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Waxwing by mydigitalmind Waxwing by mydigitalmind
Two years ago, I saw my first Cedar Waxwings - and today I saw them in the same spot down low. They are always flying around my creek, but I hardly see them perched down low. They allowed me to get close as they caught insects around the water.

Cedar Waxwing
Choconut Creek
Vestal, New York
Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Melissa Mancuso Penta // All Rights Reserved
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work! :)
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beauty :)
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
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sugartwins Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Color and detail is great! However, The eyes are hard to see. When taking bird shots focus on the eyes and you will have a better shot.
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freddiecruger Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
look at the rest of her gallery
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do wish I had more light for that! The sun was setting and also behind a cloud. Didn't help that the area was shady (I don't blame the birds for staying in the shade - it was hot out). I do try! :)
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Lunachick-85 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is too funny - a few days ago I saw a picture of two cedar waxwings passing a berry between them with their beaks and I just fell in love. I'd never heard of or seen one before. Then yesterday I went down to the creek to get some photos of birds and, lucky me, there were some waxwings in a tree! So I got some shots of them and today as well, but they aren't as good as this one. I need a lens like yours! Great shot!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A creek is a good place to find them - lots of bugs!! Thanks for the compliment!
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Lunachick-85 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
These were my favorite birds a couple years ago, they're so perfect-looking because of their feathers! Great shot!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are unique and, I agree, perfect! :D
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:iconharoldw:
haroldw Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This bird is sublime!
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:iconmkizielewicz:
mkizielewicz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
GREAT !!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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mkizielewicz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
NP :)
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Photographer
What a beautiful bird!!! I live in Indiana and I don't recall ever seeing this bird here. Perhaps his range is only up in your area. Fantastic shot too! Great light and good composition and, of course, your subject posed so pretty for you! Nice and crisp and clear! Love it!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They may be residents of Indiana.. either that or they are only around in the winter. They will often be up higher, catching bugs and flying back into the tree very quickly. They sound very insect-like, so they could easily be confused when hearing them. I hope you get to see one some time - they are wonderful!
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AltoCeyx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Excellent Capture!!! I've never seen a Waxwing image like this,it's very unique... the previous shots I have faved/viewed had always had them perched in trees!!!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! That is one of the reasons why I chose this one. I have plenty of them on a fallen branch, but figured this one was different :)
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Waxwings are so gorgeous!!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree! :D
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Awesome :D You get to see them practically in your backyard!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have before :) They passed through last fall, but the colors were drab. I hear them all the time too! love these birds :heart:
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meihua Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
So jealous :D
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igarcia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW that is one cool bird. It even has turning signal lights.... or feathers.
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are a cool bird. Thanks for the comment!
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igarcia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :cowboy:
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