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House Finch

House Finch
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-23 12:43
Viewed: 2519
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
House Finches are small-bodied finches with fairly large beaks and somewhat long, flat heads. The wings are short, making the tail seem long by comparison. Many finches have distinctly notched tails, but the House Finch has a relatively shallow notch in its tail.

Adult males are rosy red around the face and upper breast, with streaky brown back, belly and tail. In flight, the red rump is conspicuous. Adult females aren’t red; they are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face.

House Finches are gregarious birds that collect at feeders or perch high in nearby trees. When they’re not at feeders, they feed on the ground, on weed stalks, or in trees. They move fairly slowly and sit still as they shell seeds by crushing them with rapid bites. Flight is bouncy, like many finches.

House Finches frequent city parks, backyards, urban centers, farms, and forest edges across the continent. In the western U.S., you’ll also find House Finches in their native habitats of deserts, grassland, chaparral, and open woods.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-07-23 14:43]

Glad to see you back on Trek Nature. This is a very good shot. It looks like hald the worm has been eaten already. Good focus, POV and details.


Beautiful photo Bill! Interesting bird, nice pose, very good composition and wonderful colours.

Hi Bill
Wonderful bird in fine pose and composition,beautiful colours and details.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-24 3:56]

Hi Bill,the top of perfection talking about the quality of details,magnificent colors too,in particular the strange purple background is perfect to contrast this red fich,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Lovely action shot captured!Great contrast!

Hi Bill,
A Beautiful capture of this Finch with it's velvet texture. Excellent detail and sharpness, great POV and stunning BG colour.
Best regards,

HI Bill,
interesting lunch. Very good point of view. Nice colours and composition.
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)
  • [2012-07-26 12:54]

Hello Bill,
Nice photo of this House Finch in excellent sharpness and details. Pleasing pose with eye contact. The colours in the bird are very beautiful. The background is a bit strange. Attractive composition.

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