Werner Bollmann - Bullfinch

Werner Bollmann - Bullfinch

This image was made last winter when I took pictures of small birds from a hide. To attract the birds I put some seeds into a big yoghurt pot and tied it to a sturdy branch. Soon the birds appeared – mainly different tit species – and landed, as planned, on twigs covered with beautiful lichens. I took a lot of pictures, when suddenly this bullfinch showed up. He didn’t land on a twig, but flew directly into the pot, sat there feeding for minutes and defended the pot aggressively against other birds. At the first moment I thought it was impossible to get any good picture, but then I had the idea to make this special portrait, which I think is a nice one to say “hi” in this blog.

Location: Norway

Posted on 14.02.2011
Photo info - 15.02.2010: Nikon D300, 4.0/200-400 mm VR, f 4.0, 1/200, ISO 320
Tags: bullfinch norway portrait pyrrhula pyrrhula werner bollmann winter wildlife photography
Werner Bollmann - Bullfinch

Werner Bollmann - Bullfinch

This image was made last winter when I took pictures of small birds from a hide. To attract the birds I put some seeds into a big yoghurt pot and tied it to a sturdy branch. Soon the birds appeared – mainly different tit species – and landed, as planned, on twigs covered with beautiful lichens. I took a lot of pictures, when suddenly this bullfinch showed up. He didn’t land on a twig, but flew directly into the pot, sat there feeding for minutes and defended the pot aggressively against other birds. At the first moment I thought it was impossible to get any good picture, but then I had the idea to make this special portrait, which I think is a nice one to say “hi” in this blog.

Location: Norway

Posted on 14.02.2011
Photo info - 15.02.2010: Nikon D300, 4.0/200-400 mm VR, f 4.0, 1/200, ISO 320
Tags: bullfinch norway portrait pyrrhula pyrrhula werner bollmann winter wildlife photography