PDA

View Full Version : Red Crossbills



mbrager
01-28-2013, 01:03 AM
At first I thought these little birds around the spruce tree I was standing near were Pine Grosbeaks, because they were reddish and greenish. But when I looked the Grosbeaks up in my bird book, these were far too small. A further search, and a closer look at the beaks on my photos, confirmed they are Red Crossbills. If you look closely you can see the beaks are crossed, the better to get the seeds out of the cones they feed on. These are all very heavily cropped, even though I was using my 70-200mm lens.

1.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8049/8421953629_2a28f56dd5.jpg

2.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8220/8423048090_8c13ef71ce.jpg

3.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8421951433_0fb0a62c2a.jpg

4.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8071/8421951083_56bb89fab4.jpg

Hillbillygirl
01-28-2013, 04:38 AM
Those are so cool MBrager. Like that female hiding in amongst the cones in last one.

Marko
01-28-2013, 07:20 AM
Very beautiful and 'Christmasy' looking!

Lungelarry
01-28-2013, 07:23 AM
Well done......:clap:

aubintbay
01-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Very nicely done!!

asnow
01-28-2013, 06:57 PM
It does have that Chrismasy look. I like the last one with the camouflage action.

Runmonty
02-11-2013, 08:23 PM
Lovely colour contrast. My first thought was Christmas when I saw these. Nice set.

JAS_Photo
02-11-2013, 08:40 PM
Very well done! Really gives a nice feel of winter and the birds are nice and sharp even with the crop. :)

casil403
02-18-2013, 10:06 PM
Great set...these definitly have a Holiday feel...I'd be turning them into cards for next year!

Bambi
02-19-2013, 05:36 PM
great christmas card potential. But terrific even if you don't use them that way