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Carduelis chloris

Carduelis chloris
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 6:04
Viewed: 3726
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

The Greenfinch has a pink to ivory coloured stout bill and the male has this yellow/green breast, and yellow on the sides of the tail.

Juveniles have streaked underparts.

During the winter it is commonly seen in small flocks and is often seen in gardens.

The Greenfinch is a familiar garden bird since it was one of the first species to master the knack of feeding from red peanut bags. The male can be quite conspicuously green but in females and juveniles this may not be so obvious. Such birds can still be identified though by the pale yellow panels in the closed primaries and in the sides of the tail.

Breeds in gardens, parks, scrub and hedges. Winters on farmland and in gardens.

A very common and widespread resident throughout Britain, although more localised in Shetland and north-west Scotland. In winter, the population is swelled by continental immigrants.

Widespread and numerous in most of Europe except Lapland.
530 000 territories estimated for Britain where this bird is widespread. A further 160 000 are in Ireland. The wintering population is though to be over two million birds.
12-15 million breeding pairs across most of Europe except the Scandinavian Highlands.

The above obtained from http://www.birdguides.com/html/vidlib/species/Carduelis_chloris.htm


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 5:09 p.m.
Date: 22nd October 2005
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/200
F-Stop: F/8
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 100
Original file type: Digital Raw

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-28 6:24]

Hi Pam,

Good shot. Sharp details, lovely colors and good POV. Composition-wise I would have considered a slighty less tight crop; i.e. more space in the top and in the bottom. Well done & TFS!


Hi Pam,
This is a very nice shot of green finch.
It's a common bird here and some of them stays the winter.
I agree wiht Pieter about the composition. Good details, nice colours and good POV.
Very well done.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-28 6:50]

Hello Pam,
Excellent shot !
Very nice capture with perfect POV.Colors are very natural and the composition is good.
Well done&TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-28 7:18]

Hello Pam,
Wonderful greenfinch shot!
I liked the pose. Details and POV are very good...TFS:)

Hi Pam,
Excellent captured, great POV,
Very sharp and detailed,

Hi Pam,
Excellent shot on this Finch, The colors are very vivid. Very sharp detail with a nice DOF. I think the composition and framing is perfect. Great supportive notes as always. Well Done!

Very good sharpness & detail Pam. Great POV in this tight crop. Great note as well. Well done & Thank You.

Hombre, un verderón :D, Una pose preciosa. El pobre parece que tiene un poco de frio :D. Un gran trabajo :D. Un saludo desde Sant Joan Despi (Spain) ;)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-28 10:47]

What a great POV, Pam. Sharp details and good light. He just looks so proud of himself, standing there on his branch. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-28 12:43]

This ball of feathers is so nice on its branch ! Colors, DOF, details and sharpness are good ! Congratulations Pam and thanks for sharing.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-10-28 15:18]

Great shot Pam, good exposure control against the light background.
Good colours and note too!

Pam, that´s an excellent capture. Great composition and nice sharp details. Excellent POV too. Very well done. Have a nice weekend.

Nice shot Pam,
Good colour, detail and sharpness.
Well composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-29 13:03]

Pam, this image is so clear and sharp it even looks like a 3D picture.

A very pleasing shot.

Excellent lighting, pov and composition. Great pose and colors.


nice fat greenfinch you captured, pam! :-)
you have them in NZL, too?
superb shot, so clear,
you can see the feather structure.
take care & photos,

Lovely capture Pam, really great details and lovely composition. Its a beauty, very good work.

Very beautiful image with an exellent POV,DOF and exposure. Paul :)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-01 20:54]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete .
Thank you very much Pam.

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