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Siskin Male

Siskin Male
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Copyright: Mark Mowbray (Gameangler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 45] (702)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-10 15:09
Viewed: 2830
Points: 12
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Info taken from RSPB website

Latin name.Carduelis spinus

Finches (Fringillidae)

The siskin is a small, lively finch, which is smaller than a greenfinch. It has a distinctly forked tail and a long narrow bill. The male has a streaky yellow-green body and a black crown and bib. There are yellow patches in the wings and tail. It is mainly a resident breeder from southern England to northern Scotland, but is most numerous in Scotland and Wales. Many breeding birds are residents; in winter birds arrive here also from Europe.

Where to see them
In the breeding season, look for it in the tops of trees in suitable habitat in Scotland and Wales, where they are fairly common. In winter they are seen more widely across England as well.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Seeds, especially of conifers, alders and birch, and some insects.

estimated UK population 369,000 pairs

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Well captured! Lovely pose: this little bird balancing on the two flowers. It always surprises me how light birds actually are. Lovely sharpness and great that you've captured him in the act of eating. It is a bit of a sloppy eater though;)Kind regards,

hello Mark
what a nice capture of lovely Siskin in feeding. great focus and POV/DOF. light using and colors also very nice. thanks for shairing this beauty. best wishes

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-10 21:52]

Hello Mark
Wonderful closeup of this cute bird. Well done!

Nice sharp capture taken on the limit of your current lens Mark! Good morning! Fantastic moderate colors briliant dept of field and composition. It is a pleasure to watch that image indeed! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Bonjour Mark,
Très belle valorisation du sujet dans son environnement sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Mark,
Beautiful image captured from a good POV with fine details, great DOF, POV and BG. Well done!

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