Up close

I often look out at the birds that come to my feeders and see the male house finches with their red highlights and think what a beautiful bird this is.  The female is much less flashy.  She doesn’t have the bright colors that the male sports but goes about her day with muted hues that don’t draw attention.

It is quite interesting however, to look at the patterns shown here.  The stripes and textures that mark this often ignored visitor are beautiful in their own right.  I guess this is another example of how we can miss out on the things that are right in front of us but which don’t scream for our attention.  If we take a few minutes to appreciate what is given to us everyday to deepen your own experience.

Female House Finch
Roswell, Georgia
January 27, 2018

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/7.1 – 1/100 sec – ISO 800

#BirdWatching #birds #HouseFinch #rainy #Georgia #WithMyTamron


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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