Cedar Waxwing

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Maine - United States

Cedar Waxwing - Original fine art bird photography by Bob Orsillo Copyright (c)Bob Orsillo / http://orsillo.com - All Rights Reserved. Buy art online. Buy photography online A lone Cedar Waxwings watches the later winter sun set. Bird photography by Bob Orsillo. According to experts on the writing of Vladimir Nabokov, this species almost certainly inspired the waxwing mentioned prominently in his novel Pale Fire. I was the shadow of the waxwing slain By the false azure in the windowpane These are the first and last lines of the poem "Pale Fire" by "John Shade", a fictional poet created by Vladimir Nabokov, for his novel Pale Fire. Waxwings are protected by law in the US and may not be kept in captivity. Waxwings are characterized by soft silky plumage. (Bombycilla, the genus name, is Vieillot's attempt at Latin for "silktail", translating the German name Seidenschw�nze.) They have unique red tips to some of the wing feathers where the shafts extend beyond the barbs; in the Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, these tips look like sealing wax, and give the group its common name (Holloway 2003). The legs are short and strong, and the wings are pointed. The male and female have the same plumage. All three species have mainly brown plumage, a black line through the eye and black under the chin, a square-ended tail with a red or yellow tip, and a pointed crest. The bill, eyes, and feet are dark. Calls are high-pitched, buzzing or trilling monosyllables (Sibley 2000, MacKinnon and Phillipps 2000). Buy art online. Buy photography online

Cayce, SC - United States

Love the color work Bo...congtratulations.

Omaha, NE - United States

Very special light on this beautiful creature and the tree behind him.

Greensboro, GA - United States

Super Work!.....Congrats!.....Carry On!

Prosser, WA - United States

I love it, Bob. Congratulations l/f

Norman, OK - United States

Beautiful! Congrats on your sale!

P C, OK - United States

Fantastic image, congratulations on your sale, Bob!

Campo Grande, Ma - Brazil

Congratulations on your sale Bob...One more great work. F/V!!!

BUdapest - Hungary

Splendid work!

Lyon - France

What a marvelous photo dear Bob! :) Love it!!! LFG+RT

Santa Rosa, CA - United States

Bob, very much like the composition and colors on the Waxwing!!! f/v

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Antonia Thank you!

Mequon, WI - United States

Bob, your work is always incredible. The Cedar Waxwing is beautifully photographed and processed. A fav!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Mary!

Bilbao, Vi - Spain

Ah....the most important...congrats for you sale!!! it deserves this and more. Rosa

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Bilbao, Vi - Spain

Bomb me with your light vision....hearts still and still waiting for me. Are you soft enough? (wondeful picture and so interesting description, Bob. I have let myself be driven with the image and given it a haiku) Rosa

Bob Orsillo replied:

Such beautiful words Rosa! Thank you!

Melbourne - Australia

OMGOsh Bob where was I? This is so lovely. Magnificent specimen. VF Great description too.

Bob Orsillo replied:

Rosy Thank you! :)

Feasterville-Trevose, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale, love the lighting in this and cedar waxwings too!

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Thank you Patrick!

London, mi - United Kingdom

wow great news !! congratulations on your well deserved sale!

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Thank you Gloria!

Philadelphia, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale!!

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Thank you Bill!

New Orleans, LA - United States


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Thank you Jeanne!

Calgary, AB - Canada

Hi Bob. Congratulations on your sale.

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Thank you Vivian

Palm Bay, FL - United States

Congratulations on your sale, Bob!!!

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Thank you Roger

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

This is absolutely stunning! Fantastic! Congratulations on your sale!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you!

San Francisco, CA - United States

Superb capture Bob, congrats on your sale!

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Thank you Kate!

Lansdale, PA - United States

Congrats on your sale, Bob!

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Thank you Addie!

Some Place, MO - United States

Very cool bird! Congrats Bob! :)

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Thank you Andee

Galt, Il - United States

Awesome capture, Bob!! Congratulations on your sale!!

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Thank you Bruce!

Sioux City, IA - United States

Beautiful shot Bob, congratulation on your sale!!

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Thank you Yumi! :)

Grants Pass, OR - United States

Congratulations on the sale of your cedar waxwing image, Bob!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Cindy! :)

Encampment, WY - United States

A tiny globe of sunshine masked with mystery. The warm, soft plumage and tree trunk are so richly contrasted with the bluegray cloudy sky, creating a resonant mood. A thrilling and gorgeous work! v/f

Bob Orsillo replied:

Dawn thank you for the beautiful comment :)

Palma, - Spain

Fantastic atmosphere, Bob! Voted!

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Thank you! :)

Toronto, ON - Canada

A very serene shot...like the bird itself is so immersed in its own thought. F&V

Bob Orsillo replied:

Oiyee - Thank you! ;)

Butuan, A8 - Philippines

Outstanding capture of a charming little bird, they need all the protection we can offer !! F/V

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Roberto - Thank you! :)

Enterprise, Or - United States

A thing of true beauty here, love to see people share this bird here. Fav. voted and promoted:))

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Amy - Thank you!

Ebensburg, PA - United States

Beautiful bird and fun to watch Bob

Bob Orsillo replied:

They really re Jeff! - Thank you!

Daytona Beach, FL - United States

I loved to watch this bird. But here in Florida I no longer see them. When I lived in Vermont they would come and eat the berries. Lovely image and perspective Bob!!! f/v

Bob Orsillo replied:

Deb - These really are fantastic birds to watch throw and twirl the berries. - Thank you!

Miami (USA), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) - United States

Superb capture and rendering, excellent tones, gorgeous image! F/V SU

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you E! :)

La Habra, CA - United States

Wonderful composition and light! Great image Bob!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Colen and Andrea

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