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Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-05-16 8:23
Viewed: 1873
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It has been a week since I've had time to get on TN. because of the Spring Migration here in Ohio. I have spent the last three days up at Magee Marsh in search of the beautiful migrating birds all around the Lake Erie region.

I was thrilled to come across a small flock of these colorful Cedar Waxwings, who were eating the blossoms from this wild Crabapple Tree. I didn't know they actually fed on blossoms, but this group was eating them up like a kid with a box of popcorn.

After hand holding my camera up for what felt like hours, this particular bird turned at just the right angle in which to show off it's colorful plumage.

These pretty little birds normally travel in groups and are rarely seen alone, except during breeding season when they pair up.

I will post a photo of one eating a blossom in the WS.

For more info on the Cedar Waxwing click here

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Hello Ron,

I know what you mean about holding up a camera of 5lbs+ for extended periods of time - it's work!

Along the same lines, I never thought that a weight lifting program would ever be beneficial for nature photography - but it is and at the very least can make minutes seem like actually minutes.

A fine composition of this waxwing snacking on it's preferred food. We usually only see them in March on the Highbush Cranberries and just about now with the arrival of the apple blossoms.

Impressive focus, in choice light and perfect pov .... complete with the most contemplative of poses. Very nice.



Hello Mr.Ron,
Beautiful bird.Nice colour combination on body.Sharpness and POV is nice too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo Ron
super good picture with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2013-05-16 10:33]

this is a nice pic good colors and bg.

Hi Ron,
What a beautiful bird!! New to me. Perfectly captured in sharp, yet soft detail. I know that that very important ISO setting of 800 gave you the shutter speed to come up with this perfect exposure in the shadows. beautiful colours displayed here. Your DOF and POV could not have been better my friend. Excellent work and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-16 11:20]

Hi Ron
Excellent shot!
This lovely little Cedar Waxwing with perfect sharp details and great natural colors.
Excellent captured in this blooming tree!

Ciao Ron, lovely composition with nice bird in a beautiful ambientation, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful and artistic. What more can I do than just sit back and enjoy. A true pleasure to view. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-16 12:58]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo of a very beautiful bird in great sharpness and a nice pose. Fine natural colours.

Hello Ron

The Cedar Waxwings are beautiful birds and your
photo it is showing that, with the beautiful light,
fine POV, excellent focus, sharpness, details,
the catch-light always enhance the photo
by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-16 15:14]

Hi Ron,2 spectacular pics from the same point of view and in 2 nice and different pose,there is a special light inside,and what a great details and colors,the best way to show this magnificent cedar,i like it!!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano


Hello Ron,
Outstanding photograph of Cedar Waxwing, excellent sharpness and details, good composition, good background and outstanding lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-17 10:37]

Hi Ron,
Truly a beautiful bird in amazing colors
with good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Excellent image with good details and color


Bonjour Ron,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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