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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: 2009-03-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-01 10:46
Viewed: 2993
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken early in the year but i have heard they have been seen already this year in Hampshire . We have had a bright and sunny day so i hope the weekend may be the same , so i can go and try to find them.

Redpoll ( Carduelis flammea ) Length 13-15cm.
A small Finch with rather variable plumage.
Most Birds can be recognised by a yellowish conical bill, black bid and a red patch on their forecrown. The latter of which is absent in some Juvenile Birds.
Has streaked grey-brown upperparts and pale underparts, streaked on its flanks. In the breeding season the Male has a pinkish flush to its breast.
As a breeding species it occurs locally throughout much of England and Ireland.
In winter it is much more widespread.
Breeds in open woodland but winter flocks mostly in alder and birch often with Siskins.

marianas, hansh, nasokoun, parasbhalla, maurydv, CeltickRanger, siggi, eng55, eqshannon, boreocypriensis, matatur, Argus, Juyona, MMM, Dis. Ac., Heaven, Noisette, anel, marius-secan, Alex99, Tamrock has marked this note useful
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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-01 10:52]

Very good portrait of this Redpoll, we are waiting this species by us!

Wonderful this little Carduelis flammea!
Great details and colors!

Hello Nick,

An excellent capture of this Redpoll with such beautiful natural colors, sharpness & fine details. Great POV, pose & BG. Very well taken & lovely presentation. TFS & regards.


Hi Nick,

Lovely picture of this nice bird. Lovely colours and very good detail with a nice blurred background. A nice glint in the eye as well.
Great capture and TFS


hello Nick
great picture with good details and beautiful colours
great composition with nice light
greeting lou

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-01 11:09]

Hello Nicholas.

What a fine capture of this little cute and beautiful colored bird.
Sharpness is very good but i like your POV specially.
Thanks for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

hello Nicholas!
lovely redpoll, very beautiful with your fine composition,focus, light and colors in excellent using with great details!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi Nicholas,

Another lovely capture from adorable burd with nice details! The colors of the bird are very nicely shown and they are perfectly natural. The sharpness and POV are great and the contrast between the blurry BG and the colorful bird, is praiseworthy!

best regards,

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-12-01 11:19]

Hi Nick,
a beautiful capture this is..nice clear details
and BG..I like its perch a lot...very well done.

Hello Nick,
another fantastic picture of the Redpoll, very good sharpness and fabulous colours, a very pleasing composition with a lovely pose of the bird, the BG is marvellous
Best regards

hello Nick

by the POV, the framing, the superb focus sharpness and details excellent photography,
and by the luminosity and colour tones very beautiful photography,
and as always the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-01 12:24]

Hello Nicholas.
Fine sharp capture of a Redpoll with excellent lighting and BG presented in a good composition. Great colors BG, POV, DOF perfect details very crisp. Nicely composed and captured ,excllent work.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Nicholas. Magnificent rapsody of light and colours. Another masterpiece MF!


Hi Nick
Great shot of this male Redpoll at Blashford. I also look forward to seeing them again - but as you say the weather really has been poor for getting out and about and the forecast is for more of the same :(
Kind Regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-01 13:47]

Hi Nicholas,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,simple BG,lighting,clear eyas and details a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Two finches in a row. Last one was Asbeds which was in flight. I notice your photo shows well what I also said to him about in flight one can see the lines along the breast well...but here we have the classic and well seen pose...

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-01 19:31]

Very nice shot dear Nicholas. Everything here works very well and you did a good composition too.
TFS. Regards,

Hi Nick,

Impressive capture of this handsome redpoll in a lovely posture from wonderful POV with flawless details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


A lovely specimen in its prime, captured quite expertly as usual Nicholas, the finely OOF BG perfectly enhances the high detail level of the Redpoll, TFS indeed my friend!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-02 4:04]

Hello Nick,
Having seen several of your Redpoll shots that you took last spring I can say that this is not your best.
Nevertheless it is of very high standard with good sharpness, colours and lighting against a fine neutral BG.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-02 5:12]

Hola amigo,
bonito Redpoll,
con espléndida iluminación
selecto foco y bg.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-02 5:55]

Hello Nicholas
Great image of the Redpoll.Excellent POV and perfect clean backround that permit us to see all the beauty of the Redpoll.As usual razor sharp image with excellent plumage detail.
TFS Michel

Ciao Nick, beautiful redpoll with fantastic bright colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-02 7:50]

Hello Nick,
Superb photo of this Redpoll. Almost the same photo as you showed us on 1 November. Great quality in every aspect. In one word: fantastic!

Hello Mr. Nicholas!

The only thing that makes your pictures is better, and better, and better! impressive quality of the results in your photos. Really you're using your equipment in a professional manner. Congratulations and thanks for letting us see them!


Hello Nick,

the master of the birdspictures.
Another exellent image from you.
Not more not less.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-02 13:24]

Hi Nicholas!

At least, we both have something in common, our style is easily recognizable. The picture is very pleasant and your notes are interesting to read. I hope you have had your sunny day... I had it!

Kind regards


hello Nicholas
a great image of this Redpoll, fine pose against a wunderfull BG
Superb details, nice POV and very lovely colors
a pleasant composition
Have a good night

Very well done Nicholas. Superb bird and you have taken a superb portrait of it with sharp focus and great eye contact. Very well Done!


Buen trabajo con la luz y esos preciosos colores.
El resto magnífico... como siempre.
Saludos Nicholas.

Hi Nick,
I love these redpolls so much.
this one is again so pretty and in a warm light. I hope so much to see one this winter. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-05 4:55]

Hello Nick,
Again a wonderful portrait of the Redpoll, which is truely a very fine and cute bird. I like the friendly look of this one. Pose and colors are very well shown and the subtle background helps for a very harmonious picture.
Very pleasing shot.
I wish you a nice weekend.
Kind regards

Hello Nick,
Wonderful composition with great details and superb colours.
Lovely photo!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-06 12:07]

Hi Nick.
I was very pleased with your congratulations and kind comments. Thanks a lot.
I like using by your telelens a lot. It is great and in your hands it produces true masterpieces. Subject is wonderful and your reproduced beautiful bird and impressive branch (as well as pictorial smooth BG) with terrific beauty. Colours of the shot are amazing and sharpness/details are stunning too. Bravo. Great job.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-12-06 12:12]

salut Nicholas,
magnifique image très naturelle. Les couleurs sont vives et variées, le BG flou et la netteté du plumage sont parfaits.


hi nicholas!
i really like the redpoll and here
you captured it in a very nice way
sharp with good composition and with
a very nice background!
well done!

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