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Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-14 7:44
Viewed: 3526
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
love this bird!
the look and the sound
this is a female and its taken with
villa rettig in gävle at daytime
stays in sweden whole winter but also
go to north continental europe
taken with sigma 300/2,8

more info about the bullfinch here:


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Hello again Mikael,
You really are a gifted photograph; look at this! What a nice specie, this is just beautiful! I never saw this bird before neither... I think that he is a real beauty; I love his colors. Those details, POV, composition and DOF are so good! The little light in its eye wonderful! A great post again :) Thanks,

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-01-14 7:58]

Hi Mikael,
excellent composition and details,
the compo. mainly is very eye catching, very well managed,
Great Show,
Cheers :D

what a great shot, caught this cutie in a nice pose! great dof and pov. TFS
Donna :o)

Hola Mikael,
Preciosa composición, gran nitidez, y el brillo del ojo excelente. Un cordial saludo

Very nice capture of this bird with good eye contact. However, keeping in mind the rule of thirds in photography, he is quite centered and there is a lot of negative space around him. Consider cropping some of the top and right side, making him look into the frame while offseting him, it would also bring him into the viewers eye a little more, thank you for sharing him

What a lovely atmosphere.
It looks almost a moonlight capture, the exposure and adjust you made is brilliant. Offers great details and very elegant tones. Great work! TFS.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-14 9:36]

Hi Mikael,
Fantastic capture of this softly colored bird. The lighting, details,composition and background colors are all technically superb. Great work again Mikael.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-01-14 11:14]

Hi Mikael,
This composition and low pov is excellent. Good sharpness and nice blurred and coloured bg.
TFS Paula

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-14 11:18]

Hola Mikael, bonita toma y buen color, fondo difuminado que realza el pájaro. Saludos Sira

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-14 11:47]

Hello Mikael,
Fine capture of this female Bullfinch, our Christmas bird. Excellent lighting and Bg. framing the bird.
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi, Mikael.
Very nice one. Lovely bird and very well chosen BG colors. Sharp. Good exposure, compo and pose.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-01-14 13:30]

fajne, podoba sie, gratuluje dobrej pracy

Hi Mikael

Love the pose. What a cutie! Looks great against the background. Nice catchlight in the eye too. TFS.

Hi Mikael,
Great capture of this bird! Excellent details, beautiful colors and nice BG that makes your bird stand out very well. TFS!

Hi Mikael,
A really stunning capture. Especially the litlle reflection in the eye is wonderful. Details and DOF are perfect and the space surrounding the bird is to my liking.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-15 10:01]

Hello Mikael
Excellent capture! A nice sharp and well focused image. I like the single composition and the bird is really cute.
Very good job.
Best wishes

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-01-21 8:57]

The crispness and clarity is great! Beautiful background!
Well done! Do you use 300mm and 400mm prime lenses?


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