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p.1 #1 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Yeah I know, probably not what you are expecting with the recent irruption of, I can hardly say it, SO's on the board!! No hard feelings or anything, but I have yet to have the OPPORTUNITY FOR SNOWY OWLS!!!! Okay, got that off my chest. So, I had to find a way to at least to get "Snowy" in the post title.

As many of you are aware we are thawing out from a week of winter here in the area (no laughing, it was winter for us!). I set up a blind in my backyard which consisted of a folding chair up under the eave of the house and a golf umbrella held between my knees. We had a nice variety of visitors to the feeders and they seemed especially tolerant of my blue and yellow umbrella. I tried a couple of new tools here, first time with the BB and some new processing. Well enough rambling, here are some pics.

-Doug

Black capped chickadees
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Chestnut-backed chickadee
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Dark-eyed juncos
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Jan 23, 2012 at 01:02 AM
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p.1 #2 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Well done Doug. Best for me is No.5.
I think the fill flash is a bit on the higher side, especially with the chickadees. Some more practice with the BB will get you there.
N



Jan 23, 2012 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #3 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


At least you got outside Doug! That's more that I can say for a lot of chicken littles around here

Wonderful set of the local little winter denizens. The Chestnut is an absolute darling of a shot, wish I had one of those guys. Black Capped 2 is my pick of those guys, full of character for sure. Juncos are a favorite of mine, I love to watch these guys hopping around the yard. The look you got in 8 is priceless That and the last are my picks of the those guys.

Real nice all around Doug, sharp images, nice perches and some snow to boot!

Tim



Jan 23, 2012 at 01:48 AM
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p.1 #4 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


I like them Doug. They are not over flashed either ~ Ron


Jan 23, 2012 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #5 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Love your shots and your setup, Doug. Not to mention the title.....



Henrik



Jan 23, 2012 at 02:07 AM
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p.1 #6 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Nice set Doug.


Jan 23, 2012 at 02:09 AM
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p.1 #7 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


chestnut-backed chickadee really stands out for me!


Jan 23, 2012 at 03:04 AM
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p.1 #8 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Boy oh boy, those snow flakes work so well with those bird portraits.
Very charming pictures of the little ones.



Jan 23, 2012 at 03:17 AM
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p.1 #9 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Beautiful images!


Jan 23, 2012 at 04:23 AM
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p.1 #10 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Wow, these are a real sweet treat my friend
Well done, I really do like all of these but 1 and 4 are awesome!
Larry



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p.1 #11 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Love #4! I have never seen that Chickadee

Doug



Jan 23, 2012 at 04:54 AM
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p.1 #12 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


great job on these little beauties Doug


Jan 23, 2012 at 08:03 AM
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Nice set Doug, I do see some snow there. The "beamer" sure brings out the shadows, well done.

Dave



Jan 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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p.1 #14 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Nice set!


Jan 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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niani.gil wrote:
Well done Doug. Best for me is No.5.
I think the fill flash is a bit on the higher side, especially with the chickadees. Some more practice with the BB will get you there.
N


Thanks N. Histograms didn't show any blown areas. I did try to tone down the highlights some to bring out detail. I'll keep working it and hopefully keep learning.

-Doug



Jan 23, 2012 at 03:24 PM
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p.1 #16 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


Tim Kuhn wrote:
At least you got outside Doug! That's more that I can say for a lot of chicken littles around here

Wonderful set of the local little winter denizens. The Chestnut is an absolute darling of a shot, wish I had one of those guys. Black Capped 2 is my pick of those guys, full of character for sure. Juncos are a favorite of mine, I love to watch these guys hopping around the yard. The look you got in 8 is priceless That and the last are my picks of the those guys.

Real nice all around
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Thanks Tim, the chestnut was a treat, I have another couple that are rare, at least for me coming soon. The juncos are entertaining, they were going more directly to the feeder with the snow, I got these captures as they planned their attacks. I graduated from DPP to another processing tool that has me excited. I feel like I need to go back and reprocess all the images I have!

-Doug



Jan 23, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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surfnron wrote:
I like them Doug. They are not over flashed either ~ Ron


Thanks Ron, as mentioned above the historgrams were okay, no blown highlights. Just tough to process these high contrast birds.

-Doug



Jan 23, 2012 at 03:28 PM
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hnilsson wrote:
Love your shots and your setup, Doug. Not to mention the title.....



Henrik


Thanks Henrik. If you need more details on my "blind" let me know.

-Doug



Jan 23, 2012 at 03:28 PM
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p.1 #19 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


KCollett wrote:
Nice set Doug.


Thank-you for commenting.



Jan 23, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #20 · Snowy birds from the PNW (10)


dorian wrote:
chestnut-backed chickadee really stands out for me!


Thanks Dorian, its always nice to get something a little out of the ordinary.

-Doug



Jan 23, 2012 at 03:30 PM
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