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Fringilla coelebs

Fringilla coelebs
Photo Information
Copyright: EWAN HITCHCOE (erve) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG, 58 mm uv Hoya
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-02-09 10:38
Viewed: 3069
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Snapped this fellow which i believe is a chaffinch (although i dont really know my birds too well) on saturday morning.
Inspired by all the great bird photos on TN i thought i would try and improve my bird photography. I think i managed to improve slightly on my last little robin, and i have a few other birds to post from that morning.

Thanks for looking and any tips you can give me would be much appreciated.


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Hi Ewan. This is the male Chaffinch as you thought. You have taken this with good detail and colours. you have used the light well. A good POV/DOF. Lucky to get this one with the lichen in the frame. well done TFS.
Nick.. I have done a small work shop.

You asked for any tips well just keep taking as many as you can in all light and learn the bird movement and just sit and wait.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-09 10:54]

Hola amigo,
interesante captura y composición...
nitida escena y encuadre.
saludos Ewan.

Hello Ewan,
Very good focus on this fellow. Pleasant sharpness. Natural light and colors are beautiful.
Perch is also special through the lichen. The semi-blurred branches
are generating depth. In addition you achieved a well saturated bluish sky in the background.

Hello Ewan,
what a great capture with a superb little Fringilla coelebs.
Very good exposure, good sharpness.
Superb composition.


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-02-09 14:23]

excellent capture of the pretty male chaffinch enjoying the sunlight! :-) nice pose, good
colors and great sharpness and details - the lichen underneath him is a terrific addition.
pov and compostion are good, although i tend to like nicholas´s workshop with the tighter
crop even a tiny bit better. well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-09 22:04]

Hi Ewan!

From my point of view, the particular lighting and colours make this picture an outstanding one. I like the overall impression created by the quite dark colour tones very much. The deep blue spots of the background contrast nicely with the very bright ones of the foreground. Moreover, the subjective impression that the bird is sad adds to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


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