Friday, May 23, 2008

Baby Goldfinch on my finger

You'll have to excuse the lack of sharpness, but in my excitement, I forgot to turn on the V/R (vibration reduction) not that I had a hand free to do so, nor did I think to fetch my tripod. I think using a camera must be like driving a standard car - in the beginning, you're constantly thinking clutch, gear shift, clutch, but soon you're driving smoothly without thinking about it. You are one with the car. I want to be one with my camera. But at the moment, I'm still thinking turn it on, focus, press V/R, focus....

 
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18 comments:

Dingo said...

This is my favorite picture of yours. I'm not really a bird person. They kinda creep me out -- thanks, Alfred Hitchcock! But this l'il guy can come sing outside me window any time!

kc dyer said...

But...but...you must tell us! How did you get this baby to sit on your finger?

~kc

Amy Dupire said...

Hello?
Yes, I agree with KC. How did you manage this? It's a sweet pic!

Amy

BritGal' Sarah said...

Wow what a totally amazing shot!

laughingwolf said...

beauty! nothing we do matches mother nature....

Lynne said...

Oh, gorgeous. Well done, novel woman!

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

That eye looks sharp to me... forget about VR... it's all about the moment! AS my background is journalism, my aim is to alway capture the moment without setting things up.

This is divine... LOVE it!!!

And yes, it IS a bit like driving a manual car - although even years after you learn, you can still look down and realise you forgot to put it into fourth gear, or take the park brake off! The joy is that you never really know EVERYTHING...
:-)

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

Adorable. So sweet and delicate. Yes, tell us

yutha said...

I love, love, love that shot. You don't need no stinkin' setup - it's beautiful as it is....

alysonhill said...

That is a perfect photo...tell me - what was he saying to you?

Donna Boucher said...

Oh my goodness!!!!
This is just the most beautiful picture!!!
I am green with envy!
Just stunning!

A Novel Woman said...

Donna, I am always so deeply honoured when you put in an appearance! You just made my day.

Pam

rambling caper said...

Aww, that is a wonderful pic, novelwoman. As the others asked, how did the little fellow happen to alight; what is the story? (and is Snow White your alter-ego?) Tell us, pretty please?

A Novel Woman said...

R.C,Well, I'm no Snow White but maybe there's a little Mrs. Doolittle in me? Check back over the summer. There will be more bird in the hand shots.(wink)

Anonymous said...

Nice picture, very sweet,however that is NOT a Gold Finch.

A Novel Woman said...

If it's not a baby American Goldfinch, which I have in abundance at the lake, then what is it?

Nanny said...

The bird looks to be a warbler, not a finch. The necklace of black streaks on a yellow breast, faint white eye ring, and white wing bars all suggest a Magnolia Warbler.

A Novel Woman said...

Well I'll be darned, Nanny! I think you're right. Thanks!