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A chaffinch.

Trying something slightly different composition wise. Most shots were taken in vertical orientation on this perch, but decided I quite liked this with the negative space.

Thanks for the comments on yesterdays, very interesting reaction to the two shots.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Chaffinch
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:26 Mar 2011 - 3:54 PM
Tags:Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs, Wildlife / nature
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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 4:41 PM

lovely capture.
ant.

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KathyW
KathyW  111793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 4:43 PM

Composition and background work really well. If I was being really really picky I'd say clean the background up a little, but as birds on sticks go, this is one of my favourites - Chaffinches rarely cause trouble in the garden Smile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 4:45 PM

Thanks for the GEA Kathy. Not sure what you mean by clean the background up a little unless there are dust bunnies (I can see a couple). The colouring is trees which are partially covered in snow. Hence the white and burgundy colouring.

These were processed originally just to show someone, so I did not bother with the little DBs. They are pesky blighters and a constant reminder that I need some new swabs. In fact off to WE now.

Thanks ant.

Last Modified By csurry at 26 Mar 2011 - 4:47 PM

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 4:49 PM

super detail and beautiful colour, personal tastes I suppose but I think the background is fine

Bill

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
26 Mar 2011 - 5:01 PM

Beautiful shot, Cheryl.
Tony

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DaveBartlett
26 Mar 2011 - 6:24 PM

Great complementary background and I like the way the head is placed against the white area. The composition works well I think and I like the use of the negative space for the bird to look into.

Dave

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KathyW
KathyW  111793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:26 PM

It was the dust bunnies I was referring to Cheryl Wink - I think the bg colour is what makes this special because it goes so well with the colours of the bird, wouldn't be the same on green.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:29 PM

OK no problem, just when I showed someone else this they thought the white was sky and not snow and suggested I shoot from a higher position Wink

Thanks all. I like to shoot with negative space from time to time, but I know not everyone appreciates it.

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tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:50 PM

Good to see a Chaffy.
I nailed my first female (Chaffinch)Smile this morning at the woods.


Adrian

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 7:07 PM

Excellent work, detail, colour and pose
Dave

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Hop-A-Long
26 Mar 2011 - 7:37 PM

Cracking shot. Lovely.
Andy

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 7:38 PM


Quote: Good to see a Chaffy.
I nailed my first female (Chaffinch)Smile this morning at the woods.


Adrian

That seems a little harsh Tongue

Thanks all.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 9:27 AM

Terrific detail Cheryl and a pleasure to see a healthy Chaffy without bumblefoot
Richard

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