2014—More Pin Feathers

When I went out to photograph the hummer bathing, he immediately flew to the nearby shrubs to preen so, once again, all I have are preening shots. But, what’s fascinating to me about these shots is that the hummer’s head is covered in pin feathers. The other day, I posted a couple of shots of a lesser goldfinch bathing in the fountain, his head covered in pin feathers. It must be molting season. The first shot shows the pin feathers clearly on his head and neck and the second shot shows a barely visible line of white dots on his neck that are pin feathers.

Focal Length 400mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/125, Speed Light

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