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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-14
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Yellow Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 4:33
Viewed: 3509
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was captured in Canada summer 2004 with my fist DSLR eos 300D and my favorite 100-400 @ 400mm. I sped two weeks with may friend Chris and his family in Halifax area. This shot is from the military area. I liked this little one and this is the reason I want to share :)

The Eastern or American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Wild Canary, is a North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

The only finch in its subfamily which undergoes a complete molt, the American Goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

The American Goldfinch is granivorous and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating. It may behave territorially during nest construction, but this aggression is short-lived. Its breeding season is tied to the peak of food supply, beginning in late July, which is relatively late in the year for a finch. This species is generally monogamous, and produces one brood each year.

Human activity has generally benefited the American Goldfinch. It is often found in residential areas, attracted to bird feeders installed by humans, which increases its survival rate in these areas. Deforestation by humans also creates open meadow areas which are the preferred habitat of the American Goldfinch.

source: wiki

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-02 4:45]

Hej Ralf,
Nice sharp one of an American Goldfinch with fine lighting and colours. Excellent quality, especially as it is 3 years old!

Hi Ralf,
very nice shot with beautiful light and colors, good sharped composition
very well done

Hello Ralf,
Little bird is depicted very well and its bright yellow colours can be viewed in beautiful light.

Hi Ralf
Fantastic shot. I like unusual very good composition with prickly wire. Nice set of colors with delicate blue buckground and vivid bird on the right.
Very good job
Best wishes

Hi Ralf,
a nice picture with nice colours and good details.
Maybe you should have cropped it a different way,
the wire above is a bit distracting.
Well done.

Om du ska fota blåhakar så har du inte lång tid på dig. ;-(

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-09-02 8:37]

Really cool and original shot, Ralf!

Nice colours and composition.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-02 14:53]

Hi Ralf,
Very nice shot of this cute little fellow :o)
Best wishes,

Excellent exposure with a clear, sharp photo. The quality is wonderful and I also love the framing; it's natural considering the bird created it. What a handy time to have the camera - and I love the lack of noise here.

  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-02 20:30]

Hola Ralf,
una preciosa captura,
bello plumaje,
pov, estupendo...

Beautiful capture with plenty of crisp detail. I still have to see my first! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

I love those guys Ralf, they come everyday in my backyard and sing wonderfully. They are many females too and they are just lovely as well. The problem is that it is difficult to capture them in summer because of their tinny size and leave in the trees; except on a wire or on a bird feather. I prefer the other 3 seasons for bird pictures; it is way easier ;) This is a nice and detailed capture with good color saturation and cute catch-light. Thanks,

Hi Ralf,
I like this, the horizonal lines of the barbed wire add great interst to the shot of this big fat goldfinch..:o) He looks very healthy! Nice placement of him in the photo and good dof. TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-03 12:00]

Hi Ralf
Nice image.Excellent simple composition.Colors an details are very good.
TFS Michel

I do like the wavy wire fence as part of this composition.The colours and lighting you did in postwork makes it look great. Good sharp details on the bird.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-05 19:32]

Hi Ralf. Nice photo of this Goldfinch. I like the pose of this little bird. I have seen some of this guys around here, but not a chance to cath one yet. Luis52.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-09-22 20:39]

Hi Ralf,
Very beautiful and dramatic colours in the plumage. You capture it very well. He looks so cute,

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