Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fuchsia & Yellow

While winter cloaks the countryside in earth tones and white, summer scenes are alive with vibrant colors.  With flowers blooming and birds displaying their breeding plumage brilliant splashes of color can be seen everywhere. 
 
While taking care of my daily chores I recently noticed that the ripening seed in a stand of thistle bordering my west pasture was attracting a large number of goldfinches.  Finding some free time this morning I setup near the thistle with a Canon 6D mounted on the 600 F4.  In a short time the brightly colored little birds returned to feed on the ripe seed heads.  The scene was a feast of color with the yellow and black birds surrounded by the beautiful fuchsia color of the newly opening blooms. 
 



7 comments:

Elaine said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You couldn't have asked for a better background for goldfinches. Glad to see you were able to get a little wildlife photography in!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful!!! Lovely colours and the Finch is really a Beautiful spot among the rest

Frank said...

Great to see the finches enjoying the summer seed crop.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful pictures. The combination of colours is perfect.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I love the colors. Fantastic captures.

Montanagirl said...

Lovely colors - beautiful shots!

bailey-road.com said...

Such lovely shots of the Goldfinch enjoying one of his favorite foods.