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House Finch

House Finch
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Copyright: Christopher Campbell (cjcampbell) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 66] (308)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Nikkor 400 mm f/2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 20:41
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). There is the off chance he might be a purple finch, but I don't think he has enough red and the brown stripes on the breast indicate a house finch. We are out of the range of Cassin's finch. In any event, a "little red finch."

He has been very enthusiastically visiting our finch feeder, along with some other varieties of finches, to the point that the feeder must be refilled every two days. The feeder is well located in a Scotch pine, close to a row of Pyramidalis, so there is lots of cover nearby. There is also a year-round freshwater stream about 100 feet away. So we get a lot of birds. This is a favorite perch and I have photographed several different birds, including gold finches, Steller's jays, juncos, and golden crowned sparrows all within a few inches of the same spot.

When they are not here, the finches like to sit in the top of a neighbor's willow, or they hide out in his lilac bush or sit in holes in the Pyramidalis.

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Nice shot of a very nice bird.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-22 23:42]

hi Christopher,
très jolie image, les couleurs sont vives, les détails bien visibles. J'aime la composition avec la branche dans le bas de l'image qui équilibre l'ensemble.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-23 4:37]

WOW!!! It's gorgeous!! What a marvellous and beautiful picture of this cute little bird! I love the colors and details. The POV, DOF, framing and composition are great. I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Hello Christopher
This is second shot of Carpodacus mexicanus, I saw today. This is also great capture with great sharp details, POV, composition and superb coloration. vertical composition of branch with mosses also great. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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