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Red Crossbill

Red Crossbill
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 5:48
Viewed: 2050
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear TN Friends,
I am back from a trip to British columbia and Yukon. I will post some of my pictures of birds and other animals in the next days. Hope you like them. Have a nice day.

There were about 10 Red Crossbills looking for food on a campsite on the a lakeshore in the forest.

The Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae, also known as the Common Crossbill in Eurasia. Crossbills have distinctive mandibles, crossed at the tips, which enable them to extract seeds from conifer cones and other fruits.
Adults are often brightly coloured, with red or orange males and green or yellow females, but there is wide variation in colour, beak size and shape, and call types, leading to different classifications of variants, some of which have been named as subspecies

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Hello Mr.Pierre,
Glad to see you return.Wish everything is well.
Well captured this Red Crossbill..Nice sharpness with good colour.Like its pose.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Pierre,
very nice view of this bird. Interesting pose. Very good presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Pierre,
照的很清晰 我喜歡你的取景角度 很特別
光線明亮使羽毛細然別緻 真是漂亮的鳥
第一次見到 很新奇
這種構圖說真得也沒有看過幾張 斜斜的山崖 可看性高

Hello Pierre,
Wow!An excellent composition,lovely colours saturation and details.

Hi Pierre,
Welcome back after your trip.It's a very beautiful capture of this beautiful bird.
Different type of composition and excellent framing.
Excellent natural color and details.
Thanks for sharing.


Hello Pierre,
I missed some photos of you.....What a nice image and interesting too....The composition, the light and exposure are very good. Fantastic razor sharp details. Fascinating clarity and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-20 9:13]

Hi Pierre,very nice capture in this difficult pose for the crossbill,the quality is really high despite the position and the dark light,the best details and very bright colors,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-20 13:19]

Hello Pierre.
A very nice composition. Wonderful bird. It is a perfect photo taken from a good POV.
The details are fantastic. Very sharp and excellent natural colors.
Regards Siggi

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-08-20 23:58]

colorful bird. new to me. nicely presented this species. good work.

Bonsoir Pierre.

Merci pour ce magnifique partage d'un petit oiseau aggripé à son rocher dans les montages. Image pleine de vie et très touchante.

Beau point de vue: vous devez être un peu alpiniste pour nous offrir de si belles images, à flanc de rocher ? Composition de l'image agréable (mais, j'aurais cadré plus serré). Netteté et profondeur de champs parfaites, compte tenu des difficultés de prise de vue. Bonne saturation et chaleur des couleurs et tons.

Bonne soirée et à bientôt.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-09-16 20:31]

Hola Pierre, que hermosa especie y foto ha logrado a esta ave. Me gusta mucho la composición, el color y sobre todo el entorno natural con mucho movimiento de esta bella toma...saludos.

Hi Pierre,

You're capturing well this bird by a good composition, a good focus and exellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Red Crossbills with wide variation in colour of red, yellow and grey etc. It's small and cute bird when seeing its outlook. And, the surrounding nature with rock and greenery draws out well this bird.

Kind regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-19 8:18]

Bonsoir Pierre,
J'avais raté celui-là. Un oiseau très intéressant et une image spéciale, prise d'un angle tout à fait particulier. Un peu de bruit à l'arrière-plan, tu pourrais le faire disparaître facilement avec neat-image. British-Columbia, une région que j'aimerais bien visiter un jour aussi:-)
Bonne soirée

Hello Pierre
Superb photo from an excellent point of view.
The eye contact and pose are excellent and the setting and background very good. A wonderful photo
regards yiannis

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