Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook Site Search
home page schedule programs store To Photo Gallery contact

PIC OF THE WEEK: 08/26/13 • PREVIOUS WEEKNEXT WEEKALL 2013 PICS

Bird Pic Of The Week

American Goldfinch

(Carduelis tristis)

Where: Richmond, VA • Glidewell Rd.

Notes: Summer is now in full swing and the abundant rains this year have been beneficial to the gardens and flower beds. I have learned that when the Cone Flowers (Echinacea) are just past their prime and when I constantly hear the pleasant chirping and warbles of Goldfinches, that usually means these golden gems are feeding on the flower's seed heads. After a little observation and a couple of tries, patience paid off with this shot. I especially like the way this finch has momentarily peeked up from its foraging to look around, but then it quickly resumed its consumption. Goldfinches eat seeds almost exclusively. Their conical shaped beak is perfectly shaped for this kind of feeding. Although we do have this species locally in Virginia all year, they do migrate. So we probably have different individuals here during the breeding season, than those present during the winter months. I have found that the brilliant yellow plumage of this bird is difficult to photograph because it easily overexposes and/or the black wings and cap become too dark. The soft late afternoon light really helped that condition with this exposure challenge.

Small Bird Photo 1

Small Bird Photo 2

iPhotoBirds Print American Goldfinch (AMGO-H-3014)

Archival quality fine art print, standard size for easy framing, hand signed by the artist, with white matte, backing board and clear protective cover. Image cropping may vary slightly depending on print size.
Print Size: 5" x 7" (with 8" x 10" Matte) . . . $20.00
Print Size: 8" x 10" (with 11" x 14" Matte) . . . $40.00
Print Size: 11" x 14" (with 16" x 20" Matte) . . . $75.00

FREE SHIPPING now through December 20, 2018. Virginia State sales tax applies to in state shipping addresses.

CHOOSE A PRINT SIZE


Credit Card Logos

Print Thumbnail

Satisfaction Guaranteed or Full Refund.
Distributed by Infinity Graphics.
Infinity Graphics Logo

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Canon 25mm Expension Tube • Gitzo 3531LS Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-1010 • Doghouse Blind

Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/320 second • Aperture = f-7.1 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 800 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~7 Feet • Date Shot: 08-21-13

PAGE TOP

Facebook

YouTube

ABOUT "BIRDS OF VA"
ID CARD
BIRD SPA
DIY BOOKLET
CALENDAR CHRISTMAS CARD TERMS & CONDITIONS

Facebook

Site Search

COLORING BOOK CONTACT DVD EQUIPMENT GALLERIES GUIDE SERVICES
HOME LINKS NOTE CARDS PANORAMAS PHOTO GALLERIES PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORING
PHOTOSHOP LESSONS PIC OF THE WEEK - JOIN PROGRAMS PROGRAM REVIEWS RECOGNITIONS SCHEDULE
SEARCH SERVICE STORE TOURS VENUES VIDEOS
"PIC OF THE WEEK" BY YEAR: 20172016201520142013201220112010200920082007
© Robert W. Schamerhorn. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.