JudyRushing
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pedronunoferreira June 06, 2015
Masterpiece. Voted
 
JDLifeshots June 10, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.

Cedar Waxwing In A Red Berry Tree



Taken In Jackson Mississippi.

Taken In Jackson Mississippi.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at LeFleure's Bluff State Park in Jackson, Mississippi.
Time
I took this picture at about 10:00 a.m. in late January.
Lighting
I took this picture on a cloudy day making for nice even light all morning.
Equipment
Nikon D7100, 300mm f4 lens with with 4x teleconverter, ISO 800, 1/320 sec., spot metered, f 5.6
Inspiration
When I saw a flock of cedar waxwings feasting on this beery tree, it provided me with the perfect opportunity to capture some great images of the beautiful birds.
Editing
I process most of my images in LR and this one was no exception. I adjust the sliders until I am pleased with the image. For bird images like this one I prefer to keep the image a natural looking as possible.
In my camera bag
I now carry a Nikon D500 but this image was taken with a Nikon D7100. I also have a Nikon D610. Nikon 500mm prime lens, Nikon 300mm prime lens, 4x teleconverter, Nikon 105mm micro lens, Nikon 24-70 lens, Nikon 14-24 lens.
Feedback
My best advice for capturing bird images like this one or any other animal would be to study the subject that you are trying to photograph to learn their behavior. I normally open my lens up as wide as it will go in order to get a fast shutter speed, also to give a pleasing blurred background so that the bird is the star of the image.

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