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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-14 7:33
Viewed: 863
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) is a passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident in Europe, but many Asian birds migrate further south in the winter.

The hawfinch has a total length of 16.5–18 cm, and its wingspan ranges from 29 cm to 33 cm. It weighs approximately 48–62 g. Females are usually smaller and weigh less than males. It is a robust bird with a thick neck, large round head and a wide, strong conical beak with a metallic appearance. It has short pinkish legs with a light hue and it has a short tail. It has brown eyes.

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this is super good and great sharpness
very good light and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Marius,
what a splendid portrait of this hawfinch!! last week i saw one and tried to take a shot but it flew away...not easy to approach.
have a nice day

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-14 10:35]

Hi Marius,perfect light for the best result,great capture of this hawfinch,the colors are absolutely fantastic,and the pose too,impressive plumage details and magnificent composition,this year without snow....have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Good Photo

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-14 18:22]

Hello Marius,
What a stunning bird you have presented to us. I love the contrasting beige, rufous, black, and white colors in it's plumage, top that off with a pearl beak and pink feet and it is simply gorgeous. Wonderful eye contact and just the right exposure. Beautiful specimen!!

Hello Marius

Beautiful photo of the hawfinch, with fine ÖV and framing,
beautiful eye-contact with the catch-light, and great focus,
sharpness & details, TFS


  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-01-15 6:04]

Shalom Marius,

Splendid capture! I really like you style on taking bird pix.

I would have used less sharpening, but that may be my personal taste.

All the best,


Hello Marius - Outstanding presentation of this Finch. You managed light and wax like feather nicely. Excellent sharpness and color. I like its BG too. Very nice picture. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-15 18:24]

Hello Marius,
Your pictures are awesome my friend!
Yet another beauty here, of Hawfinch playing model for you. Fine, POV, sharpness, and colours. Even the oof twigs in the background, complements the picture.
Thanks for the share,

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