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Old Jan 26, 2005, 5:17 AM   #1
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Went to the woods yesterday and found this lone junco hopping around in the
grass and snow. It was a cloudy day, so I had the flash on, set in FP mode.
So, not sure how much fill I actually got here if any. Thanks Eric CAN for
the snow shooting tips. I only needed to tweak the darkest levels a small
amount. I'm still playing around a little bit to get some detail out of the
snow without having it look grey.

Digital Rebel, 100-400L IS USM @ 400mm, ISO 400, manual exposure,
1/500 sec, f/5.6 (equivelent to +1 2/3 EC).

50% crop, some Neat Image, 0.3,75% USM
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 7:22 AM   #2
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nice shot, where do these little guys find food at this time of the year??
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 8:14 AM   #3
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Mostly dried grass seeds, and my feeder. You should see the flock I'm getting!

Nice shot woodmeister. Yes, exposing with lots of snow int he scene is not easy.

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Old Jan 26, 2005, 7:16 PM   #4
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I get a lot of different types fighting over my feeders, crows, pigeons, doves, silver eyes, honey eaters, wattle birds and various parrot's. The hardest part is trying to get shots of the parrot's as they are much more skittish than the other birds, most others cant give a toss if Im around or not as long as they have food:-)
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 8:17 PM   #5
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Nice job on the exposure. Tough situation.

These Junco's are hard to get the exposure right on anyway, much less with snow in the frame.

REally nice photo.
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Old Jan 28, 2005, 5:54 AM   #6
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Thanks for the comments. Something I have noticed with these guys in the
woods, is that they seem to scrape something on the surface of the grasses
for food. And yes, they flock to and around my feeder at home as well, in
copious quantities.
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Great camera control woodmeister.
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