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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 2:02
Viewed: 4533
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes
TR Name: Kocabaş

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Coccothraustes
Species: C. Coccothraustes

Binomial name:
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, is a passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident in Europe, but many Asian birds migrate further south in the winter. It is a rare vagrant to the western islands of Alaska.

Deciduous or mixed woodland with large trees, especially Hornbeam, is favoured for breeding, including parkland. It builds its nest in a bush or tree, laying 2-7 eggs. The food is mainly seeds and fruit kernels, especially those of cherries, which it cracks with its powerful bill.

This large finch species does not form large flocks outside the breeding season, and is usually seen as a pair or small group.

The 16.5-18 cm long Hawfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird, which appears very short-tailed in flight. Its head is orange-brown with a black eyestripe and bib, and a massive bill, which is black in summer but paler in winter. The upper parts are dark brown and the underparts orange.

The white wing bars and tail tip are striking in flight. The sexes are similar. The call is a hard chick. The song of this unobtrusive bird is quiet and mumbled.
İnfo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawfinch

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Hi Fikret
You did good work capturing this Hawfinch with nice details and colours.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-10 2:18]

Wow! Incredible shot of this Hawfinch!
Amazing sharpness and clarity.
Superb composition.
Nice colours and lighting.
Well done Fikret,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-10 2:31]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Cok guzel bir fotograf. Netlik, keskinlik, detaylar ve ışık cok iyi. Tebrikler

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  • memo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 5] (108)
  • [2007-12-10 3:15]

abi her zamanki gibi harika! bir de favori yıldızı vermeyi bilsem onu da verecektim ama bulamadım. görüşmek üzere selamlar..

Fikret bey , Olağanüstü bir netlik ve detaylar , müthiş , tebrik ederim .

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-12-10 4:02]

Merhabalar Fikret Bey!
Çok kaliteli bir çekim. Renkler,netlik mükemmel. tebrikler...

hello fikret,
great shot, the sharpness is amazing, excellent details of the plumage, lovely colours, nice pov, pleasing composition,
this goes staright to my favourites,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-10 4:58]

Hello Fikret,
Another amazing photo. The light, colours, sharpness, details and composition, BG ans POV are really perfect. Very high quality. I add it to my favourites.

Hi Fikret Bey, again an excellent specimen on an exotic looking branch very nicely composed, illuminated and sharply focused, altogether another masterpiece.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-10 5:48]

Hello Fikret,
Incredible details captured with your great camera work. Thanks for sharing this beautiful image of this Hawfinch.

Hello Fikret,
I don't know if I have said that before but all your pictures give me the taste to try a Nikon :)! What an amazing picture again, so sharp, well composed, lightened and exposed. This is a little work of art again! Thanks,

Merhaba Fikret,
Amazing capture of this hawfinch!
I like and enjoy so much the perfect exposure got here.
Sharpness and proper focus are a joy for the eyes.
The close approach and DOF makes of this a remarkable picture!
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Warm regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-10 7:40]

Hello Fikret,
A superb sharp portrait of a female Hawfinch with great lighting, colours and contrasting bokeh.
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-10 7:59]

Hello Fikret ! The details are so sharp, it's crisp ! A true perfect shot ! Well done for this masterpiece, thaks !


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-10 8:59]

Hi Fikret.
I can only dream about so refined bird picture. My congratulations. Amazing is all. Terrific lights and rich colours, great framing and composition, strong 3D-effect, impressive nice BG, etc, etc. My greetings and TFS.

Hi Fikret,
Excellent Hawfinch image with a sweet POV/pose, very fine focus details of feathers and facial features also.
Well done,TFS

great sharpness and light, TFS Ori

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-10 11:54]

Hola Amigo,
precioso trabajo,
foco estupendo e iluminación,
buen pov. y color.
saludos Fikret

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-12-10 13:47]

Hi Fukret
Amazing sharpness and clarity.
well done

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-10 15:37]

Hi Fikret
Very nice presentation.Good POV and sharp image.Excellent details and nice colros.
TFS Michel

bonjour fikret
toujours parfait!!!!!!!!!!!!
bravo et merci.

Hi Fikret,
An excellent capture of this Fringillidaean. The focus is outstanding here and the composition is wonderful with very good eye contact. Just lovely. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Fikret, splendid bird with superb colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Fikret,
What an amazing portrait shot of this Hawfinch you present here!!!
I can see the very sharp details and wonderful focusing here, with very nice pose & POV.
Also, lovely vivid colours and nice composition here.
Well prensented with your informative note as well.
TFS and best wishes,
PS: Thanks for the kind comments on my Chickadee shot. :-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-14 20:34]

Hello Fikret

Remarkable clarity ,the focus is razor sharp with wonderful detail.
The lighting is really well used,the eye detail is outstanding.
Your POV and DOF are excellent.
The plumage detail is well defined.
The colours are well saturated and natural.
Great job.


Hi Fikret,
Great capture of this marvellous bird!
Excellent details and colors.
Splendid sharpness and perfect POV.
Very well done!
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2007-12-17 1:50]

Merhaba Fikret bey nefis bir kocabaş karesi olmuş netlik ve detay harika gerçekten ellerinize sağlık.

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-12-17 13:03]

Sevgili Fikret abi, tebrik ederim

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-19 14:50]

Beautiful Hawfnch Fikret. Wonderful light and colour throughout, great catchlight on the eye. Very well exposed with fine detail and sharpness. Excellent composition.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-22 8:56]

Hi Fikret

A quick word to cogratulate you on this amazing close-up, my friend!
You really took advantage of that great zoom of your lens and you managed to pull some fantastic details from this hawfinch! The sharpness and textures are just brilliant!
The light in the picture is also impeccable and so is the DOF, too.
Magnificent work once again!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays, my friend!

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-26 14:37]

Selam Fikret
WOW! Wonderful shot!
Excellent detail and beautiful colors!
Simply lovely!

Fikret bey merhaba,
TN de olduğu gibi trakuştan da harika çekimlerinizi zevkle takip ediyorum. ama zaman bulup hepsine yeterince yorum yazamasam da gerçekten çok güzel olduklarını burdan belirtmek isterim.
İspinozların en güzellerinden biri Kocabaşlar. harika bir çekimle görmek ayrıca güzel. keskinlik, netlik, göz teması, açı hepsi mükemmel. başköşelik bir çalışma olmuş. elinize sağlık. iyi yıllar diliyorum.

Hi Fikret

Great shot of this hawfinch.
Great sharpness and plumage detail.
Well exposed and composed with good background.


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