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European Gold Finch

European Gold Finch
Copyright ©2006, Fonzy -
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This afternoon coming home we past a very tall tree walked by it and heared a very nice tinkel bell sound. We looked up and noticed a few European Gold Finches high in top of that tree.. After a while we walked on to home and I had plans to go back with my camera.... While grabbing my gear my wife said to me "they are sitting in the backyard now..." Yes she was right , looked outside and I spotted one ... Again high - up in the tree ,I made a few images than the bird left .. I think this is not a high quality photo because the distance was to far and I had a hard time holding my camera and telelens still... But anyway this is my first shot of an European Gold Finch so I had to add it to my collection of birds and post it on to the site.... HOPE YOU LIKE IT..

Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My Birds 2006
Uploaded: 23-Aug-2006 13:23 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E500
Exposure time: 1/500
Aperture: 6.3
Focal length: 425mm
Lens: ED300mm+1.4 teleconverter
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Cropped -USM
Image resized to: 753x947

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Quite acceptable shot indeed.

I admire your ability to freehand shoot this, without the use of a tripod. You must have nerves of steel and very still hands because you can tell there was sone distance in shooting this gold Finch.

I like the composition too.

Christopher Ashworth at 13:58 CEST on 23-Aug-2006 [Reply]


Thank you very much Christopher,

Best regards,

Fonzy - at 14:18 CEST on 23-Aug-2006 [Reply]