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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 13:08
Viewed: 2345
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carduelis spinus
Fairly widespread resident and winter visitor. Has increased in the last thirty years or so due to conifer plantations.
Breeds in conifers. In winter found in birches and alders, banks of streams and will visit gardens for peanuts.

Small sharp billed finch with yellow, green and black colouring. Male is brighter with black forehead and bib.

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Ciao Les, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hallo Les
The Carduelis spinus is such a lovely little bird with delicate features and you have captured it beautifully. The light green background together with the branches of the tree it is sitting on emphasise the bird's details to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-08 0:41]

Hello Les,
Very nice photo of this Siskin in beautiful natural colours and a pleasing pose with eye contact. Beautiful blurred background too.

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