Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pic of the Day

American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis:
Horsecove; Gurley, Alabama
     I have been waiting for weeks for the goldfinches to complete their molt into breeding plumage.  Just a few days ago they were still showing some molted plumage, but today they all appeared decked out in their breeding best.  This bird alighted on a branch I provided just in front of my blind for a few seconds, which allowed me to get this beautiful portrait before it hopped to a sunflower feeder.  I just love spring!

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4,  1/250 second @ f7.1

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful stuff here Bobby! I look forward to what you get at Magee.