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Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 15:29
Viewed: 3354
Points: 36
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new specie in my gallery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) is a member of the waxwing family of passerines. A sleek bird, 18–21 cm long with a pointed crest, it travels in large, nomadic groups with a strong, direct flight. It breeds in coniferous forests throughout the most northern parts of Europe, Asia and western North America. As the Cedar Waxwing inhabits only North America and the Japanese Waxwing only Asia, the Bohemian Waxwing is the only member of this family whose range circumnavigates all the continents just below the sub-Arctic latitudes. It is larger, fatter and greyer than the Cedar Waxwing and has bright yellow, black or rusty orange color on its tail feather tips and a yellow, white, red or black stripe along the wing feathers. Under tail coverts are a deep rust color. Both beak and feet are dark and the brown eyes are set in a narrow black mask underlined with white.
The call is a pleasant ringing sound, similar to that of the Cedar Waxwing but lower-pitched.

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Hello Razvan ,
Excellent capture with beautiful colours and balanced composition,My regards,_Joy

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-12 20:11]

Congratulations Razvan, on this new species to your Gallery.
Waxwings are one of my favorite birds to watch, although I don't see many here in our area of Ohio. Love the rich colors and fine detail. A real eyecatcher of an image!!

Beauty Razvan. To get the berry right in the mouth is a prize picture. Red berries can really put a picture over the top. Them and the red cheeks on the bird go perfectly. Nice DOF and great colours. I would rather the berries cropped away from the left. I think there's enough berries just under the bird. You framed it well. It's a festive shot for the upcoming season. Great to see Razvan. TFS Trevor

These beautiful birds are still with you, will soon come flown to us. Fruit of Rowan and dogwoods are waiting.

Hello Razvan
Beautiful subject and beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful BG and fantastic colours !

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-10-12 23:52]

excellent and beautiful image of the species. nice presentation, lighting and colors. tfs.

hello Razvan,
wonderful picture in all respect. great colour, nice composition and perfect focus.
best wishes,

hello Razvan
super good composition with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Razvan.
Eccellente foto con tutti i parametri che superano l’eccellenza,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Razvan, this is a very attractive photo taken at the optimum moment,it has gorgeous colours and very clear detail.

Buna Razvan,
O pasare superb colorata si foarte rara pe la noi. De fapt nu am zarit-o niciodata....
Detaliile si culorile sunt impecabile.
Un weekend placut!

very nice to get it on the berries like this, all you needed was a little sunlight


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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-10-13 9:00]

Hello, a wonderfulclose up of the passerine. The colors are so clear and natural. Perfect DOF for that blurred bg. his is a very lovely image.
Have a great day,

Ciao Razvan. Wonderful colours indeed! Lovely compo. very good details.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-13 15:55]

Hi Razvan,beautiful capture of this colorful specie in a magnificent composition whit all the autumn colors,excellent details despite the distance and the difficult light.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-14 8:01]

Hello Razvan
Beautiful capture of Waxwing.Excellent pov and well composed image.Colors and light are also very nice.Excellent timing capturing him eating.
TFS Michel

Hello Razvan
extraordinary picture perfect, excellent sharpness and colors. Great POV.
Thank you and congratulations.
Hello Vanni

Hi Razvan,
A Great composition with beautiful colours and detail. Placement is perfect combined with a really beautiful OOF BG. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

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