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Fringilla coelebs- female

Fringilla coelebs- female
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Copyright: Adrian Szatewicz (aes_thor) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 29 N: 592] (2489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon Zoom Lens 28-300 mm Eq.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/280 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Europe, Different Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-20 3:08
Viewed: 3760
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chaffinch female captured during the walk on Three sisters of Glencoe in The Lost Valley of Glencoe near second sister called Gear Aonach.
Few birds flying around in the same area and weren't scared of people, very curious and friendly.
Perfect weather conditions and great views made this trip unforgettable.

Some useful informations about this species taken from Wikipedia:
"The Chaffinch, (Fringilla coelebs), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae, also called a spink. Its large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14-16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.

This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, the Canary Islands and Madeira. On Tenerife and Gran Canaria, it coexists with its sister species, the endemic Blue Chaffinch.

It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland. It builds its nest in a tree fork, and decorates the exterior with moss or lichen to make it less conspicuous. It lays about six eggs.

This bird is not migratory in the milder parts of its range, but vacates the colder regions in winter. The coelebs part of its name means "bachelor".
The food of the Chaffinch is seeds, but unlike most finches, the young are fed extensively on insects.
The powerful song is very well known, and its fink or vink sounding call gives the finch family its English name. Males typically sing two or three different song types, and there are regional dialects too.

The chaffinch is a popular pet bird in many countries. In Belgium, the ancient traditional sport of vinkenzetting pits male chaffinches against one another in a contest for the most bird calls in an hour."

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great capture of the cute chaffinch female! :-) terrific composition with it sitting on the stone in the beautiful
sunlight with the bg wonderfully blurred. well done & best wishes, thor.

Well done, Adrian
Good light, perching, background, pose and POV.

Hi Adrian,
Nice capture with a great DOF and eye contact, TFS.

Hi Adrian,
A wonderfull captureof thiz beautifull Chaffinch female friend!
All details exist! Great and lovely composition!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-20 14:16]

Hi Adrian

Great shot - lovely isolation of the bird and good detail. Well seen and captured.


Hi Adrian,
Sharp detail and the POV/pose is great here..Nice color, exposure, DOF, and comp, it's well seen from the OOF BG too.
Well done!

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