The weaver finches are often remarkably aggressive at my bird feeder. This one was preparing to chase another off, but it's also another instance of how common birds can display uncommon beauty.
Great capture !
Thanks for your comment on "Fighting Finch," and please excuse my delay in responding--I have been on the road.
I'm going to have to hire you as my personal agent! Seriously, though, thanks for all of the good press. I really appreciate it!
Great action shot!
Thanks, and I must say that for a new member, you already have some nice pictures in your gallery!
I love sparrows
I like sparrows too! And by the way, you have some lovely artwork in your gallery!
excellent shot. Could you tell us how you did it?
Thanks for your kind words. I have a bird feeder right outside a glass sliding door at the back of my house. Since my camera is mounted on a tripod inside the house, I take multiple frames per second at 1/4000 of a second whenever birds fly up to the feeder. This particular bird arced back toward the feeder in just the right position for the late afternoon sun to make it pop. But I usually have to take several hundred pictures to get one that's of truly postable quality. I'm still waiting to get a good cardinal shot (they don't fly up quite as often).
What an unusual pose!
That's a great shot! Congrats!