Saturday, June 19, 2010

American Goldfinch

Another cloudy day, but at least its not raining. One good thing about the clouds is that I don't have to worry about what direction the sun is coming from when I shoot.
I hung out for awhile at the pond near the bird blind today and saw an unusually high variety of birds in a short period of time. It's been a good place to take pictures, but I usually only get a single good opportunity.
This female American Goldfinch landed off to the side of where I was standing and was the bird that was the closest to me during that period. Goldfinches in general are not easy to shoot as they are flighty, small and don't let you get close. While I've seen many this spring, I haven't had many chances to get a close shot.

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