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Pin Grosbeak

Pin Grosbeak
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Copyright: Joseph Simard (jossim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D 200, Nikkor AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-13 18:32
Viewed: 3494
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Taille: 17,5 - 21,5 cm

Description: Cet oiseau a un bec gros, fort et large et de couleur blanc jaunâtre. Il a le dessus de la tête noir et le front jaune. Son cou et le haut du dos sont olive brunâtre foncé, devenant jaune. Il a de grandes taches blanches sur les ailes. Sa queue est noire et ses pattes brunes.

Nourriture: Le Gros-bec errant mange surtout les graines des cônes d’épinette, de sapin baumier et de pin, mais il apprécie également les graines et les fruits de nombreux arbres feuillus et arbrisseaux.
Il est particulièrement avide des larves et des chrysalides de la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette. On pense aussi que les parents nourrissent leurs petits de celles-ci.
Aux mangeoires, son aliment préféré est la graine de tournesol, il en mange une quantité considérable.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-13 18:35]

Hello Joseph

A beautiful shot of this grosbeak.The POV and DOF are excellent.The composition in the frame is perfect.The details are razor sharp and the colours are natural and well saturated.The OOF BG is a wonderful backdrop for this high quality shot.TFS


Absolutely perfect in all ways Joseph. The color tones are dead on all with a nice sharp image on a very nice oof background. :)

Hi Joseph,
A wonderful capture of this bird!
I like a lot the wide composition, with the branch and the little bird proudly standing and going toward the center of the picture.
The colors captured are great, the contrast of the bright yellow against the other dark feathers is very good.
Even the texture seen on the branch is gorgeous.
Great POV and DOF used makes a very nice and enjoyable blurred background.
Congratulations, thanks for share and happy week end,

bonjour Joseph
cette oiseau a de très belle couleurs bonne composition et une belle profondeur de champs ce qui fait bien ressortir le sujet bravo


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-13 19:12]

Hello Jossim,
I liked the sharpness, contrast, the colors, focus and the composition a lot. TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-13 19:53]

Hello Joseph,
A marvelous capture, the colors, composition and super details are just stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Joseph,
Very cute and colorful little bird, very nicely captured. Well composed picture.
Great DoF, superb shrapness, great details, and very neat blurry BG.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Salut Joseph

La pose, la composition, les couleurs, la netteté et l'arrière-plan: tout est parfait. Superbe Joseph. Et quel bel oiseau.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-01-13 20:44]

Bonjour Joseph,

Vraiment superbe! Tout est vraiment parfait ...
Merci de la partager

Hello Joseph
Beautiful shot of the Grosbeak. Wonderfully composed with the diagonal branch. Focus, saturation, light and soft bokeh are first rate.

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  • gilot (73)
  • [2007-01-13 21:39]

Bonjour Joseph,
Cette photo est magnifique, le contraste des couleurs est frappant. Elle est d'une netteté incroyable. Félicitations, c'est vraiment une photo de pro! Continue de nous partager de si belles photos!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-13 22:53]

Hi Joseph

Wow, what a brilliant capture. Just perfect all round quality presentation.

The composition is just the thing with the angled branch and the little bird striking a fancy pose. Stunning well balanced colours makes it a pleasure on the eye, the details are razor sharp, the BG is well removed totally OOF and absolutely complimentary of the bird, and the exposure is faultless with excellent lighting on the subject.

Great work done and TFS.

Bonjour Joseph,
Magnifique photo de ce grosbec. Les couleurs sont justes et l'arrière-plan fait bien ressortir votre oiseau. Composition, détails et profondeur de champ excellents. Une belle réussite!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-01-14 0:37]

Beautiful sharp shot!Lovely colours.liked the pose ..

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-14 2:28]

Hello Joseph,
sigh....! Just great of this beautiful bird. As a 9 year old boy I got a second hand bird field guide from my uncle. It turned out to be a northern american one. Going outside I was convinced I saw this bird in my neighbourhood. Later it turned out to be an eurasian hawfinch. Ever since...I haven't seen this bird 'live'. But your image makes it al good.
Best regards, Jacob

hi joseph,
lovely shot,
well composed with fine pov,
well saturated colours,
nice dof, lovely bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-14 3:48]

Hi Joseph

Another fantastic capture from you!
This little bird looks superb here in its vividly colored feathers! Also the light helped tou achieve these beautiful colors by a good intensity and angle.
I really like the sharpness of every details here - great work with that - and also the excellent POV and DOF that isolate the subject perfectly from the blurred BG.
I eould like to point out a very difficult thing that you managed here - to get enough light in its eyes so they would have the natural look and color.
The diagonal composition is very beautiful and the framing very nice, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Joseph,
Beautiful is an understatement here.

Hi Joseph,
You got amazing details and light on this one.
The bird is in a great pose and it's a nice composition with the branch and blurred background.
TFS - Shir

hi joseph!
sharp with nice dof and good pov
well composed to

Hello Joseph,

Excllent work, great colors bg POV DOF perfect detail svery crisp, nicly composed and capture photo excellent quility Photo,

TFS Kyle

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-14 9:47]

Hello Joseph,
This is a great shot in every way: razor sharp and beautifully composed with excellent BG.
Professional quality!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-01-14 11:26]

This is super Joseph. Very clear image. Good sharpness, details and light. Colours of this bird are stunning. Well handeld the white in the feathers with a very nice blurred bg.
TFS Paula

Hi, Joseph.
Bird to dream about! And excellent work. Composition, sharpness, exposure, BG, pose - all are just perfect. Bravo.

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2007-01-14 12:26]

Bonjour Joseph,
Très belle prise, c'est une très belle photo. Pas grand chose à rajouter.
Salutations, Francois

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-14 14:03]

Hello Joseph , Fantastic shot from this bird , beautifull colours pose sharpnes good light nice bg and framing ,tfs Greetings teunie .

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-01-14 16:02]

What a wonderful shot Joseph. Great colors, perfect composition and excellent exposure. Very sharp focus too and great bg. Well done & TFS!


Hi Joseph

This is a very pretty bird. I like the plumage colours. You show this little one nicely against the neutral BG. The diagonal of the branch is a bonus. :-)

Salut Joseph,
Just wonderful. Such great details. The colors and pose are perefect and the OOF BG reallt helps to illumintate the wonderful bird.

Superb image Joseph
Excellent composition and sharpness
Beautiful bird
Well captured


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-15 13:31]

Wonderful capture Joseph with amazing point of view.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
Lighting: ****
Background: *****
Framing: *****
DOF: *****
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POV: *****
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Note: ***

An image full with light and colors with wonderful enhancement of the silhouette of bird on the bottom.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

Bonsoir Joseph

Décidement tes photos d'oiseaux sont exceptionnelles! La lumiere rasante sur le jaune de cette oiseau, ajouté à ce fond flou de toute beauté, c'est sublime!!


amazing shot .

Hi Joseph,

Excllent work, great colors and captured photo. Excellent quility Photo.


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