From the youth collection

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Heather Mellon

A lovely capture with a great pose, lighting and detail, Yves. I have several bird books but sometimes I just google what I'm looking for and it works pretty well too. Very nice to see some photos of the juveniles.. great shot.

Yves Langlois

Thank you for the comment Heather. I have a lot of juvenile birds to show you in the comming weeks.

Clifford Dupuis

Nice find, as juveniles their colors are subtle to avoid detection however you were able to locate this one and make an awesome detailed capture

Yves Langlois

Thank you Clifford. I was lucky he sat in front of a black spot of a rotten tree. His pale color make it very visible.

Debra Plett

This little one would have been tough to spot as he is camouflaged pretty good in that old tree. Nicely captured Yves. I agree the juveniles are so much fun to photograph. If you have access to Appleā€™s photo software there is an info button that will help you identify the bird.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Debra. He sure fit well in that surroundind old tree. I tried to use the birds identification app of EBird. But all those app ask you to be member and gives your coordonate. I always stop there. And finaly, I don't realy matter about knowing the true name of a bird.

This summer I discovered the amazing domain of juvenile birds. Ongoing their mature colors. For some (like this waxwing) it is easy, but for many it is a nightmare to identify. I like posing them for the odd colors they shows, an acting much different, and the chalenge of figuring out what it is.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
September 26, 2023
waxwing youth animal bird finch anthus beak branch twig plant organism wood feather tree
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • Shutter speed: 0.001 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 7.1

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