Monday, 20 June 2011

Female Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

A lot of work to do today, but the early evening was glorious with the 'golden hour' of wonderful light everywhere and so I escaped into the garden for a while. The pick of the shots were these charming cameos of a young female Chaffinch (I didn't see the bird land, so if I'm wrong please feel free to put me right) as she rested on a branch. The gentle illumination of her feathers contrasts well, I think, with the strong light on the tree leaves behind her and on the lichen to her left.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 640
Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 640

1 comment:

  1. Utterly delightful, I love the rounded shape she has made of her body, plump as a peach.

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