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Purple finch

Purple finch
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-23 17:11
Viewed: 3187
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was our first tour on one of or winter place,there was a few different species but this one did attract my attention in fact there was two purple finch male on that day but without good light that is why I had to used the flash this is one thing I'm trying to avoid.
From Audubon:
14 -17 cm Sparrow sized but with a thicker bill.Male dull rosy-red,more raspberry than purple,especially on head and rump.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-23 18:11]

Hello Michel,
A real beauty and captured in an attractive pose. Love the rich yet natural colors and also the catchlight in it's eye.
Wonderful detail and nice blurred BG. Well done!!
I'm really not sure if I have ever actually seen one of these beautiful little birds. They look so similar to the male House Finches we have here in our area of Ohio.

I have seen this Purple Finch for the first time, Michel, and it is beautiful!
The use of fill flash has not marred the image in any way.
A fine and clear view of it magnificent features and colors.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Michel,
I like this bird. Beautiful, unusual colours. Excellent pose of it. Great presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Fantastic photo Michel! Beautiful dynamic pose, excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness! Beautiful and interesting bird too!

Ciao Michel, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

beautiful bird species. nicely framed and good background. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-24 2:27]

Bonjour Michel.Une capture magnifique dans une lumiere pas facile,tres jolie composition et details et couleurs vraiment super depuis une parfaite exposition.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-24 3:01]

Hello Michel,
Excellent photo of this Purple Finch in splendid natural colours and very good sharpness. Beautiful composition and blurred background. Nice composition.

Good morning Michel
The best pic of this bird. Very hard to capture. Great POV, wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness. Congrats!
Thank You
Have a nice day!
Best regards
J. Diogo

Hello Michel,
An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Well composed & presented with an attractive POV. TFS & best wishes!


hallo Michel
This is very nice to see
great details nice composition and beautiful colours
great shot thanks greeting lou

Hello Michel,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb photo with a very nice bird specie. Excellent clarity and WB.

Ciao Michel. Excellent DOF winderful colours indeed and stunning details.


Hello Michel,
Excellent photography, beautiful POV, egregious sharpness and natural colors.
Hello Vanni

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-25 4:50]

Bonjour Michel,
Une image poétique de ce pinson au magnifique plumage que tu nous montres dans une belle pose aussi. L'arrière-plan est de toute beauté et contribue à l'impact de cette image. Bien vu, Michel.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-25 6:36]

What a cute little Finch, excellent pose, beautiful colors and composition. tfs.

hello Michel,
very nice capture of this little beauty. very perfect colour and good management of light.
good catch light.
best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-25 13:55]

Hello Michel.
Lovely capture with splendid focus, wonderful colors, great light and excellent sharpness! TFS.Regards Siggi

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-11-15 6:21]

Hola Michel, como me gusta esta esta especie de la que he visto pocas fotos. Me gusta la pose del ave, la luz, color, fondo y el entorno...saludos.

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