|Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan)
|Date Taken: 2018-01-07|
|Camera: NIKON D810|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-11-08 2:17|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The Eurasian siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European siskin, common siskin or just siskin. Other (archaic) names include Black-headed Goldfinch, barley bird and aberdevine. It is very common throughout Europe and Asia. It is found in forested areas, both coniferous and mixed woodland where it feeds on seeds of all kinds, especially of alder and conifers.
It can be distinguished from other similar finches by the color of the plumage. The upper parts are greyish green and the under parts grey-streaked white. Its wings are black with a conspicuous yellow wing bar, and the tail is black with yellow sides. The male has a mainly yellow face and breast, with a neat black cap. Female and young birds have a greyish green head and no cap. It is a trusting, sociable and active bird. The song of this bird is a pleasant mix of twitters and trills. For these reasons it is often raised in captivity.
These birds have an unusual migration pattern as every few years in winter they migrate southwards in large numbers. The reasons for this behavior are not known but may be related to climatic factors and above all the availability of food. In this way overwintering populations can thrive where food is abundant. This small finch is an acrobatic feeder, often hanging upside-down like a tit. It will visit garden bird feeding stations.
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- [2018-11-08 5:25]
Wow the excellence of focusing, superb.
Marius this super good
i like the sharpness and the soft BG
GREAT shot thanks gr lou
- [2018-11-08 10:01]
Hi Marius,from the summer in the delta,to the last winter achive,the result is always the same,absolutely wonderful! Great capture of this tiny yellow friend,the quality is the best as possible. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
A very distinguish-portrait:-), once again lovely subject and excellent 3D-BG
well done again MARIUS SECAN
Nice bird and nice shot.
- [2018-11-09 1:13]
Beautiful background! Well captured this European Siskin. Sometime I face difficulty to capture such small bird. Very good light and details.
Well composition too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,