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Bohemian Waxwings

Bohemian Waxwings
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-18 11:01
Viewed: 1976
Points: 48
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Bohemian Waxwing
Jaseur boréal

Family: Bombycilidae
Size: 18-21cm

The Bohemian Waxwing is the only member of the family whose range circumnavigates all the continents just below the sub-Arctic latitudes.

A rare guest in my country, we can see it in harsh winters here.

I would like to thank Pierre Heimann (heimann2) to have told me where I could find these special birds, which I never had seen myself. Unfortunately the light was bad, it was cold and snowing. But the picture shows the typical behaviour of the birds, which seem to be very gregarious and set down mostly in flocks.

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Dear Anne,

Hope you and your family members are doing fine. I am grateful for your critiques to my photos. I owe you many comments as I often say to friends whom I am indebted to.
You are a fine person, an excellent photographer and an adorable naturalist who is good at writing notes beside being posting super shots.
Yes, despite the cold and poor light conditions, I know how pleased and elated one feels after taking such a precious shot....I am happy for you.
Thanks a lot for sharing a good photo and an equally good note....take care...warm regards/Abid

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2013-02-18 11:42]

Dear Anne,
Back in September you mentioned that it was your dream to photograph this species - so ... :-)
It is a shame that the weather was unkind to you, but we are always fortunate to catch up with these strange and exotic-looking wandering birds. I managed just a few hours with a flock at VERY close distances in December, and I may post a picture from that day in due course. I hope you get a second opportunity in better conditions, but in the meantime congratulations on your "new bird."
Best wishes, Nigel.

Ciao Anne, lovely quartet of beautiful birds, fantastic capture, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne
Beautiful winter scene with these birds. Wonderful composition, beautiful pastel colours and soft light.
Thank You
Have a good day!
Kind regards
J. Diogo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-18 15:04]

Salut Anne,quelle composition magique dans cet ambience d'hiver,une photo avec des details soft et excellentes couleurs malgre' la lumiere impossible,tres joli aussi l'arrier-plan abstract.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Bonjour Anne,
You are fortunate to see these beautiful songbirds. I have not seen these here in the Pacific Northwest at all, at least not yet. With the Global warming possibly they may visit someday, I hope anyway.
Nice capture...

Bonjour Anne

Une belle photo de ces Jaseurs boréal sous la neige,
excellent POV frontal et en contre-plongé
nous montrant leurs jolis plumage, TFS


Hi Anne
Good capture of this group of waxwings. We have flocks pass through the lake twice year. They are a very colourful bird as you have shown in your photo. I like how you composed this photo with an nice blurred BG
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-18 18:46]

Hello Anne, congratulations on your capture!
I share your excitment of photographing these beautiful Waxwings. I captured my first Waxwing last spring and was absolutely thrilled to say the least. Like you, I also wished I could have gotten a better shot, but then if every shot was perfect what would we have to strive for.
Thank you for sharing this attractive photo!!

構圖很美麗 也照的很清晰
背景好虛幻 主題卻明顯清晰

Hi Anne,
interesting low point of view. Beautiful birds. Nice natural colours.
Have a nice day,

Amazing scene Anne! Excellent composition and fantastic soft colours!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-19 2:30]

Hello Anne
very nice view. All grouped together with different poses. The tail is so special and the overall view is a definite attraction.
Exciting shot in the snowy surroundings.
Lovely smooth feathers that blend nicely with the situation.


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-02-19 5:30]

Hi Anne,
wonderful capture of these beautiful birds, lovely composition, nice atmosphere despite bad conditions !
Best regards !

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-19 6:20]

Beautiful species, four of them, wish the background more favorable..I like the yellow tips. tfs.

Salut Anne!
Je suis contente de rencontrer une nouvelle photo à toi.Oui!!!Quand je voir que tu n´es plus si presente, je commence à me faire des soucis à ton sujet.
Ta photo nous apporte une belle ambiance hivernale et malgré la lumière excessive la photo et la note sont instructives.Merci pour le partager.

hallo Anne
super good picture with nice details of this beautiful bird group
i like this specie with the little yellow in the wings and tail
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne. Luce difficilissima ben gestita. Buoni i colori. Interessante POV.


Hi Anel,
You are so lucky to have seen them as I've never seen them in our country. Great image with all of them close together. Pity about the bad weather but you still got them and that's great. Well done.

Liebe Anne,
wunderbar stimmungsvolles und lebendiges Winterbild mit Seidenschwänzen im Schneetreiben!
Haben sie Euch heuer also besucht, die Flüchtlinge aus dem kalten Nordosten! Hier am Stadtrand von Wien meine ich vor kurzem auch ihre Stimmen vernommen zu haben. Gesehen habe ich die fröhliche bunte Schar aber leider nicht. Beneide Dich.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

Salut Anne,
les voici enfin tes Jaseurs!!
belle composition mais pas une super foto, comme tu l'écris toi-meme d'ailleur! mais dans ces conditions (on voit la neige!)!!

Hallo Anne,
freut mich, dass du diese seltenen Vögel gefunden hast. Die Aufnahmeposition könnte zwar besser sein, aber dafür hast du gleich vier Stück aufs Bild bekommen. Die natürlichen Farben und das leichte Schneetreiben im Hintergrund machen dieses Bild zu einem tollen Naturdokument.
Herzliche Grüße

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-20 11:58]

Bonsoir Anne,
A fine capture of these waxwings, not common in your country. The wintery conditions are the typical weather to find them when they are not nesting.
The grouping from below is well composed with good clarity and natural colours. The snow adds to the atmosphere!
Merci et bonne soirée,

Hello Anne,
Vous avez eu la chance de dénicher ces fameux jaseurs et d'en faire une magnifique photo. J'en suis ravi pour vous.
Quand à moi, j'espère toujours pouvoir une fois les rencontrer et les pixeliser.
Merci du partage et meilleures salutations.

Hello Anne, wonderful picture for this beautiful birds, excellent focus and nice winter background, congratulations !

ciao, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-27 7:32]

Hello Anne,
Very nice photo of these special birds in different poses. Despite the low light, the colours are beautiful. Good sharpness and an attractive composition.

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