Waxwings


Blythman

Link Posted 12/11/2016 - 21:36
We've had an irruption of Waxwings this autumn. Never seen so many reports, but I've been stuck at work all week. Got out for a while this morning though. All with the K-1 and 150-450



























Alan


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jvs

Link Posted 12/11/2016 - 22:23
Lovely, Alan - no other birds come close for distinctiveness and agility. Only one report of a small group passing through locally so far. Maybe they'll move south when there are no berries left up your way, though they look to have plenty to feast on!
Super photos!
John

swarf

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 00:04
I've never seen one in real life!

None the less, this is a lovely set that both illustrates the bird and aspects of its behaviour.

Phil
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 00:47
Lovely shots Alan.

Karlo

Daronl

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 06:59
Stunning subject , stunning photograpyh Alan; seen them most years but never got such photos. As good as it gets by my estimation.

Regards
Daronl

NeilP

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 09:26
Lovely set, I hope they make it down to Essex this year!
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johnriley

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 09:45
Outstanding set of images!
Best regards, John

08tiger

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 10:08
Wow, well done.
C&C welcome.
Don.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 14:10
Another superb set of photos - keep 'em coming Alan
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Defragged

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 22:14
Superb.
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Northgrain

Link Posted 13/11/2016 - 22:28
Very fine set Alan!
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derek897

Link Posted 27/04/2017 - 13:04
Ive never seen one before, so great to see these.
Absolutely gorgeous set

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McGregNi

Link Posted 27/04/2017 - 15:20
There are some punchy reds and more subtle blues that give the images a distinctive tone.

It was interesting to see the exposure data ... I suspect these were shot using TAv ? Looks like the days of you worrying about high ISO and noise are long gone Alan.....
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Algernon

Link Posted 27/04/2017 - 16:35
Very lucky seeing Waxwings in April

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08tiger

Link Posted 29/04/2017 - 09:32
Top marks for these
C&C welcome.
Don.
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