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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Chaffinch's [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-30 3:27
Viewed: 3262
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chaffinch captured with 20D @ 400mm, handheld, RAW.

Fringilla coelebs

The male chaffinch is very colourful with a blue-grey crown, white wingbars, a pink breast and white patch on its tail.

The female has the same white wingbars and tail patch, but the rest of her plumage is yellow-brown.

Chaffinches regularly visit birdtables and feeders. They build a neat, cup-shaped nest in a low bush or tree, often close to the trunk or a substantial branch.

Females lay four or five eggs in April or May. Unlike other finches, chaffinches only rear one brood each year.

What does it eat?

Seeds and fruit. Chicks are fed insect larvae. Forages in trees and on the ground. Will visit birdtables and seed feeders.

When will I see it?

All year round.

Where will I see it?

Throughout the garden: on the lawn, birdtable, seed feeder, in the bird bath, the flower border/herb garden, the shrubs, the hedge, the meadow and woodland area and perching on fences. Also in woodlands, parks, fields, hedgerows and on heaths.

Juyona, elefantino, Hil, coasties, TAZ, marjan, carper, marhowie, bartove has marked this note useful
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hi Ralf,

you captured this very well, is a real jewel.
Perfect POV, perfect sharpness and the BG make the bird to stands out, is perfect.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-08-30 3:55]

Magnífica foto Ralf, precioso BG, y el primer plano sobresaliente, saludos Victor

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-30 4:11]

Hi Ralf,

I like the pose of this male chaffinch. The sharpness and details are great. Its a pity you didn't keep the natural colors of the bird. I think there is a bit to much saturation in the colors.
For the rest: great capture.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-30 4:16]

Hi Ralf,

What a beauty, the POV is perfect as is the composition, the detail is nice and sharp, nice colours too.

TFS Hilary :)

Hello Ralf, great shot with an amazing BG.
Good compo and details.
Great note,


Hi Ralf

Very nice shot of this lovely finch. A species I have yet to photograph successfully. Lovely saturated colour. Nice work. TFS.

Great shot Ralf!!! beautiful background colors, detail and DOF!!!

Hi Ralf,
it's a very nice picture of the beautiful singer in it's finest plumage. Lovely colours, well composed and very good details.
Great work.

what a lovely capture of this chaffinch, it is truely excellent, with really good colours, excellent OOF BG and wonderful sharpness.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-30 7:30]

Woooow ! What a lovely "Pinson" that you have very well captured ! The composition is superb and I like the colors of the pleasant background. Exposure, DOF and sharpness are excellent. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Ralf and thanks for sharing.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-08-30 11:54]

nice shot with good coloures and POV. TFS,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-30 12:43]

Bonjour Ralf!

Félicitations pour la netteté et la beauté de l'oiseau. J'aime bien le que l'oiseu soità l'ombre et que l'éclairage color l'arrière plan.


fabuleux ralf
je n'ai jamais reussi a prendre un pinson perché,a chaque fois il sont au sol.bravo et merci.

Hi Ralf,
What a very beautiful and extreemly sharp photo. The blurred BG with its great colors contrasts perfectly with the colors of the feathers and branche. Such an excellent DOF and colors.

what can I say Ralf,
realy fantastic shot, great pov and fantastic dof in a good composition well done.
gr. jaap

Hello Ralf,
Great shot. The lovely OOF BG colors really compliment the bird here. Very good exposure, sharpness, detail, DOF, POV, pose, and framing in your post as well. I like the added interest of the fungi on the branch too :)
Very well done!

Great Chaffinch shot with an amazing BG.
Great sharpness and details .

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