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The Winged Berry by thrumyeye The Winged Berry by thrumyeye
Past week I met this very friendly person in the train.
We had a pleasant conversation and it appeared he stumbled upon some waxwings that day.
I must admit I was a little jealous since i had never seen these beautiful birds in my life.
The next morning I planned to stay at home because someone was coming over to do some painting in my house.
Then the phone rang: the painter caught the flu, so he couldn't make it today..
Such a pity...;)

I decided I could as well try my luck and go see if the waxwings were there.
And there I stood....on a very clouded day in an unknown and very unattractive area.
No birds at all.
Until...al of a sudden I heard this unknown bird sound, like ringing bells....
To my big surprise I really found them.......in the top of the highest tree in the entire area.

Fortunately the waxwings use high trees as a watching tour, but as soon as they get hungry the whole flock moves to the smaller berry trees, which brought them at least a little closer...

If only the weather hadn't been so bad, if only my lens would have been a lot longer....
Oh well.at least I saw them, which was wonderful enough!
And maybe some day I'll have another chance to shoot some better quality photographs....

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:iconotherworldyfauna:
OtherworldyFauna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omnomnomnom :D
great pic!
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Penguinton Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It friggen loves berries! XD
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SergeyFrolov Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very good! :)
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot! great capture! :wow: :clap:
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reaper-neko Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
wow stunning I love waxwings wings they are just such beautiful birds.
I saw two yesterday so close, they were plucking berries from a small tree they didnt stay long though.

such amazing photography here I have to say to capture this bird just as it takes off brilliant skill
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Great shot!
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gussie55 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
I love all your submissions - DElightful!!
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Turquoise-Obsession Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful :) x
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fly0away0 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Lucky
I have a berry tree in my yard that the waxwings flock to every year
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arphot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Another great capture. You're having quite the good time with this series, eh? Great Christmas card stuff.
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XxSephalxX Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I love their little tufts on their heads. I think they're going to be one of my favorite species! :dance:
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great Shot!!!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So sharp and marvelous! :)
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miontre Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect.
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VernBrocas Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Wonderful shot! I gotta get me a 7d :)
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:iconlibra-dreamer:
libra-dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Lovely shot !!!
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:iconinchie:
Inchie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Writer
Fantastic shot even if you wish you could've got better! The wings look brilliant.
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Hawock-Hain Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
it makes me think of a quidditch snitch...
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badpicsofbugsetc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Few things are more adorable than songbirds eating these little red berries.
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Sandy-Star Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
oh it's lovely ♥
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Eowyn831 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cedar Waxwings!!! Lovely They are very reclusive. Luck you. :shamrock:
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catlickfever Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Digital Artist
The pictures are completely amazing. :) I sort of like the cloudiness it makes the birds stand out more I think. :)
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cabanaeclipse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Love! =D
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:iconzarjitsky:
zarjitsky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Lindooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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:iconkkokosz:
KKokosz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Amazing! :)
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute!
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cuteswan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Wow! That's a fantastic capture of such a lovely little bird. The detail is fantastic, especially with the fast motion on its wings. At least on an overcast day you get more all-around lighting and the subtleties show up better. (... or some photographers have told me.)
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SMerle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
this one is very nice :clap:
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Escara40 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   General Artist
awww - it seems that they are very hungry :w00t: very good shot :clap:
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zhanyuhao Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if those berries are any good.
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FMPuga Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
As long as you were able to take the shot! :)

I love waxwings, and I love the shot you took of this one! Thank you for sharing with us
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butanokaabii Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Aww, and they're so cute, too! I wish I could have seen them. Hopefully, you'll get the chance to take better photos one day.
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Oct 26, 2010, 11:42:52 AM
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