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Fringilla coelebs

Fringilla coelebs
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 0:32
Viewed: 2054
Points: 26
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The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
The name chaffinch comes from Old English ceaffinc, literally "chaff finch", and is the source of the nickname chaffy or chaffie. The bird is so named for its tendency to peck the grain left out in farmyardsa habit which has also garnered it the names wheatbird and wheatsel-bird or wheatsel bird (from "wheatsel", a rare word meaning wheat drilling), the latter used primarily of male chaffinches (or "cock-chaffinches").The names scobby, cobby, scoppy, and scop refer to this pecking ("scop" is a Cumbrian word meaning to hit).
The chaffinch's appearance has given rise to the names whitewing, white finch, copper finch, flecky flocker, pied finch, and robinet ("little robin redbreast").The name shellapple or shillapple (also spelled sheldapple, sheldafle, or archaically sheldaple) is from "sheld", a rare word meaning variegated, and "dapple". This name also appears in the metathetic forms apple-sheeler, its corruption upper shealer, and apple bird.The dialectal names shelly, skelly, sheely, shiltie, shilfer, shilfa, sheelfa, and shulfie are derived from these.
Spink and the less common names pink, pinkie, and pinkety are of the same Proto-Indo-European origin as finch (confer Greek spiza, chaffinch, and French pinson, finch), and are possibly imitative of the bird's song.This unique call has inspired the names twink, tweet, weet-weet, chink chink, chink chaffey, and pink twink.Popular belief holds that the chaffinch's song foretells rain, leading to the name wetbird.
The chaffinch is also known by the names beech finch, horse finch (and the variation hoose finch), buck finch, roberd, boldie, and the reduplicative shellapple shiltie. English naturalist Charles Swainson recorded 36 names for the chaffinch in his Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds (1885), including brichtie, brisk finch, briskie, bullspink, bully, charbob, daffinch, maze finch, pea finch, pine finch, and snabby.(Wikipedia)

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Dear Siggi,

This is a nice closeup capture from a beautiful Chaffinch with lovely eyes!

The light and exposure are quite well handled, and colors are natural too, however, it would be nice to look at the EXIF data as I can't see avaiable with your picture. Hope you don't mind.
The way the bird is behaving in the picture is well seen too.
Good job!

Kind regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-07 1:18]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice close up photo of this young Chaffinch ,very good, natural colors an details, great natural BG, TFS!
Have a nice day!

Hello Siggi,
beautiful cloes-up shot of a yoiung Chaffinch with good sharpness and beautifully natural colours.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Siegfried,
Agréable et touchante valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Siggi,

A great frontal close-up with beautiful coloration, details & POV. Well done & composed.

TFS & best wishes!

Kind regards


Ciao Siggi, lovely composition with nice bird in great pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Siegfried.
Mi piate tanto questa foto con questo fringuello intento ha procurarsi del cibo,eccellente nitidezza ed ottimi dettagli,stupenda la composizione come i colori, molto bella bravo.
Ciao Marco.

If this simple bird knew it's Latin name, would it be able to chirp it? Probably not because I have a hard time pronouncing it... Very nice for a common one.. you have chose a good position and perch...so good on the timing...and nice earth tines as well my bud!

hello Siegfried
very nice details with good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Witaj Siggi,
ta Zięba wygląda naprawdę uroczo. To chyba jakiś młody osobnik? Podoba mi się kompozycja. Ptak pod gałęzią wygląda jakby był wyśledzony w trakcie swoich ziębich zajęć bez świadomości, że jest podpatrywany. Bardzo naturalnie wyszło.
Pozdrowienia - Sławek

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-07 15:15]

Hi Siggi,very interesting specie and original pose,i like this persective and the excellent quality despite the difficult light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-07 18:54]

Hola Siegfried ; hermoso retrato de esta bella ave; me gusta mucho la luz, la composición, el entorno y la actividad que realiza el ave...saludo.

Bom dia Siegfried
Wonderful capture of the chafinch in cute pose.Beautiful colours and great sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!

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