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Waxwing. (male)

Females don't have any yellow on their wing tips.

Thanks for looking in.
Much appreciated.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikon 70-300 vr
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Waxwing 2
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:3 Feb 2011 - 7:49 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Close-up / macro, General, Waxwing, Wildlife / nature
Votes:145

Comments

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 7:50 PM

Cracking image

Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 7:51 PM

Interesting bit of info on the male/female Brian - a lovely shot showing those yellow wingtips off - Ina

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 7:51 PM

Show Off Wink Wonderful image Brian...Great comp,detail,timing and BG !!

VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 7:54 PM

Excellent image , great detail and colour, well captured
Dave

KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 7:58 PM

sure this will do really well Bri. great bokeh and well framed by the branches


Keith

MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 - 8:03 PM

Rather special
Mavis

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 8:03 PM

Delightful composition Brian - love the natural framing by the branch
Helen

jeanmarie
jeanmarie  5 England
3 Feb 2011 - 8:04 PM

this is fabulous, almost oriental with the twigs and berries and lovely bokeh, bird is pin sharp, love itSmile

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 8:04 PM

Excellent capture of this beautiful bird,well taken too.
saeid

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 8:17 PM

Beautiful display of wing feathers!

VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 - 8:25 PM

Fantastic detail, colour and composition
Vivien

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 8:31 PM

A big thankyou to Mike_Smith for his User Award - I am very grateful indeed.

Brian.

Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 8:36 PM

Excellent capture and image Smile Geoff.

franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 8:52 PM

Truly outstanding Brian!

Ken

Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 9:13 PM

Wow! What an exceptional image. The composition is superb with the branches forming a natural frame. The oof background has great light to showcase the star of the show in all his glory!
Alun

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 9:18 PM

A fabulous image Brian, this is one of your very best IMHO, be proud

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 9:21 PM

Thanks a lot Phil - phil_j for your very valued User Award.Appreciated.
Brian.

Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
3 Feb 2011 - 10:09 PM

A simply stunning image. Can't fault it. Very derserving of an award.

Jane

Last Modified By Snapitt at 3 Feb 2011 - 10:11 PM
OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 - 10:10 PM

Fantastic capture Brian, very nice work indeed mate.
ShaunWink

Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 10:12 PM

An excellent capture Brian a cracking composition.
Pete.

Eviscera
Eviscera  81096 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 10:22 PM

Never thought Id click a bird on a stick image.

But thats great how the elements work so well.

The flecks of yellow to the lichen , the reds to the buds and the whites to the berries , superb image, has an oriental feel.

Quality !

goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 10:22 PM

First class work Brian...Bill

DarylH
DarylH  442 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 - 10:24 PM

Stunning

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 10:28 PM

This is truly brilliant image.
Joan.

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 10:56 PM

The finest waxwing picture I have seen this year, composition, light, clarity all perfect, nice one

Johnjo

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 11:01 PM

This is beautiful love it

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 11:17 PM


Quote: A big thankyou to Mike_Smith for his User Award - I am very grateful indeed.

Brian.

EDIT>
Apologies and thanks to mikesmithfor the User Award - got the wrong one first time did not realize we had 2 of them on here Smile
Brian.

Thanks also to Snapitt and OAKEYfor their User Awards too - very grateful for them.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 3 Feb 2011 - 11:24 PM
bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 11:29 PM


Quote: Never thought Id click a bird on a stick image.

But thats great how the elements work so well.

The flecks of yellow to the lichen , the reds to the buds and the whites to the berries , superb image, has an oriental feel.

Quality !

Dave - I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this - totally unexpected but very flattered.Smile

Thanks muchly.
Brian.

steve_eb
steve_eb e2 Member 5345 forum postssteve_eb vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2011 - 11:40 PM


Quote: The finest waxwing picture I have seen this year, composition, light, clarity all perfect, nice one

Johnjo

Totally agree....it's awesome!!!

Steve

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 4:21 AM

The thumbnail looks good and my goodness large is breathtaking Brian. This is a perfect capture in every way Brian, the pose, clarity of image, b/g and that branch.

Congrats on your well deserved awards, and hope you're ready for more awards!
Have a great weekend
Yung

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 5:59 AM

A stunning image, Brian, amazing detail and excellent surroundings. Carol

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 7:52 AM

congrats on the UA - this is a superbly taken picture Brian and you have a great background with the inclusion of the berries its looking good

Last Modified By pluckyfilly at 4 Feb 2011 - 7:53 AM
Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 9:26 AM

Fabulous shot Brian. Absolute top quality.
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 4 Feb 2011 - 9:26 AM
chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 5:48 PM

Top stuff Brian,I really like the composition here.

deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 7:53 PM

One of the best ones of these I have seen on here Smile

Charlotte

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2011 - 8:32 PM

Thanks so much to everyone for your very kind comments and votes - I am absolutely delighted with the response to this image.

Brian.

hotwings
hotwings  3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 - 8:45 PM

amazing shot , blown away m8

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 4:24 AM

One more UA to add to your collection Brian.
Have a wonderful weekend
Yung

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 9:19 AM

Thankyou kindly Yung for your valued User Award - it really is appreciated.

Brian.

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 10:12 AM

Gorgeous!

Ann

franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:30 PM

Hello Brian,
Just back on the site again and see that you are still producing great work.
I love this bird and your composition.
Fran

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 12:50 PM

looks like a painting. cracking comp.congrats an the many user awards.lesley

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85856 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 6:16 PM

Just perfect Brian

Adrian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 8:45 PM

So deserving of the awards Brian, this is a shot one dreams about,
Geoff.

KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2011 - 9:16 PM

Well worth all the awards and more Bri............It will certainly get mine on Tuesday !

Keith

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 11:02 AM

Thanks to franken and FeatherFriend - your User Awards are truly appreciated.

Brian.

foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 2:18 PM

Fantastic capture Brian, this is just beautiful.
Pete.

Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 6:47 PM

Amazing capture!
Sam.

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2011 - 7:38 PM

Thanks to foggytwo for his User Award - very grateful for that.

Brian.

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 8:59 AM

Many thanks also to KBan for his User Award - really appreciated.

Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 8 Feb 2011 - 9:00 AM
davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 12:52 PM

A stunning shot Brian, you've really excelled yourself here. Congrats on all the well-deserved plaudits, have my gong to add to the tally.
Dave

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2011 - 1:42 PM

Thanks so much Dave - User Award No 10 from davidhu - WOW.


I am absolutely gob smacked by the response to this image - thanks to one and all.

Brian.

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2011 - 8:31 PM

Brilliant image Bri,sorry its taken me so long to get to it! Make it 11 UAs Wink
Steve

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2011 - 8:41 PM

Thanks so much for that Steve - a very valued User Award indeed.
Truly appreciated.

Brian.

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2011 - 2:38 PM

I'd just like to add....Superb...
Richard

Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2011 - 6:30 AM

A very beautiful work.

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2011 - 2:38 PM

Well I too pressed an award for this one Brian . So elegant . His wing sort of blends with the branches. Lovely work xxx

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 - 11:19 PM

Absolute belter. Top notch.
Cheesey.

Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2011 - 8:57 PM

I am always coming back to look at this - it is just sooooooooo brilliant!Grin

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2011 - 10:07 AM

Wow...like a painting.Superb! I have never seen a bird image like this, love the frame, colour, detail and the knowledge of the bird, glad to know...I'll be back!Smile

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2011 - 11:39 AM

stunning i wish i could see one it is def on my wish list of birds to see

Adrian_Reynolds
17 Apr 2011 - 9:12 PM

Just found this Brian, its stunningly good,
Adrian

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 9:23 PM

Thanks very much Adrian your User Award is truly appreciated.
Brian.

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2011 - 9:27 PM

wow 12 user awards, but cant believe youve missed the GEA or an award from the editor.lesley

celestun
celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2011 - 12:10 AM

I agree there is an oriental feel and the sense of movement and perfect colour balance makes this outstanding!

Well done Brian!

Tim

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 9:51 PM

Superb image. Love it. Paul

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 10:45 PM

Thanks Paul - your UA is much appreciated.

Brian.

lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 2:43 PM

Very outstanding capture!

Fred Grin

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
8 Sep 2011 - 10:25 PM

Wow what a excellent shot well captured love to get one . and look at all them well worth Awards brill.
jj

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 8:24 AM

Brian, I know how you felt each time another UA was given...the feeling that your photography shines out
I thought my 10 was a rareity, but my goodness this was so exciting for you 13 UA's, but not a GEA or HC I find that unusual and begin to wonder how they judge now, especially on this of yours that is
simply magnificent!!
Lillian

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2011 - 12:45 PM

Thank you kindly Lillian - I really appreciate your complement.Smile

Brian.

headskiesfly
5 Jan 2012 - 10:19 PM

Fantastic shot

lostnspace2011

What a beautiful image Brian. The detail is outstanding. Smile

Mark

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2012 - 8:26 PM

How can I possibly have anything to say following all the accolades and comments already bestowed upon this magnificent piece.

Regards Nathan

Very inspirational

milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
29 Jun 2012 - 1:40 AM

Beautiful shot excellent work & colours & detail---------Gary(milky)

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 3:25 PM

Great image and well presented. Love the natural perch especialy the lichen. Sign of clean atmosphere. Paul

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Jan 2013 - 5:31 PM

This is the sort of thing I would expect to see in Japanese Shibayama screen, inlaid from semi precious and precious stones, an amazing presentation of this splendid photo, like it a lot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

ltj22
ltj22  5 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 7:06 PM

Beautiful image, lovely colour tones..Len

1881
1881  2 India
5 Apr 2013 - 6:23 PM

Cracking image.
SANJEEV

rogerdoger
rogerdoger e2 Member 3rogerdoger vcard
14 Apr 2013 - 2:07 PM

Brilliant shot. Great composition and caught the wing stretch perfectly.
Roger

candy40
candy40  1
20 Jun 2013 - 1:48 PM

Excellent shot Grin Grin

LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
25 Jun 2013 - 3:36 AM

Excellent photo with great detailsSmileSmileSmileRegards,
LuDa

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 2:47 PM

One stunning well balanced image.
John.

SteveMackay
26 Jul 2013 - 8:51 PM

Hi Bri, cheers for the welcome aboard messageSmile ................this is a truly stunning image!, love it!

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 12:16 AM

That is superb. Cathy

briantjjones
29 Oct 2013 - 9:20 PM

Fantastice image Brian, so sharp and colourful SmileSmile
Brian J.

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 8:25 PM

A really stunning image, most beautifully presented.

trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
20 Nov 2013 - 5:28 PM

wow never seen so many comments Brian, simply a beautiful capture

glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 2:27 PM

Simply stunning, you nailed it!

Greg

Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 - 8:48 PM

Outstanding.

1881
1881  2 India
13 Jun 2014 - 7:39 PM

Cracking image


SANJEEV ASSAM, INDIA

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
10 Jul 2014 - 7:30 PM

Excellent birding ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
22 Jul 2014 - 8:16 AM

Amazing capture Brian, just beautiful.

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