May 3rd, 2013 – Avian Friday: Red-Winged Blackbird

Spring is in full effect here in the Pacific Northwest and that means a lot more opportunity for nature photography. One particular bird that is in abundance here is the Red-winged Blackbird. The males; as with most bird species, are the more colorful but the female red-wings are beautiful in their own right. When I spotted this one foraging in amongst the apple tree blossoms it seemed like a perfect backdrop to frame her plumage. Of course she wouldn’t stand still for a few seconds for the perfect pose and I was quickly running out of patience at the end of the morning shoot.

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

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Seattle Washington 
700mm | 1/800th Sec. @f/8.0 | ISO 640

Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + EFS 1.4X Rear Extender

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Software Suite.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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