out on a limb..

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© Heather Mellon
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UploadedApril 2, 2011
TakenApril 1, 2011
Exposure1/125 sec at f/18
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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This Common Redpoll is one of two who wintered with us.. it was such a pleasure to capture it against a clear spring sky. Although they are birds of the north, they come down to more southerly regions when snowfall is high in their home territory, as their diet consists mainly of weed seeds. This year they ran into even more snow here, I think, but did well at the feeders..

15 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    What a great capture of this beautiful bird...I love how it is observing the world through its view point.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    sweet capture....very zen

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    I like the simplicity of the shot....no distractions.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (in a most critically acclaimed way).

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    Deep in thought..... Poor little thing. I LOVE THIS.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Apr 2011):


  • Syble Brabham

    Syble Brabham said (2 Apr 2011):

    Excellent shot..

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    hea pilt.hea saak

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful capture Heather, great narrative too!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    A terrific capture!! Great comp. It is such a sweet little bird.

  • Edlira L

    Edlira L said (3 Apr 2011):

    it's a good shot, but i think you can improve it a bit by doing two things: first, tweak the levels a bit on photoshop to get rid of the gray (the sky's not crispy blue) and this will the bird pop. second, it looks like this is a crop from a bigger image - try playing around with the cropping, ex. place the bird on the upper-right conner since he's looking down. hope this helped :)

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (3 Apr 2011):

    Thank you everyone for your comments.. they are so much appreciated!!
    Edlira, I only cropped a birdhouse, to the left, out of this zoom shot because it did nothing for the image. I like your suggestions and will definitely take them into consideration on future shots like this.. Thanks!

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (4 Apr 2011):

    nature is beautiful, nice work

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (5 Apr 2011):

    I think its fine just like it is.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    Sweet..nice composition

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