July 25th, 2011 – Goldie
The American Goldfinch is not so easy to sneak up on unless they are preoccupied with a meal as this one was chowing down in a lettuce patch. Able to get to a reasonably close distance of about 20 feet, I wasn’t going to push my luck too much further. The use of a 2X teleconverter allowed me to get a little closer and without sacrificing too much detail.
View of an American Goldfinch at Marymoor Park. Redmond, Washington
Canon 1D, Mark III, Canon EF-500/f4 IS +EF 2X Rear Extender, 1000mm, f/8, 1/2000th Sec, ISO 400, Monopod. Single Image HDR. Post processing -Lightroom 2, Photoshop CS3, Photomatix, Topaz Adjust.
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