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Loxia curvirostra 2

Loxia curvirostra 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-30
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 8:18
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Loxia curvirostra (Linnaeus, 1758). Female
Red Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra is a passerine bird in the family Fringillidae with a length of 15-17 cm and a characteristic bill with crossed tips (An adaptation for prising open cones and extracting seeds).

Adult males are red or orange in colour, and females grey-green but there is much variation.

It is a resident species in the coniferous forests of Europe, Asia and North America.

In Cyprus Loxia curvirostra (race guillemardi) is a rare resident found only in the highest forests of the Troodos range, associated with Pinus nigra (Black Pine).

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Hello Christodoulos,
Another excellent image with great perfection.

Hello Christodoulos,

Very beautiful species, excellent photu ...Congraculation...


Perfect as usual, dear Christodoulos
Interstingly ours are far less greyish and more greenish, is this an extreme individual?

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-16 9:45]

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful perfect capture from your excellent photography. I liked the pose of this Red Crossbill! Regards Siggi

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-09-16 9:54]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent macro bird,good details species,regards..

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-16 9:57]

Hi Christodoulos,
Another nice shot of and interesting bird. Again excellent sharpness details and amazing colors with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

hallo Christodoulos
This is super good
great details and beautiful colours
great shot Christo
greeting lou

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Again a splendid picture.True natural picture.Excellent work.Like it.Nice to see your beautiful creation.Wish one day I shall be able to capture such picture.
You are one of them whose capturing picture doesn't look unreal or fake(I mean colour,sharpness,contrast).
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao MF Christodoulos. Impressive detaisl and shapr. Wonderful colours Amazing reflections.


Hello Christodoulos,
Just perfect!

Beautiful capture, great details, colors and focus, I like it very much! tfs

Hello Christodoulos
Wonderful picture of this Red Crossbill.
bill structure is very interesting.
sharpness and colour and PoV is great.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos
照的很清晰 真是漂亮的鳥
光線充足 羽毛花紋亮麗 神態自若

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-16 23:31]

Good to see this interesting Crossbill at water hole..fine details and lighting. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos,

You're capturing well this lovely bird by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Red Crossbill stopping on red rock of river. It's tasteful for the shape of beak, the cute eyes, the belly which grew fat and the chestnut back/head.

Kind regards,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-17 8:44]

Another great picture! Very natural color with great sharpness to enjoy the details. Congratulation and always thank you for sharing. Un saludo.

Hello Christodoulos,
This is very good detalis and different bird.
Well done.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-09-17 19:04]

Hola Christodoulos, una foto espectacular de esta bella ave; que excelente manejo de la luz que permite ver con lujo de detalles esta bella ave. Me encanta el entorno natural y la composición...saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-18 7:22]

Hello Christodoulos,
Again a superb shot of this special bird. We can well see its cross-shaped beak and its very subtle colored plumage in a perfect manner. Excellent the light as usual.
Well shown in this natural surrounding.Thanks a lot.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-09-18 10:47]

A truly beautiful capture of the female crossbill. You simply do it perfectly...



Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful perfect capture from your excellent photography.
Ragards Mehmet

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2013-09-19 19:01]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is splendid sir, love seeing your quality images of your wonderful species.

Hi Christodoulos
Fantastic bird and capture my Friend.Never saw one yet.Impressive sharpness,wonderful natural colours and great lateral low POV.Thank You.
Best wishes

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-25 12:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this Red Crossbill in superb sharpness, details and beautiful natual colours. Taken from a perfect low POV. The water in the FG is splendid.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-02 2:59]

Hello Chhristodoulos
what a splendid capture in superb details. The feathers and the head are really well detailed.
An exciting view of this bird in lively contrast.


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