Peter Dominowski  

Bohemian waxwing by Peter Dominowski

February 2021 - Bohemian waxwing

About the Image(s)

Bohemian Waxwing
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Nikon D850 with 400mm f/2.8 Nikon prime lens and 1.4x teleconverter = 540mm
ISO 800
1/1250 @ f / 5.6

We found a tree with more than a dozen Bohemian waxwings feasting on berries. It was impossible to find a clear shot of a waxwing without many branches in the foreground and/or background. So I shot this at a relatively wide f-stop to blur the pattern of the bricks on a building in the background. That probably disqualifies it for a formal PSA Nature competition, but I liked the pattern nonetheless. What do you think?

8 comments posted

Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Wonderful photo.   Posted: 02/08/2021 11:38:48
Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Thank you, Donald...very kind of you to say!   Posted: 02/08/2021 15:55:23

Christine Walas   Christine Walas
Absolutely beautiful photo.   Posted: 02/08/2021 20:30:03
Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Thanks so much, Christine!   Posted: 02/09/2021 19:25:48

Judy Haran   Judy Haran
Absolutely lovely.   Posted: 02/14/2021 10:53:46
Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
I appreciate your positive feedback! :)   Posted: 02/14/2021 12:42:58

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Very nice image of the waxwing. I see the cedar waxwings in my area. Your composition and all the colors are really beautiful.   Posted: 02/14/2021 14:17:25

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Love this one. And I'm jealous. I would love to find a waxwing and photograph it....but I've yet to find one of any kind in my travels. One of these days! The bird is sharp and clear, food in its mouth and a twinkle in its eye! The background is not too distracting, but I might consider doing it as a high key photo. Or just have the background all cream colored to highlight the bird and the branches. Might be pretty hard to do.....

But no real concerns this is a gorgeous bird and a very great image!   Posted: 02/17/2021 12:56:38


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