Back of Male Purple Finch

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© Andrea Petersen
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..He turned his back and God gave him another heart...I Samuel 10: 9

I used my old Nikkor 105 mm lens from off my Nikon FE2 film camera on this picture today as an experiment and put it on my digital Nikon D 40x camera and this was the result... Of course with a film lens on a digital camera the only mode it will let you record is on manual settings which I did with this image. I shot this through the old rolled window. I really think this bird is more handsome from the back than he is from the front..I love his feathers which I think forms a geometric pattern.

I used a shutter speed of 1/100 sec. with an aperture of F/ 5.6 and an ISO of 200...We have
the window feeder behind our kitchen sink and he was up close.

19 responses

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    So sweet!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    A really handsome fellow! Lovely colorful portrait. We get a few of those around here, but I mostly see the females and other varieties of house finches.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (10 Mar 2013):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    This male finch is beautiful from the back. You got excellent details in the feathers. I love experimenting with photography, whether it be with old lenses or trying different setting combos when taking photos.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    Well you sure have a bounty of very lovely birds where you are.....nice one!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (10 Mar 2013):

    Exquisite feather detail!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (10 Mar 2013):

    Thank you all for your kind words..Yes, Ann it is fun to experiment with photography as that
    is how we learn...and I still have a lot to learn..

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    BeauTiful....awesome details too!

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (11 Mar 2013):

    Really so Beautiful, such stunning colour & this is why i enjoy this JPG as i get to see Birds and flowers i have never seen before !

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    Beautiful, admirable your competence as well as the skill.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    Well done, this is beautiful!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    This one should be in a is absolutely gorgeous!!! A wonderful photo!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    Beautiful details!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    Love the detail on its back!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Mar 2013):

    love this view of him! looks like he's belting out a tune for you.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (12 Mar 2013):

    Exceptional capture of the feather detail and tones!! He has such a sweet expression, too. I echo Susan`s comment!!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (13 Mar 2013):

    wow this bird is so beautiful never saw one this color super capture

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Mar 2013):

    S U P E R B E n t r y !

  • charu ram

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