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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Sun 02-Mar-14 10:19 PM
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"March Contest - Surviving Winter "



This month’s challenge is "Surviving Winter”

Many of us have had a rough winter with unusually cold temperatures and heavy snow. But that’s nothing compared to what animals have to deal with in the wild for months on end, year after year. This month’s contest focuses on animals toughing it out in winter weather, where survival can’t be taken for granted.

In the spirit of the theme, animals should be wild only, no captives, and the photo should be obviously taken in winter.

Participating in our monthly contests can help us to become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.

These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Annual Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.

The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.

The winning image will be added to the Wildlife Contest Winners Gallery. The winner will be recognized in our weekly newsletter and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!

RULES:
-- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post
-- This is a contest – Please present your best, portfolio quality, work
-- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
-- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners.
-- When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
-- Include a title in the subject line
-- Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
-- Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
-- WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice.

Dave Summers
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Reply message Sharing Breakfast charlie348 Silver Member
03rd Mar 2014
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Reply message RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community
03rd Mar 2014
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     Reply message RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter charlie348 Silver Member
03rd Mar 2014
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Reply message One Cold Robin TonyJ Silver Member
03rd Mar 2014
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Reply message Surviving Winter-Short Eared Owl larrycurrlymoe Silver Member
04th Mar 2014
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Reply message Surviving Winter- Short Eared Owl II larrycurrlymoe Silver Member
04th Mar 2014
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Reply message RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter labtrout Silver Member
05th Mar 2014
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Reply message Rocky and Friend TonyJ Silver Member
07th Mar 2014
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Reply message Northern Flicker Eating Snow Photosage Silver Member
07th Mar 2014
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Reply message OH its cold and nothing to eat af4nc Gold Member
07th Mar 2014
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Reply message calling in the snow qanik Silver Member
09th Mar 2014
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Reply message RE: calling in the snow rstcso Gold Member
10th Mar 2014
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Reply message RE: calling in the snow NatureDon Silver Member
20th Mar 2014
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Reply message Winter squabbles qanik Silver Member
09th Mar 2014
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Reply message winter food forage qanik Silver Member
10th Mar 2014
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Reply message winter food forage 2 qanik Silver Member
10th Mar 2014
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Reply message RE: winter food forage 2 Dougw Gold Member
16th Mar 2014
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Reply message Duck on Ice Danygraig Silver Member
13th Mar 2014
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Reply message Mute Swan Tallow Silver Member
14th Mar 2014
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Reply message Err... Jim Pearce Silver Member
15th Mar 2014
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     Reply message RE: Err... Tallow Silver Member
15th Mar 2014
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Reply message RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter ronchil Silver Member
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Reply message Double threat-- Surviving Winter larrycurrlymoe Silver Member
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Reply message RE: Double threat-- Surviving Winter SheriB Silver Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life.
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Reply message Just a Normal Winter 2pixels_short Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
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Reply message Spring is just around the corner... tegel Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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Reply message Ground Blizzard Swan Lunastar Silver Member
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Reply message Snowy Whitetail Buck...................................... Lunastar Silver Member
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Reply message Brute Buck Holds Off The Cold............................. Lunastar Silver Member
20th Mar 2014
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Reply message Wounded Winter Whitetail.................................. Lunastar Silver Member
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Reply message Junco After the Storm NatureDon Silver Member
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Reply message Snowy owl takes off in the snow... Jim Pearce Silver Member
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Reply message hunkering down for winter qanik Silver Member
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Reply message Angry Bird entime
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Reply message Sub Zero Song Bird........................................ Lunastar Silver Member
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Reply message RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter Naaa Just Chillin' ceresma Platinum Member
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Reply message RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter Another day in Par... ceresma Platinum Member
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Reply message RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter - "Deer in a Storm... Gypsi Gold Member
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Reply message Harsh Winter scottashley Silver Member
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Reply message Back off! scottashley Silver Member
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Reply message Waiting in line scottashley Silver Member
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charlie348 Silver Member  Harrison, US  Nikonian since 23rd Jan 2013 Mon 03-Mar-14 12:06 AM
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#1. "Sharing Breakfast"
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Mon 03-Mar-14 04:22 PM by dm1dave



Camera: NIKON D800
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F-11@ 1/250 sec.
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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Mon 03-Mar-14 01:16 AM
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#2. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter "
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Hi Charlie,

Welcome to Nikonians and the wildlife forum!

Can you give us a title for your image.

We also like to post the shooting data (camera, lens, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO) so we can learn from each other.

