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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2009-02-22
Catégories: Birds
Appareil photographique: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposition: f/8, 1/400 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): Small bird, big World [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2009-02-24 10:34
Vue: 2951
Favoris: 1 [voir]
Points: 62
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
I was pleased to be taken out to the woodland hide again by my kind wife as i am unable to drive any more . This is the first Redpoll i have seen this year . So i was a worth while trip. The line across the BG is sone old plants .

Redpoll ( Carduelis flammea ) Length 13-15cm.
A small Finch with rather variable plumage.
Most Birds can be recognised by a yellowish conical bill, black bid and a red patch on their forecrown. The latter of which is absent in some Juvenile Birds.
Has streaked grey-brown upperparts and pale underparts, streaked on its flanks. In the breeding season the Male has a pinkish flush to its breast.
As a breeding species it occurs locally throughout much of England and Ireland.
In winter it is much more widespread.
Breeds in open woodland but winter flocks mostly in alder and birch often with Siskins.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-24 10:37]

merhaba nicholas
wonderful capture and beautiful model
i like its pose, POV, BG, DOF, sharpness and details

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-24 10:39]

Hi Nicholas,
Excellent capture again.POV,colors,sharpness,pose of bird simple BG and details are perfect as always.
Thanks for posting.

hello Nicholas
a golde shot
so beautiful nice composition
great details
beautiful red colours
great shot
i like this one
greeting lou

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-24 10:48]

Hello Nick,

There is a very good sharpness in your photo. Moreover the bird looks great against the blurry background and the photo get a special depth. Colors are very nice and natural as you have used very well the light.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-24 10:50]

Hi Nicholas,

Last week in a comment on one of my pctures you said that you havent seen them so far,so you were lucky this sunday,thanks to your wife,well presented with nice colors,


nice and clear, I would crop the left side, so the bird is not inthe exact middle, TFS Ori

Ciao Nick, wonderful composition with lovely bird, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, great blurry BG, very well done my friend, BRAVO! ciao Silvio

Hello Nick
This may be your first Redpoll this year but its one more than I have ever seen!!
The details are exemplary and line across the BG doesnt distract my attention to the subject at all.
All the Best

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2009-02-24 11:26]

Hello Nick,
Lovely one of a male Redpoll!
Nice POV, pose, lighting, composition, sharpness and BG, all combining to make this another great portrait of the species. Though not rare in Sweden we don't get many in our area so I haven't had the chance to photograph one yet.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2009-02-24 11:39]

Hello Nick,
Fantastic photo of this Redpoll. The sharp details and clear colours are wonderful. Great pose, POV and composition.

Great pic Nick,

Love the sharpness and colours just a shame about that line across the BG though.

Very nice image.

Hello Nick,

Congrats with your first Redpoll this year. Very good sharpness, beautiful colors. A specially the red head. Your POV is oké (as always) Great compo. And you have luck with such a kind of woman.

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening and TFS BOB

Buena luz y paleta de colores del conjunto de la toma.
Un abrazo Nicholas: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-24 14:31]

Hi Nick,

I never realized how close the resemblance is between the Redpoll and the House Finch! Only a color variation. I love the pose, the wonderful colors and the sharp details of the entire bird. The lines across the background make the composition even more interesting.


A beautiful Carduelis individual in a "textbook" posture Nicholas, captured expertly from a detail revealing lateral vantage point in good exposure and perfect focus. TFS indeed my friend!

hello Nicholas

beautiful photography of the redpol on a perch,
shot with fine POV and framing, beautiful warm luminosity
and colour tones, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


I have entered this one into my small bird, big world theme..I think because it looks so small and fragile how you pictured it Nick. A bit of a change from others and in a good way!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-24 20:49]

Hello Nick,
Outstanding work as always, Nick your quality is something I aspire too. Colors, details and composition are spot on, thank you.

Hi Nicholas,

nice picture from this Redpoll.
Good bg pov and dof.
Beautiful colours, you have high skills about bird photography.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-24 22:03]

Hello Nicholas
Nice capture with great details and natural and beautiful colors.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-02-24 22:18]

Lovely warm colors and striking composition.
The light is beautiful, and highlights the sharp details.
A fantastic shot, Nick. TFS. : )

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-24 22:29]

Hola amigo,
efectiva captura,
atractivo pose y bg.
fina iluminación y colorido,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3474] (15151)
  • [2009-02-25 0:00]

Merhaba Nicholas,
Çok güzel bir kompozisyon; renkler, netlik ve pozlama çok başarılı olmuş.
Paylaşım için teşekkürler ve tebrikler.

Hi Nick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful redpoll. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2009-02-25 5:22]

Nicholas, Superb focus and sharp picture. Exclelent note and brilliant color tones. Ganesh

Hello Nick,
what a fantastic picture of Carduelis flammea taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness in a wonderful composition; an ever first class close up, i like the bright colours and the marvellous blurred BG.
Best regards.

Hello Nick
Je vais finir par croire que tu élèves les oiseaux dans ton jardin.
Ils sont tous beaux et tes photos sont extra

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6064 W: 89 N: 15165] (63523)
  • [2009-02-25 14:22]

Hi Nico,simply a perfect pic from a perfect photographer in a perfect gallery...for me is enough..ehehhe...your birds are art,the colors are magic! Thanks to show us this beauty,LUCIANO

Hi Nick, What a beauty:) wonderful capture in all around MF.
TFS and cheers,


This is a great Redpoll picture. We have them here in Northern Illinois, but I have yet to get a good picture like this one. The line of the branch and the blurred BG make this shot. The lighting and the catch in the eye is perfect.


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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-03-01 5:34]

It's interesting to compare your redpolls with ours. Nice shot. Gary

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