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Goldfinch in the Rain

Goldfinch in the Rain
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-07 11:00
Viewed: 2379
Points: 26
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Carduelis carduelis


A highly coloured finch with a bright red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in loose colonies, they have a delightful liquid twittering song and call. Their long fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels

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Hi Les,
nice and interesting photo of this bird. Great sharpness and details. Excellent point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-07 11:15]

Hello Les,
Nice photo of this Goldfinch. The sharpness is not total, but with this weather it's impossible to get the perfect sharpness. Beautiful colours and atmosphere. Good composition.

hello Les, wonderful composition with fine performance!
regards, Nasos

Hello Les,
Beautiful composition and colours. The bird is a little short of sharpness but so is the rest of the image as is very evident with the raindrops coming down. Total effect for me is a very pleasant one. Just shows that sharpness is not the be-all and end-all with aesthetic appreciation. The longer I look at this image the more it grows on me. A real beauty. Very well done indeed!

Ciao Les, great capture of lovely bird under rain, beautiful details, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Spectacular shot Les! One of the best Goldfinch images I have ever seen ! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Les
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and fantastic colours.

Wow, this is a great picture. Very artistic great composition and nice colours. I like the rain drops on the goldfinch and also falling. Congratulation

Hi Les

Beautiful bird captured very well against a gorgeous shading BG. But to me the proportion is interesting. The Pod on which it is sitting is as big as the bird itself. Anyway the end result is just awesome. Thanks

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-08 4:02]

Splendid composition, Les!
Great detail and beautiful colours; excellent POV and great atmosphere; well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-08 9:02]

Hi Les,not the to of sharpness on the bird but in this light isn't easy to make better,very very nice situation,i like the bird under the rain,very rare to see on TN.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Les,
Très belle et artistique publication dans une lumière bien maîtrisée et bien exploitée restituant de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-13 1:35]

Hello Bennet,
such a lovely and exquisite composition. The curving branch really gives a wonderful visual attraction and the bird is such of a beauty.
The slow and blurry effect of the rain really wonderful in giving a powerful view.
very well presented in mighty composition and skill.
Congrats foe such a breathtaking shot!


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