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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
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-12 16:59
Viewed: 3081
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took that picture a month ago,we do not se that type of finch to often.On that day there was 2 males and one female.They have very exceptional colours so I had decided to post another one .
From Audubon
Purple finch are numerous and conspicuous during spring migration;for a few weeks each year one can hear the rich,spirited song of the brighlytly coloured males.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-12 17:29]

Hello Michel,
An excellent capture of this beautiful Purple Finch. Composition couldn't be and better and focus is tac sharp. Love the natural colors and that tiny catchlight in it's eye.
I really can't say for sure if I have ever seen one of these colorful little guys before. I have many times viewed House Finches at our feeders which to me look very similar to the Purple Finches. Maybe I saw some and just assumed they were House Finches. Excellent work at capturing this fine image!!

Very good looking Finch, Michel.
The light is just perfect to give a very fine impression of the bird's color and its plumage. The branches of the tree provide an interesting frame. The use of the tripod has resulted into a razor sharp image.
Thanks and regards.

hello Michel,
very nice picture of this Finch, you successfully get the all delicate colour of this nice bird.
well composed picture with true colour.
best wishes,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-11-12 19:26]

Hola Michel...wow...una especie fabulosa que no conocía; me gusta el color, la luz, la nitidez, enfoque,composición y el fondo difuminado; una foto excelente al igual que la especie...saludos.

Hi Michel,
very nice bird. I like its colours. Perfect point of view and composition. Also appropriate background.
Thanks for sharing,

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

Top class image in terms of white balance depth and clarity Michael. Good day! I personally think that a landscape orientation of the image could work better with more breathing space around the bird, specially from left and right. Fantastic little bird with the most gorgeous colors imaginable. Well done !
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-13 2:05]

Hello Michel,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Purple Finch in very beautiful light and colours. Great DOF, blurry background and composition.

Another great photo of an interesting bird Michel! Nice pose, very good composition, wonderful colors and impressive sharpness.

Hi Michel,
Great shot of this guy.
Well done. Congratulation.

Hello Michel,
Another marvelous image. A perfect photo taken from a good low POV. Impressive details and focus. The composition and WB are fantastic. Very sharp image with excellent natural colors. What a lovely finch....
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo michel
Super good sharpness composition with great details of this bird
i like the colours they are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Michel
Another wonderful capture of this purple finch.Perfect POV,pose and composition,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Ciao Michel. Wonderful colour again MF. Razor details and sharp with best DOF in the lovely compo.


Ciao Michel.
Complimenti,eccellente cattura di questo simpatico uccellino viola,mai visto prima,fotografato con una ottima nitidezza e notevoli dettagli,splendidi colori naturali come la elegante composizione,molto bella.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Michel,
A terrific capture with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. TFS & best wishes!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-15 11:18]

Bonjour Michel,
J'aime bien le regard de ton oiseau...un regard un peu incertain!
Bon choix de présentation verticale et un arrière-plan aux belles nuances. Bonne netteté aussi, comme d'habitude.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-11-17 7:56]

hi Michel,
marvellous capture of this stunning species with so lovely purple colour, .. great detail and expo, .. TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-11-18 7:23]

Hello Michel,
A fine portrait of a male Purple Finch. The composition is perfect for the pose and POV. The natural colours are great and there is a nice catchlight in its eye.
Thanks for your kind words and for sharing this beauty,

wonderful bird, and very nice picture, congratulations Michel for the picture !

ciao, tino

Hello Michel,
An impressive capture,excellent sharpness and clarity of colours,lovely POV and depth.
Thanks and my regards,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-01-14 15:01]

Bulanık arka alan, netlik, doğal renkler ve çok güzel bir kompozisyon.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

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