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Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)


Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)
Photo Information
Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-08
Categories: Birds, Reptiles
Camera: Olympus OM D EM1
Exposure: f/4, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-10-15 16:38
Viewed: 1363
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis ((Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific classification

• Kingdom : Animalia
• Phylum : Chordata
• Sub-phylum : Vertebrata
• Class : Aves
• Sub-class : Neornithes
• Order : Paseriformes
• Family : Fringillidae
• Sub-family :
• Genus : Carduelis

Phylogenetic classification

• Biota / Eucaryotes / ……… / Métazoaires / ……….. / Bilatériens / Deuterostomiens / ………….. / Chordés / ………….. / ………….. / Vertébrés / …………… / …………… / Sarcoptérigyens / …………… / …………… / Amniotes / Sauropsides / ……………. / Archosauriens / Aves / …………… / …………… / Coronaves / Terrestrrornithes / Dendronirthes / ……………. / ……………. / ……………. / Passerifromes / Eupassereaux / Oscines / Fringilidae / Carduelis

This is the Goldfinch, so appreciated for the beauty of its plumage for the charm of his song. This is a friendly companion to the edges of our road and our abandoned fields.

Brief description of the bird

The name of this bird comes perhaps from his particular appetite for thistle seed. The fact remains that in the picture which is here presented, the two young birds appear in their element on delicate representatives of this family of flowers.

The goldfinch is easily recognizable by its black wings, with much in canary yellow and white spots; all characters observable in the presented picture. Traditionally, it is said that a red mask occupy the entire face, with a black line around the beak. However, for juveniles, this facial feature does not exist and the head is more or less grayish color, as can be seen on presented the picture.

It belongs to the group of songbirds from our countryside, rich in more than 5,000 species, meaning more than half of the birds listed to date.

Ecology and biology

This is an animal rather granivorous that may be encountered in open areas, often close to homes and human activities which he frequently draws its food.

Extension area

Europe, Russia, Asia, North Africa, Australia (from where it would originally have come and where from he settled in its current areas along different geological trips). It can also be encountered in South-America.


Sources

• Links

o http://www.oiseaux.net/oiseaux/echasse.blanche.html
o http://www.attiredailes.be/pdf/ornitho/ornitho_initition-identification.pdf
o http://www.tourduvalat.org/sites/default/files
o http://www.parcornithologique.com/
o http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/dossier-descr-oiseau-plumage.html (un très beau site avec des dossiers précis : ici, la morphologie du plumage des oiseaux – à voir)
o http://tolweb.org/ Passeroidea/67278 (classification phylogénétique des oiseaux des oiseaux)
o http://www.evolution-biologique.org/biodiversite/arbre-de-la-vie.html
o http://palaeos.com/ (l’histoire de la terre)

• Further readings

o Guide ornitho – Lars Svenson / Killian Mullarney et Dan Zetterström – Éditions Delachaux et Niestlé
o Les oiseaux de France – Jean-Claude Chantelat – Solar édition
o Les oiseaux de Méditerranée – Paul Sterry – Edisud/La Compagnie des Éditions de la Lesse
o La Garrigue grandeur nature – Jean-Marie Renault – Les Création du Pélican / Vilo
o Précis de Sciences Biologiques - Zoologie / Vertébrés – P.P.Grassé et Ch.Devillers – Masson et Compagnie
o Classification phylogénétique du vivant – G.Lecointre et H.Le Guyader – Tomes 1 et 2 – Belin éditeur
o L’Encyclopédie des animaux – Jenni Bruce, Kareen MacGhee, Luba Vangelova, Richard Vogt – University of California Press (Très bon guide illustré).

The photography

• Date of shooting 08/07/2014 10:44:32

• Equipment

o Camera OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Modèle E-M1
o Objectif ZUIKO MinFocalLength 50 MaxFocalLength 200 Aperture 1: 2,8 - 3,5

• Picture specifications

o ImageWidth 4640
o ImageLength 3472
o BitsPerSample 16
o Compression uncompressed
o Orientation horizontal
o Samples Per Pixel 1

• Shooting conditions

o Source of light Sahde
o Metering mode Center weighted average
o Picture mode Vivid
o Exposure mode Speed priority
o Exposure bias off
o Focus mode Manual
o Focus process AF not used
o Exposure Time 1/4000
o ISO Speed Ratings 1000
o Focal Length 200
o Aperture f/4.0
o White Balance Temp Manual - 7500°K (Fine weather with shade)
o Noise Reduction 0
o Shading Compensation 0
o Contrast 0
o Saturation 2
o Sharpness 2

Post treatment

• Processing of the raw Olympus (orf) par DxO OpticsPro 11

• Light

o Exposure Compensation 0
o DxO smart lighting uniform – light – intensity 25
o Selective Tonality hautes lumières 25 – Tons moyens 0 – Ombres 25 – Noirs 0
o DxO clear view intensity 25
o Micro contrast 50 (0 – 50 – 0 / 0 – 0 – 0)
o Curve tonality none / gamma 0.99
o Vignetting Auto, detected lens oriented – Intensity 100 – Preservation 50

• Colour

o White balance Temperature 5200 K – Hue -10
o Colour accentuation vibrance 25 saturation 0
o Colour rendering Camera detected - 100 – Protection of the saturated colours - 0
o TSL All channels – 0 – 0 – 0

• Details

o Noise reduction prime luminance 40 – chrominance 100 – Low frequencies 75 – Dead Pixels 25
o Lens sharpness 0.00 – 76 – bokeh 50
o Chromatic aberration Auto – Lateral – Intensity 100 – Size 6 – Flare OK
o Sharpness Intensity 150 – Radius 2.00 – level 3 – Side 0

• Framing

o Horizon 0.00°
o Reframing Manuel, free – Size ratio 4/3

Publication

• Processing of the .tiff file created in corel paintshop pro
• Improvement of the contrast (sizing according Treaknature policy (max 800x800 – 300K)
• Framing of the picture
• Jpg conversion – compression mode normal - intensity 10 – mode YCbCr 1x1 1x1 1x1


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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-10-16 18:30]

Hello Philippe,
Nice shot of these beautiful European Goldfinches considering the harsh lighting you had to deal with. They look a little different from the Gold Finches we have here in the States.
Ron

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-10-18 15:10]

Salut Philippe,une composition tres jolie et agreable,jolie memoire depuis ton archive,la qualite' est tres haute avec le contrast et les details tres tres hauts,vraiment proche aux maximum limites,tres bien fait! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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