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Lois  Bryan

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Featured in Layered With Texture November 29, 2010.
Featured in Songbirds of North America November 14, 2010.
Featured in Beautiful Grunge Art September 9, 2010.
Top Ten in the “Backlighting Challenge” in You Big Softy August 19, 2010.
Featured in Image Writing March 21, 2010.
Third Place in the “January Live and Let Live $20 Voucher Challenge, Works Featured More Than Once” in Live and Let Live January 22, 2010.
Featured in The Grunge Art Gallery October 17, 2009.
Featured in Playful Photogenic Animals October 11, 2009.
Featured in Blur September 30, 2009.
Featured in Dimensions September 30, 2009.
Featured in The Woman Photographer September 28, 2009
Featured in DSLR Users Only 1/24 September 27, 2009.
Featured in ! # 1 ARTISTS OF REDBUBBLE! September 27, 2009.

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Poor little mite!!!!! A dark eyed junco hanging on to the slender branches of our river birch for all he’s worth on a gusty, blowy March afternoon. March 2nd, 2009 to be exact … as they say, March does come in like a lion around here!!! I don’t have the heart to tell the little darling that winter is coming again soon!!!!

Taken with the Nikon D40x and the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens at 1/400 shutter and f/5.6 aperture, exp +.33, focal length 300mm and iso 400. Single handheld image duplicated 3 times in Photoshop to evals of +3, 0, -1 and -2 then processed in Photomatix Pro. By the way, everyone, fyi, there’s an update to Photomatix!!! Thank you again, Karl Williams for the info!!!!! Two textures added amid a flurry of dodging and burning and tinkering!!

The Dark-Eyed Junco
“Dark-eyed Junco: Medium sparrow with considerable geographic color variation, although all exhibit a pink bill, dark eyes, white belly, dark-centered tail with white outer feathers. Short flight with white outer tail feathers flashing, alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides.
Interesting Facts:
The Dark-eyed Junco was the most common feeder bird in North America during the 1996-1997 Project FeederWatch season.
They mainly eat insects and seeds. However, they will sometimes eat their own droppings.
A flash of white tail feathers serves as an alarm to other members of the flock.
A group of sparrows has many collective nouns, including a “crew”, “flutter”, “meinie”, “quarrel”, and “ubiquity” of sparrows."
Thank you for the info!!

Textures courtesy of Princess of Shadows on Deviant Art and Ghostbones on Flickr.

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