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Siskin Female

Siskin Female
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A - Z Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 5:50
Viewed: 3143
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TN friends! Though I took a number of Siskin shots recently, I promise this one of the female is the last one until next winter.

The partial darkness caused by a tree in the BG is I think desirable, as it helps to bring out the contrast.

I took this shot at a distance of about 6 meters, which meant cropping by about 50%. PP work included noise reduction and sharpening. I used ISO 400.

This female Siskin can be compared with the male posted a couple of days ago.

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I really like composition and quality here Ivan.
Very pure and sharp shot. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-08 6:13]

Hi Ivan,

A nice capture of madam,sharp and detailed with a nice POV,the blue BG works very well in this compo,well done and TFS


hi ivan,
lovely shot,
fine contrast, lovely colours,
i liked the colour of the branch on which the bird isresting,
the shaded blue bg is excellent,
sharpness is very good,
well done,
tfs & regards

Nobody is complaining about your Siskins, Ivan, and I love the way you capture them.
This one is sitting pretty for you to capture it at your leisure :-)!
I do not find anything wrong with the BG either. It suits the subject very well.
The picture is well composed, sharp and true to natural colours.

Hi Ivan,
Well done...
Good detail...

hej ivan!
very good picture!
sharp with perfect exposure
and great composition
nice bg to
well done!!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-08 7:39]

Hi Ivan,
Another example of your talent too, this capture is technically superior in all aspects.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-08 7:42]

Hello Ivan,
What a great shot! Nice detail in the bird, the background is great. TFS

Hello Ivan,

I really like this POV alot, well capture excllent colors bg POV DOf Excllent details very crisp,

TFS Kyle

Well done Ivan,
Although the female of the species is dull colored, your shot shows the small hints of yellow plumage well..
Lovely BG and I like the POV. Great detail, exposure and composition also.

bonjour ivan
moi je n'arrive pas a avoir les oiseaux comme ici dans les arbres et cela rend mes cliché moins attrayant que celui-ci qui est particulierement bien fait avec un bon POV et l'exposition ideale.

Hi Ivan,
One more 1/1600s :D. Another excellant birdie. Nice colors this time too. Small branch and small birdie for good composition. Dark background caused by tree is not a matter of bother.I liked it , TOO.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-08 11:38]

Hi Ivan,

Another little beauty. How did you get her to pose like that? Lovely details.



Hi Ivan

This guy is a real cutie! You nailed him perfectly. The DoF makes for a lovely BG and the image is very clear and sharp. The catchlight is perfect! This is a really nice shot to view. :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-09 2:43]

Excellent shot, Ivan, of this siskin.
Very delicate details well shown against the clean BG.
Love the catchlight in the eye.
TFS. : )

Hello Ivan,
She is beautiful. I like this pose and composition. She has a nic little light in her eye. Well done! Thanks,

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-02-09 11:23]
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Great photo! I like the colours, pose, lightning and sharpness. Did you do use a flash or any kind of afterlightning in Photoshop or is it all natural ligthning?


Hi Argus,
it's a beautiful picture of the siskin.
Lovely light abd nice colours. The exposure and details are spot on. The BG is clean and nice.
Well done.

En väldigt fin bild.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-09 13:05]

Hi Ivan.
I like your picture so much including very impressive BG. Quality of your picture is really outstanding. Amazing composition, crisp sharpness. Lighting is perfect at high range too. Bravo. Superb done and TFS.

Hi Ivan,
excellent shot of this Siskin, POV, BG, DOF, sharpening and colors are perfect. TFS

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-10 12:52]

Very cute bird..lovely composition..Details are very good here.

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