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Fringilla coelebs

Fringilla coelebs
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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: 2013-09-21 1:45
Viewed: 2154
Points: 20
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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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Hi Siggi,
Fantastic capture of so beautiful a Chaffy! Excellent composition, amazing DOF, excellent sharpness and great details. I love the perfect natural plumage and the blurred rocky BG. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and have a nice weekend!

Hi Siggi,
照的清晰 以如以往的漂亮美麗
哇哇 你照的鳥真是沒話說 有一種真實的風格
有你的作品 TN真的增色不少
構圖漂亮 背景美麗 謝謝分享

Hello Mr.Siegfried,
Really beautiful picture of this bird.Sometime I do mistake not to wait such pose.In bird photography this neck pose is an important thing which you have captured well.Nice details and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Siegfried,
As usual great sharpness and clarity,but here colours scheme and its saturation is really exceptional.Very expressive pose too.TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-21 7:07]

Beautiful portrait of this lovely Chaffinch...the colors are unique and lovely. tfs.

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Siggi
A superb close up of this wonderful bird. Nicely captured and presented, especially the beautiful colours in the feathers and the stylish tailpiece. Great work. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hallo Siegfried
super good sharpness nice composition
and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2013-09-21 14:04]

Hello Siggi,
Another splendid image with your excellent camera work giving a great look.

Ciao Siegfried. Good DOF beautiful colours perfect details. And what amazing light.


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