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Greenfinch on Sunflower

Greenfinch on Sunflower
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-30 8:52
Viewed: 2270
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Its twittering and wheezing song, and flash of yellow and green as it flies, make this finch a truly colourful character. Nesting in a garden conifer, or feasting on black sunflower seeds, it is a regular garden visitor, able to take advantage of food in rural and urban gardens. Although quite sociable, they may squabble among themselves or with other birds at the bird table.

Greenfinch populations declined during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but increased dramatically during the 1990s. A recent decline in numbers has been linked to an outbreak of trichomonosis, a parasite-induced disease which prevents the birds from feeding properly.

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Hello Les
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Les, Superb quality image with impressive detailed sharpness, good exposure/white balance control that compliments these lovely natural colours, excellent work here Les and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Les,
Another splendid species of bird. The details, colors and focus are superb.

Hi Les,

A nice shot of this colourful finch, good detail and a good note with it.

TFS and regards.


Hi Ron,
interesting photo. Great point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-30 11:38]

Hi Les,great capture in a difficult light and position,very impressive focus,details and natural colors,i like the rich background too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-30 11:41]

Hello Les,
Very nice photo of this Greenfinch in beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness. Good composition.

Ciao Les, lovely bird on the nest, beautiful natural colors, wonderful light, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Les,
A lovely photo of this lovely bird, excellent exposure, very good sharpness and nice highlighted eye, a very well captured,
thanks for sharing and have a nice Saturday,
Best Regards,

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