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Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing
Photo Information
Copyright: Vinny Blood (Vinster) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM, SanDisk Ducati 8GB
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-25 11:56
Viewed: 3750
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All
Seasons greetings to you wherever you may be. This was my Xmas present from the natural world - a beautiful Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus). We only get them in this part of the world approximately every 5 winters, so it is a treat just to see them. Much of the day was overcast and grey, but for 10 minutes the sun came out just as a flock of 60+ of these handsome birds were feeding on the tiny fruits of an ornamental crab (Malus floribunda). From what I can see of the markings this is likely to be a female.

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Hi Vinny,
What a nice Christmas pressie for you. Excellent stuff, thanks.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-25 13:42]

Hi Vinny,spectacular specie and beautiful pic too,how i like the perfect light,focus,sharpness and colors,a beautiful pic taken in the Christmas day.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Vinny,

Great shoot, excellent pose by the Bohemian. I like the DOF as well. Thanks for the sharing.


Vinny, my compliments on your excellent photo. Color and focus are amazing.


Hi Vinny.
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
My best wishes, Christodoulos.

Hello Vinny.
Merry Christmas and happy boxing day to you. This is a nice bird shot exposing fabulous details in fine perch.
Perfect focus and exposure in very good framing.
Greetings and kind regards - Jusni

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-12-26 3:12]

Hello Vinny,
I've taken several times Waxwing but didn't manage such good shot as yours. Very nice pose, colours and light.
Regards, Pawel

hello Vinny
very nice picture with great details and super sharpness
the colours are beautiful
very nice pose in this tree with berries
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-26 8:28]

Hello Vinny,
Great to see a post from you again and a lovely capture of a Waxwing. I like its pose here and the sharp focus on the eye. Beautiful light and colours too and well framed.
I hope you're enjoying the holidays and wish you a Happy New Year!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

very nice Vinny

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