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_MG_8729 You called?

_MG_8729 You called?

Yesterday, I cut back some overgrown cleomes surrounding these zinnias and the goldfinches discovered them. There were three perched on this plant. I took many shots through my double paned kitchen window, several of which had ugly vertical distortions from the glass. Others were out of focus. I used high speed bursts hoping to catch peak, in-focus moments - that didn't always happen. Deleted many images, but couldn't decide which of this group I could eliminate. They're such pretty birds.

Canon EOS 7D
1/400s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso200 full exif

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Range View 14-Nov-2013 20:51
A wonderful series of the goldfinches, the colour contrasts are gorgeous and the detail excellent. Great work Isabel! V
Irene Wehrli21-Aug-2013 09:23
You got some wonderful pictures of the goldfinches Isabel - I'm deeply impressed!
J. Scott Coile16-Aug-2013 17:39
Bob Patton16-Aug-2013 17:39
Beautiful. I've gotten some pretty good results by putting the camera on a tripod, focusing on the likely perch, and tripping the shutter by remote control.