American Goldfinch and Rolled Glass

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© Andrea Petersen
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And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. Revelation 21:21

An American goldfinch
Found it a cinch
To try something new..
A feeder all to himself
Came out of the blue..
With a food pantry shelf!

An old rolled window,
In back of the house...
Is free from squirrels...
Not e'en a stray mouse,
From out of the meadow
Has seen its black pearls...
Poetry by me, AJP

We had to set up another feeder for the birds who can't always get on the bigger feeder because the squirrels have claimed it...The birds who have discovered this one such as the Chickadee and Goldfinch are satisfied, except for the bigger birds like the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks who have a hard time balancing. We have an old rolled glass window in back of the kitchen sink which we set the feeder with its suction cup on ...It gives some images a grainy muted look, especially distant pictures because of the quality of the glass, so I have to manually focus carefully to prevent distortions. It presents a bit of a challenge but sometimes I am pleased with the results and it is interesting to work through these problems that could defeat the purpose..

16 responses

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Jul 2012):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    I too am pleased with the results!! Nicely done. The goldfinch is particularly sharp.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (5 Jul 2012):

    LOVE, love your palette!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    What a gorgeous capture.....very beautiful!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    Lovely shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    so beautiful! love the warm tones.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    This is so beautiful, the colors are very nice and your focus is perfect!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Jul 2012):

    What a great shot!!!!!!!! I love it!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (6 Jul 2012):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (6 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful tones and detail here.. he`s such a happy looking bird.. a great capture!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (7 Jul 2012):

    Wonderful detail

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (8 Jul 2012):

    Very pretty capture ~ I love the lighting!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (13 Jul 2012):

    Outstanding clarity and detail.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (16 Jul 2012):


  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Very nice capture

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Sep 2017):

    great shot...

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