Friday, November 28, 2014

The Flock!

They're back! A few hundred Cedar Waxwings were feeding on berry trees across the street from my apartment this afternoon. The sun was obscured by clouds, but I thought I would use the building behind the tree to work with different colors. By adjusting my position, I could have a white, tan, blue, or orange background. Each color rendered a slightly unique feel and temperature. While I was digiscoping the waxwings, around a dozen Common Redpolls flew in, perched, but quickly departed before I could get a photograph of one.

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell


  1. That one against the blue sky is simply stunning. Though I got moved by the lower one as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks! Actually, it's a building window reflecting the sky!