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Carpodacus mexicanus.

Carpodacus mexicanus.
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 19:02
Viewed: 3495
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hosue Finch Female.

My last three photos published here in TN are three different species of birds, but all of them perched on the same branch. How I did it?
Magic? Of course not.
Imagination? Yes.

These and hundreds more Photos were taken from inside a portable blind near a water supply specially built for birds, rodents and small mammals so they can have access to fresh liquid.
The yellow color of the background are different species of dry grasses, which gives to the photo a beautiful background and contrast.

At the end of everything "Image" comes form "Imagination" therefor all photographers should have a at least a litte bit of it. Dont You think?


Ps. Many thanks for Your critiques and comments on those photos.

Mikolaj, joska, Argus, siggi, matatur, marius-secan, Pitoncle, boreocypriensis, jaycee, Adanac has marked this note useful
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The same words for this as last earth tonal bird. Simple is as simple does ¥Forest Gump.
Bob Gump

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-06 22:06]

Brilliant work Luis. Again! Bravo, consistency in work is a sure sign of professionalism, in my opinion. Wonderful clarity, fine detail/sharpness and brightness.Simple composition without complications. Lovely clean background! Bravo.
George Veltchev

Hole Luis!
Nice bird. Good note. Very interesting information.
Superb shot. Excellent light and colours, natural colours. Good contrast and sharpness.
Well done!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-06 23:27]

Hi Luis,
Excellent photo, great sharpness and details, very good natural colors, TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-06 23:37]

Hola Sr. Luis,
A perfect frontal portrait of the female House finch. I like the pose, lighting, composition and BG.
Gracias por compartir esta preciosa toma,
Un abrazo de Ivan

Hi Luis,
great shot of this unspectacular bird.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-07 0:52]

Hello Luis
Just perfect!
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-07 1:19]

Hello Luis,
Fantastic photo of this lady. Superb sharpness and detaiils. Beautiful colours, also in the blurred BG. Great pose with eye-contact and DOF in a very good composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-07 1:27]

Hello Luis.
Beautiful closed up and well composed image.Excellent pov and fantastic pose from that sharp image.Great detail and natural colors.Best regards Siggi

A sweet little bird shown in a good, low, frontal posture Luis, quite an expertly capture my friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-07 2:52]

Hi Luis,simply perfect..a beautiful portrait take at the best,impossible to make better.Just my best compliments for this very professional work.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Luis,
Outstanding clarity and focus. Splendid capture with such good details and excellent colours. Lovely composition. Nice shot
taken from a perfect POV.

Hola Luis,
¿Que te puedo decir?... ¿haces macros de aves?... ja...ja...ja!
He aquí un derroche de texturas, detalles y nitidez... buen tabajo; he escuchado decir que los tele convertidores aminoran la calidad de las imagenes captadas, pero eso no parece aplicar en tu caso!... Buen trabajo,

hello Luis
this is GOOD no! VERY GOOD!
so sharpness and nice pose with great details
super naturel colours
great shot
greeting lou

Bonjour Luis,
La très belle attitude du sujet et son excellente opposition sur l'arrière plan le mette bien en valeur.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello MF Luis,

Pleasant capture of this lady house finch in a fine posture.
I think you've stayed under camouflage a bit long time to catch them on the same branch:)
TFS and have a nice night!


Hello Luis,
An excellent shot with great frontal POV, lovely colours, excellent sharpness and fine details. Well done!

Hello friend Luis,
Excellent picture, excellent sharpness and very beautiful natural colors. Excellent POV
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-07 15:59]

Hola Primo,

A lovely lady House Finch - one of the few birds I am oh so familiar with. She is just perfect on this branch with the wonderful background behind her. Excellent colors, details and composition but what I love most is how natural this shot is. Great Work!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-07 18:32]

Hola Luis,
You are truly a magician, your bird images are pure magic. Thank you. Luis if you do come north please, please let me know we have to meet.

Hola Luis

Vaya esta rama está muy concurrida por los pájaros y tu muy bien situado, preciosa composición y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

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