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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-04 10:37
Viewed: 2555
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
The name chaffinch comes from Old English ceaffinc, literally "chaff finch", and is the source of the nickname chaffy or chaffie. The bird is so named for its tendency to peck the grain left out in farmyardsa habit which has also garnered it the names wheatbird and wheatsel-bird or wheatsel bird (from "wheatsel", a rare word meaning wheat drilling), the latter used primarily of male chaffinches (or "cock-chaffinches").The names scobby, cobby, scoppy, and scop refer to this pecking ("scop" is a Cumbrian word meaning to hit).
The chaffinch's appearance has given rise to the names whitewing, white finch, copper finch, flecky flocker, pied finch, and robinet ("little robin redbreast").The name shellapple or shillapple (also spelled sheldapple, sheldafle, or archaically sheldaple) is from "sheld", a rare word meaning variegated, and "dapple". This name also appears in the metathetic forms apple-sheeler, its corruption upper shealer, and apple bird.The dialectal names shelly, skelly, sheely, shiltie, shilfer, shilfa, sheelfa, and shulfie are derived from these.
Spink and the less common names pink, pinkie, and pinkety are of the same Proto-Indo-European origin as finch (confer Greek spiza, chaffinch, and French pinson, finch), and are possibly imitative of the bird's song.This unique call has inspired the names twink, tweet, weet-weet, chink chink, chink chaffey, and pink twink.Popular belief holds that the chaffinch's song foretells rain, leading to the name wetbird.
The chaffinch is also known by the names beech finch, horse finch (and the variation hoose finch), buck finch, roberd, boldie, and the reduplicative shellapple shiltie. English naturalist Charles Swainson recorded 36 names for the chaffinch in his Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds (1885), including brichtie, brisk finch, briskie, bullspink, bully, charbob, daffinch, maze finch, pea finch, pine finch, and snabby.(Wikipedia)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-04 10:42]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice photo of this Chaffinch. Good sharpness and beautiful natural light and colours. Nice DOF in this pleasing composition.

Hello Siggi,
Nice and interesting photo of this bird.Excellent low point of view.Nice colours and compozition.

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Czesc Siggi,
piekna kompozycja. Super kolory. Bardzo dobra ostrosc. Poza tym podoba mi sie swiatlo.

Ciao Siegfried.
Splendida foto di Fringuello,con eccellenti dettagli grande nitidezza e stupendi colori,ottima la composizione,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-10-04 12:48]

Nice picture of this bird with sharpness to appreciate its details. I think we have this bird in Spain, but I am not totally sure. Congratulation. Un saludo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-04 14:39]

Hi Siggi,beautiful italian chaffinch..ehehe..the pic is the best talking about exposure and details,nice pose too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hello Siegfried,
well composed picture with great clarity, colour and composition.
nice picture.
best wishes and tfs.

beautiful species of bird. good angle, lighting and framing. tfs.

Ciao Siegfried. Good light's managment and excellete focused eye. Very good details.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-05 6:32]

Hello Siegfried
Excellent closed up of an unknow type of finch to me.Good POV and well composed image.The text is excellent.
TFS Michel

Hello Siggi

Like this POV which shows lot of plumage details and gives a nice depth to the bird. Nice perch and good exposure.

hello Siegfried
super good picture with great details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-10-05 13:33]

Hi Siggi,
Another great portrait. Nice natural colours with very good details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Siggi,
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, details & pose. Well composed & presented with a great POV. Nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Hello Siegfried,

A familiar little fellow, well recorded!
Good details in the plume, and a pleasant pose showing the patterns well...
DoF works well to isolate the subject from the background!

Pablo -

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