22 February 2009

A fortune in goldfinches

All from three days ago, when it was snowing.
One of those neat indications that scale matters; people-scale creatures need a lot more specialized adaptations to do something like this.
Amazing luck on the bokeh here; I can see how and why it happened, but it required the bird to be at a particular spot on the balcony rail and the time of day/angle of sun to be just right.
The mood of aspiration is hopefully not spoiled by the knowledge that the wee chirpling bird is gazing up at the main feeder full of oil seeds.
I got very lucky on the bokeh with this shot as well—that's the branches of a maple tree back there—but I think what really makes it is the bit of ice on the beak.

No comments: