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Yellow Warblers & Cedar Waxwings

Discussion in 'Birds' started by andreasb, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. I have been going down lately to try to get some very small yellow birds, that I think are Yellow Warblers (?). They are very hard to get, never sit still for a moment, until this lonely fellow, sang his heart out two night ago against the setting sun.... Very high up but it is the best I have had of them so far.

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/125s    ISO 100

    But he looked right

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/125s    ISO 100

    and left but no dear lady seemed to hear him....

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/250s    ISO 100

    I continued and spent two hours trying to get very flighty Cedar Waxwings. They hid under the branches and sometimes the Better Beamer would find them for a moment.

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 250

    I kept on trying and then finally at pretty much sunset I got one at close range in bush, but facing away from the sun...

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 100

    But then he changed his mind and flew to the other side of the tree, to the sunny side and I folllowed, hoping he wouldn't fly away, and he stayed so nicely for me.

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 100

    and then the sun went down and I had to go home....
  2. Okay, I got tears going! LOL! These are just gorgeous! Love the lighting and your captions! Nice going!
  3. Nice shots Andréas!

  4. Beautiful Shots, I really like the Waxwings
  5. Beautiful set, Andreas!
  6. Sweet! that is, indeed a male Yellow Warbler in all of his glory! I'm getting redx's on the waxwing pics but I'll check back later.
  7. Very nice shots Andreas, the Waxwings give me fits too.
  8. Well Maybe I took the commentary a bit far :wink:
    Thank you
    Thank you!
    Thank you too Phil!
    Pbase, Pbase, X's will go away....
    Yes but they are such cool birds I just like 'em worth the trouble
  9. Well Andreas, these are beautiful shots, extremely well captured. Very nice details in each of them and the exposure is spot on.

  10. Wonderful. Love #1 especially. Ain't love grand?
  11. DNAsiRNA


    Nov 27, 2006
    Dallas, USA
    1st is fabulous. Nice pose, nice moment.
  12. Thanks Guys- I just wish I had been closer, but I'll take it

  13. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Love the great singer:>))))) So sweet pic
    Waxwing are very flighty....

    Good work as usual:>)))
  14. Thank you Gale, so when will you hit 100,000 posts :wink:

  15. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Those are wonderful Andreas. I can relate to the waxwings -- for the past two weeks, I've been camping out near some berry bushes behind my house. The waxwings come and go every 8-10 minutes, but, if I could combine the best features of all of my shots, I still wouldn't have the equal of these.
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