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Under the birdfeeder

Under the birdfeeder
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-06 3:27
Viewed: 2711
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture I took in my garden under the birdfeeder,the redpoll prefered to have lunch at a lower level,where the dropped seeds are scattered around,Hope you like it any way despite this messy BG,

Common Redpolls are approximately 5 to 5.5 inches (12 to 14 centimeters) in length. A small gray-brown finch with a deeply forked tail, Common Redpolls have highly variable plumage characteristics.

Description: A Common Redpoll is a streaky finch with pale feathered edges. The forehead and crown are red, whereas the lores and chin are black. The eye line is dark; the supercilium is pale. The cheeks are a darker gray than the rest of the head and nape. The median and greater coverts are solid gray with broad pale tips that create two wing bars. The flight and tail feathers are gray with buff-colored edges. The rump is pale and streaked with gray. The breast, flanks, and belly are whitish in color. The breast and flanks are streaked, but the amount of streaking varies. Males have a variable amount of rose wash across the upper breast that is not apparent in females. The yellow bill is sharply pointed, with a black tip and culmen.

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Hi Paul

A lovely shot! This little guy looks cold. Well seen and taken! :-)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-06 7:17]

Hi Paul,
Thanks for sharing this nice shot of a redpoll that looks very cold. The point of view on this shot is very interesting.

Hello Paul,
This is my little friend again. I know that we have them here too but I never had the chance to see one. I think that those guys are beautiful. This is a nice capture with good details and composition. They are like Dark-Eyed Junco who prefers to eat on the ground :) Thanks,

Hola Paul,
Encantadora imagen, bonita composción, excelente luz y nitidez. Saludos

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-06 14:57]

Hello Paul,
Nice shot of the Redpoll having found himself a cosy dry place to have his meal. SHarp details and nice colours. I like the composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla
Sorry, point later!

bonjour Paul,

trčs bonne composition et bonne couleurs beau cadrage bravo


Interesting shot paul. tfs. stev

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-07 4:12]

Magnifica foto, buenos detalles, en este ambiente hostil...
buen trabajo... saludos Paul

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