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Old Oct 23, 2004, 7:57 PM   #1
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At least the chickadees are still around up North here. Thank goodness.


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Old Oct 23, 2004, 8:08 PM   #2
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Great shot-- how long did you have to wait for the "right pose"- the key to shooting wildlife is patience and persistance....it looks like you possess both (at least on this shot).

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PS- What equip were you shooting with
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 8:43 PM   #3
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Thanks Drew, these chickadees do a herd rush in then a herd rush out so they are all over the place for about 2 minutes, moving like flashes from limb to limb. Then total silence and they're all gone. Interesting birds and cool to photograph when the herd comes. I might crudely analogize it to the work of police and firemen, total boredom for a long while, then chaos and adrenalin for a flash, then total boredom again.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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Very nice pic!

The light when you made this image looks great.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 10:36 PM   #5
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yaaay! it's snowing by norm...

you all know wat that means! (you don't now wat that means?!)

bird snow shots!!!

hey norm, great shot, the pose is amazing! sharp too!

i love the background snow makes

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Old Oct 23, 2004, 11:21 PM   #6
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I appreciate the comments all, thanks.

PS - Vito, snow looks lovely in a photograph but, honest, it's cold, wet, messy, and gets all clogged up inside the wheel wells of your car. I know because I've been spending time chipping away at the frozen snow -- called ice -- surrounding the wheel wells of my car these days.

However...I do agree with you that it makes for a very nice backdropfor birds. I'll see what I can do about using that white stuff effectivelythis winter; maybe it will help to keep my mind off of the naughty stuff about snow.

Oh yeah, snow is also bad if you're running away from someone and don't want them to find you and you can never take awee weeoutside without someone knowing it.

Otherwise, it's okay I guess...no, it still stinks.
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ahh...you know wat...in NJ, snow is wonderful, it's a treat, i LOVE when we get 12 inch+ snowstorms..(other than shovelling off my HUGE driveway [90 feet long...about 8 feet wide at it's thinnest, then widens to about 20-30 feet lol)

buut...you live in canada...where snow no longer is a 'treat' lol

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Old Oct 24, 2004, 12:41 AM   #8
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I'd love the chance to shoot in snow, it snows sometimes about 50ks north of me in the mountain areas but your looking at a two hour walk to the summit to get to it:-)and it only happens every so many years.

It's a great shot, those wings remind me of a japanese ladies fan:-)
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 6:30 PM   #9
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Norm, beautiful shot! I love the way the light makes its way through the extended wing feathers!

Can you tell that Vito is espousing youthful enthusiasm for snow? Hey Vito... as you get older you begin to realize that snow looks best in the mountains and not necessarily in the valleys where most of us live... :-)
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 12:04 PM   #10
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This shot hasa magical appearance to it. Very well done.


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