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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 500D, Sigma APO 500 f'4.5
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 9:55
Viewed: 3960
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The European Goldfinch or Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is a small passerine bird in the finch family.

The average Goldfinch is 12–13 cm long with a wingspan of 21–25 cm and a weight of 14 to 19 grams. The sexes are broadly similar, with a red face, black and white head, warm brown upperparts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast patches, and black and yellow wings. On closer inspection male Goldfinches can often be distinguished by a larger, darker red mask that extends just behind the eye. In females, the red face does not reach the eye. The ivory-coloured bill is long and pointed, and the tail is forked. Goldfinches in breeding condition have a white bill, with a greyish or blackish mark at the tip for the rest of the year. Juveniles have a plain head and a greyer back but are unmistakable due to the yellow wing stripe. Birds in central Asia (canicepsgroup) have a plain grey head behind the red face, lacking the black and white head pattern of European and western Asian birds. See Wikipedia. ISO 800.

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Hi Didier,
very nice this Goldfinnch. Excellent point of view. Nice natural colours. Very good sharpness. Dynamic photo.
Thanks for sharing,

An excellent photo, very good moment captured. Good detail and light and nice colours and background. regards yiannis

Hello Didier
What a wonderful compozition with splendid details,colors and very good clarity..
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-13 11:04]

Hello Didier.
What a beautiful shot!Excellent sharpness and details.Perfect POV and DOF. A very colourful bird in a beautiful dark background.Beautiful composition too.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Didier. Brilliant natural colours and good detaisl against the black BG.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-13 13:20]

Hello Didier,
Very nice action shot of this Goldfinch. Beautiful contrasting colours against the dark background. Good sharpness and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-13 13:25]

Salut Didier,une excellente photo,on paye un peu la nettete' en avantage du sens du mouvement de ce jolie cardelius,magnifique le contrast avec le noir.Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano

Ciao Didier, fascinating composition with lovely bird in nice pose, great contrast against dark BG, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-13 14:10]

Hello Didier,
very beautiful image of this Goldfinch in a fantastic position!
Excellent sharpness and detail, great contrast with the dark background. Very well done!!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Didier,
Remarkable capture with exceptional clarity and very good focus.
Outstanding contrast against the dark background.
Thanks for sharing!

Dinamismo, buen fondo y atractivos colors. Un bonito trabajo Didier.
Saludos y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Bonjour Didier,
La coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ n'est pas excellente mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé dans une posture originale.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Didier
I have not seen one of these birds on the gallery for a very long time and it was good to lay my eyes on one of them again by ways of your photo. I just love the patch of red in its face, the catchlight in the eye and fine light brown feathers on its body. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Didier,
Great photo in the sense of the moment captured, detail, colours against a nice dark BG and framed very good. Great work.
Best regards,

Salut Didier,
La grande photo dans le sens du moment capturé, du détail, couleurs contre une obscurité gentille BG et a encadré très bon. Grand travail. Les souvenirs,

The timing of this capture is very good, didier. I like the sharpness around the head of this wonderful shot.
Thanks and kind regards,

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