American Goldfinch on a rusty old trellis...

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 20, 2014
TakenMay 20, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO100
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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver...Proverbs 25: 11

This morning I found the trellis that the suet block is attached to was flattened down to the feeder ..No doubt a raccoon paid another visit after dark and jumped on it...I raised the trellis up again and bent it back in place...It is not fancy but the birds love to perch on it over the feeder to survey their surroundings.

The rusty trellis
Could probably tell us
It is bent and broken
Without words spoken..
Although it is old
A bird of the air
The color of gold,
Likes to rest there.
Poetry by me AJP

10 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (20 May 2014):

    Awesome Poetry, AWESOME IMAGE !

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (20 May 2014):

    Like Davide said, your poetry is wonderful as is the image. I can see how the birds would love this trellis to survey their surroundings!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (20 May 2014):

    That is a big one! We only seem to get the juveniles or females. A handsome one!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (20 May 2014):

    Thank you for the comments...Actually Donald, the male goldfinch is very tiny...He just looks big
    because I mostly use my telephoto on macro..and I bring the birds in close...That's like a tiny
    flower can look huge by using the macro feature of the telephoto or even a bug. That said it
    is not always easy to focus through the window when the birds are moving around constantly
    and they don't all turn out.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2014):

    Subtle & so beautiful, Andrea!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (21 May 2014):

    Beautiful capture !

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (21 May 2014):

    I'm loving your bird pictures.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 May 2014):

    Another beautiful capture....your bird photos are spectacular!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (21 May 2014):

    He really shines in this image.. a very excellent capture of this beauty!!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (23 May 2014):

    too cute! Fantastic shot!

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