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cannylad
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Aug 26, 2006 14:20 |  #1

I took this on a local beach last winter, the bird allowed a close approach and the light was good.

It is one of my first shots with a DSLR 350D + Sigma 170-500mm lens hand held, mainly digiscoped before this.

While i still like it i have seen what can be achieved in these forums, so much to know so little time to learn.:) .

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Aug 26, 2006 18:43 |  #2

Very pretty bird, welcome to the forum.


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Aug 26, 2006 19:13 |  #3

He's very cute! Nice composition, good focus! Have you thought about darkening him a little?
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Aug 27, 2006 07:27 as a reply to  @ Epluim's post |  #4

Great little subject here, nice details, nice composition, maybe try neat image or similar program to reduce the background noise.Well done.


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Sindri ­ Skulason
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Aug 27, 2006 07:28 |  #5

Excellent shot of this juvenile Snow Bunting. It's not easy to get a good shot of a Snow Bunting so you did very well. :-)


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Aug 27, 2006 07:31 as a reply to  @ Sindri Skulason's post |  #6

very nice shot , I see these birds in our area in the winter and have not been able to get a shot that I would say is one tenth as good as this ,,, well done thanx for sharing


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Aug 27, 2006 08:20 |  #7

A very nicely exposed shot of a bird I have yet to capture succesfully. Nicely done!


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Aug 27, 2006 08:52 |  #8

I like that shot a lot, very nice. A beautiful bird that I hardly see, and never got a photo of. I like the moss covered wall it's on too.


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Anthony ­ J ­ Howe
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Aug 27, 2006 08:53 |  #9

The Snow Bunting is a beautiful bird with it's good quality plumage and shape, nice shot Cannylad, it's a rare find to get these captured, and you are more likely to stumble across one by accident. Which I did in the highlands of Scotland in a supermarket car-park.

Good detail and pose , well done.


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Aug 27, 2006 15:21 |  #10

Thanks everyone for your comments,sadly i lost the original image along with a load of others in a computer glitch so this is a third or forth generation copy .
Hope to get one in full plumage one day. Going too a photography club this week and see if i can learn a bit about this fascinating and complex hobby.

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Aug 27, 2006 15:50 |  #11

Nice shot. It is often the case that birds which have migrated a long way are totally knackered when they arrive and you can get quite close to them before the make the effort to fly off.


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Aug 27, 2006 16:31 |  #12

Well done on capturing a quite nice image. I too like everyone else quite like it, though not tack sharp it is still well detailed and exposed nicely. As Trevor said maybe run it trough a noise reduction program to clean it up a little also. Good stuff, a pleasing capture that most would be quite happy with.


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Aug 27, 2006 21:07 |  #13

Good shot.. I'll agree with Sindri, they are very hard to photograph. Most of the time all I see is a flock suddenly take off in the distance as I approach :)

These are true snow birds where I live. You mostly see them in the winter when there is lots of snow on the ground.




  
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Aug 28, 2006 07:28 |  #14

Excellent capture of a cute and pretty bird.


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Aug 28, 2006 14:07 |  #15

Hi Cannylad - that's the wall at Blyth harbour, isn't it?

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I've got some very similar shots (taken on a Nikon D70 before I joined the Canon camp) from last winter too - eg: http://kazemisu.me.uk/​birdimages/index.php?i​d=139 (external link) and http://kazemisu.me.uk/​birdimages/index.php?i​d=143 (external link) but it looks like you had better light.

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