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Glutton the Cedar Waxwing

Glutton the Cedar Waxwing
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-11 8:53
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As I passed by a tree on my property while bringing my dog back from his walk, I spotted this Cedar Waxwing. They are often seen together, especially when looking for food. An interesting fact I just discovered is that fruit-bearing shrubs and trees are essential to their survival.

This one I've named Glutton - for obvious reasons!

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Hi Kathy,
This is awesome with great timing. Excellent details, POV & sharpness. I like this photograph in toto. TFS


What a handsome, gluttonous bird! The colors are very natural in this shot. The bright red of the berries and the yellow tips in the wings are a nice contrast to the muted tone of the sky. Good sharpness on the bird and branch. I like the catchlight in the eye.

Thanks for sharing!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-11 10:58]

Hola Kathy.
You have a wonderful photo of this "Chinito" (his name in Spanish) Do You know tha some times they get drunk eating fermented food?
Nice colours and the food on beack makes it even better.

Hallo Kathy
This is a special image, not just because of the cute pose you captured this bird in, but also because of the great colours, great composition, cute subject and overall splendid presentation. The light captured in the bird's eye, rounds of this splendid image to its best. I really found much pleasure in looking at Glutton with its yellow tipped tailpiece. Lovely photography.
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-11 12:24]

Hi Kathy,
Lovely capture.I liked POV,pose of bird,moment you caught and composition a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-11 13:17]

Hi Kathy
Nice capture with good timing.I like the composition while he is having that berry.Nice light to.
TFS Michel

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2009-03-11 14:19]

Nice picture of the beautiful bird. Nice moment, I like sharpness, light and colors. The species is rather rare in our country, but this year a lot of these birds appeared in our region.

Hi Kathy,

What a great capture of this beautiful Cedar Waxwing biting off more then he can chew. Superb colours and detail, excellent POV, and well separated from the OOF background, lovely work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

hello Kathy

excellent photo of the Cedar Waxwing, superb timing to shoot it
with fine POV and framing, you managed your camera very well
to obtain details on the shadowed part of the feathers, TFS


Your waxwings were a gift to you...someone is watching over you Kathy and has given you the hands of a steady well trained person with a camera and a good eye..but the eye's have it here!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-03-12 19:17]

Hello Kathy,
Fantastic capture with wonderful detail and colors. This guy sure looks like he has been eating very well indeed!!
Love the composition and perfect exposure, as well as the semi blurred BG. Nice work, and great to hear from you again!!

Hello Kathy.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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