Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cedar Waxwing Fever!

I lost track of time on Monday. 

The Cedar Waxwings chose Long Hollow for a little R&R, triggering my inner paparazzi.

It was a gray morning, and I stayed pretty far away so I wouldn't spook them,

so I wasn't sure if any of the hundreds of photos I took would be worth a dang.

Since I was expecting the worse, I'm pretty pleased with the results,

although I had to play with them in Lightroom quite a bit to bring out the color.

Cedar Waxwings do have amazing color. 

Bits of bright yellow and red and blue in odd places

 although I don't think you can see them in my photos. 

Just not enough zoom.

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd


  1. Oh, how very very pretty!

  2. Oh my a true photographers dream I LOVE everyone of them, they happen to be my very favourite species of bird. Oh you lucky lucky girl I would have taken hundreds also:) Hug B

  3. wow. they are all over eh? love their splash of yellow...
    glad you got some good shots

  4. This is simply amazing.
    Thank you So Much for posting . . . it's a super treasure.

  5. Wow! Lucky girl! What a delight to be able to watch and photograph all those beautiful birds. Wonderful.
    Happy March Barbara!
    xo Catherine

  6. Holy moly!! So many!!!!!! I can see their colors in your shots. You did great. What a breathtaking sight that must've been in person, too.

  7. We all get so excited to see these beauties. They tend to drop by here in June and September. At least they did around my old place. No idea about up here.

    You've captured them beautifully, Barbara. The colours do indeed show up well. Lovely images. :)

  8. Got out yesterday to try to find some birds. No luck. However, the butterflies were everywhere and my photography skills were sorely lacking!


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