MALE PURPLE FINCH by Sandy Stewart

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Male Purple Finches are colorful, being described as having raspberry, pink, red, purple, wine or rose tints to its feathers. The female is not colorful, yet still very striking with her distinct markings and an overall olive green tint.


Taken on Jan 27/13 at 1:49pm on south east Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, including Bieke head
Taken at, 1/200’s at f/8, – 1/3 EV, 365mm, iso 500, man white bal. Sliver cropped from right side and no additional sharpening via default set in Lightroom4.


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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nicely perched in living color Sandy

  • Thank you so kindly Larry! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Kanages Ramesh
  • CJTill
    CJTillover 1 year ago

    Stunning work Sandy.

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 1 year ago


  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

    Great shot!

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Cracking image of a beautiful bird.

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    30 January 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Commendable work Sandy…30 January 2013

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  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 1 year ago

    congrats on the feature, beautiful work!

  • Heather007
    Heather007over 1 year ago

    Congrats on your feature; this is a perfect shot of a Purple Finch!

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