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henbo Silver Member  Tistrup, DK  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2004 Sat 27-Oct-12 05:38 PM
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"Common Snipe on ice"



As we are going towards winter, my shooting activities usually drop. Instead I spend more time on scanning film and post processing.

But once and a while I simply need to pick up the camera and go out to try to find some interesting subjects. A few years I did that during January on a cold winter day with nice light.
I saw a small group of Common Snipes in an area I often visit. As the birds were less shy than usual I got a few shots of the birds searching for food.

I think this was a nice catch...!

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Nikon F6
Nikkor 500mm AI-P f4 w. TC14EII
f5.6 @ 1/125s
Kodak Elitechrome 100ISO
Scanned with Nikon Coolscan V
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional.
28th Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice henbo Silver Member
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice cwcoffman Silver Member
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     Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice henbo Silver Member
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice af4nc Gold Member
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice cockers Silver Member
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice henbo Silver Member
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice henbo Silver Member
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Reply message RE: Common Snipe on ice henbo Silver Member
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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional.   Vantaa, FI  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009 Sun 28-Oct-12 02:25 AM
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A nice catch indeed. You really need to see the big picture to realize that the snipe was standing on ice. I've seen on a couple of occasions that when birds are desperate for food, they are more tolerant of other creatures, including humans.

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henbo Silver Member  Tistrup, DK  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2004 Thu 01-Nov-12 09:11 PM
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Thanks Antero. The area is with less traffic in the winter time, so I guess this also affects how the birds react.

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cwcoffman Silver Member  Sacramento, US  Nikonian since 30th Apr 2010 Fri 02-Nov-12 11:34 PM
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It is so odd to see the bird standing on what appears to be rippling water. The big pic seems to have much better color rendition. Really nice!

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henbo Silver Member  Tistrup, DK  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2004 Mon 05-Nov-12 08:13 PM
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Thanks for your comment. I didn't realize that it looked like water before it was mentioned.

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af4nc Gold Member  Yardley, US  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007 Mon 29-Oct-12 12:22 PM
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Nice catch indeed

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cockers Silver Member  Plover, US  Nikonian since 25th May 2006 Thu 01-Nov-12 02:48 PM
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Excellent capture Henning. The light was indeed great.

Al

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henbo Silver Member  Tistrup, DK  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2004 Thu 01-Nov-12 09:14 PM
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Thanks a lot, Al.

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henbo Silver Member  Tistrup, DK  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2004 Thu 01-Nov-12 09:13 PM
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Thanks for commenting Tom.

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vcottman Silver Member  Denver, US  Nikonian since 22nd May 2006 Sun 04-Nov-12 01:50 PM
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I agree that winter can offer great opportunities. Nice shot.


Vaughn

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henbo Silver Member  Tistrup, DK  Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2004 Mon 05-Nov-12 08:15 PM
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Thanks a lot, Vaughn.

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