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NOTE: It would appear this is a MALE chaffinch not female. Sorry I don't know that much about birds... hence the descriptive piece below.


One of our commonest birds, the chaffinch is found not only throughout Europe but also in northwestern Africa, the Middle East and Asia as far as western Siberia.

Birds inhabiting northerly regions migrate to the mediterranean in the autumn. Elsewhere they are resident or migrate only locally.

The males stake out their breeding territory in February or March, the females arriving somewhat later to select a nesting site. The nest is a neat, compact cup of moss, lichen and spiders' webs, often camouflaged with bits of bark from the tree in which it is placed. The chaffinch has one brood in April or May and a second in June or July. A clutch usuqally comprises five eggs, incubated for 12 to 14 days by the hen alone. The diet consists mainly of seeds. Outside the breeding season chaffinches form groups that roam the fields with other seed-eating birds or frequent parks and gardens where there are feeding trays or bird tables. They are also plentiful in thin woodlands.

Photo info :-

Exposure...........:- 1/25s @ f/6.3
Exposure mode......:- Auto
Exposure program...:- Aperture Priority
ISO Speed..........:- 200
Focal lenth........:- 500mm
Metering mode......:- Patern
White balance......:- Auto

This was the same as the previous upload (quite dificult to shoot)

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:sigma EX50-500mm APO DG HSM
Recording media:raw digital
Title:Chaffinch
Username:Loupix Loupix
Uploaded:18 Mar 2007 - 12:56 AM
Tags:350d, Bird, Canon, Carsington, Chaffinch, Eos, General, Water, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 2:07 AM

Nice detail, good exposure, well presented! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 2:29 AM

Very nice all round,
excellent!

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2007 - 6:44 AM

this is nice colours great detail is to well taken

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 10:10 AM

Nicely caught and well detailed in a nice natural setting.
Andrew

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 10:30 AM

Lovely sharp image . If it were mine I'd have cropped off some of the background and brought the Chaffinch in closer ?

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MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 10:35 AM

nice feather details and a lovely shot
Mary

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simonshere
simonshere  10 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2007 - 6:40 PM

Nice capture, I've tried wild birds myself and know how skittish they are, very well done!!

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 7:33 PM

Very nice shot and colours. Love the framining very unique.
Hope you dont mind me saying but I feel it is a first year male just coming into breeding plumage
Nice capture
Richard

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Loupix
Loupix  880 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 10:17 PM

I don't mind you saying, I am not a bird watcher and only know what I can read in books, and to be honest the book I have is quite old.

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Loupix
Loupix  880 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 10:17 PM

duplicate message

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2007 - 10:21 PM

Nicely captured and well presented.
Pete.

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jmbphoto
jmbphoto  7
19 Mar 2007 - 7:45 PM

excellent seperation from that bg...well defined and presented

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johnsd
johnsd  8 Scotland
20 Mar 2007 - 8:08 AM

Nice nice sharp image. (note - yes it's a male Chaffinch)
Johnsd

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edcat
edcat  7
22 Mar 2007 - 4:17 AM

well spotted

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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
31 Mar 2007 - 11:17 AM

Lovely !! Well executed.
Bert

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iloveyouchrissy

whoa nice shot,thanks for your comment,yes it certainly poses lol

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John_Lee
John_Lee  8 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2007 - 2:01 PM

Nice capture - however I'd tend to crop out quite a lot of the image above the bird, perhaps as much as half. To my eye the sun-dappled(?) pattern distracts from rather than enhances the subject.

John

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