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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-01 11:58
Viewed: 2055
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These waxwings have been returning here to my favorite orchid shooting spot now for several winters attracting a lot of spectators. This year there are 7. This shot is taken against the leaves of mistletoe, whose berries they survive on during the winter. This is the northern most location mistletoe grows in europe(1), due to the gentle influence of the north sea that warms up the dunes a bit


(1) with thanx to Ivan (Argus) I now know that mistletoe grows as far north as Sweden.

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Ciao Jeroen.
Ottima cattura di questo stupendo uccello ,con una nitidezza incredibile ,che ci mostra i particolari del soggetto ,belli i colori,molto bene la composizione complimenti .
Ciao Marco.

Hello Jeroen,
Beautiful image,fine texture,perfect focus and antstanding natural colors.
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-01 13:03]
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Hello Jeroen,
A fine capture of a Waxwing with good sharpness, natural colours and lighting.
You are wrong about the most northern occurrence of Mistletoe though. It is found along the north shores of Lake Mälaren at the same latitude as Stockholm and it is the province plant of Västmanland.

Its a beautiful Waxwing image Jeroen Gerdes! Lovely pose of the bird, pleasant soft light and simplicity! Have a look please, my workshop where I've adjusted the white balance with a single click of the Auto Curves button in Photoshop!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-01 13:58]

Hallo Jeroen,
Prachtige foto van deze Pestvogel. Mooi warm licht en dito kleuren. Uitstekende scherpte en een goed vooraanzicht met indringend oogcontact.

THIS belongs in an audabon series!! WOW spectacular. Great POV, eye contact superb, feathers downy perfect and that yellow on the bark of the tree! Couldn't as for a more perfect nature shot my friend, love love this and my favorite today!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-01 18:24]

Hello Jeroen,
I always have trouble getting plumage detail in this beautiful species, but it looks like you had no such problem . Great work throughout Jeroen.

always lovely to look at these colourful waxwings.

Hello Jeroen
Beautiful photo with very good composition, and great sharpness.

Wonderful Waxwing surrounded by mistletoe! Super sharp and colors.

Ciao Jeroen, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jeroen,
Beautiful capture of this wonderful waxwing. Great compo and pose. Beautiful natural colors and sharp details.

hallo Jeroen
Super mooie opname met veel details en leuke vooraanzicht van deze mooie Pestvogel
super ,bedankt groetjes lou

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