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Cedar Waxwing Photograph - Cedar Waxwing by Bob Orsillo

Cedar Waxwing is a photograph by Bob Orsillo which was uploaded on September 17th, 2010.

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Cedar Waxwing - Original fine art bird photography by Bob Orsillo Copyright (c)Bob Orsillo / - 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

Love the color work Bo...congtratulations.

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

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

I love it, Bob. Congratulations l/f

Beautiful! Congrats on your sale!

Fantastic image, congratulations on your sale, Bob!

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

Splendid work!

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

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

Bob Orsillo replied:

Antonia Thank you!

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

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Mary!

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

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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!

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

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Thank you Gloria!

Congrats on your sale!!

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Thank you Bill!


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Thank you Jeanne!

Hi Bob. Congratulations on your sale.

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Thank you Vivian

Congratulations on your sale, Bob!!!

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Thank you Roger

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

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Thank you!

Superb capture Bob, congrats on your sale!

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Thank you Kate!

Congrats on your sale, Bob!

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Thank you Addie!

Very cool bird! Congrats Bob! :)

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Thank you Andee

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