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Young Goldie


Young Goldie
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2004-09-28
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposição: f/5.6, 1/80 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2004-10-17 19:17
Visto: 3816
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 20
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
This is a juvenile American Goldfinch feasting on the seeds from a spent Black-eyed Susan flower in my garden. I put out thistle feeders for the Goldies, but at this time of year it is so refreshing to watch them feeding from natural sources.

I think it must have been a good year for Goldfinches around here because I had dozens of juvies in my yard each day for about a 2 week period. The majority seem to have moved on, but I still have a few that have stayed behind. Classically the American Goldfinch will migrate to a warmer climate for the winter, but more and more I am witnessing a large population that stays behind and winters here in the northeast of the US. The males brilliant yellow and black cap turn to a lovely burnished gold for the winter and can be seen in backyards as well as the wildlife sanctuaries. Truly a bonus of color for a long drab New England winter.

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Lesley, I would love to spend a few days with you in the field to see how you approach birds. Insects are so much easier :) Do you use somekind of a blind?

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-18 5:14]

This is a real beauty!. The shot is very clear and the colors are natural. It feels like I can reach out and touch it.

Thanks for posting this beauty

Fabulous, your photos are always fantastic. Great clarity and details on the bird. Lovely compo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-18 8:28]

Excellent picture and very good note. I wish there was clear background behind the head but that is a infintesimally small minor point on this.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2004-10-18 8:56]

Soft colours, nice composition. Good as usual.

Very good colours, and nice composition.
Well done.

wouahou !
quelle belle composition !
toujours cette nettete sans faille sur tes photos :)
merci d'avoir partager ce beau clichet ;)

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1102 W: 95 N: 2611] (7555)
  • [2004-10-18 14:10]

Lovely Lesly
This is much better. Love this young one, lso the BG and the dead flowers.

Lesley, I agree with the others - great clarity & sharpness. And your spent dried flowers put a nice "slant" on your compostion! Well done!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-01 22:04]

Incredible shot Leslie, i love the colours and the sharpness, so the background is a beauty, congratulations (i wish to have a 100-400 canon lens ) you make some wonderfull photo with that one,

Regards,

Chris,

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