Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Rarity for Me

Basically, I don't try to photograph birds. For one thing, we are not in the best spot for them, and for another, I lack patience. And maybe equipment too. Yeah, there is that. It helps to have a big zoom lens, and I don't.

But when I saw this goldfinch sitting contentedly on a tree opposite my window, I grabbed my older camera and fired away with the 18-275mm lens extended to the max.

A few shots of the bunch that I fired were somewhat salvageable, after much cropping anyway.

Then I reset to shoot some more, but this time he heard my rapid clicking and beat a hasty retreat.


Jenn Jilks said...

Isn't that fun? I love their dive bombing position!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Me thinks that despite your reservations, John, that you captured a fun shot with that hasty retreat.

Mage said...

Just flat out perfect.

Jenny Woolf said...

I love the second one, looks as if has shot up like a bullet from a gun although I suppose it is just that its wings were in that position