Cedar Waxwing in Apple Tree by lar3ry

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In the spring. and in large numbers, Cedar Waxwings arrive in a crabapple tree, looking for last year’s uneaten fruit. They have prodigious appetites, and can eat great amounts of fruit. Unlike many other fruit-eating birds, they consume the seeds and eliminate them as waste.

Captured in my front yard, a few miles north of McLean, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Camera: Olympus E-100RS
f/3.5, 1/800 sec, ISO-100, 70 mm


  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot, there are a number of bird groups this would be great for, also one called Closeups of Nature These are such beautiful velvety looking birds. I can’t honestly say I’ve seen any better photos of them than yours! Great shot.

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    Just ran across one of those bird photo groups, The Birds There are bird groups for paintings, etc, too, (I paint—don’t take too many photos), and some of those also take photos. This photo is so wonderful I hope you submit it to some groups and get exposure.

  • Thanks Cindy, for the comments, for making it one of your favorites, and for the pointers to the bird groups.

    – lar3ry

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture, very well done. Cheers :)

  • Thank you very much Yan!

    – lar3ry

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersabout 4 years ago

    Another beautiful bird and capture.

  • Thanks Phillip!

    – lar3ry

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    Love the softness of this image, well done!

  • Thank you for the kind words, Kimberly,

    – lar3ry

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 4 years ago

    This is absolutely stunning!!! The details are superb! Beautifully done!

  • Thank you so much! I count it as one of my favourites.

    – lar3ry

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsabout 4 years ago

    Great subject , love the lighting with this one ! , Trev

  • Thanks Trev. For some reason, they let me get a lot closer than they usually do. I was part way into the apple tree with my upper body, and they stayed right there, allowing me to get quite a few shots.

    – lar3ry

  • SteffiCraig
    SteffiCraigabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful bird!

  • The are indeed beautiful. To me, it looks like they are ready for a formal dinner.

    – lar3ry

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsabout 4 years ago

    Yes , you can get quite close to these , as they are usually only concentrating on feeding , i have a few close ups in my Gallery , of some taken here in the uk , Trev

  • I spotted yours with the crest on top. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one posing that way.

    – lar3ry

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