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Wings spread Goldfinch

Wings spread Goldfinch
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: 2009-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-02 5:31
Viewed: 2733
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, today i present you
this photo of the American Goldfinch

from All About Birds website :


« Goldfinches are among the strictest
vegetarians in the bird world, selecting an
entirely vegetable diet and only inadvertently
swallowing an occasional insect.

When Brown-headed Cowbirds lay eggs
in an American Goldfinch nest, the cowbird
egg may hatch but the nestling seldom survives
longer than three days. The cowbird chick simply
can’t survive on the all-seed diet that goldfinches
feed their young. »



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Ciao Asbed, beautiful bird in splendid fly action, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, superb caspture, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed
Great capture this American Goldfinch!
Very interesting position!

hello Asbed,
a beautiful capture of this Goldfinch taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness in a great plastic posture, very good timing and beautiful natural colours
Best regards

Hello Asbed,

Excellent capture, I think the pose of the bird is the adopted when amending the aerodynamics to slow. It may very well appreciate all the details of position of the wings and tail. Good work, thanks for sharing!


hello Asbed
great freeze shot, beautiful pose, nice colors and details!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-02 10:09]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful in-filght shot of this lovely goldfinch.
Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
TFS ang G's,

Hello Asbed,

A great in-flight capture with such graceful presentation & details. Very nicely done & TFS.

Merci beaucoup


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-02 11:52]

Hi Asbed. Your name for this picture sums it up so well. A good inflight picture of this goldfinch coming into land. TFs.

Hi MF Asbed,

Stunning in-flight capture of this beautiful American Goldfinch beauty from nice POV, with perfect focus and exposure with delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-02 15:42]

Hi Asbed,
Again excelenta.Niste catch a hot and very beautiful colors. Excellent details.
Warm Regards,

Sometimes I think you have these birds on beck and call.Amazing work for that gear. I have a photographer who does work for my online newspaper and lives in BC...He has similar camera. I should send him some of your images..maybe he can learn something!

Hi Asbed,

This is awesome capture of teh goldfinch showing nice wing span. PoV is also nice. The sharpness can be improved a bit. I was reading one article in which the author has mentioned about the ISO settings. He mentioned that if you reduce teh ISO to minimum (80) you will get minimum noise in teh picture. I was trying that out. I think you can also try and see if that improves the noise from teh picture.

But overall its amazing capture. When I try catching flying bird in my lense, I always have a problem of handshak / blurring. You are master in these kind of shots as I don't see any in your flying bird seriese. Great work.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-03 1:15]

Hi Asbed,
Lovely capture of this Goldfinch.POV,eye contact,timing and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-03 3:53]

Hello Asbed,
A lovely capture of the little Goldfinch with the wings beautifully spread out. Good focus and lovely colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bien encuadrada y esta vez con mejor definición.
Un abrazo Asbed, en una noche de insomnio para mí jeje.
Josep Ignasi.

A lovely shot, Asbed...The timing, as usual is perfect and the details perfect!

Bonjour Asbed,

Lre flou de l'arričre-plan met en évidence l'oiseau. la prise de vue perjet de voir les détails et les couleurs du chardonneret jaune en vol. Le sujet est bien cadré. La luminosité a un bel effet sur les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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