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GigiJim08 June 11, 2016
Look at this! Very pretty!. Congratulations on your award!
artiste9999 June 12, 2016
Thank you!
 
ovosphotography June 16, 2016
nice!
 
Flosno July 09, 2016
Wonderful capture
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CarolSadler August 23, 2016
Gorgeous photo! Voted in Freshman 2016
 
Petuniadaisyrose January 09, 2017
How beautiful!!! I'd love to see one of these lovelies ????
artiste9999 January 09, 2017
I can say the same about animals in your part of the world. Maybe one day... Thanks and Cheers!
 
Imanaturenut March 08, 2017
OMG !!!! what a great capture.
 
DRCJC April 05, 2017
Lovely!
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nathaliemedeiros January 31, 2018
Thank you for joining my Cedar Challenge. Awesome Picture! Awesome Bird.Congratulations.Best Regards.Nat :O)
 
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 February 01, 2018
Oops, you are quite right! I stand corrected. Thanks, it was indeed a great shot.

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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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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