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Pine Grosbeak-russet variant

Pine Grosbeak-russet variant
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 19:50
Viewed: 3318
Points: 12
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From my trip to Algonquin Park.

Note the russet color in this Pine Grosbeak. It is a variant or morph ( depending on the guide) that some juvenile and some female Pine Grosbeaks show.

The Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) is a large member of the true finch family, Fringillidae. It is found in coniferous woods across Alaska, the western mountains of the United States, Canada, and in subarctic Fennoscandia and Siberia. During winter, pine grosbeaks in parts of North America move southward, bringing them as far south as the upper Midwest and New England in the United States, but sometimes even further south, especially during an irruption. This species is a very rare vagrant to temperate Europe; in all of Germany for example, not more than 4 individuals and often none at all have been recorded each year since 1980.

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Hello PETER,
a great picture of this beautiful bird with great clarity and colour. nice composition too.

Hello Peter,
A very interesting bird, great composition, super sharpness and beautiful colors.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-22 2:41]

Hello PETER,
really a pretty capture of this fluffy bird. The fine details are well seen in excellent view.
I like its little glance.
Good composition of light and placement.


Superb POV, Peter. The entire plumage of the bird had been captured well from this perspective.
Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-22 6:10]

Delightful image of this beautiful and colorful bird, lovely image. tfs.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-22 11:17]

Hi Peter
Just perfect dof and very nice bg

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