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American Goldfinch (Male)

American Goldfinch (Male)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 18:40
Viewed: 1875
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The male American Goldfinch is one of the prettiest birds that visit our backyard every year. This particular fellow was busy feeding from the sunflowers that grow in our vegetable garden. I love their sweet songs as they fly over in their typical dipping flight patterns.

The males with their bright yellow, black and white plumage topped off with a black cap will soon be losing their distinctive colors. The vivid yellow will be replaced with an olive brown while the wing markings will be much duller. It is actually hard to tell the males from the females once they get their winter plumage.

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Superb photo with nice lighting, very sharp and a small catchlight in the eye. A spectacular bird too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-17 0:39]

Hello Ron,
What a fine photo of this American Goldfinch. Great in sharpness and details, an attractive pose with eye contact and very beautiful contrasting colours. And that all against a nice blue sky in the background. A beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-17 5:25]

HI Ron,absolutely beautiful this capture in an acrobatic pose.A very bright yellow and the best detail as possible,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ron
super good picture with beautiful yellow
i like this bird
very nice composition with good details
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,
What a lovely yellow bird...Excellent details and very good focus. Lovely composition.

Hello Ron-Beautiful Bird with stunning colour and sharpness against such blue Sky.Well capture with attractive composition too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-08-17 10:07]

Hi Ron,
Absolutely fantastic sharpness. Gorgeous colors and very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-18 0:17]

Great sharpness, light, color and composition for this beautiful bird. It is a great picture Ron! Thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, splendiid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron!
Excellent shot of this lovely Goldfinch in great details. What a beautiful combination of vibrant yellow and black on its body. A pleasant blue sky as BG and a perfect use of camera's flash. Well done,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards...AKBAR

Wonderful colours and good composition. Thanks for showing

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-08-18 10:01]

Hi Ron,

Awesome shot and great détails of the American Goldfinch, I like very much the colors and the texture of the plumage.
Perfect light and shaprness, great job.
my best regards.
john vantighem

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-19 4:09]

hello Ron,
Very shiny bird and an excellent picture. Perfect sharpness, light-management and fine presentation. Lovely!

Hi Ron,

A beautiful American Goldfinch. beatiful sharp colors and it is very clear.

Very good, :)

Hi Ron,
What a lovely bird. Excellent details and very good focus.


Hi Ron,
Not only one of the prettiest bird which visits your yard, but one of the most aesthetic photos I've seen here in the last few days. Excellent pose of the goldfinch, and your exposure / light management is simply fantastic. Sharpness and colors can't be better, and I really love how the leaf at the top forms a parallel line with the bird. Top class photo, from every aspect. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Hi Ron,I really enjoy this rather superb shot of the goldfinch as you couldn't get him better exposed than you have already.The light worked very well for this very colour accurate shot and it is nice to see him perched under what looks to be a sunflower,yellow just like he.An attractive and airy photo of a bird that can be found here in Alberta as well,now if only I could get a crack at one.Ron you make very good use of that 5D mark II,such an excellent camera!Thanks for sharing this bright and well focused shot with us.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-09-30 17:41]

Excellent sharpness and light.
Love the colors and eye contact.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2014-12-25 0:45]

Composition, up down left right and I watch four corners.. it is a lesson of photography.

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