Saturday, 9 July 2011

Spot the birdie!

This may not work very well at web resolution (if not, I apologise) but I was just struck by how well this Goldfinch (Cardeulis cardeulis) – despite that bold plumage – blended into its surroundings in this shot.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/320 sec, f/6.3, 400mm at ISO 200

6 comments:

  1. your goldfinches are so different than our US models - i was searching for bright yellow. :)

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  2. I can see four Tim.....I think :-)

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  3. A typical view for me ... more often heard (twittering)than seen despite their bold colours.

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  4. Its one of their favourite foods when the thistles seed later on Tim.

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  5. Thanks all for your comments. Warren, you were actually not far wrong – when I lined up the camera there were indeed four; three left before I could get a shot off.

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