Goldfinch in the Milkweed
To view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com
Occasionally, an animal will be comfortable enough in its surroundings that it’s reluctant to leave a choice spot or assumes you are too far away to really matter. This goldfinch was busy digging in the milkweed, and frequently popped its head up (see vestiges of weed hanging off of its head) to see if it should be wary.
I managed to take several shots of the bird. In many I was not fast enough and I have several of the bird with its head in the weed. I am not a spray and shoot photographer. I try not use the multiple shot modes instead choosing each of my shots in single shot mode, and re-focusing for each one. Cameras today can take amazing numbers of photographs at mind boggling frames per second, great for sport but I am not convinced of its usefulness in most wildlife photography. I may miss a few things, but this way I feel like I took the photograph rather than the computer/camera I am holding.