Daily Archives: March 3, 2020

Cedar Waxwings in the fame

On my walk yesterday I came upon a flock of at least 40 Cedar Waxwings. I have been seeing flocks of 15 to 20 around town, but yesterday’s congregation was the largest I have seen…I think the largest I have ever seen. The yard where I found them had a number of plants with winter berries, but that is true of most yards in Kennebunk. This is an interesting shot in that it is what I would call an “accidental” focus stack. I took a burst of this pair of Waxwings. They were just far enough apart (the bottom bird is a good 6 to 8 inches in front of the top bird) that they were not in focus at the same time, so I switched the focus point back and forth between them. Two of the shots were framed closely enough so that, during processing I immediately saw the possibility of combining the two into one shot with both birds in focus. After my standard processing in Polarr I applied a little careful manipulation of the two images in Pixomatic, and here you have it. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. 2 images focus stacked in Pixomatic.