Thanks

Dave Summers
Lowden, Iowa
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charlie348 Silver Member  Harrison, US  Nikonian since 23rd Jan 2013 Mon 03-Mar-14 01:12 PM
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#4. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter "
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Thanks Dave,
New to this posting, sorry.
Camera: NIKON D800
Lense : Sigma 24-70m
F-11@ 1/250 sec.
ISO: 100
Title: Sharing Breakfast

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TonyJ Silver Member  Boulder, US  Nikonian since 14th Sep 2004 Mon 03-Mar-14 12:55 PM
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#3. "One Cold Robin"
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One Cold Robin D800e, 300mm f4 w/TC-14EII @ 420mm, 1/160 @ f8, ISO 200

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D800e l D600 l D700 l Nikon 1 V1 l N90s l AF-S 16-35 f4 l AF-S 24-85 f3.5-f4.5G VR l AF-S 70-200 f2.8G VRII l AF-S 50 f1.8G l AF-S 300 f4 l TC-14EII l TC-20EIII l 2x SB600 l Autometer IIIF.
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larrycurrlymoe Silver Member  Calgary, CA  Nikonian since 13th Feb 2009 Tue 04-Mar-14 12:05 AM
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#5. "Surviving Winter-Short Eared Owl"
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D7100, Sigma 120-300 F2.8 OS, 600mm. F7.1, -0.3 EV, 1/320 ss, braced on truck door window sill.
With a temperature of -34C and windchill of -42C at sun up we found this Short Eared Owl. It nestled into the bank and patiently waited for the sun of the day to melt the frost from its face and provide much needed warmth.
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larrycurrlymoe Silver Member  Calgary, CA  Nikonian since 13th Feb 2009 Tue 04-Mar-14 12:10 AM
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#6. "Surviving Winter- Short Eared Owl II "
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With a temperature of -34C and windchill of -42C at sun up we found this Short Eared Owl. It nestled into the bank and patiently waited for the sun of the day to melt the frost from its face and provide much needed warmth. This second shot is taken 4 hours later @ 11:30 a.m. we found the bird exactly where we had left it, soaking in the sun!
D7100, Sigma 120-300 F2.8 OS, ISO 250, F5.6, 1/3200ss, Door window sill used as brace.
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labtrout Silver Member  Bristol, US  Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011 Wed 05-Mar-14 01:26 AM
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#7. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter "
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Snowy cardinal.

I captured this colorful male seeking shelter in one of our junipers after a recent snowstorm.

D7000
70-300mm VR Nikon lens @300mm
ISO 560
1/500th
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TonyJ Silver Member  Boulder, US  Nikonian since 14th Sep 2004 Fri 07-Mar-14 01:53 PM
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#8. "Rocky and Friend"
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D700, 300mm f4 w/TC-14EII @ 420mm, ISO 1000, 1/8000 @ f8

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Photosage Silver Member  Bellingham, WA, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2009 Fri 07-Mar-14 06:34 PM
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#9. "Northern Flicker Eating Snow"
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D300, AFS 500mm VR, ISO320, 1/200, f/4.5


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af4nc Gold Member  Yardley, US  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:25 PM
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#10. "OH its cold and nothing to eat"
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D4, 200-400 w/1.4 TC
ISO 800 1/1000 f8


Tom MILLS
Its all about the light and composition
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qanik Silver Member  Smithers/Stewart, CA  Nikonian since 13th Dec 2007 Sun 09-Mar-14 06:00 PM
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#11. "calling in the snow"
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Sun 09-Mar-14 06:05 PM by qanik


Nikon D300
nikon 500
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f 8
iso 400





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rstcso Gold Member  Round Rock, US  Nikonian since 18th Oct 2013 Mon 10-Mar-14 12:17 AM
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#13. "RE: calling in the snow"
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Great capture, Michael.

Regards,
Brent

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NatureDon Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007 Thu 20-Mar-14 11:45 PM
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#31. "RE: calling in the snow"
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Fri 21-Mar-14 11:43 AM by NatureDon


Awesome!

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qanik Silver Member  Smithers/Stewart, CA  Nikonian since 13th Dec 2007 Sun 09-Mar-14 11:53 PM
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#12. "Winter squabbles"
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Nikon D300
Nikon 80-200 f 2.8
f 10
1/500
iso 320



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qanik Silver Member  Smithers/Stewart, CA  Nikonian since 13th Dec 2007 Mon 10-Mar-14 01:33 AM
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#14. "winter food forage"
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Nikon D800
nikon 200-400
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1/200
iso 1250


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qanik Silver Member  Smithers/Stewart, CA  Nikonian since 13th Dec 2007 Mon 10-Mar-14 01:46 AM
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#15. "winter food forage 2"
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wounded goshawk on a killed short-eared owl after a fierce battle
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Nikon 500mm
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f 5.6
1/1000

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Dougw Gold Member  Castle Rock, US  Charter Member Sun 16-Mar-14 05:28 PM
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#21. "RE: winter food forage 2"
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Powerful image!

