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    Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Well I get the feeling I will soon have more time for landscapes. The heavy bird season is slowing some. I'll shoot them all year but my focuss will be elswhere soon, that is until next Spring.

    Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Awesome shots, both of 'em! The Cedar Waxwing would have to be my fav, as
    I'm not sure I've ever even seen one up here (but I'll be lookin'!)..

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Excellent quality, Paul. The detail is superb.

    I think that twig crossing the tail of the cedar waxwing is a bit of a distraction. I think your rendition of the colour on the swallow just puts it a few steps higher up the ladder. It is an absolute beauty, in my opinion.

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Great light on the swallow and the waxwing is a close 2nd. Both very very good.

    You should try waxwings with the red wax still sticking to the wings.

    What is the problem with spring being over? There are plenty of birds in summers...

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Thanks Mike, have to get you down here some time.

    Thank you Donald, I had the very same thoughts on these as for distractions and the color.

    Thank you Bobo, it is not that there are no birds although fewer types with the migraters finished passing through. Some like the Wood Duck are loosing the breeding plumage. As I said I will continue shooting them but some of my focuss can be elswhere as this month ends. By then the babies for the most part will also have slowed.

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    You've done it again Paul! The detail, coloring, pose, everything is extremely well done.

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Thank you Frank.

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    Both very nice Paul it must be hard work getting in that close. My favorite is the Cedar Waxwing with all the colors, beautiful bird.

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    Thank you Carl, It is a time consuming process but an enjoyable one.

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Beautiful!

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Nice shots Paul, well done.

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    Re: Barn Swallow and Cedar Waxwing

    Well done Paul you've nailed it this time. I echo comments above.

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