Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pic of the Day

American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis; Horse Cove, Alabama

     Back in March the American Goldfinches that wintered here in Horse Cove headed north on their spring migration.  They were just molting into their breeding plumage when they left, so I missed their turn from olive green to yellow.  Over the last week numerous goldfinches have shown up at my feeder in their brilliant yellow plumage and they are just beautiful.  I caught this fellow as he landed on a branch before flying to one of my sunflower seed feeders.  The light, the bird and the plumage were just perfect.   Just the way I like it!

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/50 second @ f5, ISO 800

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