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The House Finch in-flight

The House Finch in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 17:33
Viewed: 2522
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, the House Finch male,
photo shot with my Fujifilm bridge
camera in RAW, ISO400, and what i see
in my exifs that day i did not use the Flash

and if you see the shutter speed that day
i was at 1/4000s, so i was in manual mode
and not in shutter speed mode, because in
shutter speed mode the fastest i shoot at 1/2000s,
but i realized (after that day what i see in the exifs)
that in manual mode i have a shutter lag delay
that i don't have in shutter speed mode, it is the
reason why i only shoot in shutter speed mode

from Northern State Universaty website :


« House finches are sparrow-sized birds. Males are
reddish with heavy, brown streaks. Females are brown
birds with heavy brown streaks on white underparts.
House finches differ from purple finches by the male
purple finch's purple side streaks (unlike the brown
streaks in a house finch) and by the female's
conspicuous eye stripe (female house finches
lack this feature.) In the Black Hills, house finches
could be confused with Cassin's finches, but the
house finch has much heavier ventral streaking
and lacks the Cassin's finch's back streaking.
Female house finches are harder to distinguish,
but are generally less boldly patterned. »



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  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-30 18:54]

Hello Asbed,
Splendid image my friend, with good focus and great colors. You are doing very well with the in flights, thank you.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-30 21:15]

Hi Asbed,

This finch is looking right at you and seems to be flying towards you as well. Your shots don't usually show the birds with their wings spread wide like this one. The face is nice and sharp and the catchlight is lovely.


Hi Asbed,

another good inflight shot from an bird.
Good pov and beautiful colours.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-30 23:08]

Hello Asbed,
A fine shot of this lovely bird in-flight with great details and composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-30 23:44]

Hola Asbed,
buena captura y magnífico pov.
agradable iluminación y calidad.

Hi, Asbed,

another great capture with wonderful background from you : ) I enjoy this series a lot - because I do have fun in searching where the bird is. and the bird in this photo is very attractive. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hello Asbed,
That's beautiful shot once again. Superb capture with excellent details & eye contact. TFS

Bonjour Asbed,
Cette photo est superbe, bonne exposition,sujet bien figé et surtout bien cadré

In flight shots bring out qualities in colours that are not always seen when it is perched. Essentially you could go on for weeks with this type of shot and one would not always look like the other..just the opposite!

Hi Asbed,
splendid picture of this House Finch male flying taken with very good focus, great colours and light in a nice composition.
Best regards

Hi MF Asbed, another excellent capture from you. As i seen your in-flight shots going on beter every day and this one is realy great MF!
TFS and cheers,

Hello Asbed
vous avez figé ce petit oiseau dans une belle pose, on dirai qu'il plane comme un avion avec ses ailes ecartées, la phot est très jolie, agréable à regarder avec ue belle netteté
merci pour le partage

Hello Asbed, wonderful shot of an in-flight beauty.
TFS and regards,

Hi Asbed.

Nice shot again with the bird flying and looking at your lens :-). I like the eye and the framing in natural habitat.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-01 11:14]

Hello Asbed,
Great in-flight shot of a male House Finch takrn from a fine POV and excellent lighting to freeze the wings in a fine position and achieve nice catchligt in the eye.

Bonjour Asbed,

La prise de vue a bien saisi le roselin familier en vol qui semble se diriger vers le photographe. Le flou de l'arrière-plan met en évidence l'oiseau. La lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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