Pine Grosbeak, male

Posted by jnadler on Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:34 pm

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It's been a year since the most amazing winter finch irruption occurred in the Northern U.S. and Canada, including my own yard in northeastern NY. This photo was one of hundreds of memorable photos that I took in my yard last year of pine grosbeaks, hoary redpolls, common redpolls, evening grosbeaks, pine siskin, and red crossbills.  I posted my yard birds on e-Bird and ended up getting dozens of drive-by birders from hundreds of miles away.

Canon R5, Canon 500mm F4 IS II, no flash, and about full frame as this species is just so tame around humans.

I have not posted here in such a long time and miss this site. Naturescapes was such an important part of my bird photography beginnings back when my first digital camera was probably the Canon 20D.
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:58 pm
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Beautiful image. I remember the irruption. They really liked Crab Apple.

by KK Hui on Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:17 pm
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Awesome shot of the species, Jeff!
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by david fletcher on Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:04 am
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Good to see you posting again Jeff. This is a beaut with the Grosbeak and berries in colour harmony.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:14 am
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Beautiful image with such lovely complementary colours throughout. Good to see you again, Jeff.

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by ken archer on Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:56 pm
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Sweet Photo of this handsome fellow Jeff! Hopefully this winter will be just as productive for you.

by Mary Brun on Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:35 pm
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What a beautiful image!
Everything works perfectly, the composition, the pose of the subject, the colors, the light and the details.
Those red berries are gorgeous!

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by Gene Gwin on Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:09 pm
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Jeff, Excellent image.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:08 pm
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It's been years that I have seen Pine Grosbeaks and agree, they are very cooperative. Thanks for sharing!
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by David J. Bogener on Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:32 pm
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Perfect image of a difficult western bird. Great detail, pose, perch in nice soft light.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:54 am
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Beautiful shot, with berries in beak. I remember that year too- we had a similar irruption in Vermont. I never got such a good shot as this though. Good to see you back here-I hope you will find more to post this winter.
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by ADKShooter on Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:21 am
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Great looking bird and nice to have him in the neighborhood. Nice looking perch and complimentary background as well. Hoping for a few nice things in our neck of the woods this year as well.

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