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Hillbillygirl
03-01-2010, 06:12 AM
These have to be one of my hardest captures yet. They are the elusive snow Buntings. They sit, by the hundreds on the side of the roads in winter and feed. When anything even remotely comes near them they fly away. These shots were from approx. 80 yards away, and they are about the size of a sparrow.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/4064.jpg


This one was even tougher.Tiny white bird against white backgound, on the fly.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/4060.jpg

edG
03-01-2010, 06:14 AM
nice captues

Bambi
03-01-2010, 08:55 AM
very nice! I like the first one with the car in the background. It really helps us get a sense of the environment. We have birds that do that here but they are not snow buntings. They are sparrow sized and gray.

Mad Aussie
03-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Really nice shooting considering you were that far away and using your new 500mm lens ... handheld!!

Cool little birds too.

Hillbillygirl
03-01-2010, 04:51 PM
Yes, I like the first one the most also Bambi. If you can get a shot of those birds, they are probably Junco's, or if they have a little colouring on them, they may even be Horned Larks, which is the only "true" lark in North America.
Definitely liking the new lens, but as you say MA, lots of fun handholding in 25 km/hr cold wind, and trying to keep up with these little beggars.
Thanks again for the nice compliments.

Bambi
03-01-2010, 06:32 PM
Yes, I like the first one the most also Bambi. If you can get a shot of those birds, they are probably Junco's, or if they have a little colouring on them, they may even be Horned Larks, which is the only "true" lark in North America.
Definitely liking the new lens, but as you say MA, lots of fun handholding in 25 km/hr cold wind, and trying to keep up with these little beggars.
Thanks again for the nic compliments.

JUNCOS!!!! That's it. couldn't remember earlier!

JAS_Photo
03-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Nice! Very cool little birds!

Michaelaw
03-01-2010, 09:21 PM
Sometimes I think birds are like the fish of the air, in your second shot, quite a few even look like fish :D Good shots :thumbup:

casil403
03-01-2010, 09:22 PM
Nice stuff HBG...wow handholding a 500mm in wind...I'm doubly impressed!!! :highfive:

jjeling
03-03-2010, 12:22 AM
I love the last shot. Although it is not particularly clear, the abstractness of it is awesome. When you actually look at the image, you can see a couple individual birds, but then you realize there are many more than you thought. Good job. I really like this.