American Goldfinch -- 27 July 2018 (Original Photos)

in #photography2 years ago

This American Goldfinch visited my coarse sunflower seed feeder and was kind enough to pose for a few pictures.

Photographs taken on 16 January 2018.

American Goldfinch

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/18; 1/10 sec.; ISO-100; 300mm

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/18; 1/10 sec.; ISO-100; 300mm

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/18; 1/10 sec.; ISO-100; 300mm

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/18; 1/10 sec.; ISO-100; 300mm

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For more information the the American Goldfinch see All About Birds.

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ItemDescription
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

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Beautiful bird. Perfect timing.

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Photograph is best Timing is perfect

Excellent shots you have captured there not easy at all great one :)

We do run into these little characters in South Florida but I never knew what to call them, -- we have confused them with orioles that are Black & Gold too.

These are Orioles:
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I usually see an Oriole once a year. It always seems to be just passing through.
The store I go to for bird seed sells jelly feeders for Orioles. I do not have any jelly feeders. That may be why the Orioles I do not see Orioles during the summer.

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Very nice and cute bird, perfect colour combination, good photos sir, thanks for sharing.IMG-20180729-WA0003.jpg

Love goldfinches! :) Thanks so much for this delightful photography.

Nice photography!!
its cool!!

Beauty. Just saw one this morning. :-)

I have seen more House Finches this summer than American Goldfinches.

American Goldfinches are very striking this time of year.

In a month or so their color will start fading as we move into fall in the northern hemisphere.

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Thanks for the info on G. Finches. The one I saw was very bright yellow.

cute little bird very good photography sir, thanks for sharing.

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