Crabapple Feast

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    This year I saw my first waxwings. Actually it as a series of coincidents that helped me find them.
    This first encounter was unforgettable, but photographically it wasn't a big success.
    The weather was awful and the birds were very very shy.
    It was a fantastic experience though and I got so enthusiastic about these beautiful bird that I decided to try find them again.
    And I did. This time the weather was so much better and I had a chance to make some more decent photographs.
    Then the Waxwings slowly seemed to disappear from the Netherlands.
    Probably they ran out of berries, or they didn't like all the snow and ice.
    Or maybe they just returned where they came from...?
    I was glad I had had these two chances to see them and assumed it would take a long time to see them again.
    I certainly never expected them to show up so soon, so near again..!.
    While they had their crab-apple feast, I had my little private party...;)
    A wonderful farewell.......and hopefully we'll meet again soon..!

    Peter Gol, Denis Collette...!!!, and 71 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Siuloon 50 months ago | reply

      What an excellent work here,
      amazing shot my friend.
      congrats on explore.....
      Greetings from Polish.

    2. JimbobEdsel (Limited participation for a while.) 50 months ago | reply

      Applause, Applause! Seen in Explore,"Interesting, Last 7 Days"

    3. Syber76600 [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      Fabulous picture!

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    4. AnyMotion 50 months ago | reply

      A great, sharp portrait and a wonderful composition, my friend !!!

    5. doevos 50 months ago | reply

      héél mooi !

    6. le cabri 50 months ago | reply

      This is soooo great. Congrats

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    7. Neva Swensen 50 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous closeup of this guy! I got my first (and only) shot of a waxwing last year but have never seen them since. **sigh** I keep looking...
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    8. Caz 71♥(On & Off) 50 months ago | reply

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    9. MyRidgebacks - Sharon C Johnson 50 months ago | reply

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    10. ForWey Images (Jeff Weymier) [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

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    11. Phil-Johnston 50 months ago | reply

      Nice headshot. I also had my first encounters with the Waxings this year, really magical moment to see them up close for the first time!! The weather was not ideal and i managed a few ok shots .

    12. Gary.Lamprecht 50 months ago | reply

      What a great picture. I really am impressed with the detail you captured around the point of focus. Thanks for sharing your exif information as that really helps hobbiests like myself to know what can work for each situation. I would've stopped down the aperature, cranked up the ISO, to increase the chance I'd have a great picture. You demonstrate that with a large aperature (the result being of drawing the eye to the focus point) and an average ISO, a great shot is still possible. Nice job!

    13. rootcrop54 46 months ago | reply

      They visited my yard one time to eat the berries of the honeysuckle; they are so sleek and beautiful. Now I have a hard time pulling out honeysuckle, even though is seen as an unwelcome weed here... :D

    14. dee2018 27 months ago | reply

      wow stunning

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