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Last pickings

Last pickings
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Copyright: Pim den Dekker (Hitbit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 159 N: 451] (5918)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-20
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL, Canon EF 75-300 f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-18 4:58
Viewed: 1525
Points: 34
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Finch picking the last berries before winter.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Finches are passerine birds, often seed-eating, found chiefly in the northern hemisphere and Africa. One subfamily is endemic to the Neotropics. The family scientific name Fringillidae comes from the Latin word "fringilla", meaning chaffinch, a member of this family that is common in Europe. The taxonomic structure of the true finch family, Fringillidae, is somewhat disputed, with some including the Hawaiian honeycreepers as another subfamily (Drepanidinae) and/or uniting the cardueline and fringilline finches as tribes (Carduelini and Fringillini) in one subfamily; the euphonious finches were thought to be tanagers due to general similarity in appearance and mode of life until their real affinities were realized[citation needed]; the buntings and American sparrows were formerly considered another subfamily (Emberizinae). Przewalski's "Rosefinch" (Urocynchramus pylzowi) is now classified as a distinct, monotypic family with no particularly close relatives (Groth 2000).

"Classic" or true finches are small to moderately large and have strong, stubby beaks, which in some species can be quite large. All have 12 tail feathers and 9 primaries. They have a bouncing flight, alternating bouts of flapping with gliding on closed wings, and most sing well. Their nests are basket-shaped and built in trees. The true finches range in size from the Andean Siskin (Carduelis spinescens), at 9.5 cm (3.8 inches) and 8.4 g., to the Collared Grosbeak (Mycerobas affinis), at nearly 23 cm (9 inches) and 79 g. (2.8 oz).

There are many birds in other families which are often called finches. These include many species in the very similar-looking Estrildids or waxbill family, which occur in the Old World tropics and Australia. Several groups of the Emberizidae family (buntings and American sparrows) are also named as finches, including the Darwin's finches of the Galapagos islands, which provided evidence of natural selection.

Have a nice sunday.

Grtz Pim

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Hool mooi gedaan jochie !


Good timing Pim catching this little bird with the berry in his beak .. great detail and clarity with perfect DoF too .. great work

Hi Pim,
that's a lovely moment and I like to look up to this cute guy. Very good sharpness and light, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-11-18 7:36]

Je hebt zelfs nog iets in zijn bek gestopt ! mooi en scherp!

mensenkinderen wat mooi weer.. ik hou hier van

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  • Ruut Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 8 N: 33] (1277)
  • [2007-11-18 12:03]

Hallo pim,
Akelig scherp en een mooi moment om te 'schieten'.
Mooie compositie door het groene bladerdak.
Goed gedaan,

Hallo Pim

Mooie compositie door het groene bladerdak.:-)
Very good sharpness and light.

Hi Pim,
Wat een pracht beeld - daar is het engelse woord erg toepasselijk voor - how precious this is! En precies op het juiste moment gevangen.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-19 2:09]

A most unusual PoV, Pim, but the colours and details make it a truly charming posting!
Great composition


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-11-19 5:11]

He is so cute and I like the POV. Super colour and detail. He needs a napkin though, rather messy eater. Wonderful job! Great presentation.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-19 6:55]

merhaba Pim...
verynice shot and focus...superb colors...selamlar

hello pim!
wonderful photo, great composition and perspective, i like it.


you catch a great moment i like it

nice compo! good thing the bird did fly away when you took its pix! nice focus too!

VERY nice shot here Pim of this beautiful bird! Nice details, excellent sharpness!

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-11-22 8:26]

Hi Pim dear friend ;)))
excellent macro...Fantastic position, Compliments,
J ;)

Hi Pim,
Beautiful photo,very sharp,good color and nice bg.Congratulation.
Best regards,

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