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Cedar Waxing 2

Cedar Waxing 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Birds of a Feather [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-28 4:48
Viewed: 3541
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cedar Waxwings are sleek, elegant birds with long wings, rather short tails, and a crest. They have a short, broad bill and short legs. Both sexes look alike. Adults are buffy brown on the head and back. The brown color shades to pale yellow on the belly and to gray brown on the back, fading further to slate gray on the rump and upper tail. The tail is tipped with a yellow band. The undertail coverts are white. The legs and feet are black. Adults have a narrow, black mask outlined in white that extends over the face to end behind each eye in a point. The chin is black. At the end of each secondary feather, the shaft is extended as a small, red, wax-like appendage. The number of these waxy appendages increases with age, until adult plumage is attained.

Because of their reliance on summer ripening fruit for feeding their hatchlings, they are among the latest birds to nest in North America.

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Hi Doug,
Good POV of your waxwing, your right they are very sleek elegant looking birds. Beautiful yellow on the tip of the tail,
godd photo,

Hi Doug,
What a singular capture!
It's is so good your POV and the pose caught, in which we can observe with clarity the detail son the tip of the wings, with that 5 red feathers, that resembles fingers.
I like very much the smooth and blurred background got.
Congratulations and thanks for share it
My best regards,

Hi Doug,
Beautiful bird, and very exotic to,
great colors, nice POV, well composed,
TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

Bonjour Doug!

Bonne composition,l'oiseau semble très fiere de poser. Félicitations pour la belle composition et le focus bien réalisé.

Merci pour l'envoie....JP

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-28 10:34]

Hi Doug,

A beautiful capture of this Cedar Waxwing. Beautiful colors, wonderful details, a lovely pose, great background and an excellent composition.


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-06-28 15:15]

Very Beautiful photo. Sharp,good exposure and colorcolor.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-28 19:41]

Hello Doug

I find these birds are one of the sleekest around.A beautiful shot of this bird with excellent colour saturation.The plumage detail is sharp and well focused.Very nicely composed in the frame.A very good pose captured with nice catch light.TFS


Beautiful capture. Though I'm told that their range extends down to FL, I still have to see one! And elegant it is! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-30 13:39]

Hi Doug. Wow. Nice photo of this Cedar Waxwing. Exelent sharpnnes and pose. I have seen so many of them here in Mexico during early spring, and I took a lot of photos of them, and some are here in TN. Regards from Mexico. Luis52.

This is one of my preferred birds Doug and every time I see them and try to photograph them, they are always too high on a tree so I can't get such lovely details like you do. How do you do that? They are very shy birds here. This is a superb picture with excellent details, lightning; color and beautiful catch light which is not something easy to do with those dark mask :) This is very nice, congrats!

Hello Doug,
I'm having a hard time deciding which of these waxwings I like best! Solution: I like BOTH...

Both are well caught in good compo. Tfs, JAy

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-04 1:34]

Hi Doug, a lovely compositon with a great pov of this Waxwing. The view is very elegant showing the plumage from the back. Superb detail, light, colours and sharpness set against a clear blue sky. Wonderful job.
:) tomorrow

Beautiful capture. Nice detail and POV. TFS Dan

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