I captured this Finch the other day at Butterfly World, here in Coconut Creek, Florida. I was getting ready to leave the aviary and go home when I spotted this one on a branch. Not only was he colorful, he was positioned with an attractive background.
I had to crop out a lot of the background to present this to you this way. I can only get so close in the aviary, as there are barriers to prevent people from trampling the plants and flowers that the butterflies feed upon. He was about 7-10 feet away when I shot this with my 100mm macro lens. Again, some of my best shots come to me when I’m ready to call it a day. That’s why I don’t put the lens cap on or turn off the camera until I’m at my car, ready to drive away.