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Male Siskin

Male Siskin
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-28 7:29
Viewed: 3743
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken on the same day and the same branch as my posting of the Female . This is a picture of the male Siskin. As you can see it has more yellow to its feathers and slightly larger with a black cap on its head. The female was making it wait its turn for the feeder which was good for me as it gave me time to take some pictures.

Siskin ( Carduelis spinus ) Length 12cm.
This is a charming little Finch which is numerous and widespread during the winter months in Britain and Ireland. Numbers are increased by continental Birds.
In the breeding season it is common in parts of Scotland but local elsewhere in Britain and Ireland.
The Male in its breeding plumage has s striking yellow and green plumage with a black bib and forehead.
The Female and winter Male have more subdued colours but always show two yellow wingbars and a yellow rump in flight.
Breeds mainly in conifer forests but in the winter forms flocks which feed mainly on cones of alder and birch.
It often mixes with Redpolls in feeding flocks.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-28 7:41]

Hello Nicholas
Splendid capture with wonderful colors, clear Bg and sharp details
Thanks for sharing

Hi Nicholas,
It's a real honor for me to be your neighbor today!
The photo of the female was especatcular! This picture of the male is even more attractive! thanks to the bright colors and dramatic pose of the bird, which projects a lot of attitude!. The background, as in the photo of the female is also perfect and it looks handmade! TFS, great work! happy week for you.

Dear Nicholas!

Your branch and its birds meanwhile are known worldwide... and always will surprise and enchant me. This picture is very nice, and I particularly like the subtle lighting and the colours. Moreover, the bird is a beauty and its pose is so pleasant.

Kind regards


hello Nick
this is very good
so good sharpness and great details of this beautiful colored Siskin
great shot Nick
greeting lou

Ciao Nick, great capure of lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful composition with good natural colors, wonderful blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hello Nick,
another fantastic picture of a male Siskin taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, a very harmonoius composition with a lovely pose and a splendid BG.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-28 8:12]

Hello Nick,
On the same branch as the female. Beautiful light and natural colours. Very good sharpness, details, POV and composition. Nice OOF BG.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-28 8:59]

Hello Nicolas,

Lovely enlightenment on the head of the bird.
Quality and sharpness are splendid.
Very nice presentation, good done. TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Nick,

Awesome capture of a handsome siskin from nice POV while looking towards his front side with great colours, details and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice new week MF!


What a lovely little bird!
Colors are wonderful!
Congratulation for this beauty!

Hi Nick,
This is a pretty male Siskin, very well taken, with a great light and blurred background. A well placed branch! Nice to see such colorful birds in winter. Cheers,

Hello Nick,
Wonderful capture with exceptional colours and sharpness. Excellent focus and details.
Lovely image with amazing background and POV. Nice work!

Hi Nick,
Great photo. Wish I had a branch as productive as this one.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-28 11:27]

Hello Nicholas.
Very good shot. Composition is pleasing and the flat lighting has kept the tones in control. Like that graduation in the yellow as well. Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-28 11:40]

Hi Nicholas,
macro again a first class!
Exceptional details and exceptional colors with this POV.
And BG's top.
Have a pleasant evening,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-28 12:46]

Hi Nick,you back to the past as i can see...there is your unmistakable style inside this pic...no need comment about the quality always over the top of perfection...thanks for share,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-03-01 1:04]

Hola Nick,
beautiful capture
quality and good focus,
nice colors and perch.
fine pov.
saludos amigo

Ciao Nicholas. Excellente detail here and perfect sharp against the soft brown BG. Exciting light. Very good DOF MF!


Sorprendente luz y llamativos colores, con la ya tradicional calidad de tus tomas.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-03-01 9:59]

Hi Nicolas,
Splendid photo of this Siskin male, great colors and very nice details!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-03-01 11:16]

Hi Nicholas.

Your are quit familiar with your 7d this is also a great capture.
Very nice bright colors, great POV and sharpness.
I like it very much, thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Hello Nicholas,
Great capture with nice colors, excellet details, beautiful BG and excellent composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-01 20:48]

Hello Nicholas,
A wonderful image of this pretty little bird. We have had Pine Siskins visit our feeder from time to time in the winter months, but they don't seem to be as colorful as this particular one.
Excellent detail with just the right exposure and nicely composed. Super photo!!!

Hi Nick

Great shot of this male siskin. Good pose, sharpness and DOF. Good composition.


hello Nicholas
excellent capture ! this Siskin is taken with pin sharp details as usual from you,
the pose and the POV are very beautiful too
great DOF and brilliant coloration
Have a good night

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-03 4:22]

Hello Nick,
Amazing how you caught the male Siskin almost in the same pose and at the same place as the female! Like this we perfectly can see the differences of colors of their plumage. I also would like to wish you good luck for the new project you are involved in and I'm sure you will be present from time to time on the site:-)
Take care! Kind regards

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