American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch photo by Allan J Jones
American Goldfinch

The other morning I was sitting doing the crossword puzzle and caught a glimpse of yellow in my peripheral vision. I looked up and saw that a goldfinch had landed in the very top of the tree right outside my window (I’m on the third floor). I quickly grabbed my cell phone and took a photo. Then got up and grabbed my Nikon and took a shot with the lens that was on it … a 50mm. I was surprised that I could move around and have it not fly away… even though it was 40 feet away (or so). So I got my 300mm lens and took this shot. (some cropping)

There was a little breeze, so I set the ISO at 400 to give me a shutter speed at 1/250th while still being able to have the aperture at f/8.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 300mm f4 PF ED
ISO 400    1/250 sec    f/8

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