It really is amazing to look closely at birds we see all the time. This House Finch is one of those feeder birds that people see all the time but don’t pay much attention to. The female is pretty much a monochromatic brown but the males have that beautiful glowing red color.
I caught this little guy on a tree branch that was in a shaft of sunlight in the late afternoon. I love how you can see all the detail in the feathers and that head that looks like it was dipped in fire-engine red paint. I guess when it comes down to it, there really isn’t anything in nature that is plain and boring, we just aren’t looking closely enough.
Male House Finch
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/9 – 1/400 sec – ISO 800