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Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-19 11:00
Viewed: 2474
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lesser or Dark-backed Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) is a very small songbird of the Americas.

It ranges from the southwestern United States (near the coast, as far north as extreme southwestern Washington) to Venezuela and Peru. It migrates from the colder parts of its U.S. range. It occurs in almost any habitat with trees or shrubs except for dense forest and is common and conspicuous in many areas, often coming near houses.

At 1011 cm (44.5 inches) long and about 9.5 g (0.3 oz) in weight, it is the smallest North American Carduelis species. Males are easily recognized by their bright yellow underparts and big white patches in the tail (outer rectrices) and on the wings (the base of the primaries).

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-19 11:33]

Hi Jane,
Pleasing presentation of the Dark-backed Goldfinch, with nice comp, sharpness and blue sky.
This is a new soecies for me!
TFS and have a good week!

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-19 12:16]

Hi Jane,
nice picture of this Goldfinch! I like the angle you chose and especially the colors!
Only the quality (especially around contrasted areas) is not the best. Maybe it's due to low quality (only 200kb) or due to noise reduction...
Anyway, great great picture,
Best regards,

Hello Jane what a lovely bird good contrast with the blue background good POV and composition. I do also agree with the previos crits TFS best rgds Necip.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-19 21:38]

Hello Jane

I am not familiar with this one.Nicely composed shot with lovely colours.The yellow really stands out against the beautiful blue sky.TFS


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