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Copyright: Pekka Valo (pekkavalo1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 54 N: 2120] (6789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 75-300 IS USM, ISO 200 JPG, Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4x
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-19 1:55
Viewed: 3698
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A male Linnet at Two Three Island nature reserve. The island is located in the middle of the River Thames very close to the Sea. This is another picture which is few years old.

From Birdguides:

Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)

In: European Linnet Ca: Passerell Da: Tornirisk De: Bluthänfling Es: Pardillo común Fi: hemppo Fr: Linotte mélodieuse It: Fanello Nl: Kneu No: Tornirisk Pt: Pintarroxo Sv: Hämpling US: European Linnet Ru: Коноплянка

In summer plumage, the male Linnet has a powder-blue head, a red forehead and a rich reddish-brown back. In all other plumages though, the red disappears and the other colours are more subdued though still faintly discernible. Key features though are the white edges to some feathers which create white panels in the primaries and at the base of the tail. The only other bird to show this pattern is the Twite, but the Linnet also has a greyer head, patterned throat and dark bill. In flight, the Linnet shows a series of white lines along the primaries, again matched only by Twite.

Breeds in scrub on moorland, heaths and farmland. Winters in stubble and weedy fields.

Linnet nest colonially, often with several pairs squashed into the one available patch of bushes.

A partially migratory bird which moves to the Mediterranean region during winter. Some of the more southerly populations are sedentary. Many of the British population are sedentary but some winter as far south as Iberia. The extent of these movements depends on the availability of food which, in turn, is affected by the weather.

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Hello Pekka
Linnets are one of my favorite bird, with reddish plumage of its male. your capture very nice in natural biotop. focus, POV, lighting and composition very nice. thanks for sharing, best wishes friend

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-19 4:39]

Hi Pekka,
POV, background, composition, colors and details look very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Pekka,

Fantastic capture.
Nice colours with excellent focus.
Lighting and definition are splendid.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-19 6:21]

Hello Pekka,
Wonderful picture! Nice composition, great sharp and detail.
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-19 7:57]

Beautiful photo Pekka.
A very nice composition and pose. Excellent sharpness and natural colours in beautiful light.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-19 12:04]

Hi Pekka, I like you low POV in this shot of the Linnet. You show the red feathers so well with good detail . Good use of the light this plays such a part in this type of piture. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-19 12:33]

Hi Pekka,

Ths Linnet looks so nice on the grass (maybe because the only grass here is on the golf courts). Is the Linnet the same as the House Finch or just a close relative? Beautiful colors and super sharp details of the face and plummage. I love the composition.


Hello Pekka, very nice capture of this l'il cute linnet. Colours and details are splendid.
TFS and greetings,

Hi Pekka,
What a lovely capture of this cute bird. Details, composition and colours are wonderful. DOF and low PV are also excellent.
TFS and cheers,


Hello Pekka,

A great capture of this Linnet, a bird I have never seen in the wild. Its plummage looks very attractive with the hint of red on its head and breast.
Good dof to keep it sharp against the b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Pekka,

this one have you been good captured.
Nice low pov and good pov.
Sharpness as usual are good also the colours.


This is a beautiful shot full of lovely colours, the coloured background looks beautiful, nice POV,
Best wishes,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-20 12:44]

Another superb shot from the past.
Like I said before that 75-300mm and a converter has worked suprisingly well giving a clear, sharp capture.
The colours here are nice and vibrent.
Excellent composition.

Well done, Pekka!


Hello Pekka,

A Linnet. Translation in Dutch is 'kneu'. Never heard that word before...
'Vlasvink' this seems to make sense...:-)
Good focussing. Captured and edited very well.

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