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Cedar Waxwing


Cedar Waxwing
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 12:13
Viewed: 2170
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this June 1, 2008. I tried cropping it but didn't like the looks of it. These male Cedar Waxwings were eating the flowers you see in the tree. They usually eat berries I've read.

Cedar Waxwings are the most specialized fruit-eating birds. Rather than regurgitating the fruit seeds, they eliminate them with their waste.
Orange, rather than yellow, terminal bands now seen on some tails are attributed to pigments found in an alien honeysuckle fruit introduced to their diet.
A group of waxwings are collectively known as an "ear-full" and a "museum" of waxwings.

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/159/_/Cedar_Waxwing.aspx

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Hi Trevor
Super capture of this Waxwing. Great POV with lots of colour and clarity. A very natural scene, well composed.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards
Colin

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STONE

Hello Trevor

A beautiful close-up photo of the Cedar Waxwing
with fine POV, excellent focus, sharpness, details,
beautiful soft light and color tones, TFS

Asbed

Hello Trevor,
This is one bird that I always look for during the spring migration here in Ohio. I think they have such a sleek and colorful plumage. You have done a fine job of capturing this particular bird as it posed so nicely for you.
Hope you don't mind, but I would like to try a WS to see if I could get just a tad more contrast.
Ron

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-17 1:06]

Hello Trevor
another exciting bird seen under the canopy of trees. Lively smooth feathers especially on the head. The color combination is really fabulous.
Excellent presentation from you.

Regards
Foozi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-17 5:12]

Hello Trevor,
Fine picture of this beautiful bird-species. I see that you dig in your archives too. Nice souvenir probably of a fine Spring day.
Kind regards
Anne

Hello Trevor,
Lovely bird and you've capture with nice clarity, the colours and softness of the plumage is remarkable.
With regards,
Joy

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2013-02-17 16:53]

Hello Trevor,
This is a good shot of a cedaer waxwing.
Gary

green in green - great!
perhaps sharpness could be increased?
regards
Pierre

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