Taken January 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM (CST) 250mm f/5.6 ISO 800 exp. 1/500
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, in winter plumage perches on white pine giving it a perfect vantage point for my feeders. While I miss the vibrant colors present in other seasons, I love the more subtle hues that are sometimes overlooked on snowy, overcast days of winter. Each season has its own beauty.