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Snow Bunting : trio flight

Snow Bunting : trio flight
Photo Information
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: 2008-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-10 20:49
Viewed: 3302
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, i am out of new in-flight photos and
i want to post in-flight photos, i went to see in my
archives what i can post, and there is this photo that
i love the atmosphere (j'aime l'ambiance de cette photo),
the only way for me to post it, it was to give digital noise
reduction with a moderately blur, this photo was shot
at the sunset with very low light, i am happy the job
that has done my Nikon Coolpix P60 compact camera

friends until i will do new in-flight photos, this one will
be my last post, but i will come to critique your photos

from the All About Birds website

« The male Snow Bunting returns to its high Arctic
breeding grounds in early April, when temperatures
can still dip as low as -30° C (-22° F) and snow still
covers most of the ground. The female does not return
until four to six weeks later.

Early arriving Snow Bunting males set up and defend
territories that include good nesting sites. They will
still come together in flocks to forage, and usually
roost in loose groups of from 30 to 80 birds. »



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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-10 22:32]

Hi Asbed

Great use of the frame and great timing. I like the light on the lead bird very much.

Best wishes


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-10 22:39]

Hi Asbed,
Lovely in flight capture this birds in their natural habitat.Excellent POV,lighting and composition.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-10 22:51]

Hello Asbed, great in-flight shot and wonderful scene from nice point of view with nice composition and colours.
TFS and G's,

Hi Asbed
Nice action shot.

Bonjour Asbed,
Un beau paysage avec ce trio en prime,bravo pour le cadrage

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-11 6:20]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo in beautiful light. Good POV and composition.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic flyng trio, beautiful composition with splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Loved the consise latter part of your notes to describe the Bunting.
You have done an EXCELLENT job on this presentation.
Love the light falling on backs of the subjects... MOST BEAUTIFUL, indeed.
A happy 2010 to you & your loved ones.
Mario from Calgary.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-11 8:29]

What a great colors and atmosphere in this capture!
I like the birds on full fly!

Y eso que nos quejamos de la nieve aquí y han caído menos de 10 cm. y raramente bajamos de -5ºC...
Interesante trabajo.

Hello Asbed,
A photo with an interesting environment, and a wide variety of items. Particularly I like most his light, very sober and with a cadence that almost screams deep!. Of course, the three birds in flight generates a dynamic medium point and increase the complexity of the picture. It is a very interesting result, you have good things in their files of 2008!

Hi Asbed,

Amazing tones and colours. A very fine capture, impressive shooting MF!
TFS and have a nice night!


Hi Asbed.
I can feel beautiful atmosphere in this picture....Nice composition and perfect picture in flight shot...Lights and colors fine..TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-11 15:15]

Salut Asbed,mais quelle merveille la lumiere du coucher du soleil qui allume les plumes des oiseuax! Une composition extremement agreable,avec toute l'atmosphere de l'hiver dedans.Excellente nettete' aussi,mes compliments et bonne soiree',LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-11 16:00]

Hi Asbed,

Just wonderful how you got the three Snow Buntings in one frame! The birds are sharp and clear - looks like you had spotlights on them in the low light. I love the setting.


Hello Asbed,

anther inflight shot that looks like an landscape.
good pov.


Hello Asbed,
Hope you'll be doing fine in the frigid winter landscape of the coldest country Canada. This is a fine photo of these lovely buntings in flight over a frigid sea of ice, very romantic and at the same time very frightening for a fellow like me who is so used to soaring temperatures and mild winters that this landscape appears like a nightmare but being a student of literature it is Romantic as well as all things remote in space and time are........aha, what a long sentence! Really loved this shot and in the low light it appears very beautiful....a rush towards home before the nightfall....thanks a lot for sharing. I got hold of this photo of yours on page 6 or 7 I think ....take care...warmest regards/Abid

Hi Asbed,
The mood is very special here.
Warm light and placid flight of the birds adds that special feeling to the image.
Well done and thanks for share it.

Hello gain Asbed, another great in-flight shot and scene with nice composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-13 12:41]

Hi Asbed. I think this picture shows the birds of so wel lagainst the snow. They have caught the light so well. A fine inflight picture. well taken TFs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-14 18:43]

Hi Asbed,
you surely have plenty of birds in the location. The lakes and the surrounding is so rich.
The view ia splendid and you captured the birds in such a clear image.
Well lighted and excellent compoaition of colours and colours rendition.


Hallo Asbed
I like this photograph very much as it has a very imaginative mood to it, and has a feeling of peacefulness that surrounds it, as per you own words " I love the atmosphere (j'aime l'ambiance de cette photo). I also like the soft but also strong colour tones of the different subjects in the scenery. The layers of sky, mountains, trees and then lastly a layer of snow is a great backdrop to the three Snow Bunting's flying in different directions and positions in the sky. Lastly, the sunlight shining on certain places in the image makes this image a wonderful landscape to look at and appreciate. Merci.

Bonjour Asbed,

La prise de vue envoie mon regard vers les arbres ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. Elle permet aussi de voir les détails et les couleurs des bruants des neiges en vol. la réflexion de la lumière sur la neige rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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