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Chaffinch *For Jossim*

Chaffinch *For Jossim*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital ISO-800, Hoya 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at Trek Nature part Four [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-25 4:16
Viewed: 3177
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Chaffinch came very close, within 2m! They go crazy for the bird seed I put out in the garden and so head shots like this are quite easy to get.

This one is dedicated to Joseph Simard (Jossim) for all his exceptional photos of birds that I am constantly amazed by!

I hope you like this!

siggi, boreocypriensis, marhowie, jeanpaul, eqshannon, uleko, gannu, jaycee, eng55, Hil, anilnediyara, maurydv, SueThomson, izler, jossim, Luis52, haraprasan, smitha has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-05-25 4:18]

Hello Joe,
this is a beautiful macro shot! Astonishing color, marvelous detail, lovely light.

Hi Joe,
Another superb portrait capture of a chaffinch with superb clarity, amazing details, DOF and POV!
All are perfect! alfa work!
TFS my Owlman friend Joe :)

BayRam (GeckoMan:p)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-25 5:27]

Hello Joe,
The sharpness and details in this portrait are wonderful. Fantastic light and colours. Great composition and a very beautiful BG.

Hello Joe
Superbe composition tout s'hamonise bien, le BG, l'oiseau et la graine dans son bec. Les couleurs et la netteté sont aussi parfaites.

Félicitation et bonne journée...JP

If you got any closer the bird would have to have been tranquilized. fine close in shot Joey. Very sharp with nicely done feathers. Almost as if it had been to the stylist before being photographed. And a nice dedication. Very well done...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-25 7:17]

Hello Joe,
Very impressive close-up of this male Chaffinch in lovely colours. Superb details of the fine plumage and what a splendid eye!
Very well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Joe,

Fantastic close up of this bird.Great shot,splendid capture with lovely colours.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-25 8:33]

Hi Joe,
A superb portrait and a lovely dedication for Joseph , Joe.The details are superbly sharp and the colour and lights wonderful.The feed in the mouth makes the composition more lively.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-25 10:01]

Hi Joe,

You amaze me with your ultra close-ups. This Chaffinch with the seeds in his mouth is absolutely beautiful. Colors are magnificent - details are razor sharp. Face, eye and plummage are perfect. By the way, I followed your instructions and I think the results are MUCH better. If I can find the time I'll redo the pictures I plan to post. I thank you.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-25 10:30]

Hi Joe,
Excellent portrait.Sharpness,clear details,eyes,colors and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Joe,
Wonderful portrait...Even having one of these beautiful birds in my hands I have never been able to see such level of details... TFS, Marta

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-25 11:39]

Hi Joe,

Great close up of the Chaffinch.
I like the pose with the bird munching the seeds.
The details are excellent with lovely natural colours and I like the light in the birds eye.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-25 13:05]

Hi Joe. Now this is about as close as you need to be . The detail is still very good with your sharp focusing. good natural colours. with the light refection in the eye. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-25 13:20]

HI Joe,your style is unbelievebale,a incredible quality of this portrait,excellent under all corners of view,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-05-25 13:25]

salut Joe,
belle dédicace à notre spécialiste Joseph, le portrait est finement réalisé. Les détails sont fins, les couleurs restituées fidèlement.


Hi Joe, splendid portrait of lovely bird with wonderful colors and superb sharpness, perfect focus and fantastic details, very well done, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe,
Beautiful intimate portrait. You have the focused right on the eye and the result is fantastic. TFS this Technically perfect beauty with us. Regards

Spettacolare ritratto di maschio di fringuello, eccellenti POV e DOF, molto bella la composizione che esalta il riflesso sull'occhio, ottima nitidezza e grande definizione nei dettagli, molto belli i colori e lo sfondo. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Joe
WOW! lovely shot! Awesome sharpness, colour, great light and lovely eye catchlight TFS

Once again, perfection! You captured the catch-light in the eye and the detail of each and every feather.
I noticed last night you're wearing the famous BobShannon.org tshirt. ha ha I love Bob!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-26 4:21]

This is just superb Joey,
I like the focus on the eyes. Superb macro and great clarity shot. Ganesh smiley tmrw

Hi Joe,
Excellent exposure, color, and details with the head/eye clear & sharp.
Nice complimentary colors in your BG..Looks great even at ISO 800.
I would suggest zooming in more closely & using the patch tool to outline your subject more closely when sharpening and/or reducing BG noise. I see a FAINT amount of noise remaining near/around the bird on my monitor.
Well done & TFS!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-26 10:15]

hello Joe
wonderful portrait photo
POV, BG, light, colours and details are great

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-26 10:34]

Hello Joe

Super focus and sharpness.
The plumage detail is amazing with lovely feather definition.A perfect dedication for Joe.
The colours are vivid and well saturated.
Great job.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-05-26 18:12]

Bonjour Joe,

Non je ne l'avais pas vue. Je vous remercie du compliment à mon égard et bravo pour ce gros plan. Les détails sont extras.
Merci pour le partage.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-26 20:18]

Hola Joe.
I have been very bussy working in the ranch were I work for the last days, and I sure miss a lot of beautiful photos from all of You.
I am impresed by the sharpness of this image, we can see a lot of fine details in the image.
Great work My friend.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-27 1:10]

Oh yes, I do like this Joey - very much. You are so close, and all his fetahers and colours are quite beautiful. But that brilliant eye - I love it:)))

Thank you

Hi Joe,
A lovely portrait captured of this beautiful chaffinch. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Joe,
Fantastic close up of the Chaffinch with a seed in its beak.
Excellent sharpness and superb details in the plumage.Lovely colors and a nice catch light in the eye. A beautiful composition and a perfect dedication for Joseph. :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-29 8:08]

Hello Joe, very sharp portrait of this great bird, very nice details and background! Well done again my friend!


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