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Scarlet Finch

Scarlet Finch
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR 4.5-5.6 IF ED
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-29 16:48
Viewed: 2691
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot last June in our backyard. A male House Finch was posing nicely on our deck railing. Male House Finches get vividly coloured in the spring. In fact, I felt that I had to reduce the saturation a little in this shot, since the bird's colouring seemed too unrealistic -- the light must have been hitting him just right. The male House Finches that we see here are either red or orange in their upper body areas. I used this photo for the cover of a calendar that I made for this year.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To gaillarde: Merci!ubc64 1 05-19 21:19
To lilimih33: Finchubc64 1 04-14 23:51
To HienVy: It is indeed a male finchubc64 1 04-01 20:08
To alee8891: Comment on your reference to "bokeh"ubc64 1 03-31 22:09
To bigil: Merci!ubc64 1 03-31 21:17
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Bonsoir John

Je trouve que cette prise est parfaite, le détail des plumes, le reflet dans son oeil ,l'ombre sur le rebord.

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2010-03-29 17:04]
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Bravo John, magnifique image que tu nous présente ici.
Les détails, les coleurs, l'arrière plan sont très bien réussis.
J'aurai juste placé l'oiseau plus vers la gauche de sorte qu'il est plus d'espace devant lui.


hello john

nice and bokeh....

Boa noite John,
Nice bird and great capture here.

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  • Vessy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 14] (87)
  • [2010-03-29 20:16]

Very nice subject, colors, background and excellent focus.

Hi John,
Beatuiful caught of view of this beautiful male Finch,,
great colors and light,
picture very sharp and clear.
Excellent POV. and details.
very well done.

Hi John
It's a beautiful photo of a House Finch. Is this a male ?
Great lighting, coloring and sharp details.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-03-30 7:09]

Good morning John
Super nice presentation, good eye reflection and sharpness, well positioned and looking spectacular with its shadow.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-03-30 7:51]

Hi John,

An excellent close-up of the house finch. Very sharp with good background blurring. The color saturation looks good here, so nice job in pp.

Best regards,

Bonjour John

Très jolie photo de ce très bel oiseau!!
Les détails sont superbes!Belles couleurs,belle texture et belle lumière!!

Hi John...beautiful shot...great tones and light...excellent.


Hi John
I've noticed that the House Finch sometimes looks more colourful than other times. I think when they are looking for a mate they colour becomes brighter. I've even seen a orange-red House Finch.

You've capture this male so nicely in the bright sunlight. His colour is striking against the green background. The details are well defined and composition is great.
TFS Janice

Just lovely, John!

Bruno Santana

Hello John!
Very nice capture of the little bird!
Good focus!
I love the colours in the blurred background!
Best regards!

Hello John,

J'adore les oiseaux celui-ci est joliment habillé avec ce costume de plumes deux tons.
Un beau look sur une superbe BG.
La lumière est caressante mes compliments pour cette image.
Ayez une joyeuse semaine Amicalement.

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