Upside down American Goldfinch in winter – Nikon D810, f8, 1/2000, ISO 320, +.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
Yesterday I shared two images of White-crowned Sparrows in the snow that I had photographed on Antelope Island last winter and on that same day I also photographed some finches feeding on wild sunflower seed heads. One of the finch photos has always made me smile despite some of the flaws I see in it and I wanted to share it today.
This American Goldfinch feeding upside down on seeds over the snow-covered field has always made me chuckle a bit because of the pose of the finch. When I look at this photo I imagine humans trying to eat their meals upside down and the mess we would make by doing so makes me laugh.
Normally I wouldn’t post this image because there is absolutely no light in the bird’s eye but I like it enough to share it anyway. I also wish I had been a bit closer to the finch when I photographed it.
Life is good.