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House Finch whit Fall colors

House Finch whit Fall colors
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-27 11:37
Viewed: 4129
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 132
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I when to one of my Fall and Winter favorite location .This location is the place were I had the chance to capture my 3 previous posting.Early this spring I did present finch on TN that was what I wil call my Spring series.This time I will to intoduce to you my Fall serie.Hope you will like it.
From Audubon
5-6`` Spaprrow-sized.Male streaked brown with bright red breast,forehead,eyebrow,and rump.Female lacks red;similar to female.Purple Finch,but more finely streaked and whitout contrasting stripes on face.Immature male often orangish or yellowish on head and breast,rather than red.

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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-10-27 11:40]

Bonjour Michel,
Très jolie prise de vue de ce petit oiseau que je n'ai jamais eu la chance de voir, magnifiques couleurs et beaucoup de détails dans le plumage, belle pose aussi,
très bon travail

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-10-27 11:54]

Hello Michel,
those are really fantastic colors for a matching composition. The sharp detail of the house finch are results of some great work. I really like this picture.
Regards, Jacob

salut Michel

une photo d'une excellente netteté avec un très beau
background aux couleurs automnales, j'aimes beaucoup
le pov et le cadrage de l'image, TFS


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  • Pier Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 37] (808)
  • [2007-10-27 12:12]

Una grande foto dettagli, nitidezza , sfondo, tutto al posto giusto.
Un cordiale saluto.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-27 12:13]

Hi Michel,

A beautiful shot of the house finch. Excellent pose, details, and colors. I'm surprised to see that yours are slightly different than ours. The males here seem to have more red. The ones I have seen this season have a really pale red - not nearly as deep as during the summer.


salut michel,
a beautiful composition with warm natural colour tones and perfect sharpness against a lovely golden BG.
fantastic lighting.excellent POV and great framing.
a very nice catchlight too.
congratulations ! like it,
TFS - carole

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-10-27 12:19]

Wow oustanding capture Michel.
Very vivid colors along with great sharpness
Very well captured.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-10-27 12:26]

Great shot Michel, I like the sharpness, DOF, great visibility of textures and flaming colours of BG.TFS

Hello Michel
Best Regards

Hi Michel,
amazing colored shot.I love the warm orange/red colors.
Great composition and good sharpness on the bird

TFS Tatjana

Un gran retrato.
Bellos colores y excelente presentación.
Una nota útil.
Saludos Michel, JL.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-27 12:58]

Hi Michel

I guess most of us have some favorite locations where we like to go and photograph different things ;)
This is another splendid shot from you, my friend!
I'm equaly impressed by the quality of the details and DOF on the bird as of the amazing BG you managed to get here - overwhelmed by beautiful autumn colors.
These two elements really complement each other, and when but on such a wonderful composition as the one you have here, make up a gorgeous picture.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-27 14:16]

Hola Michel. Lovly colors of this beautiful bird. Great work. Luis52.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-27 15:09]

Hello Michel,
Great composition with a right and great colors, Fantastic

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-27 15:18]

Hola Michel,
preciosa captura, sensacional pov,
detalles y plumaje perfecto.buen trabajo,


Very nice,
Beautiful colors, I like the BG, very well set up.
Comp and detail outstanding.


It almost looks like a house finch in a forest fire? One can almost feel the warmth in those autumnal yellows. The red head is set off so beautifully against them. It is a neat shot. I love the simplicity of the composition.

Evelynn : )

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-10-27 19:27]

Belle capture Michel. J'aime beaucoup l'agencement des couleurs et très belle netteté dans l'image. Beau travail!!


Hi Michel,
Wow, what a beautiful shot you've taken!
Lovely overall colouration with excellent details and focusing, very nice POV and composition, well captured!!
TFS and best regards,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-27 23:56]

Bonjour Michel,
Fantastic capture my friend! everything about it
is perfect, so I have not much to say only to stare
at it for a very long time.. congratulations my friend


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-28 1:34]

Hi Michel. You have captured a fine picture with the colours of early winter. The little Sparrow has fine detail and sharp focusing. warm but natural colours. with a nice POV and pose on the twig. wel done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-28 2:06]

Hello Michel,
Wonderful image in warm, glowing colours! The House Finch is perfectly in focus showing sharp details and lovely colours. And the autumnal background is very beautiful too. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-28 2:34]

Bonjour Michel,
Quelle petite beauté que cet oiseau, un mélange de moineau et de mésange! Et toutes ces couleurs automnales pour l'arrière-plan. Image très homogène et colorée.
Bonne journée

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-28 4:06]

Hello Michel,
Fantastic photo in autumn colours. Very sharp details. Excellent composition, POV, DOF and eye-contact.

Beautiful shot Michel
Great sharpness and DOF
Excellent composition


Bonjour Michel,

Une belle image de ce Roselin familier et des couleurs de l'automne, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hi Michel,
Beautiful light you got here...
Love its pose and perching....and that tiny little catch light in the eye...

Wow! C'est vraiment une photo haute en couleurs! C'est de toute beauté et j'adore ces oiseaux. Les détails, l'exposition et la composition sont extraordinaires. Bravo!

hi michel!
great one in a very nice lightning!
really sharp with good details and
fine colours,well composed to!
good work!

Bonjour my dear friend Michel,
this is a excellent shot with great pose of this beautiful House Finch!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details!
my compliment!

Stunning display in colors anf fall. Another very intriguing color combination...both complimentary as well as contrasting. Very nice notations. Sharp picture. Good use of gear and glass. The 3 G's.

