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Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 50-500mm f4/6.3 DG EX Apo HSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 12:14
Viewed: 2687
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

This bird is widespread throughout the forests of northern Europe and Asia. It is migratory, wintering in southern Europe, north Africa, Northern Pakistan, north India, China and Japan. It regularly strays into Alaska during migration and may continue as far south as the western United States.

Open coniferous or birch woodland is favoured for breeding. It builds its nest in a tree fork, and decorates the exterior with moss or lichen to make it less conspicuous. It lays 4-9 eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with Chaffinches. These large gathering occur especially if there is a good supply of Beech nuts. The food is seeds, but unlike most finches, the young are fed extensively on insects.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-03 12:19]

Hi Marcin. I to was able to get a Brambling . You have taken a fine close up showing good detail and warm colours. This was a nice pose with the bird looking toward you. Stands out well from the BG. well done TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-02-03 12:29]
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Czesc Marcin!

Kolejny fajny ptaszor, nie do zdobycia na moim terenie :-) Podoba mi sie kompozycja ze skosna galezia, sama zieba oczywiscie tez super. Troszke tylko szkoda tego pniaka w tle, ale ogolnie bardzo udane zdjecie. Z jakiej odleglosci fotografujesz male ptaki swoja sigma?

Hi Marchin, superb capture of this beauty frıom frontal pov with great clarity and lighting.
TFS and cheers,

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-02-03 14:30]

Siemanko Marcinie.
Bardzo dobra fota , wszystko na najwyzszym poziomie.
Ptaszyna wyglada jakby o czyms myslala.
Pozdrawiam Slawek.

Hi Marcin,
Very good capture of Brambling; great POV and composition, sharp fine details and bright natural colours.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-03 21:19]

Hi Marcin.
You managed to represent this cute bird with help of impressive three-dimensional picture perfectly. Lighting, details and sharpness of the bird image and twig are amazing and natural well blurred BG supplements the main subject excellently. All is perfect at the shot. My compliments and TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-03 22:36]

Hello Marcin,
Very good work ! impressive colors and composition ! Thanks for sharing

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-04 0:43]

Hello Marcin
Nice capture with good details and wonderful colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-04 5:46]

Hello Marcin,
Beautiful presentation of this Brambling. Very nice light and colours. Great POV and sharpness. Good DOF, composition and OOF BG.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-09 7:10]

Hi marcin
Excelelnt closed up image.Good POV and very sharp image with great plumage detail.I like your subject pose .
TFS Michel

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