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American Gold finch

American Gold finch
Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MIV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-27 17:30
Viewed: 3437
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nothing exceptional but on that day light snow was falling and we had the chance to observe many different species.What atracted my eye's on that one was the colors change starting to look like spring colors.

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Very sharp and very colorful. Are you keeping all Americans birds hostage up there?:-) a typically good image by you. You have bumped it up a notch!

Good image with lovely clarity, pleasant shallow depth of field and fantastic warm colors. Good white balance, sharpness and detail on the focused area. In my opinion the little American Gold finch can be moved a bit up wards in this frame. Have a nice day and thanks for sharing Michel!
George Veltchev

Hello Michel
Beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-28 0:05]

Hello Michel.
Very cute bird at attractive pose. I like wonderful BG and amazing colours of the shot, great composition and impressive POV. Well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-28 2:51]

Salut Michel,c'est un portrait magnifique,quelle lumiere et details,et tout le jus de l'hiver dedans,mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

Bonjour Michel
j'aime la compo, la lumière, les couleurs et la netteté de cette capture
Well done


A well composed image that shows good detail, DOF, out of focus background and POV.

Hello Michel, fantastic capture with colors and detail very very good. A very beautiful image. Regards, paolo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-28 7:32]

Hi Michel.
I like pictured scene and delicateness of the image so much. Amazing tender details of the bird and twig, superb colours and smoothness of the BG. Extremely pleasant for eye work. Thanks.

Hello Michel,
What a splendid capture with excellent colors and very good details.
Very pleasant shallow depth of field, perfect exposure and great light.

Ciao Michel, lovely bird in nice pose on a wonderful lighting BG, beautiful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-28 10:29]

Hello Michel
Nice capture...very similar specie with European Goldfinch juvenile
Thanks for sharing

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-29 9:33]

Hi Michel,
a wonderful natural ambiance, very nice photo .. congratulations

Ciao Michel. Very good DOf and beautiful brigh colours. Excellent contrast and sharp. Intrigant lightning compo.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-31 13:45]

Hello Michel,
Very beautiful photo of this American Goldfinch. Great frontal pose and POV. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Nice white balance. Good choice of composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-09 6:38]

Hello Michel,
very lovely capture indeed! The golden feathers on the head is something very special and unique.
Very well composed with fine details and texture well shown. I like the simple view and very attractive.
Very well composed s hot.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-05 18:43]

Hello Michel,
Wonderful bird image here my friend with great sharpness and splendid natural colours.
Thank you for sharing this beauty.

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-28 17:45]
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Bonjour Michel
Un oiseau ordinaire présenté de façon hors de l'ordinaire. Des détails précis sur le plumage, des couleurs douces, un point de vue à hauteur des yeux, une composition artistique toute en douceur et un bokeh qui laisse toute l'attention au sujet .
Merci pour le partage
Ta galerie d'oiseaux est superbe.
Ton phalarope incertain est un Phalarope à bec étroit juvénile (Phalaropus lobatus)


Hallo Michel,
a very beautiful capture of the American Gold Finch, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent point of view, a very nice atmosphere
Best regards

Michel, this is such a beautiful shot of this bird. Wonderful sharpness and bokeh. Have a great week, Bill

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