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Rainbow finch

Rainbow finch
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-09
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds, Finches, My Best, A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-27 3:38
Viewed: 31990
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 60
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Common Names
Lady Gouldian, Rainbow finch, name sometimes shortened to Gould.

The Gouldian Finch, Chloebia gouldiae, is arguably the most vividly colorful bird on earth. Its native habitat is the northern region of Australia.

Gouldians are between 5 and 5.5 inches in size or 13-14 cm long.

Gouldian finches are members of the Estrildidae bird family. Three (3) varieties of Gouldian Finches are naturally-occuring in color:
(1) The red-headed: Poephila mirabilis
(2) The black-headed: Poephila gouldiae
(3) The yellow-headed: Poephila armitiana

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-27 3:48]

Hello Biswarup,
Thank you for bringing us this incredible bird.
The colors are absolutely stunning.
Sharp details, great POV and composition, perfect exposure.
TFS. : )

Hello, great shot of this colorfull bird.
Compo and details are super,


Bellissimi colori Biswarup!
Bella foto e buoni dettagli, bravo!

Hi Biswarup,
Superb shot. Colors are great. Sharp and clear. Well composed.

Ben Lakitan

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-27 5:15]

Hi Biswarup,

A great shot of this colorfull bird,which is well composed,well done and TFS,


What a colourful bird, Biswarup!
You have done a fantastic job of it. POV, DOF, sharpness and colours are just amazing.
TFS and take care.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-27 8:06]

Hi Biswarup,
Really a colorful bird! Details and colors are perfect!
TFS, Josť M.

Hello Biswarup,
Rainbow finch to reflect this eye-catching bird. Nicely captured with vibrant colors. Well done & TFS.


Very colorful bird. Lovely one wish to have it on my copu screen permanently. Good pov and Sharp. Keep it up.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-27 13:36]

Hi Biswarup

Beautiful Shot, what a colouful bird, its the first time I have seen one, excellent composition & detail.

TFS Hilary

Very good shot of this colourful bird.
Best regards

Hi Biswarup

Excellent work here. Nice compo, very good POV. Crisp, clear and sharp. Well done. :-)

Hi Biswarup,
An excellent shot of this colourful bird.Good colours,POV and DOF.
Congrats and TFS

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-08 21:44]

Wow.. the most beautifull bird ever see, you did a great portrait Biswarup, TFS


Hello Biswarup,
I wonder what nature had in mind when creating this guy...
This fluffy little featherball is most colourful, and here it is captured with great skill!
Superb reproduction of colours, great details!
Pablo -

Very well clicked picture. I adore your efforts.
Regards-Dr Ranjan

Hi again Biswarup, I love the Rainbow Finch, what a beautiful bird, fantastic colours and detail in this shot.. Good DOF.

perfect color composition! and all presented so clear and sharp, even the tree branches also catch in detail. great picture and explanation, TFS

Wau, what a picture of a beautiful bird. Great colours and details.

What a stunning Photo you have taken, amazing colour of a beautiful bird :-)

Hello Biswarup,
What a wonderful colours and sharpness
Well done

Great shot of such a colourful bird!

What an absolutely beautiful bird. The photo is superbly composed and the focus is perfect.

Hello Biswarup, Firstly congratulations on being the featured destination on todays T.E, secondly WOW stunning shot, superb colours, great detail on this little Rainbow finch, and I might add an amazing gallery as well, nice work, all the best Cheers Rick

Hi Biswarup,
Superb shot. Colors are great.

Hi Biswarup
Simply Stunning
tfs jon

great shot of this colorfull bird.

Beautiful little fellow! I had many expensive finches once, in a huge cage outside, given to me by a friend. I loved them!

Wow! That shot just blows my mind. I've never seen such a beautifully colored finch. It's a marvelously framed photo, very sharp and your description very helpful. Good work.

Hi Biswarup,
Stunning capture of this finch, I like the natural warm colours and great detail.Well composed and good POV.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-23 19:59]

Hello Biswarup,
This is an incredibly beautiful bird shown with fine detail and excellent exposure. Absolutely astounding image!! TFS.

So great pictures TFS

What an amazing beautiful bird with such a saturation of colors. Thanks for sharing this most excellent image.

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