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Waxwings are fairly high strung and alert birds. This cedar wax ham is annoyed with my proximity [ raised crown ], but he is oddly at ease, fluffing and grooming at the same time. You can see the red wing dots and yellow dipped tail. Normally they are tightly feathered, sleek and ready for flight. TG

Brand:EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jul 2012 - 11:07 AM
Focal Length:387mm
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Waxwing Fluffed and Relaxed
Username:tonyguitar tonyguitar
Uploaded:6 Jul 2012 - 7:36 AM
Tags:Bird grooming, Birds, Cedar waxwing, Waxwings, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 7:37 AM

Great timing.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84281 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 7:40 AM

Brilliantly timed and caught!

(I have heard of these gorgeous birds roosting in the middle of Exeter during the winter, but have yet to actually find them!)

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tonyguitar
6 Jul 2012 - 7:52 AM

Most people miss waxwings because they are quick and stealthy. They flit in and out of a tree near you and you tend to think 'sparrow'. The key to notice waxwings is their very quiet high pitched twitter, almost similar to a humming bird sound. Always listen for a soft high pitched twitter and you may soon discover Waxwings. Good luck.

Thanks for your backing. Better photos to come I hope. TG

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achieverswales

Stunning quality capture!

Regards

Trev.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 8:17 AM

Well timed capture, Tony, and informative description. Haven't heard a humming bird yet let alone a waxwing Smile

Dave

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 12:06 PM

Well captured and nicely presented.

Gerry

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Deep_Bhatia
6 Jul 2012 - 1:01 PM

Nicely captured, TG. I love it. Deep

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 - 5:27 PM

Excellent capture Tony
Jim

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UrbaneMagick
6 Jul 2012 - 6:49 PM

love thios one Tony..a beauty.

Gareth

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 7:59 PM

Nice capture
Ju

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tonyguitar
6 Jul 2012 - 9:09 PM

Thank you so much. Clicks can be so much cheery support. TG

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2012 - 7:21 AM

Excellent shot of a beautiful bird.
Looks like a punk version of a hoopoe

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whatsthisbuttondo
whatsthisbuttondo e2 Member 3whatsthisbuttondo vcard England
18 Jul 2012 - 9:05 AM

agree with all above

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