Today I am keeping it short and sweet and sharing one photo of a male American Goldfinch perched on a dried Musk Thistle blossom plus a short video clip I took of him as he lifted off and flew away.
Male American Goldfinch perched on a dried Musk Thistle blossom – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/1600, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
I’ve been playing with the video on my Nikon D500 lately and when I spotted this male American Goldfinch yesterday in a canyon in the Wasatch Mountains I took a few stills of him and then decided to also take some video of him hoping he would pluck out some seeds so we could see them flying into the air in the video.
The goldfinch didn’t pluck out any seeds though, instead he simply lifted off and flew away.
I don’t think I did too bad by just resting the lens on my photo noodle although it would have been steadier if I had mounted my camera on a tripod for stability. Maybe one day I will find some very cooperative subjects where I can get out, set up my tripod and take better videos.
Even though the video isn’t very long I had fun doing it.
I see I need to take my camera in and have the sensor cleaned, I can see a dust bunny next to the thistle stem in the video clip!
Life is good.