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The House Finch male in-flight (28)
CeltickRanger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
hello friends, here is the House Finch male in-flight,
photo shot with my Fujifilm bridge camera
in RAW, ISO200, Flash, Flash correction + o.7

from All About Birds website :

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/House_Finch.html

A bright red and brown-striped bird of the cities
and suburbs, the House Finch comes readily to feeders.
It also breeds in close association with people, and often
chooses a hanging plant in which to put its nest.

The red or yellow color of a male House Finch comes
from pigments that it gets in its food during molt.
The more pigment in the food, the redder the male.
Females prefer to mate with the reddest male they
can find, perhaps assuring that they get a capable male
who can find enough food to feed the nestlings.

Merci

Asbed

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CeltickRanger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
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Edited by:nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)

Just cropped and put a black border around the edge. i hope you like it .
Nick..