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Old Jun 23, 2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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I was at the cottage looking for critters this weekend, found some Cedar Wax wings and a humming bird in a tulip tree , some kind of skipper and some dragon flies. Looks like I need to go back to critter school I don’t know what half of these things are. The birds are cropped with a 300mm couldn't get closer.

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Great captures, Hans!
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These are nice. I especially like the last dragonfly.

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Thanks for posting, we get many of the same species here in western New York, but I have never seen any of the wax wings. Well done.
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Some day I'd like to see a waxwing - they look like lovely birds. Skippers are always fun to watch, like your picture.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 11:24 PM   #7
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Very nice photos. I especially like the cedar waxwings. We see them here in Vermont occasionally, but they are not common. I hasve never had the good fortune of getting a photo of one!
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Very elegant birds - Cedar Waxwings. And I can never get over just how small hummers are ! Well done.
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Hans - Some great colors & composition in all of these, and fine captures of the action. Both the Waxwings and the Hummer are in a Tulip Poplar (our Tennessee state tree!). The hummingbird is probably after the nectar in those flowers. Looks like the waxwing was pecking at a flower bud?? Not sure of the skipper species - they are too complicated for me! But both dragonflies are the same species. First is a male Common Whitetail, second is a female of the same species. They sure look different, don't they!
http://www.odonatacentral.org/index....n.get/id/47488
By the way, which 300mm were you using? The colors look great, but the bird photos look a little soft...

Patty - So great to see you posting again! Hope & pray your health situation is improving each day!
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Thanks guys for the comments, mole it's a DAL 55-300 the birds were cropped quite a bit, The wax wings migrate through our area and are around for a week or so. Hope they are still around when I get back up. They are small birds and it's hard to get close. Here is a shot of a male.
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