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Junco by Yannik Hay


Small (16.5" x 16.4")

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A Junco (pronounced /ˈdʒʌŋkoʊ/), genus Junco, is a small American bird. Junco systematics are still confusing after decades of research, with various authors accepting between three and twelve species. Despite their name appearing to derive from the Spanish term for the plant genus Juncus (rushes), these birds are seldom found among rush plants as these prefer wet ground while junco like dry soil.
Their breeding habitat is coniferous or mixed forest areas throughout North America, ranging from subarctic taiga to high altitude mountain forests in Mexico and Central America south to Panama. Northern birds usually migrate farther south; southern populations are permanent residents or altitudinal migrants, moving only a short distance downslope to avoid severe winter weather in the mountains.
These birds forage on the ground. In winter, they often forage in flocks. They mainly eat insects and seeds. They usually nest in a well-hidden location on the ground or low in a shrub or tree. ref: Wikipedia.

Location: Gatineau, Qc, Canada
Date: 2008-01-27
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Country: Canada
Canon 40d
Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM@350 mm


animal, birds, junco, nature, wildlife

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animal, birds, junco, nature, wildlife

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 5 years ago

    Pretty work!! I love it!!

  • Thanks so very much for your awesome comment. I truly appreciate you stopping by for a visit.

    – Yannik Hay

  • elab
    elabalmost 5 years ago

    I like the little guys, they look so nice on the snow. Nice light catch in the eye

  • Thank you so much and have a great day!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...almost 5 years ago

    Such a sweet little creature you’ve captured so beautifully!

  • Thx so much for the warm comments! All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • vsinopoulos
    vsinopoulosalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely shot of a very cute bird, with excellent DOF and exposure!

  • Thanks so much for your support, Vassilis.

    – Yannik Hay

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 5 years ago


  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!!!

    – Yannik Hay

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago


  • Well thank you so much Gina. Take care.

    – Yannik Hay

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful clear photo and great DOF Yan.

  • Thank so much Sharon! Greets!

    – Yannik Hay

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 5 years ago

    A very nice little bird and an excellent shot !

  • Thank you so much and have a great day!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    this is the direct way to my heart !

  • I am pleased :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 5 years ago

    This is amazing Yan!! Absolutley perfect in every way! The way the little fella just stands out against the background almost looks like a cut out!! WOW! Love this!! And your post processing ie the image on the white background with a shadow and your signature! Perfect!! :))

  • Thx so much Vicki, I din’t know that he would be so popular. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

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