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Grey headed goldfinch

Grey headed goldfinch
Photo Information
Copyright: Seyed Babak Musavi (babak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-17 12:13
Viewed: 5527
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are two race of Goldfinch in Iran
Carduelis carduelis loudoni
Carduelis carduelis caniceps
that this bird is Carduelis carduelis caniceps that we can see this bird in NE of Iran. this bird distributed in soutern central Asia


The food is small seeds such as thistles (the Latin name is from carduus, thistle) and teasels, but insects are also taken when feeding young. It also regularly visits bird feeders in winter. They nest in the outer twigs of tall leafy trees, laying four to six eggs which hatch in 11-14 days.

In the winter they group together to form flocks of up to about 40 birds, occasionally more.

The song is a pleasant silvery twittering. The call is a melodic tickeLIT, and the song is a pleasant tinkling medley of trills and twiters, but always including the trisyllabic call phrase or a teLLIT-teLLIT-teLLIT

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  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2007-02-17 12:29]

Hello Babak
Very nice shot of this finch,
Perfect focusing and compo,
Excellent POV,Welldone.Pts later:-)



A very beautiful bird, very well captured. The mosaic background complements the beauty. The dried sun flower gives a sense of size of the bird. TFS.

Murali Santhanam

Hello Babak,
Beautiful capture!
I like this little bird on sunflower!
Very good and sharp details, nice colors and BG.
Regards and TFS,
Serge from Ukraine

tres tres bon cliché,le rouge de la tête ressort bien ,excellent POV et bonne lumiere.
le BG est bien OOF.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-17 14:34]

Wonderful capture, Seyed!
What an excellent sharpness, dof, and lighting, and beautiful composition.
Good job!
My compliments and TFS.

Hello Seyed.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-02-17 16:25]

Nice clean shot Seyed.TFS

Very nice pose of this bird. Great composition, good light and colours.
Good job.

Hi Seyed,
Good shot.
I like the composition.

A very nice capture! Good colours, DOF and background. Beautiful details too. Nice catchlight in the eye. Thanks for sharing!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-17 22:33]

Seyed, this is really great.

Excellent colors, perfect bg and lovely catchlight.

Besides, great sharpness and lighting.


  • fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
  • [2007-02-18 0:32]

thank you, this is fantastic pic and educating note, Ori

Hi Seyed

What a beautiful shot. The colour tones are striking. Love the cute little Goldfinch. Thank you for the note too. Excellent quality image. Lovely to view. Thank You!

Hi Seyed,
Wonderful pose,
POV,colors and details are perfect,
Well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-18 13:52]

Preciosa captura amigo Sayed...
buena captura y bg.
una composición perfecta, textura preciosa

Beautiful capture!
very good details and colors.Thank you for the note.

Hello Seyed,
I "travelled" in your gallery this morning and I discover this very cute Goldfinch, with a very sharp composition, good light and background. Congratulations for your beautiful gallery, which shows some of the beauties of Iranian wildlife. Best regards,

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