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Old Feb 4, 2007, 2:08 PM   #1
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Of course I'd seen them before in Sibley's and in this forum but I never expected to run into them - about a dozen or so, feeding off berries. So I readied myself, set the camera in burst mode and went about capturing them. They sure don't sit still for very long!!!

Here's number one.
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 2:09 PM   #2
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And number two..
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 2:10 PM   #3
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Last but not least. Cheers, Dan
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 2:34 PM   #4
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fishguy,


Great pictures of this species. In cold winters you can see them in large flocks.

400mm?

(Waxwing - interesting name. Do you know why? (Why not use the Linnéan nomenclature that goes for all the world). The name in swedish is "sidensvans" - in english something like silk tail. Why? Don´t know. But latin is a interesting language)


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Again. Great picture. I´ll buy a fast canon 400 mm and give it a try

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Old Feb 4, 2007, 2:56 PM   #5
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Nice shots Dan, glad you posted them! :-)
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 5:19 PM   #6
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Great detail


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Just lovely! Looks like an Audubon print. donna
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Very nice. I like the pose on the 2nd shot...cheers...Don
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Old Feb 6, 2007, 8:28 AM   #9
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Dan, these are wonderful shots of the Waxwings. I really like #2 for the pose.

Some CC: I hope you don't mind.
Your third shot is very good but suffers from a very narrow DOF. That shot would have been outstanding if you had increased the depth of focus by shutting down your aperture a notch or two. By doing that you'd get the head in focus along with the back feathers.

A beautiful shot regardless. Nice work!


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Old Feb 6, 2007, 9:10 AM   #10
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Congrats on some wonderful captures!
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