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Inevitable Position

Inevitable Position
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-26 1:14
Viewed: 5046
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 60
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Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Carduelis
Species: C. carduelis

Binomial name
Carduelis carduelis
(Linnaeus, 1758)

TR name: Saka

The Goldfinch or European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is a small passerine bird in the finch family.

It breeds across Europe, north Africa, and western and central Asia, in open, partially wooded lowlands. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from colder regions. It will also make local movements, even in the west, to escape bad weather. It has been introduced to many areas of the world (Snow and Perrins 1998).

Feeding on thistles - note thistledown in billIt is 12-13 cm long with a wingspan of 21-25 cm and a weight of 14 to 19 grams. The sexes are alike, with a red face, black and white head, warm brown upperparts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast patches, and black and yellow wings. The ivory-coloured bill is long and pointed, and the tail is forked. Juveniles have a plain head and a greyer back but are unmistakable due to the yellow wing stripe. Birds in central Asia (caniceps group) have a plain grey head behind the red face, lacking the black and white head pattern of European and western Asian birds.
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.


ramthakur, matatur, Ena, marhowie, Argus, earthtraveler, volkan, XOTAELE, thor68, Juyona, JORAPAVI, anel, Alex99, star74, MMM, smitha has marked this note useful
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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-11-26 1:23]

Beslenme anında kuş çok başarılı bir şekilde görüntülenmiş..Netlik ,renkler,detaylar çok çok iyi...

iyi günler...

Wow, what an interesting capture of the Goldfinch straddling a maturing thistle plant, Fikret!
As usual, the image is outstanding in terms of everything one can expect in a great nature picture -- focus,composition, colours and all that.
Thanks for sharing another masterpiece and best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-26 1:59]

Hi Fikret,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will come back with a proper critique in a while.

Nice, really very good, the adequately sharp bird and the thistle is nicely removed from the background. İt is also an excellent behavior shot.

Hi Fikret

Great shot of this goldfinch
Beautiful composition, excellent sharpness and great detail
Good light and POV.


hello fikret,
outstanding shot, the image is very crisp, well saturated colours, pleasing composition, got a good pose here,
excellent work,
tfs & regards

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-26 4:45]

Hi Fikret,
Nice shot! Interesting pose of the bird.
Nice colors & good composition.

Hi Fikret,
Your captures just keep getting better & better :)
F/8 has brought everything in to view, sharp details. Excellent color, light, POV, and an awesome action pose mf..
Very well done!

Hi Fikret,
what a fantastic capture of this Goldfinch!
The sharpness is impeccable!
There is so much detail in the plumage aswell.
Great pose and composition.
Only down-side is the pink smudge at the bottom... I cleaned it up in CS3... I hope you don't mind!
Gorgeous shot anyhow.
Well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-26 7:02]

Hello Fikret,
Great shot of a Goldfinch in what must be a fairly typical feeding pose while taking seeds from a plant. The technical standard is superb, as is the lighting and OOF dark natural BG. Nice composition too.
Well done and TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-26 10:34]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent photo of this Goldfinch. Superb details and outstanding clear colours. The DOF, POV and composition are great. Great class!

hI Fikret,
Fine sharp well lit image of thsi Finch.
Great POV/pose and composition.
Good work!

Merhaba Fikret, lovely bird in inusual pose with wonderful colors, great composition with splendid focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-11-26 11:50]

Merhaba Fikret bey,
Valla tek kelimeyle muhteşem olmuş.
Tüylerindeki detaylar,arka plan ve ilginç duruşu harika olmuş.

Estupenda captura.
Original PoV, bellos colores y excelente nitidez.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-26 13:18]

Hola amigo,
preciosa captura y colores narurales,
gran compo. pov, detalles y original pose...

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-11-26 13:35]

wow, awesome shot of the pretty goldfinch! :-) well composed with an amazing pose and stunning details with wonderful colors and
great sharpness. the shieldbug on the opposite side is cool. superb job & best wishes, thor.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-27 0:39]

Great shot Fikret, very nice pose capture
sharpness and beautiful natural colors are great
great job

Hello Fikret,
This is fine macro work!
Excellent details in the plumage, pin sharp and attractive texture...
Image is well composed, and the bird is captured in a fine pose!
Pablo -

Hola Fikret,
Otra bellísima imagen, con una pose y composición muy originales, excelente nitidez, luz y color muy bonitos, saludos
José Ramón

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-27 6:50]

Hello Fikret,
These Goldfinches are really beautiful creatures. You caught one in a very vivid situation and in its natural environment. This just makes the picture so interesting. Have a great thank for it.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-27 7:35]

Hello Fikret, perfect shot of the goldfinch ! Sharper than that and he's in my room ! Great pose and exposure. Thanks !!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-27 9:17]

Hi Fikret.
My sincere congratulations. It is simply amazing. terrific scene and stunning quality of the shot. Bravo. Excellent job.

bonjour fikret
j'enrage la encore,certe je ,'ai pas de 500mm mais j'aimerais bien arriver a en avoir un comme cela,je sais qu'il y en a pas loins de chez moi mais je n'arrive pas a approcher suffisamment.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-27 11:12]

Hello Fikret

Excellent focus and clarity.The plumage detail is amazing.The colours are rich and vibrant.
You have captured lovely eye detail with a nice glint.
The action is well captured.


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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-11-28 12:08]

Merhaba Fikret Bey
Böyle güzel bir kuşu netlik ve detaylarıyla mükemmel bir kompozisyonla sunmuşsunuz

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-28 15:28]

Hello Fikret
What a nice presentation.Excellent POV and very sharp image.Details are amazing.Light and colros are beautiful.Very well composed image whit nice OOF and also lovely catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

Hello Fikret,
It has been a long time since I visited your gallery but every time I do, I'm just stunned! What an excellent picture, clear, well composed, exposed, detailed and well documented, congrats again; this is perfect ! :)

Hello Fikret,
Fantastic shot of the Goldfinch.
Excellent pose of the bird captured with great sharpness, details and colors. Beautiful composition. I hope you won't mind if I add it to my favourites.
Thanks for the share,

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-05-19 6:26]

Hi Fikret,
Excellent shot, Ive been away for a while but your progress doesn't go unnoticed. Very good presentation of this beautiful Goldfinch. TFS Reina

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