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Proud New Specie

Proud New Specie
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-03 10:19
Viewed: 3695
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not my best photo, but new specie (for me). This is Fringilla coelebs, photographed in small forest in Lodz Botanic Garden. It was rather grey day without much light. Photo was very dark, I played a little with shadows and highlights filters. I like pose of this small bird, so I've decided to post it.

From Wiki:

The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

The Chaffinch's large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14–16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.

This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe, and the second most common bird in the British Isles. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, and Macaronesia, where it has many distinctive island forms. In the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the Chaffinch has colonised twice, giving rise to the the endemic species known as the Blue Chaffinch and a distinctive subspecies. In each of the Azores, in Madeira, and in the rest of the Canaries there is a single species on each island.

It was introduced from Britain into a number of its overseas territories in the 18th and 19th centuries. In New Zealand it is a common species. In South Africa a very small breeding colony in the suburb of Camps Bay near Cape Town is the only remnant of one such introduction.

It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-03 10:22]

Hello Grzegorz!
Great capture this lovely Fringilla coelebs,new for me too!
Colors and details are great!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-03 10:22]

Hi Greg. Congrats on posting your first Male Chaffinch. You have captured it with fine feather detail and natural colours. Taken from a good low POV which is right for this ground feeding bird..Well taken TFS.

Witaj Grzeg,

I'm happy Your wish-list is smaller with one item. :) Realistically it never becomes shorter, because we want new species all the time. :)

You said this isn't Your best shot. I don't feel it bad at all, just the opposite! Beautifully composed image with awesome sharpness, greatly blurred background, and the clever, well thought out post-procession work resulted nice colors, too. A fantastic photo by my opinion.

Tfs, best regards, Wladyslaw

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-02-03 10:39]

Witaj Grzegorzu,
Piekne ujecie z bardzo niskiego POV, cudowne spojrzenie w obiektyw, doskonale ostre i do tego subtelnie rozmyty BG.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-03 11:02]

Hello Greg,
On my screen it's not dark at all. The colours are very beautiful and natural. Excellent low POV and sharp detailed. Very nice pose with eye contact. Good OOF BG, DOF and composition.

hello Greg
super sharpness and good details
beautiful colours
i like this bird,s song very much
greeting lou

Hi Greg,
this shot is wonderful, so close and sharp.
It's a shy bird but I have several in my garden.
At the moment the male turn into a green colour at the neck, that's also beautiful.
Thanks and have a nice evening
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Greg

Good low-dwon shot of this chaffinch. Good sharpness and plumage details. A little bit of nooise on the belly, but a more than acceptable portarit of this beautiful finch.


tür ve netlik çok güzel,
elinize sağlık,

  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-03 20:36]

Hi Greg,
This little birdie must have known he was your first chaffinch,
and he is holding himself pretty proud. A very cute posture indeed.
Despite the poor shooting conditions, you managed some very sharp details,
and the colors are rich and natural.
He needs to wipe his mouth... uh... beak... after eating. : )

Hallo Greg
I wish I had more time.
This bird certainly has a proud pose. The details of the feathers are beautiful. I fancy the big black eye. A straightforward image with a pleasing composition. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-04 4:33]

Good portrait of this lovely bird, very soft colors. tfs.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2010-02-04 12:20]

hej Grzesiek
piekna zieba


Grzegorz, I do not know if this is your best photo, but it seems to me extremely appealing! that the attitude of this bird! very good pose, good eye contact and really plausible colors! very beautiful set MF!

Hi Grzegorz ,
So nice work with excellent details and vivid colours.
Very well captured

Kind regards

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