Hello Michel!
This is a very beautiful bird picture with wonderful colours of autumn in the background! The bird is very sharp. You ketp DOF and details in perfect way, and nice contrast between species on delicate BG is just lovely!
TFS and have a nice evening!

Hello Michel,

I love the bright vivid colours and the level of detail is amazing, as is the pov and dof.

Kind regards,


Beautiful color. Perfect exposure! Wonderful lighting! A real beauty!

Perfect composition for this subject - pretty stunning background colours.
Well done...

Bonjour Michel,
Magnifique image!
Fine composition and the colors are superb.
Fine POV/pose, focus, and use of DOF.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-28 17:37]

Hello Michel

Absolutely beautiful!
A masterfully done composition that utilizes colour to the fullest.The focus is spot on with sharp details.excellent catch light.Great job.TFS


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-10-28 17:38]

Salut Mario,
Bien réussi cette photo. J'aime la couleur et la composition.
J'aime aussi le BG avec les couleurs d'automne.
Merci, Roger

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-10-28 23:28]

Wow. Michel.
I am speechless.
This is so beautiful.
Absolutely love the colors throughout the image.
The bird is perfectly captured with excellent details and POV.
TFS. : )

Hi Michel
Outstanding capture of this Finch. Great colors,sharpness and composition.
Great Job!!

Hi Michel,
The blend of warm colors here is very nice, I like it :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-29 10:04]

Hi Michel.
Your shot is simply amazing. Subject is so simple as beautiful. Composition is outstanding. Warm autumn colours are looked perfectly and very pleasant to eyes. DOF is great. Bird and the twig are sharp and BG is nicely blurred. Superb job. My best wishes and compliments.

Hi Michel, fantastic bird with wonderful colors and splendid details, great blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-29 16:04]

selam friend; wow GREAT capture Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details..
well done
TFS ridvan

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-10-29 17:45]

Bonjour Michel,
Vraiment superbes couleurs...détails très nets et composition superbe ...

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-29 17:52]

Salut Michel,
Bravo et merci,


hello michel,
what a lovely shot, sharp image with good details of the plumage, well saturated colours, good lighting,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-29 23:49]

Hi Michel

Great POV and excellent detail and exposure. The light is lovely too.



Hello Michel,
Perfect shot on this House Finch. Sharp image with great color clarity. The House Finch stands out nicely from the background. Very well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-30 3:40]

Hello Michel,
This is a marvellous capture of a male House Finch against a BG of flaming autumn colours. Excellent sharpness, composition, pose and POV.
Well done and TFS!

Dear Michel
Wonderful shot of this House Finch,
Perfect details,composition and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

Bonjour Michel,

Wow!!! Quelle belle photo de ce Roselin familier dans de belles couleurs automnales! Beaux détails du plumage et excellent PDV.. En espérant qu'il ne se blessera pas avec ce "pic" derrière lui ;-)

Personnellement, j'aurais peut-être tenté de cloner ce bleu devant lui pour le remplacer par une partie du beau et chaud bg...

Superbe prise et merci!


Wow Michel this is a beautiful bird and yuo've captured it perfectly.
Nice POV,DOF and details.
Very well composed.

AH! Quelles belles couleurs, la composition et les détaisl sotn magnifiques,on sent que tu possèdes de plus en plsu ton objectif, cela va me rendre jalouse, imagine moi avec un tel outil...lolll

Salut Michel,
This is a pretty amazing capture!
It's outstanding the colorful background got here, its saturation and warms tones, that complements so well the colours of the bird.
Details got on the plumage are just great, had a beautiful light that helped to create this great image.
I like so much also the way you managed to compose the frame with the branch and all other seen elements.
My compliments and thanks to post it.
Best regards,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-10-31 23:34]

Wooow what a lovely shot....excellent details,POV&Composition.
Fall colour bokeh adds extram charm to this beautiful shot.

Hi Michel,
You have taken a truly beautiful photo of this small colourful bird. I can not fault anything about this portrait.
Very well done,
Best wishes,

Bonjour Michel, me voilà de retour,
cette photo est un véritable petit chef d'oeuvre,
bravo tu peux en être fier,

Hi Michel,
Very sharp capture of this colourful bird. Good composition. TFS.
- Nirmal

bonjour michel
a croire que vous dressez les oiseaux pour avoir autant d'espece et toujours tres bien presentées.
celui-la est splendide,les couleurs et details et aussi sa pose.
vraiment tres bien.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-11-08 11:34]

Great shot. Talking about warm lighting. Warm lighting here works perfectly. Great composition and charpness and details are superb.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-20 20:41]

Bonjour Michel,
Beautiful fall colors for the background of this amazingly sharp image. Your birds are always so clear and sharp Michel,thanks for sharing.

Hello Michel , excellent portait , super colors , TFS and good luck .

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-12-13 13:27]

Beautiful autumn colours, excellent background blur, so nice how nature makes perfect combinations.
Great job TFS Regards Reina

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-20 19:10]

Hi Michel,
Outstanding shot of this House Finch with such wonderful colours and sharpness. Superb light and exposure management and I like the fantastic BG which sets up a fine tone for the image. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.

GREAT photo Michel! Excellent composition, wonderful pose and good sharpness! The colours are fantastic!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-29 1:46]

Hello Michel
what a splendid shot. The colors of the bird id sso attractive. The golden yellow background makes the scene so much impressive.
Excellent composition of a high quality.
Really nice one.


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