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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-13 12:45
Viewed: 4863
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Binomial name:
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Tr name: Kocabaş
The Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, is a passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident in Europe, but many Asian birds migrate further south in the winter. It is a rare vagrant to the western islands of Alaska.

Deciduous or mixed woodland with large trees, especially Hornbeam, is favoured for breeding, including parkland. It builds its nest in a bush or tree, laying 2-7 eggs. The food is mainly seeds and fruit kernels, especially those of cherries, which it cracks with its powerful bill.

This large finch species does not form large flocks outside the breeding season, and is usually seen as a pair or small group.

The 16.5-18 cm long Hawfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird, which appears very short-tailed in flight. Its head is orange-brown with a black eyestripe and bib, and a massive bill, which is black in summer but paler in winter. The upper parts are dark brown and the underparts orange.

The white wing bars and tail tip are striking in flight. The sexes are similar. The call is a hard chick. The song of this unobtrusive bird is quiet and mumbled.

İnfo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawfinch

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-13 12:47]

Hi Fikret,simply fantastic,whit the best ligh very well exposed to take at the best the colors and the details of this nice small fridn,very well done anoher time!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-13 13:03]

Hello Fikret,
Exceptional photo of this Hawfinch in superb sharpness and details. The light and colours are gorgeous. Excellent POV, composition and blurry background.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-13 14:08]

Hi Fikret,
Fantastic portrait of this bird. Gorgeous light and colours with sharpness details. Good composition
and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

What fantastic capture once again with your perfect professional techniques and the use of a tripod, Fikret!
The bird is in such a sharp focus that I have the illusion of seeing it with my own eyes.
Warm regards.

Nicely done with excellent sharpness and bright colors


Merhaba Fikret, great capture of lovely bird on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hallo Fikret
The facial features of this Hawfinch which you captured from so closely is really beautiful. I like the natural sunlight, the close point of view and the pleasant composition. The broad bill is very prominent and very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Fikret,
probably this a best bird picture of today.
great composition, colour and clarity.
nice colour management also.
best wishes,

hallo Fikret
super good picture with good details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Fikret
A superb photo, brilliant light, excellent detail and background. Very nice pose with eye contact.
regards yiannis

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-15 4:06]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
bu sevimli kuşa hiç rastlamadım,çok güzel çekim olmuş,tebrikler..

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2013-04-16 13:56]

Abi döktürmüşsün yine çok keyi,fli ellerine sağlık selamlarımla.

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