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Danygraig Silver Member  Northwich, UK  Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009 Thu 13-Mar-14 07:13 AM
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#16. "Duck on Ice"
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A mallard on frozen River Weaver, Northwich.
D3, 28-105 @ 105mm,
1/250s, f8, ISO 320


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Tallow Silver Member  Niagara-on-the-Lake, CA  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009 Fri 14-Mar-14 04:16 AM
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#17. "Mute Swan"
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Nikon D3s
Nikkor 600mm f/4
1/1000 at f/8.0 ISO 500


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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sat 15-Mar-14 03:11 PM
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#18. "Err..."
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Great shot Dave...but didn't the bird die?

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Tallow Silver Member  Niagara-on-the-Lake, CA  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009 Sat 15-Mar-14 09:22 PM
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#19. "RE: Err..."
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Sat 15-Mar-14 09:23 PM by Tallow


It was alive when I took the shot . I thought it represented the theme of toughing it out during the winter but if they had to survive the winter I would have no problem removing the image

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ronchil Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 12th Feb 2010 Sun 16-Mar-14 12:41 PM
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#20. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter "
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Sun 16-Mar-14 12:48 PM by ronchil


Nikon D700, 80-400mm VR (older version), 1/400, ISO 2500, F/5.6

Snow day from work, shot her through a window.


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larrycurrlymoe Silver Member  Calgary, CA  Nikonian since 13th Feb 2009 Sun 16-Mar-14 11:10 PM
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#22. "Double threat-- Surviving Winter "
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Not only have we had the harshest winter in many years these two wild Alberta horses had to survive a government sactioned "cull" of 20% of the herd this January and February. This is the worst condition that I have found these horses in with ribs and hips prominent! These two (of three in this group) were found within range of one of the local ranchers that were "harvesting" wild horses.
D7000
ISO 500
1/250 SS
Sigma 120-300 F2.8 OS @ 140mm
Turbo

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SheriB Silver Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life.   SouthernYork Co, US  Nikonian since 11th Sep 2010 Mon 17-Mar-14 11:19 AM
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#23. "RE: Double threat-- Surviving Winter "
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As a horse person I respectfully disagree with your view of their body condition. It can be harder to judge while in winter coat, but their hips are normal.Necks are full.Toplines a little weak, but protein rich forage will help that come spring. I would even hazzard a guess that the blood bay is in foal, if not also the dark bay. Or they have had access to lots of low quality hay and have hay bellies. They are at 'end of winter' weight, which allows their bodies to handle the lushness of spring greenery without foundering.
Sorry for the long winded post. It is just that I deal with obese horses I keep on drylot most of the time, and people think horses are supposed to be fat. These horses, especially being wild,are in great shape for the winter we have had.
And as hard as it is to think of the horses being harvested, I would rather that than do like in the US and round them up, then the ones that are not..adopted.. Live the rest of their lives in Holding pens.
If the mods feel the need to remove this feel free.

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2pixels_short Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest   Anchorage, US  Nikonian since 16th Oct 2003 Wed 19-Mar-14 06:02 PM
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#24. "Just a Normal Winter"
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D300 - AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED - ISO 200 - ƒ/4 - 1/400 sec - WB cloudy - handheld - slight post to bring out white snow.
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tegel Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Ann Arbor, US  Nikonian since 12th Jan 2005 Wed 19-Mar-14 10:35 PM
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#25. "Spring is just around the corner..."
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Wed 19-Mar-14 10:40 PM by tegel


Backyard shot from about 30ft away. He looks a little suspicious

D7100, 300mm f/4, TC14e II, 1/640 @ f/5.6, ISO 100, Tripod, DX mode, 25% crop, Minimal PP in LR5


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Lunastar Silver Member  Mankato, US  Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010 Thu 20-Mar-14 02:40 AM
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#26. "Ground Blizzard Swan"
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Thu 20-Mar-14 03:38 AM by Lunastar


I photographed this pretty, immature trumpeter swan on a snowy river bank as it hunkered down during a ground blizzard featuring 40-50 MPH winds! Nikon D800, Nikkor 200-400 @ 400mm, ISO 800, 1/2000SS, f6.3, Hand held

Mark




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Lunastar Silver Member  Mankato, US  Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010 Thu 20-Mar-14 02:45 AM
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#27. "Snowy Whitetail Buck................................................................................"
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I captured this nice buck as he browsed in a thicket while warding off driving snow pellets in -18 F temps! Notice how the snow piled up on his super efficient heat holding hide.
D800, Nikkor 200-400 @ 400mm, 1/400SS, f6.3, ISO 1000, -1/3EV, Monopod

Mark




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Lunastar Silver Member  Mankato, US  Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010 Thu 20-Mar-14 02:52 AM
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#28. "Brute Buck Holds Off The Cold............................................................."
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I photographed this monster 8 point buck while he waited out a snow squall in -10 F temps.
D300, Nikkor 200/2 @ f4, 1/320SS, ISO 500

