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Cedar waxwing



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KCraine
 
KCraine January 02, 2013
Nicely done
debzee
 
debzee January 03, 2013
wonderful shot
SilverCity
 
SilverCity March 11, 2013
cool shot!
kellysweet
 
kellysweet April 24, 2013
Beautiful!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 14, 2013
Stunning shot. Great shot of the waxwing, lovely composition and light effect.
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti June 16, 2013
terrific image! great work!
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MaryAnne306 October 23, 2015
A worthy winner of the Nuts, Berries and Other Bird Food Challenge. Congratulations!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith October 23, 2015
Congratulations on your win!
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texaaronpueschel November 20, 2015
Fine silhouette with color on the fringes.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Montell, Texas. The property is situated in a rural area next to the Nueces River.
Time
It was midday under a dreary winter sky.
Lighting
Natural lighting, mostly over-the-top glare due to the humidity and cloud cover. It was not an ideal time for taking pics, but I never pass up a chance to walk in nature with my camera.
Equipment
Hand-held Nikon d3000. I don't remember which Nikkor lens I was using at the time.
Inspiration
I love documenting my bird sightings with a photograph. Cedar waxwings are beautiful birds, but I rarely get a chance to see them. I saw a flock in the hackberry tree, feeding on berries and had to get some shots. This was my favorite, with the backlighting and just a hint of color. Anyone familiar with birds can recognize the typical waxwing outline and feeding pose.
Editing
I was quite inexperienced with post processing at the time. I used a Microsoft program that came on my computer to adjust the contrast and highlights and cropped to improve the composition.
In my camera bag
Currently I have my Nikon D7100' Nikkor 70-300 lens, Nikkor 18-300 lens, a variety of cleansing cloths, mosquito repellent (never leave home without it in South Texas), plastic garbage bags, flashlights. I'm still building a photography kit that will suit my needs.
Feedback
Don't be limited by rules about the "best lighting or time of day"; take advantage of any opportunity; and enjoy your camera time!

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