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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-02 13:40
Viewed: 3274
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Greenfinch, or just Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The genus Carduelis might be split up and in this case, the greenfinches would be separated in their old genus Chloris again.

This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south.

Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-8 eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also feed their young insects.

The Greenfinch is 14-16 cm in length and is similar in size and shape to a Chaffinch, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains wheezes and twitters, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
31/03/2007 12:51:10
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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bonjour annick
c'est le premiere verdier d'europe que je vois cet année,l'an passé j'en ai eu plusieur dans le jardin mais cet hiver doux ne les a pas ramenés en france surement!
un tres bon cliché,la couleurs de l'oiseau est jolie et naturelle.
j'aime l'ensemble de cette photo pour l'environement chargé.

Very attractive capture of Greenfinch in the midst of springtime blossoming and sprouting of leaves on trees, Annick.
Well composed shot with natural colours.

Muy buenas
Esto es lo que se llama un verderón en su medio, ejecución limpia y nada fácil al encontrarse el ave en un árbol.
Un saludo.

Nice shot, Annick!
Details, colours and pose are really good.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-04-02 15:20]

Bonsoir Annick
Très belle prise de ce verdier, excellent cadrage et gestion de l'exposition, bravo
Amicalement Robi

Hello Annick this is a sweet catch the sharpness is fine pose is good colours nice tfs rgds necip.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-02 15:39]

Hi Annick

Superb shot, I really like the POV and compostion and the pose is lovely with the Greenfinch perching amongst the spring buds, the details are very nice and sharp, and lovely colour tones.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-02 15:40]

Hi Annick,
if it's up to me you can't take enough of these more common species. There's always plenty of pictures of rare birds and vagrants, but who has a nice image of a greenfinch. You do!
Keep on posting these nice ones!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-02 15:47]

Hi Annick, this little bird is well hidden in the trees. very good detail and colour,and compostion. well done.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-02 15:57]

Ha annick,

een mooie compositie van deze groenling tussen de bloessem,de kleuren en scherpte zijn fraai,Groetjes


Hi Annick,
Good shot!
I try to photography this bird several days, but without good result while. :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-02 20:31]

Hello Annick,
Great capture with nice composition of the bird on your blossoming pear tree. Marvelous details and great colors, thanks for sharing Annick.

Hi Annick,
I see you managed a good picture of the Grrenfinch. Nice and sharp with good markings. Now we need one 3/4 side view to get the yellow wing flash on.

Hola Annick,
Preciosa toma, buena nitidez en un posadero muy natural, bonita la iluminación y el brillo en el ojo. Un saludo
José Ramón

Hello Annick,
This is definitively a superb specie. I'm jealous right now. I love those great tones of colors, this great thoughtful expression and pose from the bird and beautiful details. They are some spots that are still noisy in the picture but I'm being very picky right now :) Well done and TFS,

Wonderful close-up presented here. I love the colours and sharpness of the bird.
Best wishes

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-03 12:02]

Hi Annick.
You have shared a really perfect shot. Its scene (bird and surroundings), pose of the bird and quality of its reproduction are great as well as the great is exposure parameters. Bravo, perfect done.

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