|f5.6, 1/80s, ISO100, focal length 105mm
I was outside in the rain crouched down on the ground, my camera on a tripod at the shortest height, holding an umbrella, and trying to get a shot of water droplets on leaves. I was using my telephoto so I could zoom in and get something akin to a macro. Well, wouldn’t you know it – this beautiful American Goldfinch landed on a feeder exactly 1.8 meters from me! I couldn’t think about it so I just quickly turned my camera and tried my best! Of course my camera was not wanting to focus – darn! But I moved back a bit, pulled back the lens and just took as many shots as I could. I ended getting these wonderful photos! I couldn’t believe my luck!