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Cedar Waxwings - IN FLIGHT!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Argent, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Well after several down days of shooting - I managed to come across a small flock of these guys catching bugs :) 

    I love Continuous focus and 51pt 3D - I'd never been able to get these any other way...

    All shot ISO1000 F8 1/2500

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    this one I'm made that I clipped - but then again I was shooting in flight - this other bird came moving in on their bugs and they got in to it...(I think the waxwing even dropped it's bug in the shot)
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    By far my favorite out of this series - I call it - "Eyes on the Prize!" (you can see the bug he's sighted in on!)
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  2. LRogers


    Sep 3, 2008
    Delaware, US
    Wow, much more graceful than a bug zapper! Great Captures. I really like 4 with the wings all stretched out, nice!
  3. Elusive little guys..
    Nice shots!
  4. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Paul, this might be a first (and a last) for me! Never seen a shot of either a waxwing in flight OR a waxwing dining on something other than a red berry.

    Beautiful CWIF shooting!
  5. Ditto. Nor have I even had the opportunity to catch one in flight -- they always seem to be either in the bushes or in quick transit from one bush to the next. Give these shots 5 (or 6) gold stars.
  6. Nice work, these guys are hard enough to a catch in a tree!
  7. Cool! Very nice captures.
  8. Caleb


    May 28, 2008
    New York
    Really nice shots, the 4th on is great.

  9. sjlarue


    Nov 18, 2007
    Great shots, Paul. Tis the season. :biggrin:
  10. Excellent! Tough subjects.
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    Now that's a very nice series of tough subjects to capture. Excellent.
  12. excellent, Paul
    you did VERY well to catch these

    thanks for sharing them with us
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