Making more hay with the Goldfinches

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Doing my best to get them while they are here. All images taken with minus 1-1/3 compensation. These birds are very prone to blown highlights even in cloudy conditions so great care has to be taken to retain highlight detail. I hope you aren't tiring of these little bright beauties.

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Holy Cow Andy...beautiful captures. The detail is remarkable. Were these shot from blind? Whatever your gear and settings, don't change a thing...these are perfect.
 
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I never tire of goldfinches Andy!! I had one goldfinch visit my zinnias all summer. He became accustomed to me as I watched him rip the seed heads apart!!LOL!! I am so tickled because I have over 100 new zinnia seedlings growing in my original pot thanks to the little goldfinch. I guess I won't need to purchase seeds this year!! LOL!! http://www.pbase.com/cympearson/goldfinches
 
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How could we EVER get tired of beautiful shots like these Andy. Some of the best G-F shots that I've seen yet.
 
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Beautifully done. The feather detail is terrific and you captured nice "expressions" too. Good isolation of the subjects, too.
 
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Holy Cow Andy...beautiful captures. The detail is remarkable. Were these shot from blind? Whatever your gear and settings, don't change a thing...these are perfect.
Very high praise Frank and I thank you very much. These are either from a blind or crouched in/beside a bush.

Really very nice Andy. The second one is outstanding
Thanks Dave.

I never tire of goldfinches Andy!! I had one goldfinch visit my zinnias all summer. He became accustomed to me as I watched him rip the seed heads apart!!LOL!! I am so tickled because I have over 100 new zinnia seedlings growing in my original pot thanks to the little goldfinch. I guess I won't need to purchase seeds this year!! LOL!! http://www.pbase.com/cympearson/goldfinches
I checked your photos and you should have a great time photographing your new friends. My wife has Zinnias planted but I haven't seen any birds on them. I showed your photos to her and she said to tell you they were too cute.

Andy these are terrific shots. You sure nailed the exposure and focus on these images.

Louie
Thanks Louie.

How could we EVER get tired of beautiful shots like these Andy. Some of the best G-F shots that I've seen yet.
Thanks very much Frank. By the way this weekend will be beautiful because I have to work.:rolleyes:

Amazing Detail you nailed that exposure right on the money.

Very Nice set!!!
Thanks Gary.

Beautifully done. The feather detail is terrific and you captured nice "expressions" too. Good isolation of the subjects, too.
Thanks for taking a look Baxter.
 

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