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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 5:41
Viewed: 3153
Points: 66
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Once again we are having a very wet and windy day. It has started to get colder now so more birds are starting to come into the garden to feed. If only i could get out and try to take some pictures. I have been watching six Goldfinches on the feeder.
This was taken hand held.
Goldfinch ( Carduelis carduelis.) Length 12cm.
One of our most colourful birds and the only one with bright yellow wingbars and a white rump. Adults have red and white on face, black cap extending down the sides of their neck, buffish back and white underparts with buff flanks.
It is a common and widespread resident in Britain and Ireland except Northern Scotland.
Favours wasteground and meadows where their narrow pointed bill is used to feed on the seeds of Thistles and Teasels.
Usually seen in smaill flocks.

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hello Nick
very beautiful SUNSHINE FINCH
great light and beautiful colours
very nice composition
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-29 5:46]

Hello Nicholas.
The colors are amazing and the details on the feathers and body stupendous. This is field guide material. You can see all the different spots and colors on the bird.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Nick,

Great sgot
Excellent light
Beautiful colors
Perfect sharp showing great details
Lovely POV

TFS Thijs

Hello Nick,

An excellent close-up of this Goldfinch with beautiful coloration, sharpness & details. Great pose, POV & BG. Very well taken & presented.

TFS & regards


salut NIck
tres belle compo
j aime beaucoups les jeux d ombres / lumiere
tres belle netetée
best regards

Hello Nick,
another very beautiful picture of the Goldfinch, fantastic light, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, a great pose of the bird from an excellen tPOV in a pleasing composition
Best regards

hello Nick

an excellent close-up photo of the Goldfinch with very fine POV
and the way it is framed, superb focus great sharpness and details,
wonderful warm luminosity and i love the play of shadows
and lights of the image, TFS


Hello Nick!

Very well captured Goldfinch. Nice warm light, excellent sharpness and well blured background. Good work!


Hello Nicholas!
the light precisely there that needs, exceptional the attribution of colors in a very beautiful scene!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-29 8:32]

Hello Nicholas
Nice capture with vivid colors and great details.

A pretty shot of this redface, Nick.
The light is so sunny, a beautiful result.
I also think about to put the feeder now in the garden. They told us it will has snow on tuesday, so the birds will be happy to find food.
Thanks and have a good start into the new week
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-29 8:55]

Hello Nick,
I've never seen a Goldfinch on my feeder.
Beautiful light in this photo, just there where it belongs. Great sharp details, good pose, POV and composition. The contrasting dark BG is also very beautiful.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-29 8:57]

Wonderful Goldfinch!
Great details and lovely colors.

Hello Nick,
Wonderful composition with excellent colours and very sharp details.
Nice blurred background.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-29 9:15]

Hello Nick,
You're really quick in making use of the short moments of sunshine you're getting!! We've had the mildest November for years but very grey and the light is always poor!! This Goldfinch is gorgeous in its bright colours and details are very sharp. A wonderful capture!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Nick
A good shot of this Goldfinch in the late autumn light. Nice warm colours against the darker background.

Ciao Nick, splendid diagonal composition with lovely bird in nice pose, perfect focus, superb sharpness, beautiful blurry BG and fine details, wonderful natural colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-29 11:52]

Hi Nick.
I am amazed with wonderful scene, composition of the image and sweet pose and look of the beautiful goldfinch. Amazing eye-contact, superb details of the bird and branch/ Sunlight is simply wonderful. Dark green BG decorates the picture excellently too. Superb work as usual. TFS and best wishes.

Ciao Nicholas. Fantastic lioght in an amazing diagonal compo with exciting warm light and beautiful colours. Great capture!


Hello Nick,
Nice autumnal colors of this Goldfinch. The light is very well managed, with a dark background and the bird in the sun. It's nice to see it in your garden, because this bird become quite rare in Belgium. I wish you a nice week,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-29 22:41]

Hello Nick,
You managed to pick a sunny moment during your cloudy and rainy November to take a fine shot of a Goldfinch from a great POV! The contrast with the dark natural green BG is superb with the goldfinch almost glowing! The sharpness and composition are up to your usual high standard.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-30 0:37]

Hi Nicholas,
Beautiful capture of this Goldfinch.Iliked lighting,contrast,colors,details and framing a lot.
Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-11-30 5:11]

Hola Nick,
perfecta captura y color,
selecto bg, encuadre e iluminación.
saludos amigo.

Hi Nicholas,

Glad to see you use the few opportunities left by the weather! good work, with beautiful color saturation and luminance great angle!



Hello Niccholas,

an outstanding image from this bird with good pov and dof.
Very good blurred bg and fine warm colours.


Hi Nick,

Awesome capture of this prettyred-faced, the focus looks superb, as usual. The posture on the branch is incredible too. TFS and heve a nice night MF!


Hi Nicholas,

Great closeup capture from a lovely bird with such beautiful colors! The colors of tthe bird are so attrractive and eyecatching, simply wonderful. The sharpness and POV are great and the contrast between the blurry BG and the colorful bird, is great!

best regards,

Bien centrado el foco a la cabeza y reralismo del conjunto, que hace que parezca que tengamos aquí mismo al ave. Buen trabajo como siempre.
Saludos Nicholas: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Nicholas
goldfinchs are so beautiful birds with great colors, you have captured this one superbly, pose, POV and colors are perfect as always, you are lucky to have such nice birds in your garden
i cannot have a feeder in my garden, while my cats are great bird hunters
Have a good night

Wow look at the date on this very late summer looking image. You have sued the sun to your advantage...Is there really some sort of global warming going on now and all fog is gone....and not as dreary. I'll bet it I went to GB by this photo..I would be in for a surprise...you had a good day. We all need some!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-01 4:58]

Hi Glen
Beautiful image of a specie i wish we had down here.Very well compose image,it remind me of a Rembrant.Good light on the sharp subject with dark BG.I also like the caht light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-01 5:13]

Merhaba Nick,
Excellent capture, nice goldfinch. Well done, TFS..
Best regards,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-12-01 10:48]

Love the light in this one Nick, shows the season well. The tight DOF really makes this Goldfinch stand out. Hope you're doing ok and feeling better.

A stunner of a shot, Nick, the light is simply superb!

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