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Baby House Finches

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First Place - New Life - Professional, National Wildlife Awards

BABY HOUSE FINCHES

Kettering, Ohio, USA

by James P. Crotty

Kettering, Ohio, USA

“House finches nest every spring in the hanging ferns on our front porch. The challenge was to photograph the baby birds just after they have hatched. Another challenge was lighting. I used a Canon 550EX Speedlite, hand-held and detached from the camera to direct the light properly.”

Canon EOS 5D; 100mm macro lens; digital capture.

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