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Don't Turn Your Back On Us!

Don't Turn Your Back On Us!
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-16 21:36
Viewed: 3610
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These three male House Finches stopped by for a little chat, so I decided to take their picture. Unfortunately the guy in the middle was a bit camera shy and didn't cooperate when I counted to three and told them to say cheese.

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
The House Finch is now a common backyard bird throughout most of the contiguous United States and southern Canada. In its native west, this species occupies a wide range of open or semi-open habitats from undisturbed desert to highly urbanized areas. In the east, it is rarely found far from urban or suburban areas. Throughout its range, its fondness for feeding stations and for nesting conspicuously around buildings makes the House Finch among North America’s most familiar birds.

One of the most striking features of House Finches is their extreme variation in male plumage coloration. In all populations males vary in color from pale yellow to bright red; in addition, the average coloration of males varies substantially among populations.

Info from: North American Birds..Online

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Hello Ron from Ohio,
Hope life will be a bit better and snows vanishing. This is a splendid shot, bro. The white background seems ominous as far as the inclement weather goes but the house finches just shine in the photo with their subdued but pleasing colours.Its good you were able to check the back-light in a better way.The branch is in sharp focus too, perhaps a pine tree's, lovely photo!The toes of the bird are lovelier still....thanks a lot for sharing and thanks for your helpful comments to my photo, Ron, stand deeply obliged....take care...warmest regards/Abid

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-16 22:51]

Hello Ron
Wonderful capture and nice scene.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-16 23:04]

Hi Ron

Superb composition - the white BG works very well - an excellent presentation.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-16 23:53]

Hi Ron,
Very nice capture.Well seen and composed.I liked white BG also a lot.Have a nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Ron, lovely trio in nice pose, splendid composition, great sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-17 0:42]

Hi Ron,
again we have a picture of high class.
A wonderful capture with very good fit.
What have lured these birds to your "star" in the photo shoot so obedient?
Do you want a pleasant weekend,

Hi Ron,
you had fantastic models in your garden, presenting themselves from every angle.
A lovely post with perfect quality, I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-17 3:46]

Hello Ron,
Fantastic photo of these House Finches. Great sharpness, details and beautiful contrasting colours against the snowy BG. Excellent composition.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-17 4:00]

Great trio capture!
Colors and details are fantastic!

hello Ron

excellent timing from you to shoot on photo this meeting
of the male House Finches, i love every ones poses
with the ones asking why « you turnded your head
for the photographer » héhéhé (rire - laughing),
all 3 birds are superbly focused with excellent
sharpness and details, TFS


Absolute splendor. The poses are out of a Rockwell but sans humans replaced by birds pretending to be human:-) Again as I have said it before today, this is super use of lighting and a black white backdrop could be better!

Hello Ron,
Excellent composition. Wonderful details and superb vivid colours.
Great focus and amazing clarity.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-17 10:35]

Hi Ron. Great timing to capture this pose from the Finches. I like the way the one on the left has it head down to one side. All with good detail and natural colours. well taken TFs.

Hi Ron,

Three of an kind, great image from this litle beautiful birds.
Fine colours.


Hello Ron,

An excellent capture of these beautiful House Finches with beautiful coloration, pose & POV. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & regards.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-17 15:03]

Hi Ron,

It's too bad our male House Finch pictures weren't next to each other today. What a contrast between your sky and mine! If there was anyone out there who thought the weather in the states was the same they would have learned the truth. I love this trio and the one with his back to the camera makes it even more interesting. I wonder where the females are!!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-17 16:20]

Hi Ron
Nice composition.Very sharp image with excellent detail.I like your subject pose,colors are outstanding
TFS Michel

Hi Ron,

Awesome capture of this triple boy team:) i think they are waiting for their girlfriends:).
TFS and have a nice day!

Ps. sorry i could not write detailed comment since i had a heavy influenza at this weekend!

Hi Ron
I actually like that the middle House Finch has turned his back as you can see his nice markings. Your image shows each side these cute little House Finch very well. Love the colour and detail.
TFS Janice

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-18 11:41]

Hello Ron,
Wonderful shot of this three House Finches. Very sharp image with nice colours and perfect lighting. The light sky acts as a fine BG and I like the pose you have caputed them in. Excellent POV and composition.Best regards Siggi

Hi Ron,

Great shot to get these three males in one frame. It is a shame the middle guy did not turn his head for you but still looks great. Excellent exposure against the difficult white background. Nice sharp detail in the plummage. Well done..


nice triplet, greetings Ori

Hi Ron.

This is an amazingly beautiful image conforming to the principle of three. Nicely perched on that diagonal branch and you have captured in very good sharpness and details. Lovely colors and vivid exposure of the plumage.

Thanks for sharing and best regards.


Hi Ron,

This a really nice composition, and well-photographed too, nice sharpness and exposure. I used to have these come around when I used to feed the birds here, one of my favorites.


Hi Ron,
Super cute image and title combination. The image is impeccable with brilliant color and sharp crisp detail. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Ron

Like the image of the three Amigos here. Wonderful capture.


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