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Scarlet Rosefinch


Scarlet Rosefinch
Photo Information
Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/5.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Red Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-29 8:55
Viewed: 5382
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my second posting of the Scarlet Rosefinch (Carpdacus erythrinus), this time showing the whole bird.

This is a mature male and judging by the carmine red feathers he is at least over two years old. Younger males don't usually have so much red and those feathers that are reddish could well have an orange tone in younger birds. Females lack the red colouring.

This finch is spreading westwards from Eastern Europe and Asia and during the last fifty years has become an uncommon but regular summer visitor to Southern Sweden. It overwinters in India.

It nests in bushy terrain often near damp areas or shores. The mature male does not show himself except when singing to attract females protect his territory.
The song can be interpreted as a whistling 'pleased to meet you!'

This shot was digiscoped at a distance of about 20 meters through my Zeiss 85 telescope.

Alex99, marhowie, star74, Hil, ralfsworld, falke, clint, JORAPAVI, jeanpaul, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-29 9:26]

Hi Ivan.
Brilliant illustration for your comment. Excellent picture with amazing magnification ratio, tremendous details, wonderful sunlight and shadows on the leaves, extremely nice colours and outstanding in its beauty bird. BRAVO, my friend. Perfect done.
Alexei.

Well done Ivan.
I like the vertical composition, perfect for this one. Nice detail, color, DOF, and you've managed the difficult light well IMO.
Excellent work with the telescope..
Happy New Year!

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-29 10:32]

Hi Ivan,
Wonderful shot of this colorful bird.
Clear details and sharpness.
Great job.
Happy Holidays

Hi Ivan

Another very beautiful capture from you!
I really like hte POV from which this photo was taken and also the pose of the bird.
The colors are very nice and well saturated, the blue sky makes a wonderful BG and the details are nice and sharp.
Very well composed, as well.
The only nit here is that i think the picture is just marginally overexposed...so, with your permission, i posted a WS.

Anyway, Bravo and TFS
Horia

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-29 10:52]

Hi Ivan

What a wonderful bird which I have not seen before, very nice composition and a fabulous pose, the details are nice and sharp with perfectly saturated colours and great Blue Sky BG, I love the feel of a Hot Sunshiney Day that this image brings us.

Happy New Year
Hilary :o)

Hej Ivan

Very interesting and colorful bird which is new to me. Quality is not on high level but still nice shot for documentation. Well... new one for my wish list for next year :)
I wish to you and Ulla Happy New Year
TFS
Ralf

... Jag har planer att besöka södra Sverige i nästa år igen. Jag kommer att få ett tillfälle att ta en sväng i dina trakter en gång till :) Hoppas att du kommer att ha tid och att vädret är mycket bättre än förra gången. Är på gång att köpa en ny 500mm f/4 objektiv. Tillsammans med 1.4 kommer jag ganska långt. Som sagt allt bäst i nästa år!

hi ivan,
nice capture,
well composed,
nice pov,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2006-12-29 11:33]

hello
ladne ujecie, dobra ostrosc i kolory, pozdrawiam

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2006-12-29 11:48]

This is a very good digiscoping photo! I admire this picture even more as I have only seen this bird a couple of times. Fantastic colours and sharpness, this is very hard to achieve with digiscoping!

Great job, Ivan!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-29 15:06]

Bonjour Yvan!

ravo ppur cette belle prise l'oiseau est superbement posé sur cette branche.
Merci!
joseph

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-12-29 15:32]

Hi Ivan,
My third try at posting this.
Wonderful shot of the finch - I love the pose and the details.
Happy New Year,
Jane

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2006-12-29 15:32]

another bird i have not seen before and what a lovely capture of it.
i like the red plumage on the head and the catchlight in the eye, its a good pose and stands out well against the sky.
clint

hello IVAN
tu ne diras pas qu'il ne pose pas pour la photo!!!!
super position, couleurs et BG extra et excellent détails
bien vu, mercidu partage, amitiès et bonne année 2007
edith

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-29 19:12]

Hola Ivan, agradable vista de este bello pájaro y buen pov, encuadre y compo... saludos, buen 2007.

Hola Ivan,
Excelente toma de gran belleza y perfecta ejecución, enhorabuena. Feliz año y un cordial saludo

Hello Ivan,
This bird is a little beauty; look at this color, wow! It looks a bit like our House Finch. I like this POV and details. Nice lightning and composition too. This is a very nice post! Thanks,
Claudine

Bravo Ivan
Félicitation pour cette superbe photo, c'est vraiment un bel oiseau. Tu l'as photographié en te servant admirablement de la lumiêre et ton ciel comme BG est de toute beauté..
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-30 22:40]

Oh Ivan, what a beauty! And look at him perched up there on the top of the branch with the blue sky behind! Wonderful capture, I love his colours. Thank you for sharing him with us,
Janice

Hello Ivan,
excellent shot, perfectly handled from long distance.
Wonderful pose and composition, love the light colours, they give a perfect "airy" feeling.
A very uncommon sight for Europe, what a beautiful visitor. Thank you for showing!
With best regards,
Peter

bonjour ivan
tres bon,l'exposition est parfaite,les couleurs jolies.
le POV est bien et de bons details dans le plumage.
laurent

Hi Ivan,
that's a beautiful bird, a little like a redpoll, I never saw such a bird before.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2007-01-21 11:43]

very beautiful bird,

beautiful shot...

my congratulations Ivan

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