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Paul Randall
15-08-2010, 11:11 AM
Really enjoyed the images in last weeks theme. It was also great to see some discussion on the topic as well :idea: :)
This week we pay tribute to those small unassuming finches. Hope you all have a finch image or two to share, remember that Sparrows are finches too if you get stuck :)

Red browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)

Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L iso 320 1/400th f5.6 CW metering -1/3
[attachment=0:1ovj2shj]IMG_4187.JPG[/attachment:1ovj2shj]

David Taylor
15-08-2010, 01:45 PM
Chestnut-breated Mannikin photographed earlier this year north of Brisbane gathering nesting material

David Taylor
15-08-2010, 01:47 PM
Diamond Firetail taken recently at the Capertee Valley, NSW

David Taylor
15-08-2010, 01:50 PM
House Sparrow ( yes an intro, but still a Finch!) thats it for me cheers David Taylor

Richard Hall
15-08-2010, 05:51 PM
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus at Adelaide airport.

http://richardhall.smugmug.com/Australian-Birds/Finches-Firetails-Sparrows/2008-06-18IMG3182House/970112183_Zd2Mc-X3.jpg

Richard Hall
15-08-2010, 05:53 PM
A juvenile Diamond Firetail - Stagonopleura guttata

http://richardhall.smugmug.com/Australian-Birds/Finches-Firetails-Sparrows/2010-01-01IMG7185Diamond/869610786_mGumE-X3.jpg

Heyn de Kock
15-08-2010, 11:13 PM
Red-eared Firetail (Stagonopleura oculata) photographed in a friends backyard in Walpole WA, 28-1-2008

Nikon D40X, 70-300mm VR @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/400sec, ISO 400

Heyn de Kock
15-08-2010, 11:19 PM
Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) male photographed at the go-cart track just outside Cairns 7/12/2009

Nikon D300, Nikkor 300mm f4, 1.4xC, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 400

Craig Miller
15-08-2010, 11:24 PM
:)
http://www.craig.mill3r.info/blog/wp-content/gallery/australian-birds/IMG_2997_web.jpg

Craig Miller
15-08-2010, 11:26 PM
And another :)
http://www.craig.mill3r.info/blog/wp-content/gallery/australian-birds/IMG_1829_copy.jpg

Joshua Bergmark
16-08-2010, 08:07 AM
Looks like we haven't got a Zebra finch yet :o I may as well post mine (eve nthough I'm sure there are much better shots out there ;) )

[attachment=0:199h6k3n]Zebra Finch.jpg[/attachment:199h6k3n]

Mike Toms
16-08-2010, 04:09 PM
some red browed. :D

[attachment=0:35zbpnr9]C1D30282.jpg[/attachment:35zbpnr9]

Tobias Hayashi
16-08-2010, 04:23 PM
A more artistic attempt at a Diamond Firetail:

ed pierce
16-08-2010, 05:34 PM
Crimmie, Tyto Wetlands Ingham, taken from the hide.
[attachment=0:tinbcb9a]crimson finch tyto wetlands ingham 170410 09.jpg[/attachment:tinbcb9a]

ed pierce
16-08-2010, 05:36 PM
Nutmeg Mannikin, juv. Townsville.
[attachment=0:3s92hu1o]nutmeg finch juv ross river bush garden 260410 02.jpg[/attachment:3s92hu1o]

Richard Hall
16-08-2010, 09:11 PM
Another introduced species from me, but they look OK I think, well, except this one is quite scruffy looking.

European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis

[attachment=0:10g9zzla]2009-01-04_IMG_2631_Goldfinch_WEB.jpg[/attachment:10g9zzla]

Richard Hall
16-08-2010, 09:12 PM
...and an adult Diamond Firetail to go with the juvi I posted.

http://richardhallphotography.com/Australian-Birds/Finches-Firetails-Sparrows/Diamond-FiretailIMG631102/543641062_XAAjp-X3-2.jpg

pictorella
17-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Black-throated Finch
Poephila cincta
South west of Townsville
Terrible pic but a species not yet posted

ed pierce
17-08-2010, 04:57 PM
Double-barred Finch, Townsville Towncommon.
[attachment=0:1h2nd07l]double barred finch towncommon 140110.JPG[/attachment:1h2nd07l]

ed pierce
17-08-2010, 05:01 PM
Nutmeg Mannikin, Townsville Towncommon. (one day I'll go somewhere else :!: )
[attachment=0:j2r0yl1t]towncommon_2010_03_06_54.JPG[/attachment:j2r0yl1t]

