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White-Winged Crossbill
Posted By: palmor, 02-07-2009, 10:00 PM

In between the Owl shots we saw a group of people around a pine tree. Come to find out they where all looking at White-winged Crossbills which are very rare in our area. I managed to get a couple of shots even though the sun had gone behind some clouds and they were in the shade.

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Pentax K20D ,Pentax smc DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM
1/320s f/4.5 at 450.0mm iso800 (with Kenko 1.5x TC)


Female:
Pentax K20D ,Pentax smc DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM
1/320s f/4.5 at 450.0mm iso800 (with Kenko 1.5x TC)

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Beautiful images. I really like everytinhg about the second shot! Thanks for sharing. JIM
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really pretty!!!
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Really spetacular in deed! Amazing shots from you

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Beautifully done!
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Love the first one , great colors !
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Wonderful photos, they really take the viewer near these birds!
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Thanks for the comments all! It was funny to see like 10 people follow these guys from tree to tree trying to get shots of them. I was of course the only Pentax shooter there. I must have looked odd being the only one without a big white lens


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Very very nice shots, congrats. Oh..and remember black lenses scare birds less than white ones... honest.
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