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American goldfinch

American goldfinch
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 58mm UV (O)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-12 20:01
Viewed: 3504
Points: 14
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American goldfinch
Carduelis tristis

At five inches long (13 cm) the male goldfinch is a small yellow bird with black wings, tail and forehead. The female in summer has darker plumage. Both sexes have white wingbars. The Goldfinch differs from other yellow birds such as warblers by their conical bill.

This goldfinch was pulling out and eating the seeds from a wildflower called Goatsbeard (not the domestic species). A frequent visitor to bird feeders the goldfinch love thistle seed.

Hand Held

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hello janice, fantastic shot, of this wonderful carduelis...thank you, please more, and have a nice day

nicely captured, outstanding sharpness and fine detail, marvellous colours against the BG, excellent POV and composition

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-13 1:46]

Hi Janice
Wonderful capture!
What a great colors have this lovely American goldfinch!

Hello Janice! Amazing scene. Wonderful bird and flowers. Good POV and DOF. Sophisticated effect. Good luck!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-02 3:22]

Hello Janice,
very nicely composed shot of the bird clinging to the small branch.
The colours are splendid and the sharpness is excellently composed. I like the effect given by the blurry background.
nice scenery of nature in its calmness and peacefulness.
simple but exciting composition.


Janice, my dear neighbour.
This image is a true DELIGHT!!!
Have never ever seen this species during my escapades.
BEAUTIFUL... yes... LOVELY, indeed!!!
BRAVOS are in order.
Got my "shorts" on!!!??? Ha, ha.

Hello Janice

Beautiful photo of the American goldfinch in a
lovely summer light, fine POV, I love that the
bird is from a distance with with him we also
see his environment, great focus, sharpness,
and details, TFS


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