A Clark’s Nutcracker (Nucufraga columbiana) looks intently for handouts from nearby humans. These birds are so acclimated to humans at the Manning Park Lodge that they are almost ridiculously easy to photograph. But I had a fun time following the striking avians with my camera.

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
300mm, 1/500 sec, f / 5.6, -2/3 EV, ISO 160

E. C. Manning Provincial Park, BC
30 Jun 2011

Featured in I Love Birds on 13 Aug 2011.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    A beautiful capture . . .

  • Thank you much, lorilee.

    – Wolf Read

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerover 3 years ago

    a fantastic photo capture!

  • Thank you much, Solomon.

    – Wolf Read

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Wolf.

  • Thank you very much for the feature. This is wonderful.

    – Wolf Read

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thank you much, Andrea.

    – Wolf Read

  • Ron Wright
    Ron Wrightover 3 years ago

    This is a great photo… I love the nutcracker’s stance & expression!

  • Thanks much, Ron.

    – Wolf Read

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