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American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch
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Copyright: Serge Saint Louis (yamataraja) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 902 W: 85 N: 1394] (7662)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-01 12:29
Viewed: 2075
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pour attirer le printemps, je poste une image de Chardonneret jaune mâle en souhaitant qu'il nous apporte du soleil et fasse fondre toute cette neige encore au sol.
Image rognée et USM

In order to lure the spring, I post this photo of a male American Goldfinch hoping that it will bring back our sunshine et melt all that snow that's still on the ground.
The image was cropped and USM


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-04-01 12:33]

Hi Serge,
A great sharp capture of this wonderful American Goldfinch. Beautiful yellow tones of the breast of the bird with such dominant pose.
A very neat image of this bird sitting on this diagonal branch. Great clarity in the face features.
Well done,
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-04-01 13:10]

Greetings Serge,great details & colors & sharp.If anything can lure the spring in your area ,this should,well we hope it does:-)
I can't think of to much in a critique, that could improve your image,except, perhaps a tighter crop from the top, that would omit the little amount of pinkish red from the composition,but that's just a personal thing & may not work for you or others.
Best Regards

I like the way the bird is posed. Great pov and it has a good dof with crisp and sharp details. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello Serge,
The detail in the plumage, along with the nice clear eye make this a pleasing photo.
Best wishes Les

Bonsoir Serge,
Belle image! mes voeux d'admiration et aussi pour l'arrivée pleine du Printemps comme tu desires.
Magnifique travail.

Hello Serge

An excellent image here with the bird looking back. awesome work. very sharp and the POV is perfect.


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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2011-04-01 17:27]

Hi Serge,
Nice shot. The soft blurred BG is perfect for this beautiful American Goldfinch. The composition is pleasing with the branch set in a diagonal direction. Very nice work Serge. - Kevin

Hello Louis,
Very colourful image you present here, hope the spring will come with all good things.

Hi Serge...nice shot...well composed with excellent focus and tones.


Nice shot Serge. Fantastic color and sharp detail against a great blurred bg. Amazing capture. Can't believe he stayed still long enough for you to get this wonderful photo. Well done! TFS and have a great weekend, Lori

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-04-02 6:33]

Hi Serge,

These are beautiful birds and this is a gorgeous photo. The background can't get more perfect than this. The goldfinch is in a perfect pose and there is nice catchlight in its eye. Perfect choice of crop to have the branch end in the lower corner. TFS

Our male goldfinches have just began to turn bright yellow, spring is wonderful!

Best regards,

Bonjour Serge,

Excellent image de ce charmant spécimen. La netteté sur l'oeil ne pourrait être plus parfaite, l'exposition sous une douce lumière plus qu'excellent. Composition bien équilibrée avec une jolie diagonale. Tant qu'au "bokhe"....WOW, écoeurant comme on dit ici. Cent fos bravo.


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