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Waiting for the Girls

Waiting for the Girls
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon SX10IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 7:39
Viewed: 3086
Points: 66
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Carpodacus mexicanus

The amount and deepness of the red that appears on the males is dependent on the amount of carotenoid pigments in the bird's food during molting. The color may vary from pale yellow to deep red. Studies have shown that females prefer males with the brightest and reddist color, as this may be an indication of the bird's health. These birds feed on seeds and fruits.

The eastern populations of this bird are descendents from illegally caged birds that were released on Long Island, NY in 1940. From Long Island the released birds spread out in all directions and now populate most of the eastern US. It is interesting to note that the eastern birds have developed migratory behavior, which doesn't exist in the western birds.

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hello Jane

a very beautiful photo with your funny (and appropriate) title,
always fine POVs to show how high the birds are perched,
fine framing with leaving a very good free space in front,
fine focus sharpness and details, very beautiful luminosity,
colour tones and Arizonian blue sky, beautiful catch-lights
that render the photo more and more beautiful, TFS


Hello Jane
what a nice capture of two men waiting for the girls:) from title to focus and POV; everything very nice. composition and lighting also great. thanks for sharing this beautiful frame. best regards

Hello Jane. a masterpiece photo of these two house finches. Details, colours and composition are great.
TFS. Kind regards,

hello Jane
very good to see this red BOYS in the top
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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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 8:27]

Hello Jane,
What a fantastic photo. The composition and POV are really perfect. Very beautiful colours and great sharpness. The sky in the BG is splendid as ever.

WOW!!!!! imaginative title followed by detailed and natural coloured snap of waiting boys. TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-01-17 8:33]

Magnifica captura Jane,
excelente momento y pov,
buen foco y color...

Very nice portrait capture. Very good use of the sun as well. It appears to be either very early morning or late in the day. The angle of the sun is what makes the birds have this pop off the page quality. Well done Jane!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-17 8:34]

Hello Jane
Wonderful capture and scene. I like colors, light and details

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-17 8:36]

Hello Jane,
Lovely and excellent shot these house finches in a lovely poses.
Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
TFS ang G's,

hello Jane,
beautiful duet, with very attributed colors, it's a fine scene and photo!
keep photographing! TFS


Awesome capture of these handsome boys on the top of the branches with great details and delightful compositions.
TFS and have a nice night!

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

Hello jANE, perfect shot of these beautiful birds with nice poses. Nice detais and composition.
TFS and regards,

Hello Jane,
splendid capture of these two House Finchs, good sharpness and fantastic colours, excelent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-17 9:44]

Hi Jane. You have named this picture just right something i use to do in my youth many many years ago .!! A great pose to get the pair looking the same way. All with fine detail and bright colours. well taken TFs.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2010-01-17 10:17]

excellent and clear capture of the two pretty and colorful finches! :-) great composition
showing them in nice poses against the blue sky. well done & best wishes, thor.

Hello Jane,

An excellent capture of this beautiful pair of male Housefinches with lovely colors, sharpness & pose. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & best wishes.


Hello Jane,
Excellent capture, with bright colors, good sharpness and composition and funny title! Best regards,

Hi Jane..Excellent catch and lovely composition. Well done sister....Perfect picture and informative notes from you...TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-17 12:50]

Hello Jane,
lovely two House finch,superb composition with great colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-17 13:07]

Hi Jane,
Very nice capture.I like BG,clarity,colors,and catchlight in eyes a lot.I think they need more effort then waiting:)
Thanks for posting..

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-17 14:25]

Hi Jane

Superb composition against that wonderful Tucson sky!

Well seen and captured.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-17 17:44]
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Hello Jane,
How cool that we both decided to post House Finches today. I figure that the girls were out shopping and that is the reason we both captured only males.
Lovely composition and beautiful colors. I would gladly trade you for the sky if I could, but I don't think that would be possible. Hope you had a great weekend! TFS.

Hello Jane,

another very good image from these couple of birds with good pov and beutiful blue bg.
Fine colours.


Hallo Jane
Two beautiful birds with strong colours and prominent features. Lovely shape of the tailpiece which shows well on your image, of the Finch closest to the camera. Great composition and beautiful and proud pose captured of both. The colours and natural sunlight in the image are wonderful. Like always a pleasure looking and appreciating one of your postings. Best regards.

Ciao Jane, I hope girls soon arrives for this lovely couple in nice pose against a beautiful blue sky, good natural colors, great details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-18 4:22]

Hello Jane,
A fine capture of TWO male House Finches! Yes they do look like they are waiting for something or some female to turn up!
Both are taken in a fine resting pose on the oak branch and the composition against the blue sky is ideal. The lighting, colors and sharpness are very good too.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Jane
Hey... you get two in one :) Nice colorful birdies against blue sky.

Hi Jane,
I really enjoy seeing what you do with this Canon and the number of birds that you can photograph. Very good work, with excellent light and good details. The composition is great. Thanks for sharing!
PS: I hope the girls coming soon for this two guys! :-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-19 3:42]

Hello Jane,
What a wonderful capture of these two males showing off their bright and puffed-up chests!
Great focus on both and fine details of their profiles against the blue sky. Very well composed too!
TFS andd cheers, Ulla

Hello Jane,
Great shot with wonderful expressions of these birds waiting for their partners. You have a peculiar way of composing these birds & that shows well even in thumbnail from distance. TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-25 17:16]

Hello Jane,
Great image of these handsome finches their red plumage against that beautiful blue sky is a real winner. Thanks Jane.

Hi Jane,

Fabulous sunny capture of the boys waiting for the girls. :) Perfect composition with more space in front of the birds than behind them, nice colors, great contrast with the birds against the harsh blue sky. Excellent POV, and generally an incredible image. Bravo Madame.

Friendly regards, László (PS: I hope You'll return to TN soon).

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