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Old Mar 9, 2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Captured these pictures during yesterday's blizzard that blew through Northern Kentucky. You can tell how blustery it was by noticing that all the birds were "puffed up" trying to stay warm. I thought the streaks of snow that got caught in each image added a sense of the weather. All pictures were taken with the DL + Sigma 70-300 mm APO DG on a tripod through a glass door. C&C welcome.

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Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker



Red Winged Blackbird



RedBellied Woodpecker



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Old Mar 9, 2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Some magnificent shot's, Jay

like the last one best

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Really nice shots, Jay, especially since they were through a glass door...quite sharp& clear actually! For some reason, I was thinking about you on Friday when the storm stayed south &missed us here in St. Louis & they were saying that the Ohio Valley was going to get dumped on.

Well, hopefully, the warm weather that they are predicting for us here will reach you & melt the snow almost as fast as it fell!

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Jay, I don't know how you did it, but those birds actually seem to be expressing the dismalness of it all! That cardinal looks like he's saying, "help me, can't you see I'm freezing!" Great shots!

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Very nice series - the blackbird is interesting - he's so puffed up you can't see the two bars on his wings.
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Hi Jay,

All very good, but my favorite is the Flicker -- always liked 'em, and this is a VERY good shot of one.

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Old Mar 9, 2008, 7:40 PM   #7
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Really nice shots, Jay, especially since they were through a glass door...quite sharp& clear actually! For some reason, I was thinking about you on Friday when the storm stayed south &missed us here in St. Louis & they were saying that the Ohio Valley was going to get dumped on.

Well, hopefully, the warm weather that they are predicting for us here will reach you & melt the snow almost as fast as it fell!

Ron
Ron: It's been in the 40s today so all the snow is melting...was nice enough to enjoy it over the weekend! Re. shooting through the glass: in anticipation of doing some birding, I gave the French Door glass a thorough cleaning with Windex on Friday evening. It helped significantly!

Glenn: I agree...the birds sure looked frigid. We thought we'd do our part and keep the feeders full which provided the perfect opportunnity to photograph them. I think they were grateful for an "all you can eat" buffet!

I took about 75 shots in total which resulted in about 10 keepers. Thanks all for the comments.

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Nice. I really like the woodpeckerthat seems to be saying "what is this stuff?".

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I can simply repeat what Scott says. Poor birds, tell them to come and pose for me instead. Spring is in full rush here.

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