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Flying [Wordless Wednesday]

Cedar Waxwing flying
Cedar Waxwing (must see larger)

Common Merganser
Common Merganser

Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull

Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

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32 responses

  1. Oh my! That is amazing!

    5 May 2008 at 9:22 pm

  2. First, getting a waxwing shot is hard… (well to me anyway…) And then to get that shot. Holy cow…. that is amazing Tom. (Like I said before when I grow up I want to be just like you.) & I loved how you could see the Merganser skip across the water to catch flight… now that is a wicked shot! Great work!

    5 May 2008 at 9:26 pm

  3. I love the action shots! The merganser especially – he looked like he finished skipping across the lake like a rock.

    5 May 2008 at 9:43 pm

  4. It’s their motion that makes them so amazing.

    5 May 2008 at 10:18 pm

  5. SORRY EVERYONE . . . I thought I had scheduled this to go live tomorrow (Tuesday) instead of today! Whoops!

    @ Rondi – thanks
    @ Aullori – blush . . . you are too kind! The merganser . . that’s how I normally see them . . . flying away from me!
    @ Shelley – Thanks and does look like skipping rocks!
    @ Lynne – thanks!

    5 May 2008 at 10:57 pm

  6. Ya, I didn’t want to break the news to you that is was only Monday, ha. I just love that Cedar Waxwing photo.

    5 May 2008 at 11:37 pm

  7. Linda – I guess at this point we probably should keep it live! Hmm I guess I will also keep it titled WW?? I just might get a few laughs out of this if anything!

    5 May 2008 at 11:53 pm

  8. Those shots give me the chills! Very cool!

    6 May 2008 at 12:28 am

  9. The colors on those waxwings look like they’re painted on, don’t they? Very nice work!

    6 May 2008 at 5:25 am

  10. So hard to get those shots! Bravo Tom!

    6 May 2008 at 6:49 am

  11. Lisa at Greenbow

    What an interesting set of photos. It is so difficult to capture birds in flight. Very good. Cedar Waxwing is one of my favorite birds.

    6 May 2008 at 7:40 am

  12. Gotta say — I just love BIFs! Don’t birds look different when they are flying? That tufted titmouse shot made me laugh – great post!

    6 May 2008 at 7:53 am

  13. Great “action” shots Mon@rch!

    6 May 2008 at 9:19 am

  14. Marg

    Oh darn and here I thought it was Wednesday and we were that much closer to the weekend! LOL
    I love, love, love the Waxwing shot!

    6 May 2008 at 9:33 am

  15. That cedar waxwing shot is spectacular!

    6 May 2008 at 10:51 am

  16. Beautiful action shots. Love that Cedar Waxwing. Those eyes are stunning.

    6 May 2008 at 12:00 pm

  17. @ Liza – sorry but thanks!
    @ Dave – thanks and it kinda does!
    @ Jayne – thanks and it can be!
    @ Lisa – I know and I almost deleted it in the camera . . . I am glad that I ended up saving it!
    @ Bird Girl – thanks and they do look different when flying! The Titmouse was a cute bird and flew just as I was about to take it’s picture!
    @ Ruthie – thanks
    @ Marg – I had wished it was Wednesday also! our bird adventure would be just about to start!
    @ threecollie – thanks
    @ Robin – thanks and they sure are~!

    6 May 2008 at 12:15 pm

  18. Kaz

    Your shots ROCK Tom!

    6 May 2008 at 2:36 pm

  19. I love love love these pictures, Tom ~ just beautiful!

    6 May 2008 at 3:37 pm

  20. Poetry, quite literally, in motion.

    6 May 2008 at 3:41 pm

  21. You’re too early for me: but these are stunning. The waxwing is my favorite!

    6 May 2008 at 3:45 pm

  22. Very nice.

    6 May 2008 at 4:41 pm

  23. Great shots of birds in flight. I like the Cedar Waxwing the most.

    6 May 2008 at 5:01 pm

  24. Pam

    Wow, excellent photos, Tom!!

    6 May 2008 at 6:49 pm

  25. Dear Tom,
    Wonderful flight shots!
    The Waxwing is great!

    6 May 2008 at 8:52 pm

  26. OMG – they are all great, but the first one is incredible.

    6 May 2008 at 9:11 pm

  27. WAY TOO COOL waxwing photo. Hey, it ain’t Wednesday, is it?

    6 May 2008 at 9:24 pm

  28. Cedar Waxwing looks like Batman.

    I miss them and I’ll love them as much next year.

    Your shots are amazing. I can’t do birds in flight, at all.

    6 May 2008 at 9:43 pm

  29. I love the cedar’s bandit eyes! Comin’ right at you! Great shot.

    6 May 2008 at 9:51 pm

  30. @ Kaz – thanks
    @ Lisa – thanks and glad you enjoy these!
    @ Scienceguy – LOL, thanks
    @ wesleyjeanne – Thanks and it is mine also!
    @ Pinar – thanks
    @ Joan – thanks and I just got very lucky with it!
    @ Pam – thanks
    @ Sherry – thanks and glad you enjoyed it!
    @ Wren – Thanks and I was very happy when I saw it on the computer!
    @ Zen – Thanks and no . . . I thought I had scheduled it to go live Tuesday Night but must have hit publish now.
    @ Mary – I only wish it was a bohemian but does look like a batman also! Thanks and its all luck!
    @ Chicago – isn’t that cool! Thanks

    6 May 2008 at 10:52 pm

  31. lvn600

    Nice flight photos! That waxwing looks like a member of the superheroes team with that mask.

    7 May 2008 at 8:29 pm

  32. Grace

    So busy you forgot which day it was. 🙂

    “Rats with Wings” maybe, but gulls sure are graceful flyers.

    7 May 2008 at 10:33 pm

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