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Michaelaw
07-01-2010, 12:02 AM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics3/curious wax.jpg

JAS_Photo
07-01-2010, 06:12 AM
Beautiful capture, Michael! Worthy of Audubon Magazine for sure!

Hillbillygirl
07-01-2010, 06:57 AM
Very nice Michael.
Seems these have had a very good breeding spring, as they are everywhere around here.

Bambi
07-01-2010, 08:52 AM
a nice looking couple for sure :)

MoinMoin
07-03-2010, 01:01 AM
Wonderful shot of these two birds!:1st:

Michaelaw
07-03-2010, 01:37 AM
Thanks all...They were on the hunt for insects this day and dragonflies were high on their list. They seem to perch, watch, then zoom like homing missiles toward the target. With the dragonflies, the contest seems to favour the insects agility and size. The Waxwing though agile, can't turn as fast as the bug.

Michaelaw
07-03-2010, 01:42 AM
I truly will hate the day when our activities block the way of life these entities depend on to flourish! just sayin!

edG
07-03-2010, 08:29 AM
very nice captures Michael

OWLP
07-03-2010, 11:30 PM
Very nice catch and shot. That's the look a lot of birds have, when they hear the focusing noise of my camera. :)

Michaelaw
07-04-2010, 12:33 AM
Thanks Owl...These guys were 10 meters away, doubt they heard the camera. Even using the D90 and the 70 to 300 I still had to crop heavy to get an image the birds could dominate. I'm scared to print it large due to the noise.

OWLP
07-04-2010, 12:33 PM
Thanks Owl...These guys were 10 meters away, doubt they heard the camera. Even using the D90 and the 70 to 300 I still had to crop heavy to get an image the birds could dominate. I'm scared to print it large due to the noise.

300mm is not much for little birds like that, they have to be close at least five meters to get fairly got shots of them. And did you try already some noise reduction software, like NeatImage?