. I like the sideways pose . Well taken TFS.

Hello Ivan,
Great capture. Superb colours, details and focus.
Excellent POV and blurred BG.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-15 9:14]

Hello Ivan,
a beautiful composition with natural colour tones and perfect sharpness against a lovely
BG.Fantastic lighting.Excellent POV and framing a very nice catchlight too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-15 9:51]

Hi Ivan.
Lovely shot of a sweet bird. Despite the bad weather you managed to take a very colourful picture. All these days we also have bad, rainy weather. I ,ove pictured subject and its two plans: nearest and remote. First one is sharp and stands out of BG greatly. Second one in blurred nicely and so attractive as main subject. Composition is brilliant too. Bravo. Wonderful picture.

Hi Ivan...
Excellent picture with great pose,natural colors and details...
Looks very pretty and lovely....TFS.

Hi dostum IVan,

An awesome captur of this handsome greenfinch in a lovely posture from wonderful POV with delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice week!


Hello Ivan,
a very beautiful picture of a male Greenfinch, very good sharpness and marvellous natural colours, excellent POV and composition with a lovely pose of the bird.
Best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-11-15 13:01]

Hi Ivan
Another nice presentation of a specie that is on my wish list.Good POV and sharp image whit great plumage detail.Nice catch light in the eye with great pose.
TFS Michel

Ciao Ivan,

Wow, what a beautiful closeup capture of the adorable cute bird with colorful details!
I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors. Lovely composition!

best regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-11-15 13:49]

Hello Ivan,
Very good sharpness, details are visible very well, nice blurred BG. I've taken few shot this species in spring during blooming of dandelions.
Regards, Pawel

hello Ivan
very beautiful composition, the pose in the twig and the background, good clarity and good focus in the eye, fine the output in natural colours!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-15 23:14]

Hi Ivan,
It's a beautiful capture of this greenfinch.Detils on plumage and catchlight in eyes are excellent.
Have a great Week and thanks for posting..

Hi Ivan
Another studio quality photo...Great POV, composition, color, detail and focus...TFS

Ciao Ivan. Very good DOF, beautiful colour and contrast against blurred BG. Excellent focuse close up.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-11-16 9:58]

Merhaba Ivan,
çok güzel bir Greenfinch karesi, tebrik ederim.

Hello Ivan, very beautiful shot of this cute male goldfinch with nice composition.
TFS and regards,

Hello Ivan, marvelous shot of this lovely goldfinch.
Details and colours are wonderful.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

Hello Ivan
It seems that you still have a firm grip on your camera!
Very good capture with good sharpness considering the light conditions and your long lense

Hello Ivan
the details of this picture are stunning ! especially on his face
he posed perfectly for you
colors, BG and composition are excellent
Have a good night

Hello Ivan,

Fantastic photo.
Light,focus and sharpness are excellent.
Good composition.

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