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Exploding Millet!


Exploding Millet!
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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-01
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-05 4:16
Viewed: 3428
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a male Dark Eyed Junco chomping down on a tasty millet seed. Notice that part of the seed is flying out of his mouth.

Juncos are from the sparrow family, many of which enjoy millet at my feeder. I have noticed that they will also feast on safflower seeds and nyger that have been knocked from feeders by their messy house sparrow cousins. Juncos grow from 14-16cm and seem to be ground feeders. I find them to be fairly tame, although not to the same degree as, say, a black capped chickadee.

PP: Processed the RAW for sharpness, adjusted contrast, cropped and optimized for the web.

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funny action shot you have here. He's really chowing down. Sharp details in the feathers, nice DOF and color. Well done.

Bellissima foto! Complimenti! Belo il bianco del ventre che fa pendant con il bianco della neve!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-05 12:37]

Hello Josh,
excellent portrait, and very sharp.
Like the POV and the light brings out the details and colors perfectly.
Very well composed with a nice presentation.
TFS..Sky

Bellissima immagine, ottimi nitidezza e colori, perfetta gestione dell'esposizione, molto bello anche il momento di cattura. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-06 0:53]

Hi Josh,
I liked your timing and the pose you captured. Details on the plumage, focus, sharpness and exposure control are very good. TFS
Best wishes,
Selen

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-06 8:01]

Hola Josh.
Nice and sharp image here. Great pose in snow and beautiful colors.
Your note is interesting for me too. I love birds.
Your friend
Luis52.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-09 8:59]

Hi Josh.
Amazing in every aspect shot of the fine bird at so impressive scenery. Fantastic reproduction of the dark feathers of the bird, white snow cover and all other attractive details. DOF is superb as well as the nice blurred BG. I think framing and composition of the picture are outstanding too. Bravo and kind regards.
Alexei.

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