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By Loupix  
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)

Tags: Wildlife Canon Eos General 350d Water Chaffinch Bird Carsington Wildlife and nature

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glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
18 Mar 2007 2:07AM
Nice detail, good exposure, well presented! Spot on! Click!!!

looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2007 2:29AM
Very nice all round,
Libby_M 15 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2007 6:44AM
this is nice colours great detail is to well taken
User_Removed 16 16 England
18 Mar 2007 10:10AM
Nicely caught and well detailed in a nice natural setting.
Mavis 20 143 2 England
18 Mar 2007 10:30AM
Lovely sharp image . If it were mine I'd have cropped off some of the background and brought the Chaffinch in closer ?
MaryMac 16 258 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2007 10:35AM
nice feather details and a lovely shot
18 Mar 2007 6:40PM
Nice capture, I've tried wild birds myself and know how skittish they are, very well done!!
Shroomer 15 14 167 England
18 Mar 2007 7:33PM
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
Loupix 16 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2007 10:17PM
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.
Loupix 16 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2007 10:17PM
duplicate message
Pegon 17 78 1 England
18 Mar 2007 10:21PM
Nicely captured and well presented.
jmbphoto 15 1
19 Mar 2007 7:45PM
excellent seperation from that bg...well defined and presented
johnsd Plus
16 4 2 Scotland
20 Mar 2007 8:08AM
Nice nice sharp image. (note - yes it's a male Chaffinch)
edcat 16
22 Mar 2007 4:17AM
well spotted
31 Mar 2007 11:17AM
Lovely !! Well executed.
whoa nice shot,thanks for your comment,yes it certainly poses lol
John_Lee 17 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2007 2:01PM
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.


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