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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: 2019-03-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D850, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-06 13:15
Viewed: 354
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) is a passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. Its closest living relatives are the evening grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertinus) from North America and the hooded grosbeak (Hesperiphona abeillei) from Central America especially Mexico.
This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident in Europe, but many Asian birds migrate further south in the winter. It is a rare vagrant to the western islands of Alaska.
Deciduous or mixed woodland, including parkland, with large trees – especially hornbeam – is favoured for breeding. The hawfinch builds its nest in a bush or tree, and lays 2-7 eggs. The food is mainly seeds and fruit kernels, especially those of cherries, which it cracks with its powerful bill. This large finch species is usually seen in a pair or small group.
The 16.5–18 cm long hawfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird, which appears very short-tailed in flight. Its head is orange-brown with a black eyestripe and bib, and a massive bill, which is black in summer but paler in winter. The upper parts are dark brown and the underparts orange.
The white wing bars and tail tip are striking in flight. The sexes are similar. The call is a hard chick. The song of this unobtrusive bird is quiet and mumbled.

The photo is taken from a hide (boshut Lichtenberg van Arjan Troost)

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What a beautiful composition with the pine cone!
Very sharp and crisp image with beautiful colours on the bird.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-07 1:19]

Hallo Zeno,
Prachtige foto van deze Appelvink. Ook deze mis ik aan deze kant van Nederland. Ik heb ook niet zo veel geduld om in een fotohut te gaan zitten. Maar als ik jouw beelden zie, krijg ik wel de neiging. Scherpte, kleuren, pose en diepte zijn fantastisch.

a perfect capture, TFS Ori

Hello Zeno,
This is a masterpiece photo...Excellent details and perfect focus.

Extremely sharp and Nice shot. Bird is too good.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-08 9:38]


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-08 14:50]

Hi Zeno,great capture of this colorful hawfinch in a very excellent sharpness,the composition too is lovely,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Another great 3D wild life image with useful note just an amazing moment of this lovely bird and photography well done ZENO SWIJTINK

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

Hello Zeno,
Excellent shot again. Nice background and eye catching composition.
Thanks and regards,

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