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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 70/200 f2.8 VR + TCII 1.7x AF-s, (digital)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): world for two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-13 3:50
Viewed: 5091
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Looks at the light on their eyes, they seems really in love...

(Sorry for the shadow of the branch on the heads)

Amadina erythrocephala

Other Common Names
Paradise Finch, Red Headed Weaver

Males are easily distinguished from the females by the rust red head coloration and more colorful breast color. Juvenile males often fledge from the nest with some red on their head, but do not have the breast color of the males, but resemble the females in this regard.

Exp: 1/500 @ f5.6
ISO: 100
Lense lenght: 340mm

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To lozey: Namibiaelefantino 1 09-15 01:32
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Che belli Andrea, inizio bene la giornata. Trasmettono amore e dolcezza...quello che troppe volte manca al nostro mondo. complimenti ciao gigicacco

Hello Andrea,
Cute situation indeed!
So well captured, with fine details in the feather coats...
Well composed image!
Pablo -

Hey what a cute puffies here, Andrea! Ha ha! Lovely moment indeed! These couple looks so sleepy :-) Great sharpness, pov and framing. i like this one a lot!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-13 4:52]

Hi Andrea,
very nice capture of these finches. You could say there is letterly a thorn between these two lovers....

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-09-13 5:17]

Top cutey factor!


Perfect Birds shot.Great lights, colours and composition.Bravo. Best wishes my friend.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-13 5:45]

Ciao Andrea

Indeed, they really appear as if in love :)
I love the warm lighing, the colors and the great BG. Also very good details and, to me, that shadow of the branch is very useful - gives natural 3D framing for them nad tells a bit more about where they live.
Very well done my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-13 6:23]

What a cute couple Andrea! And such unusual looking birds too. I love their poses, well shown,

Deliziosa coppia di uccellini!
Foto superba, ottimi i colori e dettagli!

Ciao Andrea.


Well done!
Especially the two little birds part.
Focus, DOF...very good.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-13 9:48]

Hi Andrea.
Very nice shot "rendezvous" two dicky-bird.
Super sharp and details. I like composition and BG.
Very, very nice.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-13 10:29]

Hello Andrea,
Very romantic scane:)Well caught,framed and composed.POV,catchlight in eyes and sharpness are also wonderful.Excellent work!

Hi Andrea,
A couple deeply in love. Well composed and seen. Crisp clear and razor sharp picture. Moment well recorded. Regards,

May be She is deep in love but He is an eye aside! Perfect!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-13 12:37]

Hello Andrea,
Beautiful capture of this pair of finches with all the merits of a great shot, except that perhaps I would remove the grass on the left, but that's a small point.
TFS, regards, Ivan

andrea che bel contrasto.
non mi riferisco solo a esposizione, luce, composizione e altro, perfetti, ma al fatto che sembrano innamorati l'uno dell'altra e sono in mezzo spine che sembrano filo spinato, che riconduce alla guerra, alla violenza, tutt'altro che all'amore, il quale sboccia sempre e ovunque.

tienila cara questa foto!

they are so cute:) .... Great moment! A wonderful capture.. he even blushed he he he:)
Great POV, colours, details, composition .... Take care Ana:)

Hello Andrea,
beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Great composition, POV and great details. Natural colors. Well done and thank you for posting.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-13 17:56]

Very good shot Andrea. You caught it perfectly and at the right moment. Good catchlight, sharp and well exposed. Thanks !


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-13 22:34]

Excellente prise,les oiseaux sont adorable.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.

Hi Andrea

This is stunning. Love the colours. Very nicely composed. Good catchlight in the eyes. Nice camera work. :-)

What a cute pair, Andrea.
You caught their expressions very well.
Great pose and POV.
I did a quick workshop to take out the branch behind their heads.
Hope you like it.
TFS. : )

Hej Andrea!
WOW! U Ciebie zawsze wspaniale kolory. Bardzo podoba mi sie kadr i to ,ze:
* uchwyciles ptaszki na randezVu,
* siedza na kolczastej galazce,
* patrza sobie w oczka,
* ostrosc fantastyczne,
* glebia super.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

Hi Andrea,
They are very funny birds that I never saw before. I think that lightning and details are very amazing. I love details on their feathers and you caught them in at very good timing :-) Yes, they really seem in love and that something particular to catch in bird’s picture. Well done with nice composition. TFS,

Salut Andrea

Superbe, je n'ai jamais rien vu d'aussi beau. C'est une splendeur que de voir ce beau petit couple se faire des yeux doux.
Meci et au revoir....JP

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  • lozey (184)
  • [2006-09-14 12:44]
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Hi Andrea
Beautiful. Great shot. How did you like Namibia??
Cheers Bert

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-15 7:56]

Conmovedora escena Andrea con bellos detalles en el plumaje, realzados por una adecuado DOF y agudeza.
Personalmente, me agrada la línea de sombra sobre el rostro de las aves.
Buena composición, aunque el Workshop de manyee eliminando la rama posterior es muy interesante.
Saludos... Ricardo

Stirring scene Andrea with beautiful details in the plumage, enhanced by an appropriate DOF and sharpness.
Personally, I like the shade line on the face of the birds.
Good composition, although Workshop of manyee eliminating the rearward branch is very interesting.
Greetings... Ricardo

how sweet and how true...what a cute photo..and nice sentiment as well..TFS
Donna :o)

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