Goldfinch with Flowering Crab Apple Tree

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedApril 4, 2009
TakenMay 24, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
ISO200
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Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:12

Spring blossoms
Young and tender
Sings e'er awesome
of natures timbre;
While mother earth
Awakens to its birth.
Poetry by me AJP

Since we usually don't have too much blossoming until May I shot this picture last year of our flowering crab tree with a young male goldfinch sitting on the branch.

62 responses

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie   gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    Great shot, I love it!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    Beautiful, Andrea!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    A true burgeoning of Spring...everything is there. The bird shows up beautifully in the flowers. Excellent shot and excellent entry.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    Fits the theme well! Excellent

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    Beautiful Capture !!! Well Done

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    Oh Andrea for your sake I was hoping the snow was gone!! Beautiful shot!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Apr 2009):

    Thanks to all for comments...Nicole, the snow is gone temporarily but sounds like more to come in the forecast Sunday and Monday(: I am just hoping it goes past us.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    What a beautiful combination of colors. They all stand out. :-)

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    WOW Andrea this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Splendid entry!!! I really love this!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    great entry, Andrea. I love that bird!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    What a charming photo!!

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Oh Andrea, this is so beautiful. Love it.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Exquisite....

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    A beautiful photo of the blooms and the Goldfinch!!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Perfectly beautiful!!!

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    What a gorgeous shot...so much color with the beautiful blossoms and the bright yellow bird....Beautiful!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    So...beautiful, Andrea, and perfect for the theme.

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones   gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    the color here is WONDERFUL! perfect for the theme!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    The colors are absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful shot - and perfect for the theme.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    Beautiful composition and colours!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    My, my, my!! How beautiful, Andrea!! Either the bird or the blossoms would make a VERY nice shot alone... together they are AWEsome!!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    They are here and losing their winter feathers just now! Soon they will look like this! Beautiful shot!

  • Melissa Nazal

    Melissa Nazal said (7 Apr 2009):

    Gorgeous! I love the yellow of the bird against the pinks and reds in the blossoms. Very well done!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (7 Apr 2009):

    Had me faked out. I thought you had gone from spring blossoms to snow. LOL Anyway, it's a great shot...so pretty!

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    Bonnie Hoffman said (8 Apr 2009):

    This is a beautiful of the goldfinch in flowering crab tree! I can see why is is rated hot! This is a winner photo! Blessings from Bonnie

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (9 Apr 2009):

    so lovely...

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (10 Apr 2009):

    A real winner!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2009):

    The contrast is beautiful!

  • Martie Last

    Martie Last gave props (3 May 2009):

    Great catch!!!

  • Ken McElroy

    Ken McElroy gave props (28 May 2009):

    A superb homage to the glories of nature. Very special image.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Brilliant!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    very pretty photo! voted!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    I love how you composed this shot. I also love how the yellow is framed in all that pink. My vote.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    BTV:)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Thank you all for your comments and votes...Very appreciated.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Back to vote : )

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Great shot! Got my voted!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    so pretty. voted

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    super shot! voted

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    btv

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    Voted

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    back to vote!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (1 Feb 2012):

    BTV!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2012):

    That touch of yellow in a cloud of pink...lovely ! Got my vote !!

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham   gave props (7 Feb 2012):

    BTV

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (7 Feb 2012):

    The little yellow bird is composed so perfect against the pretty pink flowers...V

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful nature capture, Andrea! Voted.........☺

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    He stands out so beautifully against the flowering crab blossoms, and they're hard to compete with..lol. A wonderful springtime capture and a gret entry!! Voted!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful, I voted.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (15 Feb 2012):

    Lovely balance of s matter and colours--the yellow bird stands out so subtlly

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (18 Feb 2012):

    so lovely picture!!! I really love this shot!!! Love this bird and innocence!!!Vote!!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (18 Feb 2012):

    Back to say this is indeed a beautiful picture !!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2012):

    Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful colors, composition, light, and DOF. Outstanding work in every way! Got my vote!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    Beautiful! My vote!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    I am taken by this...

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (2 Mar 2012):

    So pretty!

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (9 Mar 2012):

    Fantastic capture Andrea! I love the way you think, write and express yourself! Oh....also I love, love, love Song Of Solomon!n

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione said (9 Mar 2012):

    Voted for this genuine awesome image! Loved the bright, clear and vivid clarity of the image with the dof as a major bonus! Good luck and God bless..............................vince scaglione

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2012):

    Got my vote!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (29 Mar 2012):

    Fabulous capture! Definitely gets a yes vote from me!!

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