Seven American Goldfinch

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© Andrea Petersen
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When he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them up...
St. Matthew 13: 4

Seven goldfinch, of the same feather
Came on the feeder to eat together.
The food they most like to devour
Are seeds from the sunflower..

Poetry by me, AJP

I replaced my previous entry for this one...I was lucky to capture seven American Goldfinch on the feeder at one time as that doesn't always happen to come out to that number and retrieved this picture from my archives.

This probably is the first time that I have used sepia for a bird picture but there happened to be some reflective distractions from the window glass that caused splotches of red to appear
on the colored version and figured it would be less distracting to convert it into this tone instead...The male goldfinch that time of the year when I shot this picture in November lose their bright golden color and turn olive...the male and female consequently look similar when this occurs.

11 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Jul 2012):

    A wonderfully successful capture and good entry!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (28 Jul 2012):

    WOW!! What a lucky number and fabulous capture.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (28 Jul 2012):

    Absolutely perfect!! What a great catch of these seven identical birds!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 Jul 2012):

    Wonderful entry. Love how the sepia brings out the sharp contrasting feathers.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2012):

    Love the tone and comp of these little guys...they are oh so cute

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (28 Jul 2012):

    What a lucky catch, seven of the same type of birds so close together! I think that sepia is excellent, it does bring out very nice sharp contrasting feathers : )

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2012):

    Seven sweet songbirds. Great capture!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (28 Jul 2012):

    Talk about great timing!! What a capture.. they`re so beautiful gathered here in a group and perfect for the 7 theme!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (30 Jul 2012):


  • Linda Houghton

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