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Old Dec 22, 2004, 5:24 PM   #1
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This one was kinda cute and the fresh snowfall helped with background:







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Old Dec 22, 2004, 7:22 PM   #2
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really nice shot!! It is really cute how that little guy is all puffed up!!!
Really nice detail!!
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Old Dec 22, 2004, 7:39 PM   #3
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Don't you just love it when they puff themselves up like that? :-)It's all in the name of keeping warm - a very good thing indeed when they live up in Norm's neck of the woods...

That second shot, the closeup, is fantastic Norm. Is that one just a crop of the first one or another shot at a longer FL? It looks like the former.

I took some pictures about a month ago of some Oregon Juncos that were doing the same thing. It's not the best photo but it'll illustrate the behavior...


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Old Dec 22, 2004, 7:53 PM   #4
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Wow Normcar, I don't think I've ever seen one any sharper than this. Its really great.
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Old Dec 22, 2004, 9:24 PM   #5
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Thanks Woodmeister and Houston, glad you dropped in for a look. I'm pleased with this one but youhaven'tseen the others -- the majority -- that didn't turn out :lol:

Geoff, thanks for the info on that puffing. I had no idea that it was actually a necessary response. Of course, it makes sense now as nature doesn't do something for nothing. I appreciate the visual contribution as well. It really makes sense considering the cold up here right now too. It's way, way, way below what I like it to be and I had to wrap up my lens and take some time to recondition it back to inside temps.


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ah nice work norm

i love what a little snow ( a little? lol) does to a chickedee shot

very nice work

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Old Dec 22, 2004, 10:35 PM   #7
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Thanks Vito, I don't mind the snow any longer as it makes for a nice setting (as you have said). It's the blankety blank blank cold that comes along with it that drives me nuts. :-)

PS - let me know if you see anything that needs work or improving. More often than not your masterful critical eye sees something that I've missed.

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Normcar wrote:
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It's the blankety blank blank cold that comes along with it that drives me nuts.
Here's a cheery thought, Norm. What you stated above doesn't improve as you get older either. Say, even Oregon would be an improvement over your winters... :blah:
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hmm...actually, i'm not seeing anything wrong with the first one at all!

the second one could use a bit more USM, but looks pretty good too!

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Old Dec 23, 2004, 8:27 AM   #10
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very nice shots, I really like the first one. He looks like a little puffball:-)
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