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Carduelis carduelis

Carduelis carduelis
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 5:09
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carduelis carduelis (Linnaeus, 1758).
European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis is a small (12–13 cm long) finch (family Fringillidae).
It is native to Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia but it has been introduced to many areas of the world

In Cyprus Carduelis carduelis is a common and widespread resident.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-20 5:17]

Hello Christodoulos.
Superb shot of this beautiful Goldfinch! Very sharp details of head and plumage. Lovely light and colours too. I like his pose and the background makes him stand out very nicely.
Excellent composition. Regards Siggi

Good to see you back with your professional images, Chris.
This picture of a Goldfinch is a class unto itself in terms of ideal nature photography.
Thanks for sharing this gem and best regards.

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
After a gap I am watching your picture.Wish everything is well.

Excellent photograph.I like its everything,except one.
I haven't captured this....
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-08-20 7:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture bird,widespread Turkey,regards..

Hi Christodoulos,
beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and details. Amazing colours. Appropriate background.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Christodoulos,
Perfect colours details with harmony.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-20 7:53]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very nice to see you back.
Fantastic photo of this Goldfinch. Superb in all aspects. Sharpness, details, colours, background and composition are all splendid.

Hello Christodoulos.
照的清晰 也非常犀利
構圖也很棒 背景深遂

hallo Christodoulos
great sharpness and with good details
super BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
I just return from a short holiday at the Black See and in Bucegi Mountains - Romania.
You managed perfect this image with a lovely bird living also in my region. Outstanding clarity, focus and details. In the next weeks I will post some photos with birds living around the Black See coast.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Christodoulos,
First, congratulation for this magnificent shot.
Mastic pose of this Goldfinch.Excellent composition and framing.
Wonderful natural color and great sharpness.
Every thing is perfect in this picture.
Thanks for this beautiful pic.
Love it.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-20 9:14]

What i can say my friend? This is an example of the top of perfection,spectacular pose and the best details,colors and exposure,really really beautiful! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

a perfect Markis-style portrait, amazing ! Ori

Ciao Christodoulos. Fantastic colours stunning details indeed. Great pic MF!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-20 12:25]

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful portrait of nice little bird. My lens yet successfully escapes is pretty shy. Gorgeous light and colours with excellent details. Nice klasic pose and perfect background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photograph of Carduelis carduelis, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-08-20 23:58]

colorful and beautiful bird with excellent angle and closeup. nicely photographed. tfs.

θαυμάσια συνέχεια...!
καλημέρα Χριστόδουλε

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-21 1:29]

Hi Christodoulos.
My congratulations on so wonderful goldfinch picture. I love this species. There many birds around our countryside gardens. However, till now I have no opportunity to take picture from close-distance. Your shot is amazing in all respects. Details and colours as well as the whole subject are brilliant. Bravo.

Hallo christodoulos
super good sharpness and good light on this beautiful bird
Great shot again from you.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-22 0:08]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Perfect shot in every sense, luminosity, sharpness, composition and colours.
And a most besutiful model!
Very well done again.
Kind regards

Hello Chris
What beautiful capture.
real pro work.
great colour with perfect sharpness.
earth colour BG is also superb.
best wishes

Giascou Christodoule
Perfect photo of the goldfinch. Excellent pose, good eye contact, superb detail, nice background.
Lovely bird
regards yiannis

excellent image with good pov and colours

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the European Goldfinch,
fine lateral POV, beautiful light, the catch-light
render the photo always more beautiful, TFS


Hi Christodoulos,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the European Goldfinch. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-23 14:56]

It is an excellent picture of this bird! It is very comun here in Southern Spain. Your picture show al the beauty of this "jilguero" in Spanish. Thank you for sharing it and congratulation.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovelyu bird on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderul natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-09-05 20:18]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza de foto y de especie; una toma perfecta con excelente manejo y técnica...felcitaciones...

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