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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: 2010-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-14 11:03
Viewed: 2866
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just called in to say hello as i had some free time today. I took this Goldfinch today in the garden. The weather has been bright with sunshine. Take care all of you i will pop by again soon. Nick..

Goldfinch ( Carduelis carduelis.) Length 12cm.
One of our most colourful birds and the only one with bright yellow wingbars and a white rump. Adults have red and white on face, black cap extending down the sides of their neck, buffish back and white underparts with buff flanks.
It is a common and widespread resident in Britain and Ireland except Northern Scotland.
Favours wasteground and meadows where their narrow pointed bill is used to feed on the seeds of Thistles and Teasels.
Usually seen in smaill flocks.

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Hello Nick,
Lucky you are to have bright weather! Great capture of a pretty Goldfinch with a fantastic diagonal composition. I like the sharp details on its legs! Cheers,

Bonjour Nick
Grande netteté et trčs belle présentation de ce Goldfinch. Les détails du plumage sont magnifique.
Bonne journée et bravo...JP

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-14 11:13]

Hello Nicolas,

Very nice pose of these Goldfinch.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Nice done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent picture with natural colors, good details and great composition.

Precioso trabajo y lleno de vida. Parece que el ave se maquillara para tí :-) Me encanta especialmente el especial aprovechamientode la luz.
Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Nick,
a fantastic portrait of the European Goldfinch taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sgharpness and icredible detail on the plumage, marvellous vivid colours, a superb composition, very well done.
Have a good new week
Ciao Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-14 11:36]

Hello Nicholas
nice capture of goldfinch. thanks for sharing

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-14 12:19]

Hi Nicholas
What a lovely capture this Goldfinch!
Details and colors are fantastic.
I like the diagonal disposition of a bird support!
Congratulation for this beauty!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-14 12:28]

Hello Nicholas,
perfect shot of this Goldfinch . Sharpness, exposure, background and colors are just great. Thanks.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-14 12:31]

Hello Nick,
How good to see a photo from you. Excellent photo of this Goldfinch. Very good and beautiful in all aspects. Hope you come back as soon as possible, because it's very quiet here these days.

Hi Nick,
Welcome back. Nice close-up of a Goldfinch.
Typical isn't it - your holiday ends, the post-lady puts a paint brush in your hand and then the sun comes out. Never mind, hopefully we have a long and fruitful summer ahead of us,

Hello Nicholas!

I think it is one of the most attractive european birds.Great shot!Excellent quality,nice pose, well blured background


Ciao Nick, splendid diagonal composition with wonderful bird, fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Wonderful capture this great little bird.
Collors are fantastic.
I like the diagonal capture.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-03-14 13:47]

Dear Nicholas!

Many thanks for this beautiful image. You have taken it with care and love for the detail. The composition and the colours are superb and render the bird's beauty very well.

Kind regards


hello Nicholas

an excellent close-up photo of the Goldfinch with fine POV
and the way it is framed, as always superb focus sharpness
and details of the bird's plumage, TFS


Hallo Nick
Super shot with lovely details captured. A well focused and pleasant image of a beautiful bird with its prominent markings. Great composition and pose. The detail of the feathers and the area around the eye is displayed well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

Ciao Nicholas. Another splendid coloured and detailed capture with exciting geometric/graphic environment. Perfect DOF.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-15 5:14]

Hello Nick,
Happy to see one of your pictures again! And a very beautiful bird! This Goldfinch looks very friendly and is well presented on the diagonal branch. Fine light and perfect sharpness like always. I have seen quite a lot of these birds last week too. But no picture..
Have a nice week

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-15 5:38]

Hi Nick.
Gals to see you especially with picture of my lovely species. I also like great 400/5.6 lens and its work. Superb diagonal composition, vivid colours despite the season and light conditions, wonderful bokeh. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-03-15 6:30]

Hi Nick
Nice presentation.I would love to see one.Good POV and sharp image ,I like your subject pose and I also like the great natural colors.
TFS Michel

Hello Nicholas friend,
Thanks for taking a time to say hello! hope you're well.
Nice photo, as always, relevant optical quality. Beautiful composition.
A bird in great pose.
Good work, thanks for sharing.

hello Nick
super picture with great sharpness
good light and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Nick,
Excellent first floor of the Goldfinch, beautiful colors. very sharp and well contrasted.
excellent shot, congratulations and thanks.
Ciao Vanni

So nice work .
It has lovely mood with great details.
Excellent composition.

Kind regards

Hello Nick,
For a short period of time I have acces to TN and I can admire your excellent capture. Superb colours and details, great sharpness and good light. Wonderful composition with lovely BG and exceptional POV.

Hello Nicholas.
Extraordinary picture this wonderful bird.
Magnificent colours, details and perspective... technically perfect!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this preciousness!
José Roberto

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-03-17 0:29]

Hi Nick

Excellent pose and detail here. The lighting is also very well captured.

Best wishes


Hello Nick
Another beautiful attitude and very natural colors
Thank you for this very alive impression...

Hello Nicholas
this Goldfinch is captured very nicely, in a great pose and lovely surroundings,
wonderful sharp details and superb colors
Have a great Sunday

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-20 20:06]

Hello Nicholas,
I have to admit whenever I see this bird posted here on TN I get a bit envious. This has to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world, and you have captured this particular one exceptionally well. The detail is superb and the colors are simply gorgeous. Nicely composed with perfect exposure!!!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-26 9:24]

Hello Nicholas! Good to see your work again! A great capture of the Goldfinch in a beautiful decor. Great sharpness and exposure, well done! Nice choice of camera too...:-)


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