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Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak
Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-18 18:47
Viewed: 2879
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
That was the first time I had the occasion to see that species.This female was so busy eating that she did not bother with my presence.As you could see they are very missy while eating.
From Audubon
A large plump finch.Stubby,strongly curved black bill.The female is similar to first-year males in pattern,with dull mustard head and rump markings.

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Hi Michel,
nice photo of this bird during its lunch. I like your point of view. Nice natural colours. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice week,

It is quite obvious that this Grosbeak is enjoying its meal of ripe berries, Michel. Very charming image of the bird looking happy and relaxed.
The use of tripod does make a difference in terms of the overall quality of a picture.
Thanks and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-19 3:28]

Hello Michel,
Very nice photo of this Pine Grosbeak in excellent sharpness, details and very beautiful natural colours. Taken from the best POV in an attractive composition and pose.

hello Michel,
very nice captured image of this Pine Grosbeak when she absorbed and enjoying her meal.
well composed picture with good clarity and colour.
best wishes,

hello Michel
very good picture with great details good sharpness and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Michel

Beautiful sunlight you have got working here and the red cherries really go well with the grey of the birdie. Though wonder what kind of physical BG produced such Blue/Violet pastel colours of the BG?


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-19 7:34]

Hi Michel,
Nice photo of this interesting bird.
Composition and colours are very good.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Michel,
Beautiful capture with great details,natural colour and perfect composition. My regards,_Joy

Impressive photo Michel! Good composition, wonderful colors and very good sharpness. Interesting species too!

Hello Michel,
Again I am very busy at work and not very much time to spent on TN. Still I admire this fascinating photo with razor sharp details. Nice natural colors and perfect exposure. The image is taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity. Excellent details and nice, soft, background.

Ciao Michel.
Complimenti per la splendida composizione,grande nitidezza di questo esemplare di uccellino colo becco pieno di bacche,stupendi i colori ben definiti molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Michel. Stunning details and sharp with best colours against the blurry BG. Perfect managment od the light.


Ciao Michel, lovely composition with nice bird and beasutiful fruits, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Salut Michel

Belle photo en close-up du Durbec des sapins, prise par un
excellent POV et cadrage, belle lumière venant sur l'oiseau,
excellent focus, netteté et détails, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-19 14:55]

Salut Michel,une capture de grande classe dans une lumiere magique,quelle ambience avec les fruits rouges qui contrastent le bleu en arrier plan,details et couleurs magnifiques sur l'oiseau! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-20 5:51]

Bonjour Michel,
On lui souhaite bon appétit! Une image si vivante et lumineuse, les couleurs sont plaisantes aussi et l'ensemble très bien présenté.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-20 19:24]

Hello Michel,
Very neat image, I have never seen one of these little beauties in the wild.
Your right, they do seem to be messy eaters, kind of reminds me of my grandchildren:) Love the super fine detail and beautiful colors. Excellent lighting and you even managed to capture a little twinkle in it's eye. Well done!!

Hello Michel
what a beautiful model and great capture of pretty lady of Pine Grosbeak. Great focus and colors. Reddish berries also nice for composition. Thanks for sharing this beauty. well done my friend
Best regards

Hello Michel
Wonderful capture of ths species.Great POV and composition,wonderful colours and excelent sharpness.Miss this one..
Thank You.
Have a good Sunday
Best regards

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-12-09 8:46]

Hola Michel, que belleza de especie y de foto, me gusta mucho la composición y ver al ave comiendo esos frutos; muy buen manejo de la luz, color y excelentes detalles de la especie...saludos.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-01-23 13:09]

Bonjour Michel,
This is a very fine capture of Pine Grosbeak ..
Beautiful photo of this bird in good sharpness, details and natural colours.
Best wishes,

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