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Young Greenfinch

Young Greenfinch
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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: 2008-06-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 11:50
Viewed: 3183
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in the forest on a very windy day . I know this is a male Greenfinch and i think its a young one as it was trying to get food from the mature ones. I dont see many at the log in the forest but that day i saw about 10 at a time. On the day the weather was dull and heavy rain at times. it was taken hand held from the car.

Greenfinch ( Carduelis chloris ) Length 14-15cm. Widespread throughout most of mainland Britain and Ireland but scarce in North and central Scotland. A familiar Bird of gardens, parks and farmland but absent from many wooded and upland areas. In full breeding plummage the Male is very bright yellow/green but for most of the year colours are duller, they have yellow wing patches and pinkish conical bill. Used for feeding on seeds.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-06-25 12:01]

Hola Nicholas, un acertado encuadre y excelente composición, buen enfoque, tonos de color suaves y naturales. Destacaria la buena iluminación y el fondo bien desenfocado. Un saludo

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-06-25 12:04]

Hi Nicholas,
nice powerful macro, great composition and details :)

Hello my friend,
Good morning!
Many thanks for this fine shot of the Greenfinch with a great pose which looks alert!
always in good quality of sharpness, nice colour and datials
well done

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-06-25 12:56]

Hi Nicholas,
That is a good portrait, the bird has allure. The composition is very good. Nice shot you can be proud off. Thanks also for the text.
Best regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-25 13:15]

Hi Nick

He looks like a youngster with his fluffy head. Wonderful POV and pin sharp. I like the slight tilt to the head as it makes him look rather quizzical. You caught the colour of the lovely green feathers perfectly



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-25 13:15]

Hi Nick,

There are so many young birds around and they are so cute. I love the pose and the way he is cocking his head. Beautiful colors and details of the face, wings and plummage. The background is perfect.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-06-25 13:19]

hi Nicholas,
superbe prise de ce jeune oiseau, son air curieux est très attractif. Bonne netteté, excellent rendu de couleur.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-25 13:36]

Hi Nick,
Very nice shot of this cute little fellow. I like the pose and the expression you captured a lot. TFS

Hi Nick
Your young bird looks very nice and you captured it faultless. Blury BG helps to show the bird outstanding. I like your simple copmesition. Well saturated and natural colours.

Bravo and TFS!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-06-25 14:54]

Hi Nick, your bird photos are among the best and this is no exception. Stunning detail, light, and color. The color tones in this photo are exceptional. Tremendous DOF and great blurred background. Excellent composition.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-25 16:44]

He is so cute, Nicholas, there is something in his head that looks young, and it is superb with its short legs. They really look like our Goldfinches those birds. As usual, your picture is technically excellent, so nice to look at, with a gret light even though you mention it was dull and rainy at times. We see the true colours of the bird, it is superb,


Hello Nicholas, perfect capture of this beauty. TFS.
Regards, Bahadır

I didn't even know there was a green finch! It has a slightly larger head than the gold one, unless that is just the proper English way of things..I wonder if we mimic nature in some ways...Nicely seen Nick!

Hello Nick
It waits until you give him some seeds…
his expression ast made to tenderize us.
Cheer and Thank you

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-25 21:55]

Hello Nick,
A superb sharp capture of a male Greenfinch. The pose, POV and composition are all excellent and make the image very appealing. I think you may be right that this is a young male: there is some streaking in the belly that indicates that it hatched last year.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hallo Nicholas
You managed to capture this lovely bright yellow coloured bird, in a great pose. Clear details of the paws, eyes and beak are beautifully displayed. Good focus, good sharpness and good framing. Image presented in a delightful manner. I just love the way how its head is tilted sideways. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hi Nick,

Superb detailed and perfectly focused shot of a Green Finch with great DOF and clarity. TFS. Cheers,


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-06-26 2:48]

Hi Nicholas!

Great picture! I like this small bird - its pose is very funny, must be very brave and curious :-) As always very high quality and perfect composition of colours - wood+bird+BG.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-26 2:52]

Hello Nick,
Great capture of this little Greenfinch in a lovely pose. Great sharpness, beautiful colours and a very nice background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Nicholas

Gee wish I could get this sort of shot from my car!.
Great pose and composition.
Great sharpness and plumage details.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-26 6:51]

Hi Nicholas
exellent image
very goos sharp and detail
vey nice color and composition

Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this beautiful greenfinch. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot of sharing.

Hello Nicholas,

Very nice capture of this young greenfinch. Beautiful pose of the bird. Excellent sharpness. Wonderful colours.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-26 10:45]

Hello Nick,
Compliments for another excellent photo. The pose is very beautiful. Sharpness, details, colours, POV and DOF are all superb again. Great composition.

Hello Nicholas
wonderful sharpness, perfect focus and details. Splendid coloration and POV. I think I must changed my 100-400L. Im not happy with its sharpness. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-26 12:58]

Lovely capture of this Green Finch.
Good to see there's some birds on the log :-)
Very sharp with great detail in the feathers.
Excellent DOF and BG.
Great composition.

Superb work as always.

Well done, Nick!


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-06-26 13:39]

Ola Nicholas
Boa captura desta bela ave, suas cores são bem interessantes e a nitidez que você conseguiu capturar estaave ficou muito bom.

Splendida cattura di questo giovane verdone, eccellenti POV e composizione con una bellissima postura, straordeinarie nitidezza e definzione dei dettagli del piumaggio, magnifici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-26 16:51]

Hi Nico,very beautifull ,perfect pic as your style,i like a lot the colors and the perfect sharpenss,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-26 18:22]

Hello Nick,
Incedibly detailed image with fantastic color. Superb job Nick thanks for sharing.

Hi Nicholas,

Stunning shot of this little Greenfinch, the detail in the plumage is superb, wonderful colours, really well framed and composed, just perfect, well done, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-26 21:26]

Hello Nicholas

The pose is very good with the head cocked to one side.
Excellent sharp plumage detail.
The colours are very good.
Excellent pov and dof.
The OOF BG is lovely.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-27 11:45]

hermoso trabajo Nicholas,
delicioso foco y pov,
excelente disparo,
Mi web site: www.victorcardoso.es.

Hello Nicholas,
It's a great shot my friend.
The fact is I just don't have the darn time lately to do this as I would like to. So I will not post for awhile..
Time for a vacation :)

Hi Nicholas,
a very charming and lively pose, excellent details, suberbly smooth transitions of colours. Wonderful image.
Thank you! With best regards,

Simpática toma con un excelente enfoque, mejor luz y unos colores muy bellos. Preciosa.
Saludos y que tengas una buena semana Nicholas:
J. Ignasi.

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