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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikon 300mm VR 2.8 D + TC 2X
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-11-30 7:21
Viewed: 392
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The brambling is similar in size and shape to a common chaffinch. Breeding-plumaged male bramblings are very distinctive, with a black head, dark upperparts, orange breast and white belly. Females and younger birds are less distinct, and more similar in appearance to some chaffinches. In all plumages, however, bramblings differs from chaffinches in a number of features:
brambling has a white rump whereas that of chaffinch is grey-green;
the breast is orange, contrasting with a white belly on brambling, whereas on chaffinch the underparts of more uniformly coloured (pink or buff);
brambling's scapular feathers are orange, whereas chaffinch's are grey or grey-brown;
the flanks are dark-spotted on brambling, plain on chaffinch;
bramblings lack the white outer tail feathers of chaffinch.
An additional difference for all plumages except breeding-plumaged males is the bill colour - yellow in brambling, dull pinkish in chaffinch (breeding-plumaged male bramblings have black bills, chaffinches in the corresponding plumage have grey bills)

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great diagonal portrait, TFS Ori

Excellent details and focus.
It is a lovely colorful bird migrating also in my region in the winter....

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-12-05 6:15]


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-12-08 8:38]

Hi Zeno,beautiful capture of this brambling,i like the pose and the excellent quality of sharpness,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

What a marvellous capture, Zeno!
Superb details and colours.

Ciao Zeno, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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