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European goldfinch

European goldfinch
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4,0-5,6 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-17 9:06
Viewed: 1171
Points: 18
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay.
The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are buff or chestnut brown. The black wings have a broad yellow bar. The tail is black and the rump is white. The female is very similar to the male but has a slightly smaller red area on the face.
The goldfinch is often depicted in Italian renaissance paintings of the Madonna and Child.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-17 9:22]

Hi Jiri,a very good capture of this beautiful goldfinch despite the difficult location between the senecio flowers,perfect DOF for an excellent sharpness and bright colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jiri,
Beautiful photograph of this Goldfinch against such excellent BG. Very attractive light as well as composition. You have very good camera, now just go for a Nikkor Prime lens or at least Tamron 150-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm. Lens will change your photography!
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes,

A beautiful compostion and very bright colors,Jiri.
Thanks for sharing.


Hello Jiri,
Pin sharp photo with nice natural colors and excellent details. I like this lovely capture taken from a very difficult POV. Nice contrast composition.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-18 5:34]

Hello Jiri,
Nice photo of this Goldfinch in a beautiful environment. Fine sharpness with all these ants on the flower. Good composed.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-18 10:03]

Hi Jiri,
My Favorite bird ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

hallo Jiri
beautiful composition with nice details
thanks gr lou

A lovely composition, Jiri.
The light seems to be overhead, putting the eye of the bird in shade. But that's not a negative.

Hello Jiri

Beautiful photo of the European goldfinch, fine POV and the way
it is framed with the flowers, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello Jiri,
What a beautiful image of this little bird and with such good DOF. Very well isolated from its environment and yet in such good natural habitat. It is pure pleasure to view. Well done.

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