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Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing
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Copyright: michel Vincent (mvdisco) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 73] (2168)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSLR A65
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 18:02
Viewed: 1536
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Cedar waxwings are approximately 6–7 in (15–18 cm) long and weigh roughly 30 grams. They are smaller and more brown than their close relative, the Bohemian Waxwing (which breeds farther to the north and west).

These birds' most prominent feature is a small cluster of bright red feathers on the wings, a feature they share with the Bohemian Waxwing (but not the Japanese Waxwing). The tail is typically yellow or orange depending on diet. Birds that have fed on berries of introduced Eurasian honeysuckles while growing tail feathers will have darker orange-tipped tail-feathers. Adults have a pale yellow belly. Immature birds are streaked on the throat and flanks, and often do not have the black mask of the adults.

During courtship the male and female will sit together and pass small objects back and forth, such as flower petals or an insect. Mating pairs will sometimes rub their beaks together affectionately.

The flight of waxwings is strong and direct, and the movement of the flock in flight resembles that of a flock of small pale European Starlings. (Source WikiPediA)

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照的清晰 美麗的鳥
顏色華麗高貴 整體都很清楚
光線真是漂亮 表現的很柔和 還有樹上的果實也很漂亮 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Mr.Michel,
Attractive smooth plumage!Beautiful POV with nice light.I like its pose.Good natural sharpness with beautiful natural ambiance.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Beautiful bird and a wonderful capture, Michel.
The frontal perspective gives a clear impression of its features and colors. The catch-light in the eye of the bird makes it a lively image.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-07 4:00]

Salut Michel,les details ne sont pas au top mais tres bons,tu as tranforme' cette capture dans une peinture avec des couleurs magnifiques,espece tres jolie pas vue souvent sur TN.Bon WE et merci,Luciano

Ciao Michel, lovely composition with beautiful bird in nice pose, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Michel,
Malgré une profondeur de champ qui me paraît insuffisante, le sujet est tout de même bien valorisé dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Bonjour Michel,

La branche aide à cadrer l'oiseau. La prise d evue permet de voir les détails du Jaseu d'Amérique. L'image est claire et nette. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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