LENS: NIKKOR AF-S 70-300mm VR @ 300mm

This small frog pond is the only significant source of “fresh” water in this wild elevated area, so birds regularly come to drink from it. This is an American goldfinch.

Taken on Gospel Rock, near Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada.

I’m a retired stationary engineer who lives on British Columbia’s scenic Sunshine Coast, which although on the mainland, can only be accessed by water or air – just the way we Coasters like it!

Wildlife and nature photography is my hobby and passion. My primary camera is a Nikon D90 and most of these photos are taken with a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR lens.

I appreciate and try to answer all sincere comments.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Neat capture…love the reflections

  • Thank you Larry – much appreciated! ~Carl

    – Carl Olsen

  • Thanks for the favorite too! :)

    – Carl Olsen

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    Straight to Favs! Love this image.

  • Thank you so much Barb, both for your kind comment and the favorite! ~Carl

    – Carl Olsen

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 3 years ago

    beautifully capture!

  • Thank you very much Zoraida, and thank you for the favorite too! ~Carl

    – Carl Olsen

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of it drinkingCarl. Great reflection to. What a great place to sit and watch the birds drink.

  • Thanks Karen. I love this whole area. It has wonderful views too.

    – Carl Olsen

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...over 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this to Beautiful BC

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Carl, great reflections

  • Thank you very much Peter, and thanks for the favorite too! ~Carl

    – Carl Olsen

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Carl

  • Thank you very much for your kind comment and the favorite – much appreciated. ~Carl

    – Carl Olsen

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture and reflection Carl.

  • Thank you Andrea. I’d photographer more songbirds, but it’s difficult (for me, at least) to get close enough for a good shot with my little 300 mm.

    – Carl Olsen

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!! Love this one, Carl. I have a large flock that stays all winter. My favorite sweet birds!

  • Thank you Susana. Yes, we have lots of them here too. They’re the state bird of Washington, a few miles south of here.

    – Carl Olsen

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