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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: 2010-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-17 10:55
Viewed: 3528
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am sure i have seen some young Goldfinch in the garden today . Although this may look like a young bird it is not . The young would not have the red and black face markings for the first year. I think the wind just blew as i took the picture . I must admit i do like the fluffed up look .

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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Hi Nick,

Great photo of this goldfinch, making me jealous as I am yet to get a picture after seeing them many times.
The detail is excellent and I love the colours on these birds.
Great composition and a good OOF background. Once again Ill say your lucky to have such a perfect branch :).
Beautiful capture and TFS


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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2010-05-17 11:27]

Hi Nick
this is a beautiful capture with fine lighting and details are superb.
TFS this image..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-17 11:58]

Hello Nicholas,
wonderful shot of this Goldfinch, colours are superb and very sharp,very good focus and perfect composition,
Best regards Siggi

Hello Nick
A ball of wool with a beak an attitude amazed as you know very well how to show them to us.
Thank you for this young bird so nicely photographed.
Best regards

Hello Nick,
Fantastic capture of this cute Goldfinch, maybe just out of his bath! Excellent eye contact and composition with attractive background. Cheers,

Hi Nick,
it's a lovely fluffy goldfinch in excellent quality that you present today. The fresh colours in the back are also beautiful.
Thanks, wonderful post
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hallo Nick,
a superb capture of a female Goldfinch taken from an excellent frontal POV with outstanding sharpness, marvellous colours and lighting, a very pleasant composition with a lovely posture of this very beautiful bird
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-17 12:48]

Hello Nick,
Another fascinating photo. The details in the Goldfinch are really perfect. Beautiful colours and, as usual, also in the BG. Very good frontal POV, DOF and composition.

hello Nicholas

excellent and beautiful photo of the Goldfinch,
with fine frontal POV and beautiful eye-contact,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details, TFS


Hi and Good Morning Nick,

One of my fvorite bird:) love the red face and look her lovely face. Despite a bussy BG you can isolate it expertly by your camera settings MF! Loved this chunky beauty!
TFS and have a nice day!


Waooo, que delicia para la vista. Supiste exprimer aún más la belleza intrínseca de este ave y mostrarnos esa singular pose y actitud. Colores preciosos. Eres un artista Nicholas!
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Nicholas. Very good capture for this cute bird with very good light so like the colours. Very well done.


Hello Nicholas,
You're right, this bird looks fantastic with this fluffy feathers! really beatiful! ... the photo is technically perfect (as usual in your photos) but this time 1 point is for the bird and 1 point is yours! :) Beautiful work, thanks for sharing ... Your macro photos of insects are very good, but your shots of birds are absolutely amazing and full of harmony! TFS, regards, Jesús

Hello Nick,
Excellent capture with very nice POV and great focus.
The details and composition are very good.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-18 13:53]

Hi Nick,
Detail, detail, detail that is incredible and the colours are so bright as well. Absolutely stunning image Nick, thank you for sharing it.

Ciao Nick, elegant bird with splendid colors, nice pose beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-05-19 12:00]

Hello Nick,
What a lovely capture of this little fluffy Goldfinch!! I love its pose and the fine sharp details and colours. It stands out so nicely against the background and I like your composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

very nice Nick

I love the fluffy look to it. Beautiful birds the gold finch probably the most common finch where I live.

This one looks like a female - its nearly impossible to tell but the female usually has a smaller red patch on the male it usually extends behind the birds eye more than on this specimen.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-24 20:25]

Hello Nicholas,
Now this is one hefty little fellow, what a beauty you have captured. The detail is exceptional and the colors are gorgeous. I love the fluffed up look and great eye contact you managed to capture. Super photo!!

Hello Nicholas!

Excellent picture of Goldfinch. Magnificent sharpness, great eye contact with great reflection in it. Well blured background, nice warm and soft light. Well done!


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