Taken in my garden this morning, this is the Chaffinch that the Silver Eye collided with in my posting called ’ Crash Landing.’

Location: Paihia, Bay of Islands New Zealand.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 300mm, 100×300 lens, 1/2000, f/8, iso 1250, Manual. From a single RAW image


chaffinch, bird garden, close up, paihia, bay of islands, new zealand


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful capture Roy, you certainly have some beautiful little visitors stopping by in your garden

  • Thank you very much Annette for your lovely words and favourite. This one was introduced from England in the 1800’s.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you Ann.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured Roy. Looks great viewed larger. You certainly have them (almost) feeding out of your hand.

  • I am trying Myra ! Thank you so much for your comments and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaalmost 2 years ago

    Adorable little one.

  • Many thanks Dominika – I do appreciate your comments and favourite. We have a couple of Goldfinches that sometimes mix with the Sparrows – I’m trying for one of those.

    – Roy Massicks

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangeralmost 2 years ago

    That’s one of ours..give it back!! Great capture Roy

  • You’d better come and get them then Jamie – bring a big box……lol ! Thank you for your compliment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful capture dear Roy.Such a pretty bird.x

  • Thank you Catherine – yes, I do love their markings although we don’t see too many of them.

    – Roy Massicks

  • julie08
    julie08almost 2 years ago

    A beauty – nice shot :)

  • Thank you so much Julie – both for your kind comments and favourite. He stepped into that patch of light just at the right moment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 2 years ago

    Great capture of this pretty little Finch Roy.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Cheers and thanks to you Jude – they are rather sweet ! This time of year they are mixed in with large flocks of Sparrows.

    – Roy Massicks

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