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