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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 03-Feb-13 01:49 AM
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"Northern Shrike"


Traverse City, US
          

This was the first Shrike I've seen in Utah. Found this one perched on a frosted branch near the western edge of Utah Lake this morning. Temps were in the single digits and every plant was covered in a white frost.

D300S Nikon 300mm 2.8 ISO400 1/1000 at f11


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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberSun 03-Feb-13 02:13 AM
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Olympia, US
          


Pretty little bird.

You did a good job, not blowing out the whites. You have the main subject not directly in the center, and I like the gentle dusting of snow in the branches. All in all, a nice shot.


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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 03-Feb-13 11:43 PM
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#2. "RE: Northern Shrike"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Dan

Tricky lighting on this one with all the frost ... camera and lens did a great job.

Peter

  

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 04-Feb-13 03:48 PM
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Plover, US
          

Very nice indeed Peter!

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Wed 06-Feb-13 02:31 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Al

I've only seen 2 or 3 of these birds around the U.S. and never one in Utah so it was interesting to find him hanging out near the lakeshore. I got a couple quick shots and he took off.

Peter

  

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Mon 04-Feb-13 06:54 PM
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Ottawa, CA
          

Very nice shot, great color, nice catch light in the eye. I would be out doing this buts minus 20c with the wind chill unfortunately and I just cannot manage all the ice, cold and my glasses fogging up!

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Wed 06-Feb-13 02:33 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Victor

It's been so cold here on days when I was out shooting that my eyes watered so bad I couldn't see thru the viewfinder of the camera. Actually had one of my eyelids start to freeze shut on the way back to my car one morning. Never had an issue with any of my gear though despite those nasty temperatures. Kudos to Nikon...

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Ottawa, CA
          

I cannot resist asking. I get all kinds of advice about cameras in the cold, double bag them, silica gel, and from Nikon rep at a function here do nothing your cameras can survive the arctic (even the d7000). With all this conflicting advice, I have been double bagging my gear. What's your routine?

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Wed 06-Feb-13 11:39 PM
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#11. "RE: Northern Shrike"
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Traverse City, US
          

Hi Victor

I've always just carried the camera into the weather and shot. If it gets a little wet I have a towel in the car to dry it and of course all my lens cleaning equipment, a blower to get dust off of the sensor etc. I've never subjected any of my cameras to extreme's but I've had them out in below zero temps and never had a problem.

Peter

  

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007Mon 04-Feb-13 11:32 PM
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#5. "RE: Northern Shrike"
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Mississauga, CA
          

I've loved chasing these birds over the past 2 winters, but haven't run into one yet this year. When these take off, they usually don't just move to the next tree, but fly off a couple of hundred yards with me in hot pursuit, only to have them fly off another 200 yards when I get close!t
I ight try cropping off a little more of the top and LH side, but love the white on white and what you've presented here.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Wed 06-Feb-13 02:36 PM
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#8. "RE: Northern Shrike"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Richard

I've only gotten close to 2 of these birds in the past couple years..one in California and this one. I've had the same experience...they don't let you get near them...And yup..they don't just move down the fence line a short distance like Hawks do.. they put some distance between themselves and anything they percieve as a threat...

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Peter

  

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#9. "RE: Northern Shrike"
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Mankato, US
          

Well done, Peter-the frosted BG is great!

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Wed 06-Feb-13 11:40 PM
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#12. "RE: Northern Shrike"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Mark

The landscape here in the winter is beautiful and with all the cold temperatures and frozen fog we've been getting...there are lots of days when everything is frosted white like this.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Fri 08-Feb-13 12:09 AM
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#14. "RE: Northern Shrike"
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Fri 08-Feb-13 12:11 AM by psf914

Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Don

Really enjoyed finding this little guy waiting for me along the lakeshore. First one in Utah and only the second I've seen out west.. Wish I could have gotten a bit closer but these are very timid birds. You get a couple shots if you're lucky then they take off and that's it...They don't give you a second shot.

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Peter

  

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Wed 06-Feb-13 11:41 PM
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Peter...this is fantastic. Great bird and terrific setting. Great photo.

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jot2nik Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2007Fri 08-Feb-13 03:57 PM
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Troy, US
          

A really good looking bird, nice shooting.

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