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Male Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch
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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: 2009-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-30 7:57
Viewed: 3074
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in the garden last week . It was a dull day but i think it helps to bring the colours out in the winter feathers. The colours in the BG is the headge as you can see its slowly starting to turn colour.

Chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs ) One of the commonest and most widespread birds in Britain, favouring a wide variety of habitats including gardens, parks and woodland. In winter numbers are boosted by the influx of north european birds. Song comprises a descending trill with a characteristic final flurish. Feeds mainly on Insects during the summer months but seeds in the winter where they often gather in large flocks.

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Ciao Nick, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, splendid blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Nick
great composition with very good details
beautiful colours
great shot nick
greeting lou

Hello Nocholas,

Fantastic photo of this beautiful Chaffinch.
Colours,light and definition are splendid.
Good composition.

Hi Nick,
A beautiful alert pose of this finch. The details in the entire bird are great. I like the OOF BG although there is a slight hint of noise visible. The catchlight brings the eye nicely alive.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-30 8:50]

Hello Nick,
What a beauty! Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this Chaffinch. Beautiful natural and contrasting colours. Good OOF BG with a bit of noise. Excellent POV and composition.

Hello Nick,

An outstanding shot with splendid natural coloration, sharpness & fine details.

Impressively done...It can't get better than this!

Best Regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-30 9:58]

Hello Nicolas,
Excellent composition sharpness, details and natural colours are perfect, Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Nicholas,

Simply " a postcard" ... excellent colors and very good definition. Congratulations!



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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-08-30 11:32]

Hola Nicholas: Una foto extraordinaria de una excelente especie...saludos.Luis.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-30 14:29]

Hi Nico,even if your health isn't at the top, you're lucky to have beautifuls birds so close to you and you could to take always beautifuls pics like that! Great composition,excellents sharpness and colors....have a nice week my friend! Luciano.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-30 14:40]

Slav Nîck,
A wonderful capture of this lovely bird from you again.The POV,sharpness,details and colours are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

Da la sensación de que tenga volumen. Muy bonita como siempre.
Buena semana Nicholas: J. Ignasi.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-08-30 15:05]

Hi Nick,

Another fantastic little Chaffinch. I love the pose and the marvelous colors and details of the face, eye and feathers. He looks so cool and alert - all the birds here look hot and tired. The people do too! The colors in the background are just perfect to complete a superb composition.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-08-30 15:18]


Excellent composition, sharpness and details are great.
Colors natural and beautifull.
Great shot.
Have a good day.

hello Nicholas

excellent photo of the Chaffinch male with fine POV and framing,
fine focus on it excellent sharpness and details,
beautiful luminosity, the bird's pose and the catch-light
at his eyes render the photo more beautiful, TFS


Hi and Good Morning Rick,

A lovely and beautiful capture of this fine looking handsome chaffinch from excellent POV with a delightful composition and excellent details.
TFS and have a nice Week!


Hello Nick,
a great capture of a male Chaffinch, good sharpness and splendid colours, i like this POV showing well the beautiful plumage, very pleasing composition with a very good BG.
Best regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-08-31 1:10]

Hi Nick

Lovely pose with great eye contact and very nice detail. All the best


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-31 3:14]

Very fine portrait of a very pensively looking bird. Good lighting and colors. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-31 5:07]

Hello Nick,
Very fine composition with this colorful Chaffinch perched on a branch (trunk?). Beautiful background echoing the colors of the bird's plumage. A very subtle shot!
Thanks. Have a nice afternoon
Kind regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-08-31 5:15]

Hi Nick
Nice capture.Good POV and beautiful colors.Excellent plumage detail on that sharp image.
TFS Michel

Ciao Nicholas. "Fringuello" in Italian. Perfectly focused macro and amazing light's management. Great work again!


Hello Nick,
A great capture of Male Chaffinch with super-sharp details and natural colours. Nice background.

Hello Nick
Son œil brillant en dit long sur la qualité de ta photo
Les couleurs sont splendides
Merci Amicalement

Hello Nicholas
a great catch from your garden !
your shot shows the beautiful and colorful plumage of this Chaffinch
the details are taken very sharply and his pose is ideal
superb POV and DOF
Have a good night Jacqueline

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-09-01 9:06]

Nick , This is one jaw dropping shot !! Cant find any nits here !!

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