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Male Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-02 10:25
Viewed: 2736
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs ) One of the commonest and most widespread birds in Britain, favouring a wide variety of habitats including gardens, parks and woodland. In winter numbers are boosted by the influx of north european birds. Song comprises a descending trill with a characteristic final flurish. Feeds mainly on Insects during the summer months but seeds in the winter where they often gather in large flocks

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Dear Nick
Wonderful shot of this Male Chaffinch,
Great details,exposure and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-02 10:40]

Hello Nick,
Lovely shot of a male chaffinch at your feeding log. This is nice and sharp and I like the neutral BG, lighting, colours and composition.
Well done!
TFS and have a nice weekend,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-02 10:46]

Hello Nick,
Wonderful capture, great POV
the picture is very well composed
very sharp too.. Well done


Hi Nicholas,

Sharpness, details, POV. DOF, colours and compo are SUPERB

TFS Thijs

Hi Nicholas!
Beautiful shot of this common and popular bird species also in my region :) Very nice, colourful presentation with good focus, details and sharpness.
TFS and have a nice weekend!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-02 11:36]

Hello Nick,
Beautiful natural coloured photo of this Chaffinch. Great sharpness and DOF. Very sharp and good composition.

Hello Nick
Thanks for your crits lately when youve been busy.
I struggle like mad to get a good Male chaffinch..and your again showing a good lesson..lovely and sharp deatils and most of all..the colours are absolutely spot on.
Great work Nick and tfs
A very good weekend to you and yours

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-02 12:52]

Hi Nick,
i see you've been busy at Cadnam again! Aanother great shot, perfect DOF and sharp detail. very well done, have a great weekend.

Hi Nick, wonderful little bird with splendid warm colors, excellent details and great sharpness, beautiful blurry BG, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Nicholas,
excellent shot of the Chaffinch. Great sharpness, details and POV. Very good exposure and colours. This is a great composition. Thank you.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-02 14:19]

Hi Nick

Great POV with excellent focus and exposure. Great Shot!


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-02 15:42]

Hello Nicholas,
Beautiful shot, colors and sharpness are great
very nice composition and DOF

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-02 17:05]

Hi Nick,

Another superb Chaffinch. Common in Britain but not in Arizona. I have come to know them thru you. Beautiful colors - the wings are so pretty. Fine details and a wonderful pose.


Your cheating...by living where there are so many birds and you bait them with food...a cleaver photographers trick:-) Well it works and you have shown it well as per your usual. Soft natural colors. No focus problem I am replete with. Very well done sir.
Have a good weekend yourself!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-02 19:31]

Wonderfully delicate colours, lovely catchlight in the eye, great details throughout and fine composition

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-02 20:08]

Hi nicholas
Beautiful presentation.Very well composed whit excellent POV.Very sharp image whit excellent details and colors.Nice catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

Hello Nick.
Well captured of this beautiful Chaffinch in perfect sharpness, beautiful colouration and so much details always
very well done and have a wonderful weekend, Nick!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-03 1:37]

Hola Nicholas,
precioso trabajo,
colores y maravilloso pov.
excelente colores,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-03 1:45]

Hello Nick,
It looks like this one has a special hide for his food! Excellent profile of the male Chaffinch, his colours are beautiful and details very sharp. The colours in this composition are so lovely and match very well.
TFS and regards, Ulla

perfect lighting and color. A beautiful model you have here too. :)

Hello Nick,

A very sharp capture of this male chaffinch! Good colour and feather details! I like the wonderful textures on the wood created by excellent light!
I like you description of its call; we were always taught to recognise it as a bowler running up and then delivering the ball!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for you comments on my sparrow despite a busy schedule!

Hi Nick,
Great, sharp shot, very good light, non-disturbing background... And I like the detail of the seeds, the peanut,... in front of the bird... TFS, Marta

Hi Nicholas

This is a very fine shot of this pretty fella. The colours are well saturated showing his lovely coloured plumage. You have isolated him well from the BG. Good POV, clear and sharp. Lovely to view. :-)

Excelente luz, colorido natural y bien captado el plumaje.

Abrazo Nicholas.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-03 20:06]

Hi Nicholas,
Just marking this wonderful post from you for now and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry tied up with an urgent assignment.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-04 1:08]

Hello Nicholas, a fine job you did on that Chaffinch ! Well composed scene with a great sharpness of the bird and a nice decor. Great background and exposure. Well done !


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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-04 16:23]

Hi Nick,
Wonderful picture, Excellent razor sharpness!
Nice warm light and colours. Well done sir!


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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-11-04 19:46]

Hat's off. Precise details and great colors make it a joy looking at this finch! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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