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Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting
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Copyright: Donald Lapointe (hibou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-04 17:08
Viewed: 4129
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
You could see this picture in my identification guide
Initiation aux oiseaux du Québec par la couleur

This bird breeds across the arctic regions of the world, and, in Canada, its appearance in the more southerly parts of the country heralds the approach of winter. They are usually seen in small flocks in open fields and along shorelines where they feed mainly on weed seeds and insects. A sizable flock swirling over a field in winter can be a spectacular sight. They usually depart for their arctic breeding grounds in early spring where they raise four to seven young. Source: www.nature.ca

Length: 15-18.5 cm. Adult male in winter: Crown patch, ear patch, rump and sides cinnamon in various saturations; mark on wing below shoulder black; primaries black, basally white; black mark on outer tail feathers largely white, inner ones black; back cinnamon, dotted with black; rest of plumage white. Adult female in winter: Similar but more black in tail and more cinnamon on back, wings and flanks.

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Hi Donald,
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!I love this beautiful gallery of yours.This shot is crisp as can be, and prefectly composed for a birding shot!
Very well done!

Remarkably good shot given the difficulty in shooting in snow, which tends to create underexposure of the bird. The breast is inevitably a little overexposed as a result - otherwise excellent!

  • jeanpaul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
  • [2009-01-04 19:52]

Salut Donald
Superbe photo: je trouve que les détails sont excellents. La composition, le contraste et les couleurs sont parfaits, beau travail .
Merci et au revoir...JP

Les sourires demain

nice capture with great details , beautiful white reflection in the background and good sharp,

bonjour Donald

très belle image en close-up du bruant des neiges
avec un excellent POV et cadrage, très belle luminosité,
excellente netteté et détails, même de la neige blanche, TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-04-12 14:58]

Salut Donald! Quel bel oiseau! Je ne l'ai jamais photographié mais j'en ai vu un groupe cet hiver dans un champs près de Québec. Superbe image, c'est clair et net, bravo!


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