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Cedar Waxwing 1

Cedar Waxwing 1
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 16:42
Viewed: 3097
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I knew from last year (most of my experience with birds is from last year) Waxwing will came to eat these berries when they ripe and I was waiting. They came two days ago and probably they will stay couple of days, till they will eat them all. I hope I will have the chance to do some better pictures.

Done in Wabukayne Park - Mississauga

The Cedar Waxwing is one of the most frugivorous birds in North America. Many aspects of its life, from its nomadic habits to its late breeding season, may be traced to its dependence upon fruit.

Medium-sized songbird.
Gray-brown overall.
Crest on top of head.
Black mask edged in white.
Yellow tip to tail; may be orange.

Size: 14-17 cm (6-7 in)
Wingspan: 22-30 cm (9-12 in)
Weight: 32 g (1.13 ounces)

Other Names
Jaseur d' Amérique (French)
Ampelis Americano, Picotera, Chinito (Spanish)

Cool Facts
-The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few temperate dwelling birds that specializes in eating fruit. It can survive on fruit alone for several months. Unlike many birds that regurgitate seeds from fruit they eat, the Cedar Waxwing defecates fruit seeds.
-The Cedar Waxwing is vulnerable to alcohol intoxication and death after eating fermented fruit.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-19 16:50]

Hello Mario, Fantastic shot of this beautiful Waxwing. Very sharp and colorful, great POV and BG..well done

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-19 17:05]

Hi Mario,

I would love to see one of these. Wonderful shot of a very unusual looking bird. This pose shows him off so well. Excellent clarity and colors.


Hello Mario, beautiful photo, the colors are spectacular...TFS

bonjour Mario

superbe composition avec ses couleurs vivifiantes

Hello Mario an excellent shot superb colours and detail very sharp. lovely background colours very well position and composed tfs rgds Necip.

Bufffff !! Maravillosa toma. El encuadre es muy bueno, así como los colores y el fondo. Luz excelente. Quizás algo de color y formas poco definidos en la cabeza, pero una fotografía genial. Saludos desde España Mario.

Beautiful shot. I think that's the female.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-20 4:00]

Hi Mario, this is a lovely composition with the waxwing in a perfect setting. Colours and details are wonderful and all is nice and sharp. Great work.

Magnifique photo, couleurs chatoyantes et netteté excellente image très pure, bravo

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  • mutan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (329)
  • [2007-06-20 7:57]

very nice...cheers

Superbe photo avec cette luière dans l'oeil et toutela netteté.

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