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European Greenfinch

European Greenfinch
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, Hama UV 77mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-06-23 11:20
Viewed: 2986
Points: 20
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European Greenfinch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The European Greenfinch, or just Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The genus Carduelis might be split up and in this case, the greenfinches would be separated in their old genus Chloris again.
This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south. The Greenfinch has also been introduced into both Australia and New Zealand.
Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-8 eggs.
This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also feed their young insects.
The Greenfinch is 14-16 cm in length and is similar in size and shape to a Chaffinch, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains wheezes and twitters, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-23 11:27]

Hello Jose,
Very beautiful photo of this Greenfinch in very good sharpness, details and natural colours. Nice pose with eye-contact. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-23 11:31]

Hello Josť,
Very nice portrait of a Greenfinch.
The lighting is great and I like the pose taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and colours against a fine blurred BG,
Thanks and best regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-23 11:48]

Hi Jose,

Very nice photo of this Greenfinch, great colors and details, TFS!

Hi Jose,
this greenfinch is lovely and the pose very nice. A good model ;-)
It's your 100th post, congratulations, so we both can celebrate a special day today ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-23 13:39]

HI Jose,in this background it seem a very good camouflage...eheehe...a beautiful greenfinch taken at the best whit excellents sharpness and colors in a nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Ciao Jose,
a splendid capture of the European Greenfinch, very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, a very pleasant composition with a lovely pose of the bird.
Best regards

Hi Jose,

That is a very nice picture with beautiful colours.



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-24 2:44]

Hello Jose,
very beautiful pose by the bird, The dark eye is so outstanding.
Nice pattern and very natural feather.
You have used a good light to give a good feature.
The blurry background is well managed to give a splendid contrast.


Hi Jose,

A very good shot of the Greenfinch, excellent eye contact, focus and clarity in the plumage. A god POV and pose against a good oof background. My only comment, it may have looked better cropped in portrait mode rather than landscape imho have posted to workshop.

TFS regards Bill

Hello Jose,
Excellent capture of this little beautiful bird in great pose taken with great details, natural colors, good sharpness and POV. Well done!

  • paninho Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 21] (158)
  • [2010-10-16 7:40]

Ola Josť!

Obrigado pela visita e pelo teu comentario!

Gostei desta fotografia, com o fundo bem desfocado a destacar formidavelmente o teu passarinho!


A Paninho

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