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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: 2008-11-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-12 6:43
Viewed: 3388
Points: 36
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Binomial name: Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Tr Name: Şakrak

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Pyrrhula
Species: P. pyrrhula

The Bullfinch, Common Bullfinch or Eurasian Bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter.
Mixed woodland with some conifers is favoured for breeding, including parkland and gardens. It builds its nest in a bush, (preferably more than 4 metres tall and wide),mature stands of scrub, or tree, laying 4-7 eggs. The food is mainly seeds and buds of fruit trees, which can make it a pest in orchards. If wild bird cover is planted for it,Kale, Quinoa and Millet are preferred, next to tall hedges or woodland.
This species does not form large flocks outside the breeding season, and is usually seen as a pair or family group.
The Bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird. The upper parts are grey; the flight feathers and short thick bill are black; as are the cap and face in adults (they are greyish-brown in juveniles), and the white rump and wing bars are striking in flight. The adult male has red underparts, but females and young birds have grey-buff underparts. The pleasant song of this unobtrusive bird contains fluted whistles.


Argus, roges, goatman04, jcoowanitwong, nglen, siggi, Juyona, Noisette, jaycee, Miss_Piggy, tuslaw has marked this note useful
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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-12 7:16]

Hello Fikret
Beautiful composition and great details, I like clear Bg and vivid colors too.

Merhaba Fikret, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, wonderful blurry BG, beautiful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-12 7:19]

Merhaba Fikret,
A wonderful capture of a male Bullfinch taken with fine sharpness, colours and lighting from a great POV against a pleasing natural Bg.
Thanks and thanks for your kind words on my 600th!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-12 8:04]

Merhaba Fikret,

Başka bir top resmi!
Iskambil onları Mükemmel. Ve açıklamalar teklif çok iyi.
Cumartesi sessiz

Merhaba Fikret,

A great close-up of this Bullfinch with such vivid colors, sharpness & fine details.

Very well done & TFS.

Salam & regards


Hello Fikret,
This is a colorful bird. I like the pov and the way you composed this picture. The bird is nicely stand-out fro the off background. Have a nice weekend.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-12 9:54]

Hi Fikret . Once in a while i see a Bullfinch in the garden .I do like the bright colours which you picture shows. With good detail and a nice pose on the branch. Stands out well from the BG. well done TFS.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-09-12 10:37]

hi fikret,
one of the best pics i have ever seen. very nicely composed. the colors are great.. nice pov
good BG


Hi fikret,
good work,great detail and color

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-12 11:08]

Hello Fikret.
A beautiful bird.The image is crisp and well focused.The details are sharp and the plumage shows really well.Excellent colour saturattion.Nicely composed.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-09-12 13:06]

Hola Fikret,
hermosa captura,
atractivo encuadre y color.
buen foco y pov.
saludos amigo.

beautiful artistic pic, TFS Ori

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-12 13:24]

Harika türün her zamanki gibi enfes fotoğrafı, ellerinize sağlık Fikret ağbicim..
Selamlar saygılar..

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-09-12 15:13]

magnifique prise de cet oiseau!
jolies couleurs, netette, detailles!


Hello Fikret
This is an amazing shot of this bullfinch with wonderful presentation
the bird is very well detailed, great focus on his head
superb colors, POV and BG
Have a great sunday

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-12 17:35]

Hi Fikret,

This may be the first Bullfinch I have seen. A beautiful bird with those marvelous colors and shadings. Excellent details of the face, eye, wings and plumage. A wonderful pose on the diagonal branch and a lovely background. I would love to see this bird in real life.


Hallo Fikret
What a wonderful way to meet a new day when looking at this lovely Bullfinch opening on the screen so early on a Sunday morning here in South Africa. This is a real handsome fellow and I especially like the pitch black beak and polka dot eye. The combination of colours on the plumage is just as beautiful. The bright colours really makes a great impression. It was a pleasure to stop by. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-09-20 18:19]

A gorgeous photo Fikret!!
The colors are spectacular!! Very fine detail and composed nicely! Like the diagonal branch. TFS. Great notes!!

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