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Red-billed Firefinch

Red-billed Firefinch
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-08 23:49
Viewed: 5512
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) is found throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa. It inhabits almost any type of open grassland and can be quite common. We found a pair coming to drink at a small bird bath at Satara camp, Kruger NP.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-09 0:27]

Hello Chris,
Beautiful photo of this firefinch. Excellent sharpness with fine details. Nice pose and natural colours against the blurred BG. Very good POV and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-09 0:55]

Hello Chris.
Wonderful capture of such a beautiful bird. I love the tones in its plumage. Details are sharp and clear and it has very good DOF.My compliments 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)
  • [2011-02-09 2:06]

Hi Chris,how is nice this little friend.And your perfect pic is the best way to discover it.Beautiful close-up whit the best sharpness and colors as possible,great plums details and composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Very, very interesting bird Chris! Fine warm colors and moderate detail. Lovely clean background.
George Veltchev

Hallo Chris
You where very lucky to capture such a great image of this tiny bird. The ones I photographed are not good and therefore I will not share them as yet. I like this image a lot. Very rich details, and the Red-billed Firefinch is really beautiful. Great exposure. It almost looks as if it is on fire with all its warm colours in its plumage. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Chris
Beautiful bird and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

hello Chris
very nice bird with good details nice pose and beautiful colours
greeting lou


Good DOF, POV, clear BG, colour, lightinga and contrast. The sharpness and detail of the subject are both very good.

Ciao Chris, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Chris,

A nicely coloured little fellow, impressive plumage decorations!
Tropical birds are quite different from those in my part of the world when it comes to colour and pattern, but I guess that is a consequence of natural differences...
This guy gives a fine pose, showing off in a nice way!

Pablo -

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-09 7:53]

Hello Chris,
Excellent capture of this Red-billed Firefinch at the edge of a birdbath. Its features are well shown with fine clarity and natural colours against a good neutral Bg.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Chris
nice to see again your posts.
this is very beautiful passerine bird. you greatly captured roosting Red-billed Firefinch with lovely faced. focus, POV/DOF and eyes contact great. beautiful coloration and lighting. nicely composed. thanks for sharing this beauty
well done

Hallo Chris,
a very beautiful capture of the Red-billed Firefinch, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV and nice composition
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-10 7:13]

Hello Chris,
such a lovely fethers of this firefinch. The colours are well presented in clarity. You have given emphasis to its beauty.
Very puffy and cute little bird.
Well composed view.


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