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European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis - Sticlete

:bulletred: The average Goldfinch is 1213 cm long with a wingspan of 2125 cm and a weight of 14 to 19 grams.
:bulletred: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5 - 5.6 L IS USM Autofocus Lens
:bulletred: Place: Campina, Romania

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:iconskyeranch:
Absolutely gorgeous. The way you got the bird in flight is amazing! Colors are superb, standing out against a plain background and looking completely at home in its habitat. I like the way you have made not only the bird clear, but the reeds as well. It makes it look natural.
The texture of the goldfinch's feathers looks so soft, and the way the wings are slightly blurred brings out the superior look on the birds determined face. Speaking about the texture: the different contrasts is a very good idea. Blurry background, soft feathers, smooth beak and rough reeds. I think it greatly brings out how, even though they are all so different, they work together exceedingly well.
Even better if? Are one of the reeds snapped? Though a tiny detail, it would depend on if I'm being picky or not. I could say that it distracts me slightly once I noticed it, or it can state that not everything in the wild is perfect. Anyway, gorgeous picture!
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Mallophora Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice action shot!!! :D
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :aww:
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Onion-chutney Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Wonderful, such beautiful bright colours Clap 
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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JoLee-Art Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
adorable  chardonneret
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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luka567 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture! 
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :aww:
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IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
amazing :lovely: 
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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ponyfleute Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really wonderful shoot  
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :aww:
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ponyfleute Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;-) np
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Ganjamira Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The very best photo of a Sticlete I ever saw!*-*
They are so wonderfull, even if I never saw a so colorfull specimen like this, the red is so intense:love:
Amazing shot!:clap:
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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JuReam Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :aww:
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Nicklaus-designs Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice ! It's really rare to see a still of their wings at the top like that. 
Also, you got him next to the plant he got his name from (at least in French and Latin).
The colors on his head and wings really stand out.
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the appreciaition :aww:
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Blondie3960 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Amazing capture! Congratulations!
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Blondie3960 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
:)
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Hi!!! You are in our first feature on Wyld-Art!! [link]
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :aww:
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Very welcome!!!:):):):)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photo of a "Pintassilgo";) (portuguese name). Nice work!
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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You're welcome
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful art has been featured in my newest journal [link]
Please :+fav: the feature for more people can see! :)
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :aww:
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You deserve :)
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brechnuss Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
we call this bird distel-fink (thistle finch) and on this picture we see why :-) great capture.
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome timing! :)
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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DuckFiend Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
WOW. Simply stunning!
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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basil-photo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :strong:
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benas1971 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
super
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, :strong:
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Awesome!
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :strong:
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Hi :wave: Your wonderful art is currently being featured in my journal – [link] :heart:
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :aww:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Superb Richard, great to see you on here ;-)
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Jamie ;-)
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MirMidPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great capture!
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, :strong:
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
One of my fave birdies!
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Canon EOS 7D
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1/2656 second
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F/6.3
Focal Length
400 mm
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Feb 2, 2011, 4:06:16 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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