Cache Creek, Merrit, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, Osoyoos, Grand Forks
By LoganLalonde
#38367
Very beautiful shot Willi! :shock: :D
In my opinion it is a perfect photo; the lighting is perfect, the background color is perfect, and I especially love the moss on the rock. I also like the bush in the background for a subtle effect.
The quality is crisp, and you can even see the color in the bird's eye! :lol:

Great job!

P.S. Just for talk, did you get any Chestnut-collared/McCown's Longspurs or Baird's Sparrows when you travelled? Those (three) species are on my "to get" list.
By wbraun
#38372
LoganLalonde wrote:Just for talk, did you get any Chestnut-collared/McCown's Longspurs or Baird's Sparrows when you travelled? Those (three) species are on my "to get" list.
Hi Logan,
Thanks for the nice comments. Chestnut-collared Longspurs are plentiful and relatively easy to photograph (see below). McCown's are more difficult to find. I saw two through binoculars but I still don't have a decent photo of one. Same with the Brewer's Sparrow, also heard and seen in the grasslands just north of Brooks. Will be heading to Grassland National Park for a few days.
All three of these species are there. Perhaps I will get lucky.

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By LoganLalonde
#38375
Thank you for commenting on my comments! :lol: I am hoping to take a birding trip next June with my family to southern Alberta to grab some grassland endemics and some pot-hole shorebirds too. :) I hope I can get some shots even half as good as you! :D

Great CC Longspur picture. Keep them coming!
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Nice shot John!