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Snowbunting In The Sandstorm

By hasslebladuk
Thank You for your comments on the blackbird and to Eas's AND Johnbushells UA/Award

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
3 Jan 2013 2:43AM
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.

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
3 Jan 2013 4:33AM
Beautiful shot......Sandy
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Jan 2013 5:21AM
This is a special capture of this beauty !!
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
3 Jan 2013 6:11AM
What a beautiful image, very well captured. Carol
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 7:56AM
fantastic detail mike wonderful tones and textures a stunner top shot Wink
RazvanD 7 3 7 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 8:06AM
Great picture, like the movememt the sand adds an great quality, sharpness,detail, and bacgkround blurr.

3 Jan 2013 8:26AM
What a great expression you have caught here
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
3 Jan 2013 9:08AM
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.

Exceptional image. Lovely DoF and capture of movement. Well captured.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
3 Jan 2013 9:33AM
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.
3 Jan 2013 10:25AM
An inquisitive look
NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 11:08AM
A stunning capture, the detail is utterly superb. I just hope that you kept your kit well wrapped.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
3 Jan 2013 11:11AM
Well captured Mike under the conditions,
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
3 Jan 2013 11:26AM
Quality Nikon equipment showing that it will produce top class results in any weather Mike.!!!TongueTongueTongueWinkWinkGrin Superb.
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 11:29AM
A super shot capturing that lovely pose.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
3 Jan 2013 11:45AM
Love that look you're getting! Mut be wondering what weird sort of snow we have in this country, I supsect. Grin

JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 12:15PM
A really well captured shot in awful conditions.
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 4:12PM
Beautiful image.
Ali GrinGrin
5 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 4:14PM
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
kazza12 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 5:39PM
great capture well taken SmileSmile regards karen
jm1 4 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 6:22PM
Great shooting.
3 Jan 2013 6:40PM
Superbly done, excellent work Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 7:04PM
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

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 7:12PM
Fantastic shot,.
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 8:41PM
Thank you for your kind comments
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
3 Jan 2013 8:42PM
A fabulous capture of a bird i've never seen before
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 8:17AM
Amazing shot and such clarity. Although heard of them but never seen one of these before. Paul

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