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Clark\'s Nutcracker
A Clark's Nutcracker sitting on an ice coated tree at Bear Lake, trailhead for many climbs in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The bird was very cooperative, waiting until I moved to position the sun directly behind him. He turned his head in profile, let me snap the picture, then flew off.

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NelsonRe: Great Shot

Nelson

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Thanks very much. This was shot a number of years ago with film, either Ektachrome of one of the Fuji flavors. In either case an ISO 100. I used a 200 mm zoom, which helped keep the shallow depth of field, and aperture priority, stopping the lens down to its nearly smallest aperture to help reduce flare.

The original slide looks much better than the scan, of course.

Thanks again and happy holidays, Nelson
Posted Dec 18, 2006 6:20 am

tanyaBrrrr....

tanya

Voted 10/10

Chilly looking little bird. Outstand shot! :)
Posted Dec 23, 2007 12:20 am

NelsonRe: Brrrr....

Nelson

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It's always amazing to consider the kind of temperatures that birds endure night after night, huddled in a tree, bush, hollow, or burrow. Those little critters are tough. Glad you like the shot, I was lucky he cooperated.
Posted Dec 23, 2007 12:26 pm

lcarreauI would be

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

an echo of everybody else! You were in the "right place at the right time!" Thank you!!!
Posted Dec 24, 2007 3:24 pm

NelsonRe: I would be

Nelson

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Thanks for the comment. It was the right place and time, and I was lucky the bird held still while I changed lenses and positioned myself to capture the shot. Happy Holidays!
Posted Dec 25, 2007 8:38 pm

rdmcAwesome!

rdmc

Voted 10/10

This truly is a favorite! What an incredible shot!
Posted Sep 6, 2008 12:11 pm

adygazGreat

adygaz

Voted 10/10

shot!
Posted Dec 15, 2008 11:47 am

ChristianRodrigueznice

ChristianRodriguez

Voted 10/10

Great image... lovely
Posted Jul 15, 2009 2:35 am

Prettinucebirdie birdie

Prettinuce

Voted 10/10

just stunning
Posted Nov 3, 2009 9:14 pm

NelsonRe: birdie birdie

Nelson

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Thanks, appreciate it!
Posted Nov 4, 2009 6:22 pm

winemanvannice

winemanvan

Voted 10/10

that's working it!
Posted Mar 5, 2010 11:36 am

NelsonRe: nice

Nelson

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Thanks for the comment!
Posted Mar 6, 2010 7:55 pm

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NelsonSubmitted by Nelson
on Feb 7, 2004 9:45 pm

Image ID: 41059
Hits: 8888 
Lat/Lon: 40.30880°N / 105.69°W
Object Title: Clark's Nutcracker

Image Type(s): Wildlife