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.