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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-29 11:06
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Redpoll was also taken from my spring archive .
Just cropped and resized for TN.

Redpoll ( Carduelis flammea ) Length 13-15cm.
A small Finch with rather variable plumage.
Most Birds can be recognised by a yellowish conical bill, black bid and a red patch on their forecrown. The latter of which is absent in some Juvenile Birds.
Has streaked grey-brown upperparts and pale underparts, streaked on its flanks. In the breeding season the Male has a pinkish flush to its breast.
As a breeding species it occurs locally throughout much of England and Ireland.
In winter it is much more widespread.
Breeds in open woodland but winter flocks mostly in alder and birch often with Siskins.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-07-29 11:14]

Hello Nicholas
Nice shot with good and natural colors, excellent lighting and sharpness showing all the litlle details. Amazing composition and this bird is very beautiful. You caught its in a wonderful pose.
Well done

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-29 11:15]

Hi Nicholas,

Today we are "neighbors".
I like this macro very much on which you give it us.
Have a quiet evening,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-29 11:31]

Very nice colors and details!

Hello Nick
Je laime beaucoupceluilÓ : Bravo et Merci pour ce beau portrait

hello Nick
a beauty with good details and sharpness beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-29 12:05]

Hello Nick,
Like the other photos of the Redpoll from your archive, splendid! This photo belongs in a bird guide. Excellent and very beautiful in all aspects. High quality!

Hi Nick,

I got to say you got the coolest little songbird portraits. As u can see mine are more waterfowl usually...

great shot

Hi Nick,

An excellent shot with immense beauty of colors, sharpness & details. Very well done & TFS.



Hi Nick,

A great shot of the Redpoll, fine focus and dof, colours are great and natural with your usual splendid background. Good pose on the branch makes this a pleasing composition.

TFS regards Bill

Hi Nicholas,

Amazing detail on the feathers with a matching OOF background. Good pose and composition.


Como siempre, rozando la perfecciˇn. Buen control ce la luz y amplia profundidad de campo que solo se pierde en una pata y ligeramente en la parte final de la cabeza, aunque esto que te digo es "rizar el rizo". Enhorabuena como siempre por estos extraiordinarios documentos.
Saludos Nicholas: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Nick,

another very beautifu bird picture from the master!
Fine colours and exellent BG.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-29 13:30]

Slav Nţck,
What a wonderful capture of this lovely brd in nice pose.Excellent lighting and splendid naturel colors.Thanks for sharing.

hello Nicholas
exceptional photographing, one very good close up, full very good colours and details, very beautiful pose and BG,i like it,beautiful photo
TFS from Chalkidiki

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-29 13:47]

Hello Nicholas
Excellent capture with great details, clear BG and natural colors

but is embalmed,Nick?
really great portrait of redpoll with a perfect management of light
excellent definition and vivid details

ciao sERGIO

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-07-29 14:48]

Merhaba Nick!
Yine mŘkemmel bir šekim ve enfes bir kompozisyon. Oldukša başarılı bir kare dostum. Tebrikler.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-29 16:17]

Hi Nick,

Another extremely beautiful shot of the Redpoll. I always love your wonderful colors, excellent details, beautiful poses, superb backgrounds and compositions. The colors and shadings of the face, wings and plumage are exceptional. I think you and I may hold the record for the least photos taken this summer! My poor camera feels neglected.


hello Nicholas

excellent and very beautiful close-up photo of the Redpoll,
fine POV and framing, fine focus with great sharpness
and details, very beautiful luminosity, and that little
catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


The finch and sparrow sometimes confuse me...even though I am now sitting here listening to the evening vespers...Very nice as is your way. What more can one say? Then make it rhyme..

Hello Nicholas,

This is awesome, can't ask for more. Excellent clarity, good view, great details of plumage and the eye and wonderful colours with blurred BG. Textbook shot!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-29 23:46]

Hola amigo,
bonita captura,
sobrios colores y pose.
pov. y presentaciˇn excelente.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-29 23:50]

excellent and clear shot of the beautiful redpoll! :-) sharpness and details are fantastic, the red cap is wonderful, and i never
really saw the different brown tones on the plumage before. the pose, composition, pov and dark blurred background are perfect.
well done as usual & best wishes, thor.

Hello Nick,
another wonderful picture of the Redpoll taken from an excellent POV in a marvellous pose on this branch against a splendid neuatral BG, i like the warm colours, superb sharpness and lighting, very well done.
Best regards

Hi, Nick
I really can;t add much to the comments above. Text-book perfect technique and an attractive little bird isolated on a simple but complementary perch. I like the warmth of the image also. Just beautiful - all that hide work pays off occasionally ;)

Hi Nicholas,
Superb image of this redpoll, very sharp details, good natural colors, and I like the pose and the black BG,
really well done

Hello Nick!
incroyable photo
de belles couleurs chaleureuses et nettetÚe irreprochable !
tres bon POV!
a tres bientot

Another beauty Nicholas... great colors, lighting, POV, and neutral background beautifully presented. :)


Ciao Nick, beautiful composition with lovely bird in nice pose, great sharpness and wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-07-30 11:59]

Exellent capture. POV,cross framing,naturel colors, details, catch light in eyes and composition are wonderful.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-30 14:50]

Hi Nico,why this pic sleep so long in your archive? It's one of your best.The light is fantastic ,perfect to warm the colors in the best way as possible.Another pearl in your incredible gallery!! Have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Nichlas
another beautiful shot of a bird in a perfect pose, perfect sharpness and perfect colors and luminosity
Great POV and Blurred BG
Have a good night

Hi Nick

Beautiful, light and very appealing soft focus in this picture. Excellent, green OOF BG as well.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-31 4:14]

Hello Nick,
You have a rich small bird archive and this portrait of a Redpoll is a nice choice from it.
I like the lateral POV taken with finelighting and sharpness against a neutral Bg in pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

What an amazing shot, NIck!
As usual, you leave us gasping for more!

Hallo Nicholas
Absolutely outstanding photography!. I'll give my left hand's pinky to be able to photograph a beauty like this. The colours and details are unbelievable and portrays so well on the screen. I cannot find fault at all with this excellent photograph. I can only but sing my praises. Indeed a pleasant photograph with lots and lots of detail to appreciate. Thanks for sharing this lovely and elegant bird.
Best regards

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