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Canon EOS 7D
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1/2656 second
Focal Length
400 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 2, 2011, 4:06:16 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Carduelis carduelis by RichardConstantinoff Carduelis carduelis by RichardConstantinoff
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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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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luka567 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture! 
IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
amazing :lovely: 
RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
ponyfleute Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really wonderful shoot  
RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :aww:
ponyfleute Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;-) np
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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:
RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
JuReam Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
I featured your work on my blog! unusualmaidenbutterflydays.blo…
RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :aww:
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