Goldfinch in the Milkweed

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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.

7 responses

  1. Wonderful detail in your photograph. Enjoyed your commentary on taking the right shot. Thank you for sharing.


    September 10, 2013 at 7:23 am

  2. Photos close to home

    A great capture.


    September 10, 2013 at 7:49 am

  3. what a great goldfinch photo!


    September 10, 2013 at 10:20 am

  4. Beautiful shot, I really like the composition. Pretty bird, too.

    I can’t imagine multiple shot mode in macro.


    September 10, 2013 at 10:43 am

  5. Great Photo!


    September 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

  6. Inspired and pretty

    A superb capture ! I agree, I also do single shots and re-focus each time. But with bird photography I think I would try multiple shots, they move so fast !


    September 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  7. Fabulous capture. Love it! 🙂


    September 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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