Lonchura bicolor poensis, a type of finch living in Africa, seen in the Wildlifepark of Herberstein, Austria on 6th Jan 2012.

Canon 50d and Canon 300mm f.4, f/4.0 1/125 iso 3200 -2/3 EV Raw as is.

Featured in “The silky Touch” 8th Jan 2012


mannikin, finch, bird, canon, zoo, africa

I am a Hobby Photographer from Austria who likes to shoot a mixed bag of subjects ranging from car racing to airshows, architecture, landscape and nature and have not specialized on a specific topic.
I also like to look at all the beautiful artwork here to find some inspiration.
Thank’s to all of you for looking and commenting on my work.

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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • I am glad my african bird caught your eye, thank you for visiting!

    – Delfino

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • BigD
    BigDover 2 years ago

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago

    Please submit this amazing image to the AMAZING WILDLIFE Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ

  • Thank you DeeZ for the invitation, i am glad to do so!

    – Delfino

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    Fine Feathered Friends Collection!
    January 11, 2012

  • Thank you so much Dee, it was my first attempt to capture those small finches, they are so tricky to shoot, and i am very glad that this image is featured in your group!

    – Delfino

  • M.S. Photography & Art
    M.S. Photograp...over 2 years ago

    Superb capture,nice bird too!

  • Thank you so much Margaret!

    – Delfino

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful bird and photo!

  • Thank you Ellen for commenting on my mannikin!

    – Delfino

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful capture of such a tiny bird. Love the catchlight in his eye.

  • Thank you very much Joy, i am glad you like my mannikin. I was also surprised by the catchlight in his eye because i used only very damp natural light from a window in the roof.

    – Delfino

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous pose, and beautiful creamy bokeh

  • Thank you Felix for your visit, i am glad you like my bird shots, these are my first attempts on small birds.

    – Delfino

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniola9 months ago

    Adorable! :))

  • Thank you Dominika!

    – Delfino

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