Waxwing - a rare visitor
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Location: Lincoln England UK
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Waxwing on berries. Taken in January 2009, in Lincoln, UK car park (the cold weather in Scandinavia forces them over the North Sea to our shores in some years). Nikon D300, Nikkor 200-400 VR and 1.4 Nikkor x converter. Aperture priority, ISO200, 1/640. Monopod and Wimberley head.
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Location: Rochester MN US
Posts: 2
Tue 19-May-2009 04:17

Fantastic shot of a Bohemian Waxwing! Pic is good enough to be in a bird identification book. Smile

Location: Baltimore MD US
Posts: 129
Tue 19-May-2009 05:28

Have never seen this bird before. What a great shot!
Location: Kanab UT US
Tue 19-May-2009 08:11

Guess that would be the equivalent of a 840mm lens on an "old world" SLR camera. Great clarity at that focal length with a monopod- but I'll bet you've done this before. Exceptional!

Location: Lincoln England UK
Posts: 60
Wed 20-May-2009 02:04

Thank you all for your kind comments. I believe, bhpr, they winter in the very north of the USA much as they do in the UK. Packrat, you're correct with the 840mm in 'old money' and it's surprising the stability a monopod can give, even with macro shots too but it's the Nikon gear that produces the images - I just have to be there at the right time with the right gear!