David Taylor
17-08-2010, 10:25 PM
Well heres a species to add to the list - Star Finch - :evil: however unfortunately this is a captive bird!! :mrgreen: Sadly im yet to see a wild one, and this was taken a couple of years ago at a zoo! :oops:

Feel free to admonish me!
:cry: :oops:

David Taylor

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 02:38 PM
Painted Finch
Emblema pictum
Birthday Waterhole, Owen Springs Reserve, Northern Territory, Australia
4th October 2006
Canon 30D, Canon EF 600mm L with Kenko Pro 300 1.4X Teleconverter
http://www.mountainsbeyond.org/Nature/Birds/Images/Alice%20Springs/Finches/_MG_8016-PaintedFinch8-0410.jpg

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 02:44 PM
Masked Finch
Poephila personata
Parry Creek Farm, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
5th July 2008
Canon 40D, Canon EF 600mm f4 L with Extender EF II 1.4X
http://www.mountainsbeyond.org/Nature/Birds/Images/Kimberley/Finches/IMG_4031-MaskedFinch-050708.jpg

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 02:46 PM
Gouldian Finch
Erythrura gouldiae
King River (off Wyndham - Karunjie Road), Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
28th September 2008
Canon 400D, Canon EF 600mm f4 L with Extender EF II 1.4X
http://www.mountainsbeyond.org/Nature/Birds/Images/Kimberley/Finchs2/IMG_4040-GouldianFinch-280908.jpg

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 02:47 PM
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Lonchura flaviprymna
King River (off Wyndham - Karunjie Road), Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
28th September 2008
Canon 400D, Canon EF 600mm f4 L with Extender EF II 1.4X
http://www.mountainsbeyond.org/Nature/Birds/Images/Kimberley/Finchs2/IMG_4275-YRMannikin-280908.jpg

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 02:48 PM
Pictorella Mannikin
Heteromunia pectoralis
Burks Park Station, Halls Creek Shire, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
17th July 2008
Canon 40D, Canon EF 600mm L with Extender EF II 1.4X
http://www.mountainsbeyond.org/Nature/Birds/Images/Kimberley/Finchs2/IMG_9346-PictMannikin-170708.jpg

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Java Sparrow
Padda oryzivora
Settlement, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australia
18th January 2008
Canon 30D, Canon EF 600mm L with Kenko Pro 300 1.4X Teleconverter
http://www.mountainsbeyond.org/Nature/Birds/Images/ChristmasIsland/Sparrows/IMG_4874-JavaSparrow-180108.jpg

Paul Randall
18-08-2010, 04:47 PM
European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L iso 200 1/2000th f5.6 CW metering -1/3 handheld
[attachment=0:32rwnhlq]IMG_3860.JPG[/attachment:32rwnhlq]

ed pierce
18-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Can't add any of the 'missing' few, but here is a couple more Crimmies from Tyto Wewtlands.
[attachment=0:pk5fjzyk]crimson finch tyto wetlands ingham 170410 01.jpg[/attachment:pk5fjzyk]

ed pierce
18-08-2010, 05:27 PM
And a young Crimmie also from Tyto.
[attachment=0:3s1j3jpt]crimson finch tyto wetlands ingham 160410 04.jpg[/attachment:3s1j3jpt]

Jweiss
18-08-2010, 05:46 PM
Didn't see one of these posted yet

Long-tailed Finch (Poephila acuticauda)
Mamukala Wetlands, Kakadu NP
Shot with Canon 7d, Canon 300/2.8, 2x Extender, Handheld


1/200, F/8, ISO 400, EV +1/3

Richard Hall
18-08-2010, 07:37 PM
A couple of Red-browed for the collection, because there simply isn't enough of them in this thread yet. :lol:

http://richardhallphotography.com/Australian-Birds/Finches-Firetails-Sparrows/2009-02-22IMG9162350DRed/773963193_GscTz-X3.jpg

ed pierce
19-08-2010, 07:02 PM
'Just what are you doing down there?' Chestnut-breasted Mannikin giving me a funny look!!
Townsville Towncommon.
[attachment=0:2ljxkijy]chestnut breasted mannikin towncommon 080709 02.jpg[/attachment:2ljxkijy]

pictorella
19-08-2010, 11:43 PM
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Passer montanus
Geelong
Puke worthy shot