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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: 2007-07-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos, Superb Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-11 2:35
Viewed: 4126
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
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Binomial name:
Carduelis chloris
Linnaeus, 1758

EN: Greenfinch
TR: Florya

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Carduelis
Species: C. chloris

The European Greenfinch, or just Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The genus Carduelis might be split up and in this case, the greenfinches would be separated in their old genus Chloris again.

This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south. The Greenfinch has also been introduced into New Zealand.

Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-8 eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also feed their young insects.

The Greenfinch is 14-16 cm in length and is similar in size and shape to a Chaffinch, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains wheezes and twitters, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.


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Hello Fikret,
Awesome details and clarity of this shot. Details and clarity I rarely find in this site. Well composed against green contrasting bg. Superb!!

merhaba Fikret bey,
bu güzel Floryayı harijka görüntülemişsiniz. netlik, keskinlik, arka plan gibi zamanlama da çok güzel. ağızdaki tohuma bakınca insan, sanki zaman durmuş gibi hissediyor. göz teması, kompozisyon ve çerçeve de güzel olmuş. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-11 3:26]

Hola amigo,
sensacional momento,
bella captura y espléndido foco...
buen trabajo,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-11 4:03]

Hi Fikret,
superb shot of this Greenfinch!
Incredibly sharp with amazing clarity!
Gorgeous back-lighting and colours.
Great composition.
Fine work!
Well done,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-11 4:18]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Yakaladiginiz poz, zamanlamaniz, netlik, keskinlik ve detaylar cok guzel. Ellerinize saglik

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-11 5:13]

Hello Fikret,
This is a beautiful capture of the Greenfinch in backlight. Excellent sharp details and natural colours. I like its pose and it stands out very nicely against the pleasant soft background. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Fikret Bey,
You've captured a cute greenfinch in its natural habitat while feeding. As usual with your creations, lighting conditions, the low POV, DOF as a result of selected aperture and the fine details of the plumage are just perfect, resulting in a "textbook" composition.TFS indeed!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-11 8:32]

merhaba fikret bey
guzel floryanin cok kaliteli bir fotografi olmus
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, isik, renkler, netlik ve detaylari harika olmus
elinize saglik

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-01-11 9:01]

Hello Fikret,
I like such light, very good sharpness and bg.
Best regards, Pawel

Hello Fikret,
Great picture. I can see even the small grain in side the beak. Nice lighting and perfect exposure.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-11 9:20]

Hi Fikret.
Splendid shot in every respect. Bravo, my friend, Great work. The pictured scene is simply amazing. POV and DOF are selected with great taste and skill. Details and sharpness of the wonderful bird and beautiful dry flower are terrific. BG is so colourful and perfectly smoothed. Composition and framing are superb too. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-11 9:57]

Hi Fikret,

A lovely picture and a lovely Greenfinch. I love the pose and the dirty face. Beautiful colors and fine details.


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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-01-11 12:42]

Merhaba Fikret bey,
Her zamanki gibi çok güzel bir kare olmuş.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-11 14:19]

Hello Fikret
Nice presentation.Excellent POV and sharp image whit good details in the plumage.I also like the pose from your subject.
TFS Michel

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-12 0:34]

Hi Fikret,
Just marking this wonderful shot from you for now and will come back.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-12 5:25]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent photo of this Greenfinch. Great sharp details. Beautiful pose and light with great clear colours. Good composition and OOF BG.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-12 11:45]

Hello Fikret, yor bird shots have great qualities, this one is well composed, the details are super sharp and the exposure is perfect ! Well done again, thanks !


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-12 16:12]

great capture Fikret,
sharpness is fantastic, great details and colors,
nice moment captured with a bird ine very nice pose
great work

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-12 20:54]

Hello Fikret

Superb clarity and focus as usual.The details are sharp and the plumage well defined.
Excellent use of lighting,the colours are well saturated.
Nicely composed in the frame.


Hi Fikret,
First of all, let me offer you my new year's greetings. May the year 2008 bring you peace, happiness and prosperity!
How frustrated I get not to be able to view and enjoy the work of my favourite artist like you! I am so bogged down with work now.
All the same, I am thrilled today to look at this great bird image from you.
It is my dream to take bird pictures the way you take them. They are so beautiful and artistic and also technically the best.
Thanks for sharing this great image and keep well, my friend.

Fikret Bey merhaba,
Ters ışığa rağmen enfes. Tabrikler.

Missed this one apparently, Fikret.
Once again I want to underscore your outstanding upload yesterday!
This image has great details and a wonderful background.
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-23 9:36]

Hello fikret,
A very nice capture of a young male Greenfinch. The sharpness and lighting here are great, the outline of the bird being lighter, which makes stand out well against the green bokeh BG in this great composition with the seeded thistle.
A joy to see!

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