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House Finch III

House  Finch  III
: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
: Animals
: 2008-05-25
: Birds
: Nikon D80, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/4, 1/800
Details: Tripod: Yes
: CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos [view contributor(s)]
: 2008-05-28 18:10
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The House Finch Male. (Carpodacus mexicanus)

Some times its very easy to take a photo, becouse we just go out to see what we can find, but when we have something especial in mind to find, then things changes, like this time. I wanted to have House finches only, so I took My portable blind, and seat inside and stay there from 9-1 Am and from 3-6.30 Pm last Sunday. It was very very hot inside (about 40C- 105F), but I got what I wanted, a lot of this beautiful birds come to drink fresh water, and I took a lot of photos of them, and I was very happy at the end of the day.


eqshannon, angela926, Adanac, Jamesp, CeltickRanger, rcrick, Amadeo, jaycee, Argus, uleko, gracious, rousettus, Juyona has marked this note useful
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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-05-28 18:18]

Trs beau House Finch comme je viens de poster. Belle composition et belle couleurs.

This one is spot on Luis...and YES I really mean it when I said I appreciate the Mex-Americans...you must see my video in which I talk so well about Chavez and his work..if you have not...write me and let me know....

Hello Luis,
Great capture, excellent sharpness and depth of field, beautiful vivid colors, superb details, great pose and very lovely catchlight in his eye.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-28 19:14]

Hola Luis,
I wish I could have the talent you have for superior quality bird images. You seem to bring them to life in front my eyes. Splendid work once more my friend. Lucy says Hello Luis.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-28 19:46]

Hi Luis

Greetings from Jasper National Park.

A wonderful shot - the composition is lovely as is the detail and colour.



hello Luis

i love your House Finch Male photo it is why the first
thing i did is to put it in one of my themes,

superb shot with very fine POV, DOF and framing,
i love that orange-red colour on his plumage,
beautiful pose of the bird, beautiful softness
of the luminosity and colours, excellent sharpness and details,



Hi Luis,

This is a wonderful shot, framing and composition all perfect, beautiful colours and excellent detail in the plumage, and the f/4 has separated the House Finch for the background perfectly, really nice work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Hola Luis, otra gran fotografia, con una bonita composicin, colores suaves y muy agradables, buena luz y un fondo biendesenfocado pero que nos deja una idea del hbitat del pajaro. Un saludo

Hola Luis
Beautiful bird, well captured and presented with good quality.

Hi Luis,
Another cute and perfect shot of a House Finch my friend! All are perfect! The posture of this handsome is wonderful too. TFS.


Les couleurs et la clairet de cette photo sont superbes. Cette branche est parfaite et ajoute un trs bel lment cette excellente composition. Bravo et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

Hi Luis

So that's how you do, aportable hide, great stuff, I must try that one. I;ve always wanted to sit in a hide by a waterhole and see what I can get, just never had teh time. One day I will though.
Excellent sharpness and great comosition.


Excellent shot, Luis!Very sharp and the BG is very beatiful!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-29 8:53]

Hola Primo,

A lovely male house finch in the wonderful Luis style. I love the pose, colors, plummage, face and the pretty setting. A day doesn't go by when I don't see and hear more finches than I can count. I can't imagine having to go out and look for them.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-05-29 10:13]

Hello Luis,
What a beauty! Beautiful soft colours and great sharpness and details. Excellent composition, POV and DOF.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-05-29 11:17]

Hola Luis,
Another superb capture of a different male House Finch with a little less red. The quality of this capture is just as excellent as the first and the lighting and composition as well. Well worth spending such a long time in your hot blind!
TFS this beautiful picture,
UN abrazo fraternal,
Su amigo, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-05-29 11:25]

Hello Luis,
This is a lovely composition showing the pretty male House Finch sharply in focus. Beautiful colours and I like the background.
Excellent series of work to be proud of!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hola amigo,
Another well captured of this excellent image of this beautiful Finch!
great pose of it with perfect sharpness, nice colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-29 13:43]

Hi . very late home so just a note for now to say good picture .well done TFS.

Hola Luis,
Today, we see male of your finches. This is really very beautiful red plumage. Males of birds mostly are more beautiful than their females. This is natural's rule:) Your capture great with sharp focus, POV, composition and eyes contact. thanks.
saludos amigo

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-30 2:51]

A really lovely capture of this beautiful little bird!
Very sharp and very detailed.
Excellent DOF and BG.
Nice n' natural colours.

Well done!


En tu lnea de elegancia Luis. Gracias por el comentario del 100pies .
Abrazo, como ves por la extensin de mi coemntario, voy liadillo.

Great display of balance here. How do those little birds do that? WOW! ha ha
Great detail and composition. A beautiful shot!
And I admire your endurance! :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-31 2:32]

Hola Luis,
pintoresca ave,
detalles y sorprendente pose,
calidad excelente amigo,
si te lleg mi e-mail dmelo.
muchas gracias, por qu todos bastante bien,
hoy amanec con dolor de lumbago, cosas de la edad, jajaja,
saludos para todos.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-01 13:57]

Hello Luis, a very beautiful shot of the House Finch! Great pose on the twig, perfect background, very good sharpness and very well done exposure. Thanks my friend!


Hello Luis
A perfect shoy of this lovely coloured bird.
We can appreciate a lot of details.
well done

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