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Fringilla coelebs- male

Fringilla coelebs- male
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Copyright: Adrian Szatewicz (aes_thor) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 29 N: 592] (2489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji Finepix S20 Pro, Fujinon 6x zoom
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/300 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-30 4:10
Viewed: 3675
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chaffinch male photograph taken during journey on Three sisters of Glencoe in The Lost Valley of Glencoe near second sister called Gear Aonach.

This is on of many chaffinch shots taken that day.
Few birds flying around very curious and friendly.
Sun was really strong so it was quite hard to avoid dark shadows and strong contrast.

Some useful informations about this species taken from Wikipedia:
"The Chaffinch, (Fringilla coelebs), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae, also called a spink. Its large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14-16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.

This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, the Canary Islands and Madeira. On Tenerife and Gran Canaria, it coexists with its sister species, the endemic Blue Chaffinch.

It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland. It builds its nest in a tree fork, and decorates the exterior with moss or lichen to make it less conspicuous. It lays about six eggs.

This bird is not migratory in the milder parts of its range, but vacates the colder regions in winter. The coelebs part of its name means "bachelor".
The food of the Chaffinch is seeds, but unlike most finches, the young are fed extensively on insects.
The powerful song is very well known, and its fink or vink sounding call gives the finch family its English name. Males typically sing two or three different song types, and there are regional dialects too.

The chaffinch is a popular pet bird in many countries. In Belgium, the ancient traditional sport of vinkenzetting pits male chaffinches against one another in a contest for the most bird calls in an hour."

Soon I will post some other shots from that place.
Thank You for any comments.

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An adorable capture of Chaffinch, Adrian.
You aim at the bird from above and it looks cute from this perspective.
Very good focus and natural colours.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Adrain,
Very fine captured of this cute Chaffinch which looking at you!
the exposure and focus is spot on with good sharpness, nice colour and superb details
well done
have a wonderful weekend

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-30 11:50]

Hi Adrian,

A nice capture of this relaxing and sunbathing fellow,well seen and captured,have a nice weekend,


Hi Adrian, splendid bird in lovely pose with fine details and great sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Good bird shot. Great pose, colors, compo. A frequent specie here, too.
Tfs, cheerz, László

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