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Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400L IS f4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/128 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-09 16:37
Viewed: 3399
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful cock Greenfinch came to my hide one cold March day looking for the black Sunflower seeds that I put out for them. A fairly bright sky showed up the colouring of his plumage a treat.
Camera settings:- ISO 100, AV, Spot metering, Manual white balance, 1.4x converter, Remote shutter cord, 560mm focal length.

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To ldsouza: Greenfinch.Heyshamite 1 06-10 15:45
To pvb: Hide.Heyshamite 1 06-10 10:52
To Bufo: Greenfinch.Heyshamite 1 06-10 06:43
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Hello Peter,
Very nice portrait with a fine background! Great composition and lighting. You did a fine job here, TFS.

Regards, Peter

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-06-09 16:54]

Grande e belo pássaro uma foto muito boa qualidade perfeita,exelente meus parabéns.

Hi Peter,
Very good compo and so forth...
Nitpicking: maybe the shutter is a tad too long open...
But as aforementioned this is a nit.

Hi Peter,

I see alot of these. They're quite lovely.
This is a nice composition with a good background to show him off.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-09 17:48]

Hi Peter. This is a excellent shot of the greenfinch.a very nice pose and use of the lighting. great detail and colour with a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFS.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-09 17:56]

Hi Peter
Very nice capture.I like the details we see in the plumage .Nice composition with nice BG.
TFS Michel

Hi Peter,
wonderful composed capture. Colors, details, lighting very nice. background color also very well. TFS
well done

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-09 18:32]

A beautiful bird photo with excellent colors, nice pose, great uncluttered background and nice glint of light in eye. Exposure is outstanding.

Hi Peter,
Beautiful subject, BG, composition. However, the bird is not sharply in focus. Focus is sharper on the branch than on the bird. Maybe it was windy or moving it's head? Eye of the bird (focal point of the pic) is too close to the center of the pic, I would have preferred a crop with it in the left third of the image with empty space looking to the right of it.


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-10 2:17]
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Hi Peter,
what a great composition. The green colours of the finch come out really well. The Greenfinch is so common, but when taking a closer look at it, it's a magnificent bird.
Thanks for sharing this one,
p.s. Does the autofocus work with the combination of 1.4 t.c.+ 100-400 and eos 1Ds? The D20 doesn't support this.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-10 2:22]

Hi Peter, a beautiful portrait of this Greenfinch, perfect dof bringing the bird to the front of the frame. Nice pose and wonderful colours, pin sharp with great lighting.Perfect POV on the branch. An excellent composition.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-10 4:14]

Hi Peter,

A nice capture of this greenfinch against a clear BG,well presented with good focus and color,tfs


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-10 6:41]
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Hi Peter,
Very nice capture of this bird. He stands out against the blurred bg. Very nice composition and pose. Maybe the focus is a bit soft on the head, looks like he moved. Good details on the feathers.
TFS Paula
PS I would love to see your hide, maybe you can do a ws so we can see how you capture all these nice birds

A lovely close up.Brilliant detail.

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  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-06-11 8:40]

fantastic shot ..nice and sharp . graet catch light ... cought it just right tfs mike

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