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Canon EOS 7D
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Nov 11, 2012, 10:19:22 AM
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Snow Bunting by mydigitalmind Snow Bunting by mydigitalmind
What is the best way to get a cute life bird? When it lands right at your feet!! This Snow Bunting did just that. We watched this small bird as he landed within feet from us and it was very obvious how exhausted he was from a long flight.

Snow Bunting
Myers Point Park
Lansing, New York
Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Melissa Mancuso Penta // All Rights Reserved
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The thing that I noticed first about your photograph was a certain true-to-life quality; not only is the bird well in focus and full of detail, the colors seem to be spot-on as well - they are neither to bright nor to dull. This becomes especially clear in comparison with the rather dull background (I suspect it was a rather stormy day?).

Additionally, the composition of the image supports the aforementioned qualities superbly. The bird is just slightly off-center but still the obvious center of attention. Well done!

Given the backstory of landing after a long flight you mentioned in the description, I can't help but imagine the bunting breathing heavily and pausing for a moment before taking flight again.

Overall a very well-executed shot that does not leave much room for improvement; the only thing I could possibly think of would be an even better focus since the body seems to be ever-so-slightly out of focus compared to the head - but that may very well be just my eyes. :)
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Filiana Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Awww it looks like smiling :iconthatslovelyplz:
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

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Have a nice day :hug:
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veeegeee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Cute!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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shanky2522 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
a very pretty and adorable frame..The picture sets up a calming image in my mind..thanks for this amazing click...felt really good :)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the kind words :aww: I'm glad you enjoy this photo!
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
they are so beautiful!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, they have great plumage in both summer and winter. Thanks for the comment!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
D'aww what a lucky shot! :D He's smiling...
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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