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Copyright: Mircea Radu Achim (achimmircea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 0 N: 1603] (6246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-05 1:59
Viewed: 2797
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
The Chaffinch's large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 1416 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.
This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe, and the second most common bird in the British Isles. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, and Macaronesia, where it has many distinctive island forms. In the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the Chaffinch has colonised twice, giving rise to the endemic species known as the Blue Chaffinch and a distinctive subspecies. In each of the Azores, in Madeira, and in the rest of the Canaries there is a single species on each island.
It was introduced from Britain into a number of its overseas territories in the 18th and 19th centuries. In New Zealand it is a common species. In South Africa a very small breeding colony in the suburbs of Constantia, Hout Bay and Camps Bay near Cape Town is the only remnant of one such introduction.
It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland.

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Very great chaffinch portraint mircea,
well done, love the movement of the snow at its feet


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-05 2:30]

Hello Mircea,
Excellent photo of this Chaffinch in very beautiful colours and great sharpness and details. Fantastic white balance. Taken from a very good POV.

Hi Mircea
Wonderfull close up with snow
Perfect exposure, the snowflakes are great

hello Mircea
great composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-05 3:21]

Hello Mircea.
Lovely winter Greenfinch.Nice photo with excellent details.Splendid capture and good sharpnes.I liked very much.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Mircea,
a very beautiful portrait of the Chaffinch taken from an excellent point of view in a lovely pose on the snow, superb sharpness and marvellous colours
Best regards

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-02-05 3:50]

great moment capture, nice detail, .. good expo


Ciao Mircea. Impressive DOF and excellent contrast. Beautiful colours.


Excellent presentation of small Chaffinch.

Hi Mircea,
vry nice photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Perfect composition with white snow. Amazing!
Have a nice Sunday,

A very nice setting for the bird, good contrast with the snow, excellent detail and light.
A beautiful photo.
regards yiannis

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-05 6:40]

Hi Mircea!
Lovely composition! Superb details of the bird's plumage and of the snow.
Nice lighting and wonderful contrast of the bird between the snow.
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Ciao Mircea, lovely bird on the snow, fine details, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Mircea,
Beautiful finch. Lovely composition and capture.Beautiful natural colors and white balance.Great sharp details.
Thank You
Best regards

Another great bird photo Mircea! The composition, the colors and the sharpness are excellent!

Salut Mircea,
O fotografie de exceptie. Culorile sunt naturale si detaliile impecabile la acesta cinteza.
Contrastul cu albul zapezii este excelent, iar balansul de alb este impecabil.
Am intalnit in zona Timisorii si cinteze de iarna un pic mai colorate decat cintezele obisnuite, dar foarte speriose.
Numai bine!

Superb surprins! Imi place ...tot la poza asta! Felicitari!

Hello Mircea,
Excellent composition of the Chaffinch! Superb detail and sharpness caught with the crumbling snow at it's feet. Great POV and OOF BG my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Mircea,
Nice shot for this little bird.
Sharpness, colours and details are excellent.
Fantastic winter composition.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Mircea, Wow what a fabulous capture of this amazing Chaffinch my good friend, awesome detailed sharpness with exceptional detail & clarity, lovely saturated colours, perfect exposure/white balance with good detail in the whites, terrific work here Mircea Bravo! and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Mircea,
On the spot focus and excellent light control. Lovely pov. Very well done and TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-02-05 23:01]

o poza perfecta!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-06 4:25]

Beautiful portrait of lovely bird, fine colors. tfs.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-06 4:43]

Excellent picture capting very well tha moment. Very sharp, natural color and composition. Congratulation.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-06 22:20]

Hello Mircea,
A very fine capture of a male Chaffinch on the snow. Excellent WB, sharpness and natural colour contrast. Nice low lateral POV and colours contrast.
Most Chaffinches leave Sweden during the winter.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Mircea,
A superb picture of this lovely bird, impressive clarity sharpness, beautiful colours and the bird stands out so well against the white background, An excellent work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-08 4:22]

Hello Mircea,
such a lovely bird shown in excellent sharpness. The white background of winter surroundings add wonderful effect to the composition.
very well done.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-08 4:34]

Hello Mircea,
Lovely species captured superbly in this composition with great focus and exposure. The results are magic, thank you Mircea.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-08 14:16]

This image is really splendid, Mircea!!
Outstanding sharpness and fine detail; perfect control of light and wonderful natural colours. A beauty!!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-09 9:21]

Buna Mircea,
Difficult to find food in the snow!
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness an perfect details
Best wishes,

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