American Goldfinch

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American Goldfinch

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe December 22, 2008

Fantastic capture, Howard!! Wonderful composition and incredible detail, lighting and color!! #1055643

Kerry Hill December 22, 2008

Beautiful shot Howard!!!! Excellent colour, detail and clarity, fantastic composition!!!! Well done!! #6930953

Michelle Alton December 23, 2008

A superb capture, Howard. He is simply magnificent in his winter plumage! Your camera control is just outstanding. #6933080

Arlene Krassner December 27, 2008

What a great shot Howard. #6946265

Kathleen Rinker December 31, 2008

Terrific image Howard!!! #6963878

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 20, 2009

Fantastic clarity and details, Howard! A beauty! #7057768

Mary Spade February 02, 2009

Love you bird photos. They have such wonderful detail. #7117183

Z. Banu February 04, 2009

Love sweet birds!awesome capture Howard. #7124252

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The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfich & Wild Canary. It's the only finch in its subfamily which undergoes a complete molt, the American Goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months (seen here).
F/7.1, 1/500th, ISO 500, Canon 300mm lens + 1.4x extender with fill. Cloudy.

Uploaded on December 22, 2008 Editor's Pick

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