Purple Finch

Taken a week ago under filtered partially cloudy skies, mid morning

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Great pose and the detail is superb, David. I’m not sure if it would have done any good, but I think f/8 might have given you a little more of the perch in focus and I think you still would have had sufficient shutter speed. Nice job on the exposure as well.

Another great shot, David. I love the more of a pano crop to go with the position of the bird and it’s perch. The details in his feathers are outstanding.