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Copyright: Claude Ouellet (tiklod) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D ED VR, Nikon UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-23 19:03
Viewed: 6331
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends of TN. It's been a long time but I,m back with new stuff, a new life, a new job, a new computer and a new camera!

I'm very glad to share some of my favorites photos with you. I hope you'll enjoy.

My first one is a Common Redpoll.

An abundant breeding bird of the boreal and taiga regions, the Common Redpoll is seen in North America primarily only in the winter. Even then, it generally occurs during irruptions, typically every other year.

A very small finch.
Bill small and conical.
Chin black.
Forehead red.

ISO 400

Taken at Cap Tourmente, Québec, Canada


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Hi Claude,
excellent capture with fine details...
very well composed..

Hello Claude,
welcome back, nice to see you again.
The red poll is a small beautiful bird and you have captured him very well.
Well composed with fine exposure, good sharpness and fine natural colours.
And the bird is well seen against the BG.
Well done.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-23 22:02]

Hello Claude
Excellent capture with great details and wonderful colors. Well done.

perfect-beauiful pic, TFS Ori

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-23 22:27]

Hi Claude,

Nice to see a picture of you again,this is a nice one of the redpoll,a bird that was as well some time in our garden the last weeks (in flocks),pose is nice and the use of fillflash is great,thanks for sharing


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-23 22:38]

Hello Claude,
Welcome back! Great picture, the colors and the details are
very impressive... Well done


Hi Claude
I am glad to see you again. Fantastic come back - great photo First of all beautiful colors, interesting mix of pink and grey. Also perfect sharpness, great contrast good blured background Nothing to critique ;-)
Best wishes

hi claude
lovely shot
i like the bg & the red spot on the bird :))

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  • deva (2)
  • [2009-02-24 7:46]

Bonjour Claude,
Tous les détails sont éblouissants & les couleurs éclatantes. Excellent POV. Travail de maitre...
Au plaisir, Andrée

Hi Claude,
I love that shot, the colours are fantastic, I love the red spot on the head and the red twigs in the back.
Some years ago I also had these cute redpolls in my garden, but now I haven't seen a single one for almost 4 years now ;-(
So I'm happy to see yours, thanks and many greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-24 12:25]

Hello Claude,
Good to see you back.
A very beautiful photo with a camera I know very well. Splendid clear colours and ver good sharp details. Great pose and composition.

salut Claude

je suis très très heureux de te retrouver parmi nous
et en plusss avec une nouvelle caméra, félicitations,
parcontre tu arrive à un moment bien triste dans TN
je t'invite a allé lire le forum général

belle photographie du sizerin flammé, prise avec un excellent
POV et cadrage, belle luminosité sur l'oiseau et l'avant-plan
de l'image, excellentes netteté et détails du plumage, TFS


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-24 22:41]

Hola amigo,
maggnífico trabajo,
buen pov. y pose,

Wow..it is as if you were reborn a completely new person with all new and the ability to use it came naturally I'm sure..so good to have a good bird man back here on TN Claude. I had asked others but to no avail..and voila...here you are....good show!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-12 22:22]

Hi Claude.
It is great that you are with us again ("with new stuff, a new life, a new job, a new computer and a new camera!"). I'll add – with new amazing picture. All is perfect at your shot. Unusual and wonderful clean colours, superb 3D-effect, ultimate sharpness and details of a charming bird and so impressive twig, fine attractive smooth BG. Bravo. Well done. My best wishes, In waiting for your new shots taken with great equipment.

Bonsoir Claude,

Ce sizerin flammé sur la branche est impressionnant. Il semble gonflé ces plumes pour se protéger du froid. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'oiseau. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


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