Male and Female Purple Finches

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© Andrea Petersen
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There is a path which no bird knoweth....and which the vulture's eye hath not seen...Job 28: 7

Finches travel together
Over hill and crest...
These birds of same feather...
Have withstood the test.
There lies a path ahead
Where they have not flown
A place so widespread...
Above land and sea....
It is still unknown...
But for those who see
It will be shown....
Poetry by me AJP

Camera Model Nikon D-40XFocal length 240 mm, Tamron lens
F-Number F/9
Exposure Time 1/200
ISO Speed ISO-800
Exposure Program: Manual
Exposure compensation.. + 0.3 step
Date photographed January 26, 2013

12 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    The Mr. and Mrs!!! Good shot!! We have hundreds of these little things at our feeders here in TN.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    Wonderful capture of both male and female on the feeder at the same time!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    they are adorable! looks like something other than food caught their attention.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    I love the shot! The background couldn't be more perfect to highlight these two beauties!!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    An excellent close up...Only one is purple, the male?

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    Fabulous shot well spotted

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (27 Jan 2013):

    Thank you all for the comments and faves...James, you are right it is the male who is purple. Often times the males are more colorful in the bird population, but not always. I think they are all beautiful in their own way....

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (27 Jan 2013):

    beautiful balance of colours and shapes--excellent dof--It seems the lady had the last word in :)

  • JanElle

    JanElle   said (27 Jan 2013):

    Perfect lighting and focus.. I love the beautiful detail you`ve caught here, it really makes this an exceptional shot. It`s delightful to view birds looking so relaxed as they enjoy their seeds.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    ohh so sweet and beautiful!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    We have more finches at our feeders that any other birds. This is a very pretty pair!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    wow we only have yellow finches here in jersey !!!! love this capture

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