Sandy Loucks  

Goldfinch by Sandy Loucks

August 2019 - Goldfinch

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in May of this year in Michigan. This was my first opportunity to learn how to photograph birds. It was awesome! Having the use of a gimbal head for the first time ever was awesome too. I have since purchased my own. Now I just need to find more opportunities to get out and shoot wildlife of all sorts.

This photo was actually shot with a Canon, but I have no idea what model or the lens size. It was the group leader’s camera, and the gimbal head would not mount to my lens on my Nikon. I was given the 10 crash course in how to work the camera, and left to shoot for the next 1 ½ hours. I was treated to 10 different species of birds in that time, plus squirrels and chipmunks. This goldfinch seemed to pose for me just to show off his plumage. He can pose for me anytime!

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Cannot really fault this image at all. The bird is sharp and I like the way he is looking over his shoulder at you. He is on the thirds and a lovely diagonal line with the blossom branch.
If I was really nit picking I would say to clone out the top left hand corner as that flower doesn't seem to be part of the main branch.
We have Goldfinches in the UK but they are completely different!
Great image well done!   Posted: 08/07/2019 15:49:25

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
What a beautiful bird, and branch with flowers, nice composition.   Posted: 08/11/2019 06:08:08

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Another lovely bird shot! The bright yellow plumage just pops off that branch! I, also think the composition is beautiful, with that strong diagonal of the branch! Wonderful shot!   Posted: 08/12/2019 20:13:10

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
(Group 40)
Sandy, I like the angle of the branch, the colors, blurred background, and the bright yellow! Nice job!!! I'd like to hear more about your trip!   Posted: 08/13/2019 12:28:50

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Excellent image Sandy. Great composition. The bird is well placed in the right side of the frame looking into the scene. I like the color and tone of the image.   Posted: 08/18/2019 07:34:38