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Redpoll in a snow/wind storm


Posted by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:01 pm

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Very cold and windy with (yet) more snow here. The Redpolls were contemplating a trip to the feeder- you can see a female behind this male. I know it's complex, but I like the stormy effect.
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by Ron Day on Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:33 pm
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A wonderful wintry scene, Cindy. Love the streaked snow flakes in the air and the snow on the Redpoll’s crown. The female in the background adds interest to the image. A beautiful winter photograph.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:08 pm
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Great winter mood and always great to see Redpolls.
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by Dan Kearl on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 pm
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Looks cold.. Redpoll very attractive in the snow.
I ma on the fence about the OOF background bird only because I
think it would look cleaner without it.
 

by Gene Gwin on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:17 pm
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Cynthia, What is most impressive is that the snow is going sideways. Excellent photo.
 

by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:18 pm
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Very nice wintery mood image Cindy! You can feel the cold just looking at the picture.

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by peter makuch on Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 am
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I like the shot very much of the redpoll but enough with the snow already, superbly done CYNTHIA.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 am
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peter makuch wrote:
I like the shot very much of the redpoll but enough with the snow already, superbly done CYNTHIA.

:lol: . Good thing you don't live here. Atill 2 feet on the ground and snowing as I speak!
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by david fletcher on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:14 am
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Love the wintry scene and mood it creates Cindy. That looks mighty cold with the almost horizontal snow.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:59 am
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This really shows off the harsh winter conditions these little birds have to endure, Cindy. I love the gentle splashes of colour on the plumage surrounded by the flying snowflakes and the cold, bare branches. This tells the story beautifully.

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by Karl Egressy on Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 pm
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Very nice wintery image with a lovely bird, Cindy. I miss them.
 

by Katlady on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:00 pm
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I love this. How great it must be to shoot in the blowing snow. The patches of red, especially on the head really make this pop.You can see the snow blowing so you get a feel for the conditions. Great job.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:25 pm
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Thanks, all, for your comments. These little birds are a hardy bunch! They are still around but I expect they will go North sometime very soon.
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