Male Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
I was out in the garden taking photos of flowers with my macro lens. I heard a chirp somewhere behind me, and when I turned around I saw this male Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) perched on top of a bush about ten meters away. I wasn't sure if I could capture him from that distance, but decided to give it a try. This image -- cropped from a larger frame -- was the result.
Regular visitors to this blog may remember some earlier photos I posted of this male Saffron Finch and his less colorful mate.