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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, SIGMA 500mm f/4,5 APO DG EX
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-24 7:45
Viewed: 2014
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brambling is similar in size and shape to a Common Chaffinch. Breeding-plumaged male Bramblings are very distinctive, with a black head, dark upperparts, orange breast and white belly. Females and younger birds are less distinct, and more similar in appearance to some Chaffinches. In all plumages, however, Bramblings differs from Chaffinches in a number of features:
Brambling has a white rump whereas that of Chaffinch is grey-green;
the breast is orange, contrasting with a white belly on Brambling, whereas on Chaffinch the underparts of more uniformly coloured (pink or buff);
Brambling's scapulars are orange, whereas Chaffinch's are grey or grey-brown;
the flanks are dark-spotted on Brambling, plain on Chaffinch;
Bramblings lack the white outer tail feathers of Chaffinch.
An additional difference for all plumages except breeding-plumaged males is the bill colour - yellow in Brambling, dull pinkish in Chaffinch (breeding-plumaged male Bramblings have black bills, Chaffinches in the corresponding plumage have grey bills).
This bird is widespread throughout the forests of northern Europe and Asia. It is migratory, wintering in southern Europe, north Africa, north India, northern Pakistan, China and Japan. It regularly strays into Alaska during migration and may continue as far south as the western United States. Open coniferous or birch woodland is favoured for breeding.
This species is almost entirely migratory. In Europe, it forms large flocks in the winter, sometimes with thousands or even millions of birds in a single flock. Such large gatherings occur especially if beech mast is abundant. Bramblings do not require beech mast in the winter, but winter flocks of Bramblings will move until they find it. This may be an adaptation to avoid competition with the Chaffinch. Bramblings mostly eat seeds, but unlike most finches, their young are fed largely on insects. It builds its nest in a tree fork, and decorates the exterior with moss or lichen to make it less conspicuous. It lays 4-9 eggs.


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hallo Nuri
this is super!!good
great sharpness good BG and beautiful naturel colours
i like this shot
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Nuri
Superb photo, excellent detail, nice background, good eye contact.
regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-24 8:55]

Hi Nuri,really a spectacular capture! A minimalistic composition whit magnificent details and colors,a top class work today,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nuri, you have captured the Brambling on a very suitable perch,it has very nice clear details throughout it`s plumage and with an alert eye it`s a fine shot.Lovely.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-24 10:32]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Harika güzellikte bir kayıt ..
Detaylar, çok güzel yakalanmış. Ezik arkaplan ayrı bir güzellik!
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-24 12:00]

Hello Nuri,
What an outstanding capture of this gorgeous Brambling. The focus is razor sharp and colors are simply stunning to view. Love the perfect exposure and attractive clean and blurred BG. Great shot!!


Hello Nuri,
Excellent photograph of Brambling, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

a very nice bird,very nice capture,regards...

Great portrait of this colourful finch. Well done.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-25 6:16]

Beautiful bird, a real beauty... fine capture with good composition and background. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-25 7:24]

Hello Nuri,
The pose with eye contact is very attractive in this photo. Superb sharpness, details and composition in very beautiful colours. Nice plain background.

Hello Nuri
Simply a superb picture in all respect.
best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-26 2:56]

Hi Nuri,
Excellent shot, very nice natural colours,
good sharpness details.
Composition and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Bonjour Nuri,
Bonne valorisation du sujet dans une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-09 4:50]

Bonjour Nuri,
Une très belle image de ce Pinson du Nord que l'on ne voit pas fréquemment chez nous. De superbes couleurs, une parfaite netteté aussi. Une présenttaion décentrée bien choisie, j'aurais éventuellemnt coupé un peu en haut et à droite.

Hello Nuri,
Nice capture with fine details,very well composed and lovely colours scheme.
Thanks and best regards,

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