Bird Photo Competition 4 2013 : Entry Number 136

Judges Comment

The extreme pose of this waxwing shows how much effort is needed to get airborne. A difficult shot to take.

Photographers Comment

This photo was taken in Osceola County, Michigan. There were several waxwings feeding on insects over a small pond. They kept circling & swooping... they didn't seem to care that we were there. It was one of those rare occasions where I got several chances at a decent shot :) I shot it with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II & a Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. Thanks for the Mark of Excellence!