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Carduelis spinus

Carduelis spinus
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon 300 mm AF-S F:4 ED, IF
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-20 7:53
Viewed: 2765
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The average Goldfinch is 12–13 cm long with a wingspan of 21–25 cm and a weight of 14 to 19 grams. The sexes are broadly similar, with a red face, black and white head, warm brown upperparts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast patches, and black and yellow wings. On closer inspection male Goldfinches can often be distinguished by a larger, darker red mask that extends just behind the eye. In females, the red face does not reach the eye. The ivory-coloured bill is long and pointed, and the tail is forked. Goldfinches in breeding condition have a white bill, with a greyish or blackish mark at the tip for the rest of the year. Juveniles have a plain head and a greyer back but are unmistakable due to the yellow wing stripe. Birds in central Asia (caniceps group) have a plain grey head behind the red face, lacking the black and white head pattern of European and western Asian birds

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hello Szabo,
what a brilliant picture with beautiful light and colour.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-20 8:36]

Hello Joska,
Perfect sharp detailed photo of this Goldfinch in beautiful natural colours. Nice blurred background. Attractive pose and composition.

Szia Jóska,
Szerencsésen lekaptad csemegézés közben ezt a csízet,s szép,jól beexponált felvétel lett belölle,kitünő élességgel,természethű színekkel.Gratula!

Ciao Joszef, lovely bird on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-20 10:40]

Hi Jozsef,a very perfect pic,you go very close to this little goldfinch and the result is magnificent,spectacular plumage details and the best exposure and colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Jozsef,
very nice bird. Excellent point of view. Perfect composition. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-11-21 4:48]

Hi Joska,
beautiful composition , great sharpness for these amazing details & lovely colors !
Thanks !

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-21 10:29]

Hello Joszef
Excellent closed up.Nice point of view I like the finch position facing down.Great sharpness with excellent plumage also.
TFS Michel

Hello Joska
Beautiful photo with good composition, nice colours and impressive sharpness

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-22 7:49]

hello Jozsef,
A vey fine picture of a Goldfinch eating some seeds from a pinetree. Beautiful catch, lovely natural pose and colors. A very pleasant bird-picture.
Kind regards

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