|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The European Greenfinch, or just Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The genus Carduelis might be split up and in this case, the greenfinches would be separated in their old genus Chloris again.|
This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south.
Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-8 eggs.
This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also feed their young insects.
The Greenfinch is 14-16 cm in length and is similar in size and shape to a Chaffinch, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains wheezes and twitters, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.
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- [2007-01-28 12:27]
A very nice shot,sharp and detailed of this greenfinch,well done and TFS
Really sharp and beautiful image.
The sharpness, detail, and color of the feathers are outstanding. The lichen also has an interesting texture that adds to the photo. Perhaps it is just my eyes, but to me it looks as though the wings and midsection of the bird are in perfect focus, while the head is slightly out of focus. Also, the composition of the photo draws my attention away from face and beak of the bird, and more towards the wings and tail. But then again, I am being very nit-picky. Still, an excellent shot. Thanks for sharing.
I have done a workshop to address a few issues.
Very nice shot with good details and pose.
Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail and nicely saturated colour. :-)