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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:600.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Dec 2012 - 12:59 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Snowbunting In The Sandstorm
Username:hasslebladuk hasslebladuk
Uploaded:3 Jan 2013 - 1:59 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 2:43 AM

Hope your lens survived the onslaught of sand but of course at 600mm. you were some distance away, and for that reason this is a remarkably good shot under the circumstances.
Doubt I would even have seen the bird at that distance even on a clear day.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 4:33 AM

Beautiful shot......Sandy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
3 Jan 2013 - 5:21 AM

This is a special capture of this beauty !!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 6:11 AM

What a beautiful image, very well captured. Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 7:56 AM

fantastic detail mike wonderful tones and textures a stunner top shot Wink
andy

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RazvanD
RazvanD  5 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 8:06 AM

Great picture, like the movememt the sand adds an great quality, sharpness,detail, and bacgkround blurr.

Razvan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 8:26 AM

What a great expression you have caught here

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 9:08 AM

Excellent detail and clarity, Mike. You can see the sand grains bouncing of its chest, and he doesn't seem at all bothered by being sand-blasted.

Dave

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 - 9:27 AM

Exceptional image. Lovely DoF and capture of movement. Well captured.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 9:33 AM

excellent capture, amazing how the bird and your lens withstand the sand!
But then if it only cam from the side the sun-shield should do the trick.

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lonely_oryx
3 Jan 2013 - 10:25 AM

An inquisitive look

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 11:08 AM

A stunning capture, the detail is utterly superb. I just hope that you kept your kit well wrapped.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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FeatherFriend
3 Jan 2013 - 11:11 AM

Well captured Mike under the conditions,
Geoff.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 11:26 AM

Quality Nikon equipment showing that it will produce top class results in any weather Mike.!!!TongueTongueTongueWinkWinkGrin Superb.
Ron

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 11:29 AM

A super shot capturing that lovely pose.
Carole

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 11:45 AM

Love that look you're getting! Mut be wondering what weird sort of snow we have in this country, I supsect. Grin

Ann

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 12:15 PM

A really well captured shot in awful conditions.
Ju

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

Beautiful image.
Ali GrinGrin

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 4:14 PM

I would have never attempted an image like this as my lens and camera would've probably fell out with me!Tongue Your perseverance has been well rewarded. This is a wonderful capture!Grin
Ryan

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kazza12
kazza12  3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 - 5:39 PM

great capture well taken SmileSmile regards karen

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jm1
jm1  3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 - 6:22 PM

Great shooting.

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WindowonWildlife

Superbly done, excellent work Smile

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 7:04 PM

Seems to be coping with it
I suppose the disturbance of the sand, reveals a few morsels of foodSmile

Thanks for the U.A Michael - eased the pain of my back acheWink

Adrian

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

Fantastic shot,.
Brian

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 8:41 PM

Thank you for your kind comments
mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2013 - 8:42 PM

A fabulous capture of a bird i've never seen before

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 8:17 AM

Amazing shot and such clarity. Although heard of them but never seen one of these before. Paul

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