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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-27 1:45
Viewed: 2544
Points: 26
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
The Chaffinch's large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14–16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.
This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe, and the second most common bird in the British Isles. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, and Macaronesia, where it has many distinctive island forms. In the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the Chaffinch has colonised twice, giving rise to the the endemic species known as the Blue Chaffinch and a distinctive subspecies. In each of the Azores, in Madeira, and in the rest of the Canaries there is a single species on each island.
It was introduced from Britain into a number of its overseas territories in the 18th and 19th centuries. In New Zealand it is a common species. In South Africa a very small breeding colony in the suburb of Camps Bay near Cape Town is the only remnant of one such introduction.
It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-27 1:52]

Hi Razvan,
wow...nice catch of this bird in its surprised expression.
The soft blue on its head is lovely and the light is simply enough to highlight the bird as well as its surroundings.
i like the shallow depth you did. Very effective view.


Very good low viewing angle image of this Chaffinch, friend Zetu. Excellent gentle light and pleasant dept of field.Good composition, impeccable detail and moderate sharpness! First class presentation in overall!
George Veltchev

Ciao Razvan. Perfect details and very good DOF with the light to exalt the beautiful natural colours. Well done.


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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-04-27 9:26]

Hi Razvan,
Very good composition, nice a chaffinch.
Best regards..

Buna Razvan,
Bine surprinsa aceasta cinteza, detalii bune, culori vii si o lumina placuta.
Numai bine,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-27 11:23]

Hello Razvan,
Nice photo of this Chaffinch in very beautiful light. Great low POV. Excellent sharpness, details and bright colours. Good DOF and composition.

Hello Razvan,
a very beautiful capture of the Chaffinch in a lovely pose on the ground, very good sharpness and colours, excellent POVC and composition.
Best regards

Buna Razvan,
O excelenta imagine avand culori naturale si detalii foarte bune.
Penajul este foarte asemanator cu mediul inconjurator, pasarea este aproape camuflata.
Numai bine!

Ciao Razvan, wonderful bird with fantastic colors, beautiful natural ambientation and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Razvan,
A very "cool" shot, provided with a fantastic environnment and ligth. Correct focus on bird, good textures and contrast level, nice POV an deligthful composition. TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-04-28 11:11]

The bird stands out even from this busy background.
Very well done.

Hello Razvan
great shot of this Chaffinch, very beautiful and sharp details
lighting and colors are superb,
wonderful pose in a nice environment
Have a good night

Bonjour Razvan
Bravo pour cette grande qualité de couleurs et de netteté.
Superbe , Merci

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