Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thorny Issue/ Macro Monday

How does this goldfinch rest on this rose cane without prickling its toes?


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26 comments:

Betty said...

Very very carefully. That is a great picture

Patti said...

Now that is a good question. Wonderful capture!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh--poor little goldfinch... I'm sure his little 'piggies' are hurting!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Honey Mommy said...

This is an awesome photo! Maybe his little feet are so tiny that they aren't quite so prickly!

Small City Scenes said...

Well he looks a bit tippy toed at that. That is a super picture. You must have a good zoom on your camera.

BTW: mine is back in the shop for the third time and I told the guy I just want a new camera or my money back. So we will see. MB

cieldequimper said...

The wonders of nature!

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Cezar and Léia said...

Just adorable, today your blogs are full of lovely little critters!I also loved that kitty!
This one is so beautiful!
Léia

judi said...

hanging by you toes is his motto!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot of the Goldfinch.

BJ Roan said...

That sweet little goldfish appears to be hanging on with just its tippy toes. Very nice macro.

RuneE said...

That is a venture I wouldn't have liked to try - impressive shot!

Leif Hagen said...

Yes, very carefully! Lovely bird portrait!

see you there! said...

I don't know how the goldfinch does it and I don't know how you do it either. That is such a wonderful, clear, stunning closeup.

Darla

Becky and Gary said...

I notice it is up on it's toes. Very tricky I'd say! Great shot EG!
B.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

on its tip toes...that's how :)
lovely capture.

Jay said...

Now, that's a very good question! More to the point, perhaps, where have all the goldfinches gone from around here? I have had NONE on my thistle feeder this year. :(

That's a gorgeous picture, by the way. I love it. :)

Johnny Nutcase said...

great photo of the goldfinch! fun little birds and i often wonder too..how to birds not get hurt from the prickly stuff?! it never seems to bother them though!

awarewriter said...

On tiptoes. If the little guys can walk on top of two feet of powdery snow without sinking in, a few thorns won't be a problem.

Marvelous portrait.

kaye said...

fantastic shot!

HalfCrazy said...

LOL wow, good capture! The bird doesn't seem to mind it.. AT ALL! Haha!

Much Love,

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photo. It looks like the little guy is perched very carefully.

Paulie said...

It's sturdy little feet aren't sensitive like ours I bet!

Great capture!

Leora said...

Lovely. Those birds have their ways.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Ouch! I was wondering that same thing myself when I saw the photo. Very nice macro job.

Dave Ingram said...

Great image! I'm pining for a telephoto lens as I type. We've had goldfinches at our feeder for a couple of days now and I've strategically placed it near a window so I'm hoping to be able to lean out and get a good photograph. Won't be anything like this since I can't change the background - love the soft focus background and the crispness of the spines. Very nicely done!

Dave

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