Feed The Birds!

This was taken yesterday in my back garden. We had some beautiful light after a very dull start to the day and I took advantage of it.
I used the Canon 75-300 IS lens but the bird feeder is about 3m away from my backdoor so I can’t get as close as I’d like. This is a very close crop of a much larger image. The original crop is 1188×1188 pixels but I really like how this came out.
There is purple fringing on the highlight around his mouth, and in his eye but it’s not too bad thankfully!

5 Comments

  1. Matty Reply

    Donncha, this one is a greenfinch. I believe it gets its name from the fact that its a member of the finch family and it’s fairly green. I might be wrong, though.

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  2. Sidney Reply

    Amazing shot! Perfect timing! What is he eating?

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  3. Donncha Reply

    Those are peanuts. They go mad for them! It’s amazing to see about a dozen birds waiting on the fence for their chance to eat!
    Thanks Matt, I hoped you’d know what type of bird it is!

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  4. Eric Reply

    what a great timing. and that’s one cute bird.

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  5. John Reply

    Very good detail in the Finch.

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