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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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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: 2008-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 14:11
Viewed: 3168
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, this photo was shot
2 years ago in the afternoon hours of
the day with a very cold temperature

with this photo i want to wish you all

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011

this will be my last posting of the year 2010

Snow Buntings

from Birds of Nova Scotia website

« During open winters when snowfall
is light they remain on the coastal
lowlands throughout the season and,
because such areas are usually remote
from human thoroughfares, few people
know of their presence. When storms
of mid-winter bring heavy snow they
suddenly appear about our withered
gardens and weed-infested fields,
where they feed on the seeds of taller
plants that protrude above the snow.

At such times their coming never fails
to excite comment from observers who,
assuming that the "snow-birds" have just
flown here from the northland, marvel
at how they so accurately time their
arrival with that of the heavy snow. »



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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also, friend Asbed! Beautifully composed action shot, great use of technique (1/1200 was just the optimal choice), nice lights and fabulous composition. I also love the shallow DoF you present here, it helps to the eyes to isolate the main subject(s). Superb photo by my opinion. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László

Hello Asbed!
My dear friend (and neighbor today)!
I also wish for you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas and happy new year!
I take this opportunity to thank you by the support you have given me this year and also to thank you for your great posts!
The picture today is excellent, you close 2010 in TN, whith a classic "grand finale" ! ... A bird landing on snow another bird "jumping "!! Nice! ... And what temperarure where are the birds!
I send you a big hug! ... See You in 2011, I hope Santa Claus brings good things for you! ... God provides blessings for you!

Ciao Asbed, Mery Christmas and Happy new Year to you too, splendid winter composition, wonderful couple with one in great landing action, I like a lot, bravo, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Hello asbed.
This shot is fabulous with the focus and lighting.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

Another beautiful shot filled with gorgeous simplicity friend Asbed! Thanks for the warm wishes, and I also wish you Merry Christmas, happy new year and all the best in life my friend!
George Veltchev

Hallo Asbed,
a very beautiful capture of the Snow Bunting in-flight, excellent POV in a fantastic winter scene, very good sharpness and superb lighting, very well done
Best regards

Hi Asbed,

Very nice capture. It's very difficult to get the wings this sharp, you've done a great job. I also wish you a happy x-mass and New Year!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-20 3:55]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo in beautiful light. Excellent sharpness and DOF. Taken from a good POV.

Hi Asbed
great picture with landscape, flying and hopping bird.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011 for you too
See you next year

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-20 8:05]

Hello Asbed,
WHat a beautiful view of these Snow Buntings in flight. Great focus on both and fine details and colours. A lovely composition and a great Christmas card too! You wonder what they find to eat in the snow!
TFS and all the best greetings for the festive season! Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-20 8:05]

Hello Asbed,
A fine capture of two Snow Buntings taken exactly two years ago!
The action shot of one landing is great and both are seen with fine sharpness and natural colours against the snow (like we have here now).
Thanks and I wish you a Happy Christmas with best wishes for the New Year.

hello Asbed, I reciprocate the greetings, Merry Christmas! beautiful moment and a very good photo!
TFS Nasos

  • Dis. Ac. Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 5 N: 7663] (24509)
  • [2010-12-20 13:50]

Hello Asbed,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for you to, you have presented us another inflight shot with good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-20 15:04]

Salut Asbed,une tres belle photo,j'aime les ailes traverse' par la lumiere et l'excellente nettete' et composition.Mes felicitations aussi pour les prochaines fetes et merci pour cet annee' riche de photos et emotions.Luciano

Great winter landscape Asbed, the bird inflight looks cool in this light :)
Merry Christmas to you also!

Hi Asbed,
great sharpness on these birds. Also nice colours and amazing composition
Well done,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-21 18:00]

Hello Asbed,
Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend. I love snow buntings so thank you for the wonderful image.

Bonjour Asbed,

Le flou de l'arrière-plan met en évidence les oiseaux. La distance entre les poiseaux et la rive opposée donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des bruants des neiges. La réflexion de la lumière sur la neige rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-23 4:50]

Hello Asbed,
exciting cspture and lively composition. The snow view is so attractive with the background so pleasantly composed.
i like the acts of the birds, cute and playful.


A beautiful shot with the perfect proportions of this in action shot!
Very well done!
Seasons Greetings to you!

Muchas gracias y buenas fiestas para tí y tu familia
al igual que un próspero 2011.
La fotografía que nos presentas realmente oportuna
y de excelente realización.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-25 5:00]

Hi, dear Asbed.
Merry Christmas and Happy coming New Year to you and your family. I also wish you new great camera and many-many so amazing pictures as shared by you here shots. Your shot is simply amazing. Superb freezing of flying bird. Composition and exposure of the image are excellent too. Kind regards and FS.

Beautiful spread on this bird Asbed. A really nice capture. It looks really large. I guess it's puffed up for winter. Anyways; hope you have a Merry Christmas Asbed. See you in the New Year. Trevor

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-25 20:41]

Hola Amigo Asbed.
Beautiful photo. Really like it. Very sharp where it should be, and excellent BG.
Merry christmas and New Year to You to.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-26 9:11]

Hi Asbed,

A beautiful finale to 2010! A fantastic shot of the one bird watching the other landing in the snow. Great timing to capture the action in this lovely winter scene. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a happy and healthy New Year. May 2011 be a great year for you.


bonjour Asbed
belle image de ces oiseaux qui semblent s'amuser dans la neige, une vraie scene d'hiver qui ressemble a ma région en ce moment avec un record de neige
j'espère que tu as passé un bon Noël et je te souhaite une très bonne année 2011

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-27 20:27]

Hello Asbed,
Snow Buntings are very beautiful with their attractive markings and bright colors. You captured this pair very nicely, even though you had an all white BG to deal with. Hope all is well with you this holiday season.

Dear Asbed,
Wish you too a very happy New Year. TFS this beautiful photograph.

You were good two years ago and built on that. Working later with woodsy backdrops posed a challenge but you have overcome and still stayed in theme of nature so well...Have a Happy New Year and send me email..I have lost your address.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-04 15:28]

Hi Asbed!
Wonderful, suggestive winter scene!
Excellent light and sharpness. Congratulations on your timing!
Very well composed.
Ciao! Vanda

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