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24-Jul-2012 Michael Edwards



This guy caught me completely off-guard. I was having breakfast, early in the morning, before work, and saw him mooching seeds from a vase of sunflowers we had brought home after a church program. I ran to the bedroom, grabbed the Canon, and fired of a couple of dozen shots through the back door, through the blinds, the whole deal...
Here is one Blessed result...

Canon EOS 60D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/800s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso320 full exif

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Guest 15-Aug-2012 04:29
There is no way you can have "staged" a more beautiful shot! Explosive color. es
hal 06-Aug-2012 01:51
l nearly missed this marvelous shot Michael.
Gold is the predominant color here.
Magical lighting !!
Pete Hemington05-Aug-2012 14:53
A superb burst of complementary colours.
Gorgeous bird,
Lennart Waara05-Aug-2012 08:25
Thats a great occasion and photo. The absolute right setting for a goldfinch with the golden colors and light! Excellent!
Michael Edwards04-Aug-2012 23:59
Yes, Terry, the gold early morning light was amazing.
I wished I had the chance to open the blinds, but the bird was only 4 feet or so beyond the door, and I figured SOMETHING was better than NOTHING.
Terry_O04-Aug-2012 22:31
Intense colors, Michael. What a wonderful thing to see from your back door!
Fred Gary04-Aug-2012 19:45
Fantastic light and detail. Love these little American Goldfinch, I have a feeder for them and sometimes have as many as a dozen hanging off it eating. Great capture.
Anitta Vuorisola04-Aug-2012 18:06
Beautiful colors, excellent shot! A Blessed Moment!