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Yellow-eyed Junco


Posted by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:48 am

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Yellow-eyed Junco - Arizona
D500, 500mm, ISO 640, f/9 1/320s


Wildlife moderator and charter member of NSN Cindy Marple and I journeyed towards Arizona's southern border in search of Elegant Trogon late last week.  While we did get a couple of steep angle Elegant Trogon shots (see my earlier post), the highlight was this highly cooperative Yellow-eyed Junco that literally posed for us for as long as we wanted and pretty much wherever we wanted - what a ham...

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by S. Davis on Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:58 am
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Its nice when they are amicable!
Never heard of this species.
He looks shocked!
Nice photo,EJ
 

by MalcolmBenn on Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:11 am
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You must have been paying higher than scale for that model :) That yellow eye is certainly distinctive, super image E.J.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 am
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Great find, details and interesting BG.
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by Mike in O on Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:33 am
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Obviously he had too much Tequila last night...good find. What altitude are these guys to be found?
 

by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:37 pm
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Mike in O wrote:
Obviously he had too much Tequila last night...good find.  What altitude are these guys to be found?

This is around 5000'
 

by peter makuch on Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:40 pm
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the amazing combination of the junco and the bg makes for an awesome image, well done E.J.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:34 pm
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What a great find and image, EJ. Love the wonderful detail and the background vegetation. Excellent.
 

by david fletcher on Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:34 am
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Superb find and arrangement. like in particular the bg details which add nice context
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:26 pm
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Nice to have a friendly bird around. Excellent shot.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:42 pm
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The bg is beautiful and the detail exquisite! That eye and 'expression' are amazing - looks like its seen a ghost!

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