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You're So Fine

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Mississauga the sun was shining and my walk was awesome..I saw so many things to photograph it was hard to pack it in and go home... ;) You know how it is right?

All summer I've tried without success to photograph the Goldfinches in the park feeding on the Coneflowers. Yesterday though I had three separate opportunities to photograph them, it was my lucky day...Three different times I saw them in the plants..The last encounter was on my home and this little one let me get so close I could almost reach out and touch it. I had so much fun watching and photographing this one ;) This shot is SOOC (except for my watermark).


""The only finch in its subfamily which undergoes a complete molt, the American Goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate."


"American Goldfinches are active, acrobatic finches that balance on the seedheads of thistles, dandelions, and other plants to pluck seeds. They have a bouncy flight during which they frequently make their po-ta-to-chip calls. Although males sing exuberantly during spring, pairs do not nest until mid-summer, when thistles and other weeds have gone to seed. Goldfinches do not join other songbirds mobbing predators."



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Taken on September 20, 2010