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03-JUN-2017 Vern Rogers (fotabug fotos)

Out in the Sticks

Enjoyed a visit to Delta Ponds where I saw this gorgeous bird, a Cedar Waxwing. It was perched on a bare twig in among a lot of twigs, truly "out in the sticks." For anyone unfamiliar with this phrase, it is an American term meaning "a rural area considered remote or backward"

EXAMPLES:

"I was the country bumpkin from the sticks."

"I haven't lived in the sticks all my life."

"Warren admits he couldn't live right out in the sticks."

"It's out in the sticks, about two miles from the nearest shop."

"He lived out in the sticks somewhere."

(From Collins English Dictionary. Copyright HarperCollins Publishers)

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Buz Kiefer15-Jun-2017 21:37
Very striking pose. Nice clean and colorful photo, Vern. Vote.
Jack Hoying08-Jun-2017 02:45
We were eating outside on the deck the other night and had a couple in the cedar tree beside us. I didn't have a camera, so not photo. They sure are a pretty bird.
Julie Oldfield07-Jun-2017 02:26
Excellent!! V
Don Mottershead06-Jun-2017 15:38
Beautiful composition. V
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS06-Jun-2017 04:51
That is a great shot, I have not see one of these birds in a long time!
Tom Munson04-Jun-2017 21:04
Nice work!
Steve Thuman04-Jun-2017 20:04
One of my favorite birds
John Shen Photography04-Jun-2017 19:20
Ahhh..super beautiful & fantastic capture!
laine04-Jun-2017 18:48
A perfect capture....very pretty. V
Ed Duverger04-Jun-2017 15:15
Very good capture .
Ed Ruttledge 04-Jun-2017 14:31
Looks peachy!
Ruth Voorhis04-Jun-2017 14:09
Painterly and lovely, Vern.V
Hank Vander Velde04-Jun-2017 13:34
A nice one Vern.
Eloine 04-Jun-2017 13:09
Thank a for the background! Cool shot!
joseantonio04-Jun-2017 12:25
brilliant capture of this beauty.V.
Clarence King04-Jun-2017 11:13
Perfect color, these are beautiful birds with their masked face. v
Yvonne04-Jun-2017 09:31
Birds seem to like bare branches.. interesting to read
the commentary found in the dictionary! v
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)04-Jun-2017 08:19
Well seen subject and well captured.V
Paolo
Anitta04-Jun-2017 08:16
Another wonderful shot from Delta Ponds! V
Bea.04-Jun-2017 05:23
They're such pretty birds with their soft feathering.
Long Bach Nguyen04-Jun-2017 04:59
wonderful shot and great details
Laura Milholland04-Jun-2017 04:51
Marvelous shot of this beautiful bird, Vern! I am always delighted when I catch an infrequent glimpse of these lovely birds.
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