Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lovely Red and Yellow

Yesterday morning the conditions for bird photography were just perfect as there was a nice layer of fog overhead. The fog diffuses the sunlight and all of the birds colors really pop. When I got to the photoblind I set up two perches near the feeder and then I sat back and waited. Birdsong was in the air and I could hear the Canadian Geese honking out in the valley as well as the California Valley Quail down below me. There was also a new sound that I was looking forward to hearing. The Goldfinches had returned! Roughly ten minutes later eight male American Goldfinches descended upon the bird feeder. That is the most that I have ever observed at my feeder. It was just beautiful. After what seemed an interminable wait one of them jumped up onto one of the perches I had set up. Just perfect! Later on I also photographed a gorgeous House Finch and a comical Acorn Woodpecker.What a great way to spend the morning. Thank you Lord. All images created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600mm lens. Camera was set on AV mode, ISO 800 at F 8.0. Shutter speeds varied. I was using a Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead. #TeamCanon #Bringit


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    1. Indeed! Thanks a lot for popping by and leaving a comment on this one brucejamieson42.