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Potholes do have their uses........
Lens: Bigma Camera: K3 Photo Location: Alnerta, Canada ISO: 800 Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: Heinrich Lohmann, 07-16-2015, 09:01 PM

....only for the birds. Early one morning I was driving along a back road after a night of rain and came across the following scene. Not far from the road, just across a small meadow was a rather large stand of aspens, I guess that's where they were nesting.

Cedar Waxwings








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07-16-2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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Heinrich, you always have such great clarity and color in your images. A couple are almost 3D to my eye, enjoyed them all.
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Amazingly colorful bird. Your images are very sharp! Bravo.
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Great images Hienrich, I've seen Cedar Waxwings once in 6 years living up here. And never anywhere near my house. Once we found a pair on an obscure lake no one even knows about anymore. We were camped there for the weekend on an island, and they much have had a nest somewhere on the island. That's our one and only sighting.

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Beautiful shots of beautiful birds.

Unfortunately about a month ago a Cedar Waxwing flew into our window and knocked itself out. It lay there on our garden out cold....stunned. I didn't know whether it was alive or dead, but I recalled reading a suggestion from a local birder on what to do.

He suggested that you leave the bird, but take a cardboard box, punch some breathing holes in the top and lay the box over the inert bird. The idea apparently is to provide a safe, dark, quiet area for the bird to recover.

We did so and checked on his progress every 15 minutes and within 45 minutes he righted himself, perched on our bush and then flew away to join his flock. I'm not a birder, but I thought I would pass on the excellent advice, from the local birder.
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Such fine images, Heinrich. And some interesting information followed. We always enjoy seeing your work.
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Excellent shots.

However, I still do not like potholes.
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Wonderful shots Heinrich, fantastic clarity. I love the one of the bird flying away. I have tried but never have been able to capture a shot like that.

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Every shot excels.superbly done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
Heinrich, you always have such great clarity and color in your images. A couple are almost 3D to my eye, enjoyed them all.
Thank you Bob, glad that you liked them

QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
Amazingly colorful bird. Your images are very sharp! Bravo.
Thank you kindly.

QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Great images Hienrich, I've seen Cedar Waxwings once in 6 years living up here. And never anywhere near my house. Once we found a pair on an obscure lake no one even knows about anymore. We were camped there for the weekend on an island, and they much have had a nest somewhere on the island. That's our one and only sighting.
Hi Norm and thank you. I see a few every year in Waterton Lakes National Park, don't always get a picture though, this year was a bonus. I used to see them a lot in Burlington, Ontario at my sisters, in the Fall they get themselves stoned on fermented berries it's quiet a sight to see them stumble around for an hour or so.

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Beautiful shots of beautiful birds.

Unfortunately about a month ago a Cedar Waxwing flew into our window and knocked itself out. It lay there on our garden out cold....stunned. I didn't know whether it was alive or dead, but I recalled reading a suggestion from a local birder on what to do.

He suggested that you leave the bird, but take a cardboard box, punch some breathing holes in the top and lay the box over the inert bird. The idea apparently is to provide a safe, dark, quiet area for the bird to recover.

We did so and checked on his progress every 15 minutes and within 45 minutes he righted himself, perched on our bush and then flew away to join his flock. I'm not a birder, but I thought I would pass on the excellent advice, from the local birder.
Thank you kindly, the cardboard box usually works.

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Such fine images, Heinrich. And some interesting information followed. We always enjoy seeing your work.
Thank you Chris for the kind comments, it is appreciated.

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Excellent shots.

However, I still do not like potholes.
Thank You, neither do I.

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Wonderful shots Heinrich, fantastic clarity. I love the one of the bird flying away. I have tried but never have been able to capture a shot like that.

Michael
Thank you Michael, I have been at it for a while

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Every shot excels.superbly done.
Thank you EM for the praise but now you make me blush.
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Great series......always a highlight when I see you've posted some new images. Thanks!
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What a wonderful find. Beautiful birds, such vibrant colour.

I will never complain about a pothole again. (fingers crossed behind my back)
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Great series......always a highlight when I see you've posted some new images. Thanks!
Thank you most kindly, it is appreciated.

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What a wonderful find. Beautiful birds, such vibrant colour.

I will never complain about a pothole again. (fingers crossed behind my back)
Thanks Bruce, this was the first time in years that a pothole was useful, for the rest of the time.........
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