American Goldfinch: Kennebunk, Maine, USA — something about this shot of the Goldfinch on the perch near our feeders makes me thoughtful…puts me in the meditative mode. Perhaps it is the slightly grainy, paint like quality that the high ISO produces…perhaps it is the interesting bokeh…the light and shadow behind the bird. Perhaps it is slightly hooded look in the eye and the stillness of the bird. Whatever it is it makes me feel peaceful and relaxed, and loosens the hold of self on me. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. +1 EV exposure compensation. Taken through double pane window glass. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.