View Full Version : WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 15/8/10 "FINCH FEVER"

Paul Randall
15-08-2010, 12:11 PM
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

David Taylor
15-08-2010, 02:45 PM
Chestnut-breated Mannikin photographed earlier this year north of Brisbane gathering nesting material

David Taylor
15-08-2010, 02:47 PM
Diamond Firetail taken recently at the Capertee Valley, NSW

David Taylor
15-08-2010, 02:50 PM
House Sparrow ( yes an intro, but still a Finch!) thats it for me cheers David Taylor

Richard Hall
15-08-2010, 06:51 PM
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus at Adelaide airport.


Richard Hall
15-08-2010, 06:53 PM
A juvenile Diamond Firetail - Stagonopleura guttata


Heyn de Kock
16-08-2010, 12:13 AM
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
16-08-2010, 12:19 AM
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
16-08-2010, 12:24 AM

Craig Miller
16-08-2010, 12:26 AM
And another :)

Joshua Bergmark
16-08-2010, 09:07 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 ;) )

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Mike Toms
16-08-2010, 05:09 PM
some red browed. :D


Tobias Hayashi
16-08-2010, 05:23 PM
A more artistic attempt at a Diamond Firetail:

ed pierce
16-08-2010, 06:34 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, 06:36 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, 10:11 PM
Another introduced species from me, but they look OK I think, well, except this one is quite scruffy looking.

European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis


Richard Hall
16-08-2010, 10:12 PM
...and an adult Diamond Firetail to go with the juvi I posted.


17-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Black-throated Finch
Poephila cincta
South west of Townsville
Terrible pic but a species not yet posted

ed pierce
17-08-2010, 05:57 PM
Double-barred Finch, Townsville Towncommon.
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ed pierce
17-08-2010, 06:01 PM
Nutmeg Mannikin, Townsville Towncommon. (one day I'll go somewhere else :!: )

David Taylor
17-08-2010, 11:25 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, 03:38 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

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 03:44 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

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 03:46 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

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 03:47 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

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 03:48 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

Eric Tan
18-08-2010, 03:50 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

Paul Randall
18-08-2010, 05:47 PM
European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L iso 200 1/2000th f5.6 CW metering -1/3 handheld

ed pierce
18-08-2010, 06:25 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, 06:27 PM
And a young Crimmie also from Tyto.
[attachment=0:3s1j3jpt]crimson finch tyto wetlands ingham 160410 04.jpg[/attachment:3s1j3jpt]

18-08-2010, 06:46 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, 08:37 PM
A couple of Red-browed for the collection, because there simply isn't enough of them in this thread yet. :lol:


ed pierce
19-08-2010, 08:02 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]

20-08-2010, 12:43 AM
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Passer montanus
Puke worthy shot