Sunday, December 12, 2010

Photo of the Day! Pine Grosbeak, Northern MN

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AFS, fill flash, @ ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/600

This is a male Pine Grosbeak from last weekend in northern Minnesota. It took quite a bit of patience to get this image. There was a small flock of about 5 males and 1 female which came and left several times. While we waited we photographed Black-capped Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, Hair Woodpeckers and even had a Gray Jay visit a few times.  Finally after several hours this male Pine Grosbeak came and perched on this branch! Patience paid off!

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