On the third day there was better light.

Copyright © 2013 Deborah M Zajac. All Rights Reserved

I have gone out 3 mornings in a row trying to get a decent photograph of a Cedar Waxwing. The first morning the light was awful. It was overcast and all my photos have too much noise…yes even with the D700 it’s too much noise for me. To keep my speed up I was using ISO 3200. These little guys move fast.
Yesterday the light was better, but they kept themselves high in the trees too far for my lens unfortuately, but this morning the light was better, the sun was breaking through the marine layer much earlier, and I was able to get several shots I like.
Waxwings don’t normally live here. They will be gone by June I’ve heard. This is the first time I’ve ever seen them in the wild. I’m so happy to have seen them and get a few photos I like. I hope to get back here and photograph them again before they move on.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 80-200@ 200mm + Tamron 1.4x TC| f5.6| 1/1250s| ISO 1600| Manual Priority| CW Metering| Hand-held|

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