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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Shooting details: Nikon F6 Nikkor 500mm AI-P f4 w. TC14EII f5.6 @ 1/125s Kodak Elitechrome 100ISO Scanned with Nikon Coolscan V Post processing in Capture NX2
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.