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Copyright: Adrian Jacobs (BAFJ) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 22] (82)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS, 58mm HOYA Skylight
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 15:26
Viewed: 2841
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this Chaffinch while I was out for a walk along a canal. Obviously trying to impress the girls with his wonderful summer plumage

The Chaffinch is the commonest finch in the UK and has striking double white wing bars. The wing bars are formed by white patches on the wing coverts, and primary and secondary wing feathers. Its summer plumage is brighter that its winter plumage.

The male Chaffinch has a pink breast and cheeks, blue-grey crown and nape, and chestnut brown back. In summer, its bill is grey-blue, turning to pale brown in the winter.

The female has an olive-brown back, and grey-brown underparts becoming almost white towards the rump, which is greenish. The juveniles are similar to the female but lack the greenish rump. The bill is brown in both the female and juveniles.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-15 16:42]

Hi Adrian. youh a good shot here of the Male chaffinch. good POV and compostion. with good colour and detail. and anice DOF. well done .TFS.

Hello Adrian

Very nice capture of a beautiful and - thanks God - very common European bird. The pose is really lovely and it also enhance the composition by adding a diagonal line in the picture. The colours look very good and natural. Looks like it is slightly overexposed on my monitor and also a little soft in focus. Apart from that it is a very nice picture to look at.

Well done

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-05-15 18:06]

Hi Adrian
Very nicaw capture and composition
I liked the colours and the position of the beautiful bird, good DOF, POV and sharpness.

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-06-04 17:22]

Piekna ta "ziêba". Bardzo ladnie ujeta.
Piekne kolory i detale. Ladny kadr.


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