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American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300 XR DI
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-07 21:19
Viewed: 3550
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another local bird from Waterfall Glen Preserve.

American Goldfinch(Carduelis tristis)

A familiar and abundant small colorful bird, the American Goldfinch is frequently found in weedy fields and visiting feeders. It shows a particular fondness for thistles, eating the seeds and using the down to line its nest.

Small bird.
Bill small, pointed, conical, and pink.
Body bright yellow to dull brown.
Wings dark with large white wingbars.
Tail short and notched.
Breeding male bright yellow with black cap and wings.

Size: 11-13 cm (4-5 in)
Wingspan: 19-22 cm (7-9 in)
Weight: 11-20 g (0.39-0.71 ounces)

Sex Differences:
Summer male is bright yellow with a black cap whereas female is drab olive. Sexes similar and drab in winter.

Song a long series of twittering and warbling notes. Common contact call a "tsee-tsi-tsi-tsit," often given in flight. May be described as "per-chic-o-ree" or "po-ta-to-chip."

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-07 23:20]

Hi CT,
This bird has a tremendous amount of color and is able to brighten any picture nicely!
Nice composition!

Hi Chris...
Good capture of your yellow little friend! A well composed image, with good colours and details... I like his pose!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-08 4:02]
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Hello Chris!
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,colors,contrast,
framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi CT,
Very good capture of beautiful bird with great colours and excellent background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi CT,
Excellent shot on the Gold Finch. Very beautiful and vivid colors. Good composition and framing. Nice light in this scene.

Hello Chris,
Nice capture and lovely bird .I like composition, color(yellow) and POV.It's a little out of focus but it is wonderful. Congratulations.

great colours with good composition!
Good note well done!

Hello Chris
Love the bird and the composition + the incredible BG. It is sharp and clear.

Hi Chris,
Grande cores e composição! Muito boa foto!!! Parabéns!

Francisco Sales

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-25 12:35]
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Nice bird, Chris! Beautiful colours! It´s not easy to capture it!
I´m seriously thinking about a XT with a Tamron like yours. Is it a good lens?

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-20 7:52]

merhaba dostum
oralardaki saka kuslarinin renkleri ve guzellikleri de goz aliciymis dogrusu
kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, arka plani, renkleri, sade cercevesi ve bilgilendirici notu ile iyi bir calisma sunmussun
eline saglik

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