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The House Finch male in-flight

The House Finch male in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-03-14 9:52
Viewed: 2576
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, here is the House Finch male in-flight,
photo shot with my Fujifilm bridge camera
in RAW, ISO200, Flash, Flash correction + o.7

from All About Birds website :


« A bright red and brown-striped bird of the cities
and suburbs, the House Finch comes readily to feeders.
It also breeds in close association with people, and often
chooses a hanging plant in which to put its nest.

The red or yellow color of a male House Finch comes
from pigments that it gets in its food during molt.
The more pigment in the food, the redder the male.
Females prefer to mate with the reddest male they
can find, perhaps assuring that they get a capable male
who can find enough food to feed the nestlings. »



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To nglen: thanks for the workshopCeltickRanger 1 03-14 11:11
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Hi Asbed. A great one showing the red colour in the feathers. I like the way its feet are well tucked up . good timing and detail. with natural colours. I may have been tempted to crop a bit more of the right hand side. well done TFS.

PS i have done a small workshop.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-14 11:25]

Hi Asbed,
Outstanding in-flight shot again and you have freezed it beautifully. Great colours on its plumage and I like the backdrop. I agree with Nicholas, a slight crop from the right would balance the composition.

Ciao Asbed, wonderful capture of beautiful flying bird in ngreat pose, good details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,

what have you many inflight shots of birds.
Your skills rises higher and higher.
Good blurred bg and beautiful colours.


bonjour Asbed
magnifique photo de ce roselin qui vole à la "verticale"
j'adore les très beaux détails bien nettes de l'oiseau et surtout son oielpétillant
bon week-end

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-14 13:40]

Hi Asbed,
Excellent in-flight capture again.Great POV and timing.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-14 13:50]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful photo of this House Finch in flight. Great colours and nice details in splendid light. I like the workshop of Nick.

hello Asbed
always flying,very good glance,
TFS and regards

Ciao Asbed,
congratulations, you have an immeasurable series of birds in-flight, all beautiful like this one showing a great action taken from an excellent POV, splendid colours and lighting, well composed
Best regards

Hi MF ASbed, an another wonderful capture of an in-flight beauty from frontal POV with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-14 16:30]

Waaw Asbed,today is the color of the bird to make the difference.Beautiful red..and great sharpness...very perfect work,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Habilidad y paciencia :-) para captar a este pájaro en vuelo. El trabajo creo que mereció la pena ya que te quedó precioso.
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-14 20:21]

Hola Asbed.
Great photo of this "House finch" I know how hard is to catch birds in flight, and You are an expert in this kind of photos my friend.

Hi Asbed,
A nice capture of this house finch in flight. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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