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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 4:58
Viewed: 3295
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The siskins in my garden returned to the northern countries ( Scandinavië) but the greenfinches stay in Holland all year round. This bird is much bigger than a siskin but also very shy. Unfortunately I don't have a hide in my garden. Sitting in chair I waited for more than an hour on this greenfinch. These birds don't like moving limbs so you have to sit like a statue. Only than you have a chance to shoot this bird. When the occasion is there you have to be fast on the trigger. This bird had eyecontact with me for only a couple of seconds....

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-08 5:54]

Hallo Zeno,
Wat een beauty zo scherp en zulke mooie kleuren een geweldige foto


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-08 6:10]

Belle composition,

La pose de l'oiseau est superbe et la netteté parfaite. Félicitations pour l'éclairage particulier et les couleurs justes.

Merci pour l'envoie!


Very nice shot! The details are really good and the focus is ok. You use a 500 mm at what leght?
Bye Tom

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-04-08 8:47]

Ook deze het je er weer erg mooi opgekregen. Mooi scherp met een mooi lichtpuntje in het oog. Moet wel bijzonder zijn dat oogcontact en dan de gelegenheid krijgen om zo'n foto te maken. Nisschien een beetje jammer van de schaduw van ee takje op de nek maar verder heel mooi.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-08 9:02]

Hi Zeno,
A beautiful image. The colors are very nice and clear and the details very sharp. Great POV and nice depth. A lovely composition.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-04-08 10:00]

Bonjour Zeno,
Des couleurs et une netteté parfaites. Bel oiseau, bien rendu. Merci.

Very nice shot Zeno.
Excellent focus and composition and the colors are great.
Good POV and BG.

Zeno, Excellent picture of this Greenfinch. Lovely lighting and pose.
- Murali Santhanam

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