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Bohemian Waxwing



A bohemian waxwing captured on a cold winter day. The air was crisp, the light perfect to photograph it during its migration.

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A bohemian waxwing captured on a cold winter day. The air was crisp, the light perfect to photograph it during its migration.

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GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 June 11, 2016
Look at this! Very pretty!. Congratulations on your award!
artiste9999
artiste9999 June 12, 2016
Thank you!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography June 16, 2016
nice!
Flosno
 
Flosno July 09, 2016
Wonderful capture
CarolSadler PRO
 
CarolSadler August 23, 2016
Gorgeous photo! Voted in Freshman 2016
Petuniadaisyrose
 
Petuniadaisyrose January 09, 2017
How beautiful!!! I'd love to see one of these lovelies ????
artiste9999
artiste9999 January 09, 2017
I can say the same about animals in your part of the world. Maybe one day... Thanks and Cheers!
Imanaturenut
 
Imanaturenut March 08, 2017
OMG !!!! what a great capture.
DRCJC
 
DRCJC April 05, 2017
Lovely!
nathaliemedeiros PRO
 
nathaliemedeiros January 31, 2018
Thank you for joining my Cedar Challenge. Awesome Picture! Awesome Bird.Congratulations.Best Regards.Nat :O)
jamieburris PRO+
 
jamieburris February 01, 2018
This is a Bohemian Waxwing not a Cedar Waxwing! Look at the rufus colored undertail. A tell tale sign for a Bohemian. Nice photo!
artiste9999
artiste9999 February 01, 2018
Oops, you are quite right! I stand corrected. Thanks, it was indeed a great shot.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the South Shore of Montreal. It was a brutally cold morning with nice sunny natural lighting. To say the air was crisp and clear would be an understatement!
Time
The shot was taken around 11AM when a flock of Waxwings came to this tree to feats on dried berries. This male specimen cautiously stood guard while I approached the tree very slowly. I took a lot of time after each step to let the birds get accustomed to me and ensure they not feel a threat.
Lighting
It was a very sunny day so bright natural light illuminated the entire scenery. I needed to walk around the tree about 180 degrees to get the sun at my back. I did this from a distance before approaching the tree slowly, step by step.
Equipment
A Canon EOS 70D camera equipped with an L-Series 400mm zoom lens.
Inspiration
This bird rarely shows up in the area so it was a delight to snap a few pics.
Editing
Minor sharpening of the photo.
In my camera bag
Aside from the above, I carry a Tamron 18-270 zoom lens, a doubler and filters and polarizes.
Feedback
Capturing birds this close usually requires patience. In this case, I wanted to get up close and underneath the animal to get maximum color.

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