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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Nelson

Nelson - Dec 18, 2006 6:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Shot

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

tanya

tanya - Dec 23, 2007 12:20 am - Voted 10/10

Brrrr....

Chilly looking little bird. Outstand shot! :)

Nelson

Nelson - Dec 23, 2007 12:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Brrrr....

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.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 24, 2007 3:24 pm - Voted 10/10

I would be

an echo of everybody else! You were in the "right place at the right time!" Thank you!!!

Nelson

Nelson - Dec 25, 2007 8:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I would be

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!

rdmc

rdmc - Sep 6, 2008 12:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome!

This truly is a favorite! What an incredible shot!

adygaz

adygaz - Dec 15, 2008 11:47 am - Voted 10/10

Great

shot!

ChristianRodriguez

ChristianRodriguez - Jul 15, 2009 2:35 am - Voted 10/10

nice

Great image... lovely

Prettinuce

Prettinuce - Nov 3, 2009 9:14 pm - Voted 10/10

birdie birdie

just stunning

Nelson

Nelson - Nov 4, 2009 6:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: birdie birdie

Thanks, appreciate it!

winemanvan

winemanvan - Mar 5, 2010 11:36 am - Voted 10/10

nice

that's working it!

Nelson

Nelson - Mar 6, 2010 7:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

Thanks for the comment!

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