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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: 2012-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-22 14:04
Viewed: 2396
Points: 31
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Carduelis carduelis

Finches (Fringillidae)

A highly coloured finch with a bright red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in loose colonies, they have a delightful liquid twittering song and call. Their long fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels. In winter many UK goldfinches migrate as far south as Spain.

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Hello Les,
I am a little short of time, so when I signed on I decided to open only the thumbnails that really jump at me and this is one of them. Amazing composition in such beautiful colours and excellent quality. Pity one cannot access the exif info to see whether you used a tripod and what the focal length was - I assume at or near maximum. Very well done indeed. A delight to view and I am not in a hurry to leave. Best wishes.

Hi Les,
nice composition of this Carduelis,
TFS, Ferran

Good morning Les
Wonderful capturte of this goldfinch.Great POV and wonderful composition,lovely colours and great sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

great composition in colours and subject. Really nice.

Hi Les,
It is a beautiful bird with lots of color.Excellent timing.
Great composition and good sharpness.


Hi Les,
A good shot of the Goldfinch on its natural food. Excellent focus, colours and bg. Taken from a nice pov.
Nice one.
regards Bill.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-23 6:38]

Hello Les,
A photo of a Goldfinch in splendid colours and very good sharpness. Lovely matching background and a pleasing composition.

hello Les,
very nice picture of this Finche, great composition, good colour and sharpness.
nice blurry BG.
best wishes,

Hi Les

I remember you had presented earlier a very similar photo only this time there's no rain, but result is same, fantastic sharpness, super composition and a Bg with interesting colour gradient. This acorn seems to be its regular perch though. Thanks Himanshu

hello Les
YES i like this picture
so good sharpness and a great composition
nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-08-23 9:32]

I like this bird and this is a good picture and a excelent presentation and composition. Congratulation.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-23 10:11]

Hello Les.
Beautiful bird and wonderful colors. The BG is nicely blurred. Everything is in grat focus.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Les
The combination of colours in this Goldfinch plumage is very striking. It catches the eye in an instant, and has a very neat appearance. It is a beautiful bird which I have seen many times before but remains one of those one do not get tired looking at. I like the dried seed it is sitting on as well, it gives the image an artistic look. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-23 15:16]

Hi Les,magnificent capture of this finch,very simple and nice composition whit very professional details and colors,i like the tones of background too!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-08-23 21:57]

Hello Les,
Thank You for Your visit.
Excellent photo of this very nice Bird, Carduelis acrduelis, very good colors and fine, sharp details, TFS!

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  • girni Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 13] (193)
  • [2012-08-23 23:32]

composition de lignes et de couleurs très agréables à regarder

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