Pine Grosbeak

Posted by Karl Egressy on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:02 am

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It was 2007 when I saw and photographed these birds in the same trees same spot. Even more interesting to me that I first met a gentleman there, a professional nature photographer whom I heard the name of and saw his wonderful images in publications but never met in person up until then.
Eleven years later the same trees, the same rare bird and the same gentleman who joined us a little bit later. He is older now, but still
going strong, still carries the heavy canon 500 lens and tripod.
His work has been very inspirational to me.
Thanks for looking.

Nikon D850
Nikon 200-500
f 5.6
ISO 1250
f 5.6
1/1000 s

Please clink on  the image.

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by Mako_Elite on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:28 am
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Perfect color match between the berries and the bird's head. Nice details.


by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:50 am
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Great colors-really nice shot. We had a few here a couple of days ago. Sorry, I can't change your title, but I believe you can edit this yourself. Or probably Ron can do it...
Anyway-wonderful shot!
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by peter makuch on Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:59 am
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there is great texture of colors from the grosbeak to the berries on the tree branches, well composed KARL.

by leigha on Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:43 am
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Nice picture and nice story, Karl.

by Paul Rossi on Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:12 am
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Nice composition and complimentary colors - bird and berries.
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by david fletcher on Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:27 am
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Super colour harmony Karl. Interesting story with only a tiny bit of info missing... (an introduction to said gentleman?). Must have been a good and memorable experience. That in itself brought a smile to me..
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by Biru Mitra on Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:07 am
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The entire image is so colourful Karl. Nice colours on the bird and on the berries and a beautiful bokeh effect in the BG make it too perfect.



by John Spreitzer on Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:13 am
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Great image! Great story!

by Ron Day on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:09 pm
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Karl, a great behavioral shot of the bird feasting on berries. As usual, the detail is exceptional. Great story and image.

by Scott Fairbairn on Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:44 am
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Great shot and opportunity Karl. I made it out to the 2007 event as well, with the same gentlemen you described. His quality of work is what I aspire to. Great guy and every time I shoot with him, I learn something new.

by Carol Clarke on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:23 am
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Lovely complementary colours and sweet detail in this fine image, Karl.

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