Monday, November 15, 2010

Great Backyard Bird Count Overall Winner & Some New Photos

I was very happy to learn that my photo of a hungry American Robin, taken in very cold weather during a cold February this year won the overall prize for the Great Backyard Bird Count Photo Competition.

The website is here - http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/2010photowinners




Here also are some new photos taken since we had a big snowfall recently !

House Finch - This male was enjoying frozen fruit from a tree while the snow fell :



Rough-legged Hawk - a morning of hoar frost and a nice drive out in the country with a friend provided the setting for this shot :



Black-billed Magpie - Here, a Magpie was also resorting to a fruit diet during a particularly nasty day outside :

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Congrats on these lovely pictures. I saw the Robin one in an email from the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Blessings,Ruth

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful photos: love the frost on the branches, the snow on the magpie, the delicate pastel colors, the quiet backgrounds... It's always a treat to look at your photos.

holdingmoments said...

Congratulations Nick, well deserved mate. Looking at that link, I loved that 'People Winner' shot. Really made me smile.

That's quite a snow fall you've got.
That House Finch on the frosty branch is excellent.

Chris said...

Congrats on the price, you deserved it... i really love what you do and you inspired me so much!!! I'm almost all the time thinking to your picture when I'm outside!!! You got ebautiful pictures in the snow too... Wonderful!

Babzy said...

i've just discovered your photos , they are fantastic :)

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh...that is so cool! Glad you won...it is a gorgeous shot. I bet you were holding your breath while shooting that one. Sometimes you can just tell a shot is going to be special behind the lens.

Country Mouse Studio said...

really beautiful photos in fact too many to chose a favorite