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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-02 22:22
Viewed: 1125
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

It was a very bad weather when I shoot this photo.....

The European Greenfinch, or just Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The genus Carduelis might be split up and in this case, the greenfinches would be separated in their old genus Chloris again.

This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south. The Greenfinch has also been introduced into both Australia and New Zealand. In Malta it is considered as a prestigious song bird which has been trapped for many years. It has been captivated and many Maltese people breed them.

Chloris from the Greek Khloros meaning "green" or "yellowish-green".

The Greenfinch is 15 cm in length with a wing span of 24.5-27.5 cm and is similar in size and shape to a House Sparrow, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains wheezes and twitters, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.

Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-8 eggs.

This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also take berries and seeds.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-03 4:40]

Hi Marius,bad weather but a the perfect light of sun on this beautiful greenfinch,the sharpness is fantastic and the composition is very nice too,you're a master....have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

beautiful species. well captured.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-03 10:57]

Hello Marius,
Beautiful photo of this Greenfinch in excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours, despite the bad weather conditions. Nice blurred background.

Hi, Marius. Another lovely photograph of this European Greenfinch with excellent sharpness, exposure, beautifully composed and presented.Thanks for sharing.

Hello Marius
I love this tiny Green Finch! What pretty plumage. You captured it nicely in it's natural surroundings with nice sharp detail and colour. Interesting note to go along with this little finch.
TFS Janice

Hello Marius,
As usual beautiful bird photography from you. Excellent light and splendid sharpness. I like its composition as well as such stunning BG. Perfect....
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-04 11:26]

Hi Marius,
Nice shot of a greenfinch. Amazing colors and nice composition.
Very good details and focus. Again excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Marius

Great shot of this beautiful European Greenfinch, fine POV, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, beautiful eye-contact with the catch-light, TFS


It's a super photograph, but your Greenfinch is actually a female Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs.
Regards, Nigel

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