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Copyright: Josien Greidanus (Josien) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 5 N: 43] (166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-10-08 15:09
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a female Madeira Chaffinch, somewhat less noticable than the male Madeira Chaffinch I posted before. And it didn't seem to feel like flaunting its beauty that day; it kept flying away when I had focused, so this is one of the only shots I have of her. This picture was also taken at the 'Balcoes' I've spoken of before. We were taking part in the bird tour that day; the tourguide told us that the Madeira Chaffinch is an endemic subspecies. Some more information on this species is to be found here: http://www.madeirabirds.com/chaffinch_page.

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To mwmod99: Thanks!Josien 1 10-09 03:04
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Dear Josien greetings from India,
This is too good considering that it was about to take off. Beautiful composition. TFS. FRANCO.

Hy Josi, I still using my old 400D and I still love it, it is quite capable little machine. Seems that you have great technical skills and now how to use the camera and all the controls there. I am glad that you are using higher ISO settings when necessary. At ISO250 the grain is very moderate and the color gamut is at its widest values. Bravo! However I think that f/10 is a bit to closed aperture for that occasion. In my opinion if you are using wide open f/stops for this type of photography ( birds and other small creatures ) the separation from the destructive background can be greater. Now, I think that you need to work a bit harder on the composition. Of Course there is not a written rules about that, somehow my feeling is that the little birds will leave your frame any seconds! Give it a space, in front. If you forgive me I have managed to rearrange your composition in order to explain better my thoughts. Just click on the button Compare!Please, let me know what you think! Have a great day Josi!
George Veltchev

Ciao Josien, great capture of lovely bird with fine details, splendid sharpness and beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Josien,
Lovely capture of this nice Chaffinch. Very good details and focus. I've seen the workshop of George. It is much better and his critique is helpful for everybody.

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