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Goldfinch #3

Goldfinch #3
Photo Information
Copyright: Sergey Osipov (sergeoss) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 31 N: 513] (3305)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *2, eliz's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-22 12:00
Viewed: 3906
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).

Camera settings:

Model: NIKON D50
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
FNumber: F9,0
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
ISOSpeed Ratings: 200
Date Time Original: 2007:07:20 09:58:04
Exposure Bias Value: - 1 EV
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Off
Focal Length: 270,00 mm
Focal Length 35 mm Film: 405,00 mm
Exposure Mode: Auto Exposure
White Balance: Auto
Date Time Original: 2007:07:20 09:58:04
Type of Image: Nikon RAW

Focus Mode: AF-S
Lens Information: 70.0 - 300.0 mm F/4.5-5.6
Flash Used: Did Not Fire

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-22 12:06]

Hola Sergey, hermosa captura,
nitidez y preciosos colores,
magnífico pov,

nice moment captured
you got a good composition, you framed well
the colours are very good with the harmony of the yellow on wing and sunflower
well done

Hi Sergey,

Unbelievable DOF, clarity and vivid colors...
I salute you...


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-07-22 13:02]

Hi Sergey
this one is even better

Hi Sergey,

A beautiful composition. Nice colours, sharp, great POV, DOF and BG. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-07-22 13:04]

Magnifica foto muito bem fotografada e com nitidez exelente meus parabénz.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-07-22 13:12]

Hello Sergey,
Simply a maverlous image, composition is beautiful,exposure excellent, focus razor sharp and background nicely out of focus. Perfection Sergey.

Hello Sergey,
This is a wonderful shot of the goldfinch sitting on what must be his dining table! Lovely detail and colours! It is so attractive how the gold on the bird matches the gold on the petals!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Sergey,
This is a stunning image of this very pretty finch. You did well to capture it in such a wonderful position on the sunflower, couldn't be better. Wonderful composition of very good quality.

Hello Sergey,
Excellent work, a real pleasure to view.
Great how the the yellow of the sunflower is picked up by the finch..
Very well done.

Hi Sergey,
This is an outstanding capture!
I like so much your close approach and the sharp details got.
You caught so well the bird's wonderful colors and patterns at their feathers.
It's so good the sunflower in which is alighted, it creates a sensational colour contrast.
The exposure (DOF) works great for the blurred background and the excellent focus on the subject.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-22 17:49]

Beautiful vibrant colors and excellent focus! The entire scene, bird and flower is so sharp and well exposed. Beautiful pleasing background. Great composition, but think I would consider cloning out the stem on lower left. I love how the yellow in the wing matches the sunflower so perfectly. I would be proud to have taken this one!

Beautiful composition with wonderful color and pattern.
Great focus and blurred BG.
Well done Sergey!

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-07-22 18:42]

Hello Sergey,

Wow!!! What kind of glue have you use in order to stick this great bird on the flower???

Incredible picture with a lovely bg enhancing the scene... The yellow of the bird is similar to the yellow of the flower... !!! Excellent composition and POV!

Great job and TFS,


Hello Sergey,
The one Goldfinch image even more beautiful than the other.
What a great shot again.
Composition and exposure are spot on, but I did'nt expect anything else from you :)
Very pleasing soft background and very beautiful saturated colors.
I personally might have cloned out the leaf lower left hand side, but on the other hand, it belongs there and does point nicely at the sunflower.
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-23 1:16]

Hi Sergey,
an awesome capture.
Extremely sharp with amazing detail.
Beautiful and vivid colours.
Great composition and DOF.
Well done,

Hi Sergey

Wow... this is a stunning shot! Love the colours. Quality is top notch. Congrats! :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-23 2:53]

Hello sergey,
Fantastic photo with clear colours, great sharpness, focus, DOF and composition. The yellow in the feathers and sunflower are extraordinary resembled.

What a beautiful bird with marvellous colours,excellent pov and superb composition,great shrpness.
very well done

Hi Sergey.
Wow. what a lovely capture! Great sharpness and colour. Great composition, having him captured standing on a sunflower. Very lovely. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

Hi Sergey,
GF3 is much better to me than GF2. The sunflower is much less intrusive and does not take the eye away from the main subject but enhances it instead.
All sharp and lots of definition.
Very well seen.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-24 11:55]

Hi Sergey,
Really nice capture! Colours, pose, flower, background, exposure, pov and composition are very good!
TFS, José M.

I would have to say that I like this version of the goldfinch better than the last one of yours I commented on, Focus on the flower and the subject are extremely nice. Well done Sergey. :)

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