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Old Mar 30, 2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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I came home from work the other day and the wind was howling. It was gusting up to 30-35mph. It was clear as a bell and warm. I noticed that a small group of Cedar Waxwings were huddled in the upper branches on my Hackberry tree so I ran in and grabbed my camera was able to get off a couple of shots before a school bus drove by and they scattered.
Here's one of the shots. Really harsh sun and high contrast made it almost impossible to see the eyes. Given the raging wind and hand holding the 200-400VR beast I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

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Old Mar 31, 2009, 4:07 AM   #2
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Very nicely done Steve. They do have smooth silky feathers don't they.

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Old Mar 31, 2009, 9:07 PM   #3
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love the rich colors and sharp details in this one, Steve... waxings are among my favorite birds to photograph, but they usually stay so high up in the trees, it's hard to get a good shot!

up here, 30-35 mph winds just make for good sailing weather! :G
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Great shot Steve! This is my 2nd favorite bird (chickadees are still #1). Their eyes do pose a problem sometimes trying to get the catchlight....cheers...Don
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Old Mar 31, 2009, 11:37 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, They really are a pretty bird.
I have to say that watching them all hanging on to the branches while the wind bounced them around was rather comical. They all looked like they were on some sort of amusement park ride. :lol:

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Nice capture in less than ideal conditions,Steve. Cheers, Dan
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Hey, thanks Dan. Cheers, Steve
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Very beautiful photo.
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Great shots, I wish we had some of them around here.

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Flutelady and Tom, Thanks for taking a look and your comments.
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