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Male Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch
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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: 2010-09-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-02 11:39
Viewed: 4170
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Male Chaffinch was taken last weekend.

Chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs ) One of the commonest and most widespread birds in Britain, favouring a wide variety of habitats including gardens, parks and woodland. In winter numbers are boosted by the influx of north european birds. Song comprises a descending trill with a characteristic final flurish. Feeds mainly on Insects during the summer months but seeds in the winter where they often gather in large flocks.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-02 11:42]

Hi Nicholas,
Very beautiful capture of this handsome Chaffinch.I liked eye contact,natural colors,3D effect and composition a lot.have a nice weekend!Thanks for sharing..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-02 12:26]

Hello Nicholas.
Lovely shot of the Chaffinch.Nicely composed with a very nice pose and a excellent POV.
Super sharp details and lovely natural colours.
I really like the OOF BG with all the greens.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Nicholas,
Nice capture of this male Chaffinch in its natural environment with good details and natural colours.

Hello Nick,
Great capture of this handsome Chaffinch in a tree. I like very well the composition with natural habitat of this colorful bird. Always nice to see one of your great bird shots. Good night,

Hi Nicholas,

You have a very nice photo here.


Well it may be common but the image is not. The perch and leaves in focus give it one of those "Oriental" flavors. One for a wall hanging Nick.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-02 13:59]

Hello Nick,
Fantastic photo of this Chaffinch with eye contact. Pose, composition, natural colours and sharpness are all marvellous. Great DOF and OOF BG.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-02 14:06]

Hello Nick,
Really,you captured this swetty bird in nice pose,with great sharpness,colors and details.TFS.

Hi Nick,

Fine picture of this chaffinch.
The detail is excellent, there is a good DOF and it is composed well.
I do think however that the two brown leaves in the top right are a bit distracting and it may have been better to crop them out.
Good capture and TFS


Ciao Nicholas. A fresh image of coloured bird in good details al sharp. Fantastic compo.


Hello Nicholas friend!
I'm glad seeing you still doing magic with your bird photos! ... good job, this picture is perfectly natural. Congratulations!
Have a nice Sunday,
Regards, TFS

I've always been partial to your bird shots, Nick, and this one is no exception!
Stunning frame which shows us so well, the natural environment of this bird, and the lovely composition!

Hi Nicholas,

its a long time ago, nice picture from this finch in natural surrounding.
good pov, sharpness and details.
Fine colours.


Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this beautiful male Chaffinch. Good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Is this what is called a LBJ? (little brown job?) Beautiful photo of this bird in natural environment. Nice and sharp and you got the glint in the eye, well done

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in a beautifulnatural ambientation, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Excellent light & colors Nicholas, really like this setting also.
Well done!

Hello Nicholas,

Another fantastic photo of this wonderful bird.
Colours,light and focus are excellent.
Good composition.

hello Nick
super good pose with nice light and good details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-10-03 21:25]

Hi Nick,
Lovely chaffinch in a beautiful forest setting.
The composition is very pleasing.
Excellent details and colors on the bird itself.
TFS. : )

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-04 3:08]

Hello Nicholas,
very beautiful bird shown in its pleasant pose. The sharpness of feather details could be noticed .
The shiny dark eyes too is very pleasant.
such a nice surroundings that give a calm and peaceful view.


Gran naturalidad y unos bellísimos colores.
Un abrazo Nicholas.

Hello Nick
I found good quality portraits of birds, which only you the recipe.
a big applause for this one
thank you friends

Hi Nick,

Excellent shot, the clarity and focus are impeccable.
Nice POV with the handsome looking straight towards the camera.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-10-10 23:36]

Dear Nicholas

I haven't been back to your gallery for quite a time, and I'm delighted by the last posts. This one here is particularly beautiful because it shows the Chaffinch in a very natural environment.

Kind regards


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-11 7:06]

Hi, Nick.
We appear here in an antiphase :). This is a very pictorial shot. Surroundings are so wonderful as a main object – beautiful bird. I like DOF a lot. Bird is sharp and BG is blurred a little bit. Lights on FG and darks on a BG create an impressive combination too. My kind wishes and compliments.

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