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Cedar Waxwing 2

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By rctfan2   |   
Published: February 18, 2012
One of my favorite birds, picture taken in my backyard.
Image size
3016x2026px 2.81 MB
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 17, 2012, 5:43:33 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Denzil007 Traditional Artist
The Cedar Waxwing has truly amazing colors, what a beautiful bird.
1001G's avatar
the bird looks like a painting......that would be my fav tooo
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lapis-lazuriHobbyist General Artist
Damn. I NOW realize where the name comes from. For some reason I always believed it has something to do with the Bulgarian name.... I love those birds.
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Beautiful shot. Love the colours and clarity. Such a gorgeous bird with that yellow tail tip and red markings on its wings.
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Sagittor Photographer
Wow, Perfect capture !!!, congrats for DD, you deserve it ! :)
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Beautiful! I really want to get into bird photography, but with the money it costs to purchase a good telephoto lens, I can't afford it. 
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TigerLilly9Student General Artist
this is really amazing and beautiful!! Congrats on the DD too!
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Gorgeous shot... any advice on attracting this species? :)
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rctfan2Hobbyist Photographer
Depends on what part of the US you live in.. around here they show up on their migration around January-March in Georgia. They love the berries that are on some of the Holly Trees and red tip photinia. They also really love my waterfall/stream for my pond.
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I live in northeastern Pennsylvania. I have a few holly trees around my yard as well as a small mulberry tree and raspberry bush, but I've never been able to spot one. Is it true that they only travel in flocks or is it possible to just spot one or two?
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:iconheartsignplz: Brilliant! Congrats! Great composition! Wonderful details and colors! :clap::clap::clap:
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Holy smoke!  That is beautiful. 
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Sagittor Photographer
Perfect!!! ;)
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Very lovely capture.
Congrats for the DD.:)
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Hero-RitsukaHobbyist Photographer
Such a beautiful bird,where are they from?
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rctfan2Hobbyist Photographer
North, and Central America. I usually only see them here in the winter in Georgia.
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wow I love how bright the red and yellow is :>
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TokiFactoryHobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. Looks like a painting in itself.
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torivarnHobbyist Photographer
This is a really well framed shot with fantastic details and colors :) You should be proud of this one :)
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BuuckPhotographyProfessional Photographer
This is incredible! The feathers look so soft and I love the flow created by the composition and the bird's gaze :D
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WoW it's beautiful!!!!!!!
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DeeOtterHobbyist Photographer
I think I've seen this somewhere before.
Isn't this the image that won the GBBC last year?
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rctfan2Hobbyist Photographer
This is slightly different but from the same set (of about 10).
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DeeOtterHobbyist Photographer
Neat :D
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