You think it noticed me? (Four Photographs)

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Cedar Waxwings often fly in large packs; they strip the trees of berries and generally make their presence known. I consider them hard to shoot as their feathers are hard to define (hence waxwing) and their eyes are rather dark unless hit by direct light. Even with the same bird on the same branch, the light changes as leaves are blown around moving them between the sun and the subject. Normally I would not expect to get too many shots of a waxwing, they don’t hang around very long, but even as it looked at me directly it stayed put long enough for me to shoot.

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Cedar Waxwing-2

Cedar Waxwing

12 responses

  1. What a cheeky expression it has!

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    September 5, 2015 at 1:13 am

  2. Wow You even captured the catchlight in the eye –

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    September 5, 2015 at 5:48 am

    • Catchlights are interesting. You can wait for the light, which happened here or do a touch up in Ps, to do the touch up can be done in two ways: Brighten what is there or put something in the eye. I sometimes brighten, but I never create catchlights.
      With this bird it’s all natural.

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      September 5, 2015 at 6:18 am

  3. Love all these Victor, esp. the first and fourth photos. Well done. 🙂

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    September 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

  4. Beautiful captures of one of my favorite birds – I love their crests, eye mask and smooth feathers!

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    September 5, 2015 at 10:05 am

  5. Lovely capture.

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    September 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  6. These are really beautiful shots of this elegant bird!

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    September 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

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