Mark




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Lunastar Silver Member  Mankato, US  Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010 Thu 20-Mar-14 03:09 AM
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#29. "Wounded Winter Whitetail........................................................................."
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Thu 20-Mar-14 03:12 AM by Lunastar


I photographed this gorgeous whitetail buck soon after he had a collision with a car. Notice the right rear leg where the bone is clearly visible. He also lost an entire antler and a long point from the remaining antler as well as various other injuries! Then alll he had to do was forage and survive during the 5th coldest winter on record! Tough deer. BTW, miraculously, he recovered and still roams the woods!
D800 in crop mode, 200-400/4 lens @ f8, 1/1000SS, ISO 800, -2/3EV, Monopod

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NatureDon Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007 Thu 20-Mar-14 08:20 PM
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#30. "Junco After the Storm"
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Female Dark-Eyed Junco after an ice storm in February.

D800E, Nikon 500mm f/4, 1/500 sec at f/7.1, iso 640



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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Fri 21-Mar-14 12:41 AM
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#32. "Snowy owl takes off in the snow..."
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Handheld D300s w/ 300 f2.8 VR & TC-17E, 1/800 f4.8 ISO 800

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qanik Silver Member  Smithers/Stewart, CA  Nikonian since 13th Dec 2007 Sat 22-Mar-14 05:03 AM
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#33. "hunkering down for winter"
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Nikon D300
nikon 200-400
1/320
f 5.0
iso 400


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entime   Eastern, US  Registered since 19th Jan 2014 Sun 23-Mar-14 04:25 PM
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#34. "Angry Bird"
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White-throated Sparrow giving me a dirty look!

Nikon D90
F/5.6
1/1000
ISO 500
300mm

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Lunastar Silver Member  Mankato, US  Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010 Tue 25-Mar-14 01:07 PM
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#35. "Sub Zero Song Bird......................................................................................"
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I photographed this junco as he perched up during a snow squall where winds blew at 25 MPH and the temp hovered at -17 F making the wind chill negative 40 F!

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vizz Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest   Karlovac, HR  Nikonian since 19th Aug 2011 Wed 26-Mar-14 07:41 AM
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#36. "Stranded"
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Nikon 1 V 1, 10 mm, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 100
Taken during a harsh winter in February 2012.


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ceresma Platinum Member  Lebanon, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012 Thu 27-Mar-14 10:42 PM
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#37. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter Naaa Just Chillin'"
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800mm (200-400 with a 2x teleconverter) F-11 1/500

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ceresma Platinum Member  Lebanon, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012 Thu 27-Mar-14 10:45 PM
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#38. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter Another day in Paradise"
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Nikon 200-4-- with a 2x teleconverter F-11 420mm 1/500

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ceresma Platinum Member  Lebanon, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012 Thu 27-Mar-14 10:47 PM
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#39. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter So nice I thought I'd go for a jog"
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Gypsi Gold Member  CA  Nikonian since 11th Nov 2007 Sat 29-Mar-14 09:25 PM
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#40. "RE: March Contest - Surviving Winter - "Deer in a Storm""
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I took this photo on the third day of a major storm bringing record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures. This white-tailed deer came very close to our house to eat the corn I offered. I'm sure she saw me standing at the door with my camera and tripod. Perhaps she was too hungry to care. Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200 lens at 200mm. F16, 1/200, ISO400.


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scottashley Silver Member  Arvada, US  Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2002 Mon 31-Mar-14 12:20 AM
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#41. "Harsh Winter"
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This coyote was scavenging among the remains of an elk skeleton in Rocky Mountain National Park, but the setting could be anywhere where the choice is to find food or starve.

D200, Sigma 500mm with 1.4 converter, Gitzo tripod & head, ISO 500, f8 @ 1/180


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scottashley Silver Member  Arvada, US  Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2002 Mon 31-Mar-14 12:23 AM
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#42. "Back off!"
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This coyote was scavenging what it could from an elk carcass in Rocky Mountain National Park. When another coyote approached, it gave an unmistakable warning to back off.

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scottashley Silver Member  Arvada, US  Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2002 Mon 31-Mar-14 12:29 AM
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#43. "Waiting in line"
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This coyote pair—presumably mates, from the way the one tolerated the other—were scavenging what little meat they could from a dead elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. The alpha is eating while the other waits not so patiently in the background.

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scottashley Silver Member  Arvada, US  Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2002 Mon 31-Mar-14 12:33 AM
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#44. "Looking for breakfast"
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This red fox was busily hunting in the snow for breakfast after an overnight snowfall.

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scottashley Silver Member  Arvada, US  Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2002 Mon 31-Mar-14 12:36 AM
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#45. "Here, mousie, mousie..."
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This red fox was looking for a meal—or at least some bite-sized snacks—after a fresh snowfall.

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