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Cedar Waxwing by Michael Cummings

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A treat to find in your binocular viewfield, the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, and lemon-yellow, accented with a subdued crest, rakish black mask, and brilliant-red wax droplets on the wing feathers. In fall these birds gather by the hundreds to eat berries, filling the air with their high, thin, whistles. In summer you’re as likely to find them flitting about over rivers in pursuit of flying insects, where they show off dazzling aeronautics for a forest bird.

Taken in Ontario Canada

Nikon D300
1/125
F6.7
ISO 500
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
650 MM
Tripod

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cedar waxwing, birds, trees, nature, wildlife, ecology, canada, yellow, black, white

Comments

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerabout 2 years ago

    I love these birds – always hear them before I see them. Great shot, Michael.

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanabout 2 years ago

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 2 years ago

    nicely composed and presented

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. What a beautiful bird.

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 2 years ago

    Excellent capture, nice color and detail. Pretty bird.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nicely perched, and well documented Michael

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 2 years ago


    2012/06/11

  • Charles  Murray
    Charles Murrayabout 2 years ago

    Mike, a very beautiful picture with a nice blurred background.

    Charles

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    2012/06/11 1 image per 24hrs

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayabout 2 years ago

    A real beauty

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