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Looking for the elusive Alberta spring
Lens: Tamaron 70-200 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Sherwood Park ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: daacon, 03-25-2012, 06:20 PM

Have not posted much here , I think the root cause is I have not got out much - brutal time of year colorless , dirty , cold and wet. Did manage to at least leave the house with camera in tow today for a bit and spotted this guy looking longingly for warmer days as well , soon my little friend, soon.


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03-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Dave - this is one of the most interesting and well-done photos I've seen lately. The unbelievably crisp bird house (?) and bird against the bleak, amorphous background = terrific. The lack of color adds to the mood. Super job.

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Nicely done, Dave. Maybe you need to move farther north so that you don't have to even think about spring till later...
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Hi Dave, Jer is right this is a very well done photo and thank you for posting it. As far as Spring goes, it'll come but this is Alberta and just because it did look like it was around the corner, as we all know doesn't mean much around here.

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Very nicely done Dave, and you got to love that birdhouse, who wouldn't want to live there. No matter what the weather is
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Great image with the dialog to go along with it!
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Definitely a keeper! The pose of the sparrow is perfect. Your text was spot on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Dave - this is one of the most interesting and well-done photos I've seen lately. The unbelievably crisp bird house (?) and bird against the bleak, amorphous background = terrific. The lack of color adds to the mood. Super job.
Jer
Thanks for the kinds words my friend , it may inspire me to get off my ass again this week

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Nicely done, Dave. Maybe you need to move farther north so that you don't have to even think about spring till later...
Thanks Rondec ha we are thinking of moving relatively soon, but I am pretty sure it will not be north

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Hi Dave, Jer is right this is a very well done photo and thank you for posting it. As far as Spring goes, it'll come but this is Alberta and just because it did look like it was around the corner, as we all know doesn't mean much around here.
Thanks Heinrich , yep you know , I know , and yet every year we hope.

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Very nicely done Dave, and you got to love that birdhouse, who wouldn't want to live there. No matter what the weather is
The roof appears to need a little repair but I agree it's a mansion for that fellow.

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Great image with the dialog to go along with it!
Thanks stormtech appreciate the kind words

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Definitely a keeper! The pose of the sparrow is perfect. Your text was spot on.
Thanks for stopping by to comment Den.

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fine composition.... i too am eagerly waiting for some color.... we had quite the heat wave last week, back to normal now... lots of spring flowers and trees have started to bloom... thank god !!!! dave m
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Well done Dave.

We had a taste of spring last week but back in the freezer again today.

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fine composition.... i too am eagerly waiting for some color.... we had quite the heat wave last week, back to normal now... lots of spring flowers and trees have started to bloom... thank god !!!! dave m
Thanks Dave soon right ? (I still have my snow tires on)

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Well done Dave.
We had a taste of spring last week but back in the freezer again today.
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Thanks Tom cold here yesterday but 'they' are saying double digits this week with all days on the right side of zero and we all know 'they' are only wrong 7 out of 10 times with a +/- variance of no more than 50%

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Dave, this has to be one of my favorites of your many wonderful shots. The whole thing is just beautiful.
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Very nice composition! I love this image Dave. It is very evocative.... and what a crazy looking bird house with a rooster on top Thanks for sharing
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Dave, this has to be one of my favorites of your many wonderful shots. The whole thing is just beautiful.
Thanks Susan . sometimes it's the simple shots that surprise you , this was taken about 20 steps from my front door.

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Very nice composition! I love this image Dave. It is very evocative.... and what a crazy looking bird house with a rooster on top Thanks for sharing
Thanks Tess - yep some effort went into that although there is some repair required but I don't think the tennants are complaining
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