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Merry Christmas with the Snow Buntings

Merry Christmas with the Snow Buntings
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-23 14:56
Viewed: 3678
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
With this Snow Buntings image i come to wish you all
Merry Christmas and Peace & Love in all the world

from the All About Birds website :


« Appropriately named, the Snow Bunting is
a bird of the high Arctic and snowy winter fields.
Even on a warm day, the mostly white plumage
of a bunting flock evokes the image of a snowstorm »



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-12-23 14:57]

Hi Asbed,Merry Christmas to you and your family too and thanks a lot for this beautiful winter card!!! Luciano

A perfect untempered line:-) The bunting shows well in the snows....I can see the camera. I too do not have a DSLR any longer...and my funds have run completely dry..so we do the best we can with what we have eh? Asbed..I feel like a novice.

Asbed, again very nice shot and I thanks you for all your comments over the past year. Thanks again!!!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-12-23 18:11]

Hi Asbed

Christmas, is much about family, joy and peace and I can clearly see it on the tranquil family scene in your posting. Thanks for all your good wishes and through this image, a reminder of the simple (better) life.

Well done MF and TFS.

PS. Pardon me for my short comment as I am rather pushed for time this year. It is more important that I want to thank you for the friendship you extended to me (and Anna) this past 2008. Also, I want to wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year. May this Christ-fest and the imminent 2009 bring you everything that is beautiful and admirable, provide all your needs with blissful exuberance, present you with that which is edifying and inspiring, grant you blessed peace and harmony, and bestow upon you a myriad of worthwhile pleasures and breathtaking moments with close friends and dear family.

Bonsoir Absed,
Belle capture d'ìmage bien jolie oiseaux,image de grande qualitée . Joyeux Noêl À vous et votre famille et Bonne Année 2009

Hi my dear friend Asbed,

Excellent capture of these beautiful snow buntings in fine composition with wonderful POV/DOF and nice details.

By the way, thanks for your kind wishes on my Birthday!


Hi Asbed,
wonderful photo and a wonderful note to go with it.The colours look spot on and the birds are well detailed for the distance you captured them in.All the best to you and yours and thank you for sharing this time of the season photo. Bob

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-12-23 20:36]

Hello Asbed,
Nice shot! A merry Christmas for you too, great POV and sharp
details.. Well done


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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2008-12-23 20:44]

Hi Asbed,

Thanks for this winter holiday card! Wonderful colours and peaceful atmosphere.
I also thank you for your past comments on my pictures; they really encourage me to try harder and improve them.
Merry Christmas for you and you and your loved ones!


Hi Asbed,
another shot from these couples of birds.
Nice composition and framing in the picture.


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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-24 1:03]

Hello Asbed,
great capture
Lovely note.
Merry Christmas
All the best

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-24 3:05]

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful winter scene with lovely Snow Buntings in a great composition.
Also a Merry Christmas and all the best,

Ciao Asbed,
bellissima immagine di questo gruppetto di zigoli delle nevi, catturato in un splendido habitat, ottima definizione e beellissimi i colori.
Tanti Auguri di Buon Natale e Felice Anno

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-24 8:39]

A Merry Christmas to you too, Asbed!
A nice well exposed and composed capture of some Snow buntings in their environment.
Your Snow Buntings are having a party in the snow and I wish you a happy festive season as well as a Happy 2009!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-24 9:52]

Hi Asbed,

This winter scene of the Bunting Family is a nice way to extend your season's greetings. They seem so at peace with one another and with their environment. If only the world could find this peace and love. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-24 11:07]

Hi Asbed

A very merry Christmas to you as well. I love this snowy image with these adoreable birds. You have such wonderful wildlife in Canada. It makes me quite envious. They look quite relaxed in your presence



Ciao Asbed, lovely Christmas card with splendid birds, great winter composition with a lot of snow, very well done, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
Well I can't think of a better way to spend my Christmas ;}
Cool shot of the group.
I like their different poses, good interest here.
Merry Christmas!

Hello Asbed

Another lovely bunting capture.
The natural setting is well taken.
I see large flocks of these birds everyday in the winter but I have a hard time getting close to take a picture.
I like the natural drifting snow.
Well done.


Hi Asbed,
Excellent capture of these Snow Buntings; great POV and composition, sharp details and bright colours.
Best Wishes!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-25 23:37]

Hello Asbed,
Thank you for this beautiful greeting card! I love the little Snow Buntings gathered around the dry seed heads. I hope they find enough to eat.
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Wonderful winter scene....how neat the way the snow glistens...like glitter!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-31 18:28]

Hello Asbed,
Thank you for your friendship and great work over the last year my friend and may the New Year bring you great joy and good health. These little ones are difficult to capture you have done well my friend.

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