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Copyright: Norbert Gorski (hekcik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Pentacon 4/200 MC, RAW ISO 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 12:12
Viewed: 3750
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Canon 350D, lens Pentacon 4/200mm

The European Greenfinch, or just Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south.

Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-8 eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also feed their young insects.

The Greenfinch is 14-16 cm in length and is similar in size and shape to a Chaffinch, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains wheezes and twitters, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.


5209'53.29" N
2101'16.87" E


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-15 14:23]

Hello Norbert!
Excellent capture.I liked POV,details,pose of birds and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Widze ze szkielko sie spisuje:)
W tych krzaczkach siedza ładne okazy...tez dzisiaj polowalem na nie:)

it looks like mrs. and mr. greenfinch are
preparing for spring and mating. *g*
nice shot, norbert, good pov
and composition, too bad about the blurred
branches in the fg.
well seen & captured, thor.

  • Great 
  • valdec (383)
  • [2006-05-14 17:41]

Rewelacja, fantastyczne, piękne...

Hi Norbert,

Nice shot, you have captured a beautiful moment. The colours are ggod too. Well done,


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