Tuesday, March 06, 2007

There Be Gold In Our Garden

While waiting for the folks from the window company to come and replace some dodgy handels, I noticed gold flashing about in the garden.

Yep, it's taken over 18 months but I've finally persuaded some goldfinch to come to our garden as well as next door.

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The chaffinch wasn't too sure and sat on the fence while he decided who had the best spread.

Paul

12 comments:

Tony said...

great shots, we are hoping that the pair from last year return to our garden

Barb said...

Paul, you're an amazing photographer! Do you use a real or digital camera?

The Bird Woman said...

Well done with the Goldfinches, Paul. Looks like a good week for new ticks!

Jennyta said...

they look lovely, Paul. you are indeed a good photographer.

Snowbabies said...

Thanks for all your kind comments, swelling of head is going down
slowly lol.

Barb, I used my Nikon D50 SLR digital camera for these shots, a lot o money but well worth it for shots like these because it's so fast and accurate.

Barb said...

Ours, which wasn't all that great, died a few months back, and even with our "regular" camera, the action shots are always so blurry.

Thanks for the model number. Maybe I can find a good deal somewhere. :)

Gorilla Bananas said...

Are gorillas allowed in your garden?

Barb said...

I found a Nikon D40 Digital SLR - 6.1 Megapixel Digital Outfit w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens for $600 for the whole package. That's about 460 Euros. Would you say that's a pretty good deal?

Snowbabies said...

Barb, I've not realy looked at the D40, it came out just after I got my D50. Seems to be a good price though. I've got the 18-55mm lens too but I got a package that also included a Sigma 70-300mm zoom/macro lens which I use for the bird shots.

Paul.

Barb said...

I figured the D40 was older because it has a lower number. It comes with all kinds of other stuff, too, but more like accessories. Still, it'll make my husband's shots of my hockey games 1,000,000% better!

Better start saving up...

Thanks for the advice!

Colourful World said...

stunningly beautiful shots...the birds are awesome, and the photo taking skill is fascinating...

maybe you should send your photos to national geographic?

i really like your photos. =)

Toni said...

I've never seen goldfinches in my life. They're so pretty! And the pictures are wonderful. :)