Some months ago I visited the hides of Natura Prop in northern Catalonia.

A recently opened hide offered passerine birds in a beginning success story.

Goldfinches were plenty around and the clever idea of sticking several thistle plants (cardus) whose seeds are the favourites of these birds caused not only their prompt appearance but also added a satisfactory environment, more typical impossible "Goldfinch on Thistle plant", nearly kitsch!

The good thing is that a nice Dreamstime Editor chose one of the Goldfinch images as Editor's choice (thank you!) but the equally nice buyer who bought the following image didn't agree with the editor and preferred another "Goldfinch on Thistle plant" pic (I managed to get several accepted..) !

and this is the "Editor's Choice Pic":

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March 04, 2016


Very good and nice image!

March 04, 2016


Beautiful photograph of the goldfinch-congratulations with it besting the editor's choice.
Your 'bird photos' in your portfolio are very very nice also!

March 04, 2016


Good for you with editor's choice photos.

March 04, 2016


Great pictures Joan!
Congrats on the editors choice, and congrats on the sale!

March 03, 2016


We get goldfinches visiting the garden regularly, they're such beautiful birds. Lovely photos and well deserved as editors' pics ☺

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Photo credits: Joan Egert.