This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look Up.
The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt was the various bird species I have photographed in the yard as they look up, making sure that there isn’t a predatory species about.
A male American Goldfinch checking the sky.
A Chipping Sparrow looking up.
A Raccoon looking up, contemplating going after the bird feeders despite me being out in the yard.
A Red-breasted Nuthatch looking up as it feeds in the grass.
This is my rather late contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: At Play. I only discovered the prompt days after it was posted.
A male Common Blackbird playing hide and seek with the photographer in Cheshire, England.
A male American Goldfinch playing hide and seek with the photographer in Saskatchewan, Canada.
So where is the gold part?
Male American Goldfinch, South Bruce Peninsula.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Fences and gates.
I had forgotten about this selective colour treatment until finding it with some shots of Swallows on barbed wire fences. I have also forgotten why I did a monochrome conversion with the selective colour.
The old license plate holding the fence post together gives a big clue about where the photo was taken. A male American Goldfinch peeking around a fence post at the photographer. Taken one summer in Saskatchewan .
A male American Goldfinch poses in front of a complimentary background.
Is it just me but wouldn’t Yellow Finch be a more accurate common English name? A bit like Purple Finch would be more accurately called a Raspberry Red Finch.
Taken during week 22 of my 52 week photo project. The bird is in shade with sunlit Cedar trees as a background.