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Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Hoya UV 77mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-09 3:55
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Its twittering and wheezing song, and flash of yellow and green as it flies, make this finch a truly colourful character. Nesting in a garden conifer, or feasting on black sunflower seeds, it is a popular garden visitor, able to take advantage of food in town and city gardens at a time when intensive agriculture has deprived it of many weed seeds in the countryside. Although quite sociable, they may squabble among themselves or with other birds at the bird table.

Breeding: Woodland edges, tall hedges, conifer plantations, orchards, churchyards, parka and gardens - anywhere with tall, fairly dense trees and plenty of seeds and insects. Parks and gardens with evergreen shrubs and a ready supply of birdtable food make them common in towns and villages.

Wintering: Similar to breeding habitats, but a greater tendency to feed in fields, gardens and along
seashore, often joing with flocks of other finches and buntings.

Where to see it: A common countryside bird found in woods and hedges, but mostly found close to man on
farmland and in parks, town and village gardens and orchards. Only absent from upland areas without trees and bushes.

What does it eat?: Seeds and insects

What does it sound like?: A nasal 'chewee'; a wheezing, trilling song

The above obtained from http://www.rspb.org.uk/birds/guide/g/greenfinch/index.asp


Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 5:03 p.m.
Date: 5th August 2005
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/125
F-Stop: F/13
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam,
This is a really cool photo. I really like how the greenfinch breaks out of the frame. It creates a real 3D effect. The colours and detail are wonderful. You have done an excellent job!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-09 4:22]

Hi Pam!

Another cute bird! I like your experiment with frame - diagonal composition breaking frame looks really good.

yes it's a postcard Pam,
and I only say that as a compliment, fantastic composition, veryn good pov and nice details very good job,
gr. jaap

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-09 5:26]

What a superb and interesting Greenfinch that you have well captured ! This presentation is unusual and wonderful ! Congratulations Pam and thanks for sharing.

Pam, very good shot. Great POV, very good details and an interesting frame. Excellent colours. Thanks.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-09 6:15]

Pam, this is stunning. I love your framing - a good job there. And your Mr Greenfinch look so good up there bursting oout of the frame. Well shown...

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-09 7:06]

Excellent post Pam. I love the framing and the details ar sharp. Good colors and excellent pose. Well done & TFS!


Wonderful shot ! Perfectly sharp ... Il ike the way you set a frame around the picture, it adds a lot to your picture.


HI Pam Russell ,
very good shot of greenfinch. nice POV, very good details .Thanks for sharing.

Hi Pam,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition. Interesting framing, excellent work.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-09 14:07]

Hi Pam,
Excellent shot! Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. Very nice fram.
Well done, and TFS. : )

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-09 19:19]

Pam, another very nice photo of a bird.

Lovely composition and pov. Sharp details and a lovely catchlight in the eye.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-10 2:35]

Hello Pam!
Very nice capture and presentation.I liked colors,lighting,POV and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-10-10 4:35]

HI Pam,
NIce shot. Nice work with the PP and addding the frame etc.
WEll done

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-10 6:13]

Hi Pam
excellen photo
very well done :o)

Nice composition even if your choise of frame is not really in my taste.
Great pose.
Well done.

Hello pam!
Amazing Frame! Just fantastic!
Your composition are wodnerful!

OK, Seems I have to buy books too, not just take pictures, your note, so exhaustive is inspiring me to do so. Not a bad idea!
You had a wonderful light, so flattering to his golden feathering, with every detail of tone impeccably rendered.

Hi Pam,
I've made it back to TN, now I have loads more free time to spend here.
I've certainly missed some good posts from you. I've chosen this one to critique as I love the framing you've done. This is a really well presented image. excellent detail and colour. As sharp and clear as always. Good exposure, notes and as I mentioned, I love the framing. Thanks for posting.

Excellent composition Pam, great detail in the plumage. Unusual frame, but I dont lick it clipping the tail. 6/10 Very nice work.

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