Well, darn it. I spent the day trying out tips from a photography book while taking pictures of the birds since I was stuck at home due to our snow and ice. The main tip was to stop taking pictures in JPEG format and change over to RAW files, which (supposedly) makes it easier to edit in Photoshop. So, I changed the settings on the FZ35 to RAW only and took pictures of the masses of goldfinches which were at all three feeders and waiting in the redbud tree for their turn, probably close to forty birds. That was the largest amount of goldfinches I had ever had show up in the small garden.
Then I took the memory card out and stuck it in the laptop and . . . Microsoft Vista didn't recognize the file format. So, more fiddling around on line, downloaded some files and filters and . . . Microsoft Vista didn't recognize the file format - still.
I gave up after several hours of swearing and hair-pulling-out and just reformatted the memory card in the camera, wiping out all those snapshots. And I'll guarantee that I will not get that many goldfinches to the feeders and garden ever again!
So, instead here is a picture of a male goldfinch in winter feathers taken the day after the Christmas snowstorm.