Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: February 12, 2018

Chaffinch (female) ~Fringilla coelebs

Resting in the Fuchsia Bush!

by Susan F. M. T.

The female Chaffinches (Fringilla Coelebs) in my garden seem to be more timid than the male & this is the first time I've managed to capture one that was not moving at the time. The chaffinch is one of the most widespread and abundant bird in Britian and Ireland. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders - it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You'll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls. Susan

Post Type Photography Mixed Media Minor
Cropped to square, Light dark balance adjusted then using Geometric Effects-Circle in Corel Paint Shop Pro I gave it the Globe treatment framing it it a colour found in the birds plumage

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