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Im hungry
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Copyright: Tobias Ortmann (Tobias__Ortmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 7 N: 171] (681)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS 350D, EF-S55-250mm IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 10:00
Viewed: 4132
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

English: Bullfinch; French: Bouvreuil pivoine; German: Gimpel; Spanish: Camachuelo Comn.


The Eurasian bullfinch is a relatively large finch with a body length of about 5.56.3 in (1416 cm) and weighing about 0.81.1 oz (2230 g). They have a short, stout, dark-colored beak. The male is gray on the upper body, with a black headcap, black wings with a prominent white wing-bar, a reddish belly and sides of head, and white rump. The female and the young are duller, being more brownish pink and lacking the red breast. There is considerable variation in size and coloration among the subspecies.


The bullfinch ranges widely over Eurasia, occurring in almost all of Europe and most of Asia south of the boreal forest, including the Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan.


The bullfinch inhabits coniferous forest, mountain slopes and ravines, stony edges of deserts, and parks, gardens, and well-vegetated cultivated land.


Bullfinches are shy and wary birds and seldom forage on the ground. They tend to live in family groups, or in small flocks during the non-breeding season. The territorial song is soft, trisyllabic, and creaky.


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Hi Tobias
This very beautiful bird of Pyrrhula pyrrhula - Bullfinch. Beautiful colors, fine details and focus. POV also great. Interesting composition with several diagonal branches. It must be very hungry in this winter period. TFS, well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
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Hi Tobias.
You have pictured a very cute bird at nice scenery. Wonderful pattern created by twigs, excellent colours, sharpness and composition. My compliments and welcome here after so long delay.

stunning colours and fine details to this bird. Interesting and unusual composition.

slm Tobias Ortmann
gzel bir kuş. rengi ve manzarası ile gzel bir ekim ellerine sağlık.

Hello Tobias! Amazing bird. Nice colors. Very nice lightness. Good capture. Interesting frame. Original effect. Good luck!


I love these little birds, their chest colours are so vibrant and caught so well here.


Hello Tobias,
This is a good looking finch, excellent colour reproduction!
The plumage seems to be well groomed and fluffy like it shall be during winter...
A pleasant composition, sharp fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Tobias,
I would be much impressed having the chance to see this beautiful and colorful bird! I'm impressed that you could get this nice capture at 1/60 sec! The foreground is a little busy but with nature's shots, we don't always do what we exactly want, do we? This is a nice capture with cute catch-light in its eye. Thanks,

Hello Tobias,
Lovely captured of the little cutie with wonderful clarity, colour and details in the shot and also you had framed it beautifully!
well done and a very useful notes too

Hello Toba

Wonderful capture of this bullfinch with beautiful colors, good lightings, etc.




Simply put,Toba, this is a collectors' shot!Such perfect POV!
Very well done!

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