August 21st, 2015 – Avian Friday: Good Guys Wear Black

While looking back through my archives again this week, I came across this very common (at least to our area) little Red-winged Blackbird. As with the majority of birds, the males are  the most colorful with their red and yellow shoulder badges.  These guys can be found in great numbers at the University of Washington’s Montlake Fill beginning in late April through most of the summer months. I haven’t tried very hard, but I have yet to capture any real good flight shots of them. Their dark plumage makes is a bit tough to get the exposure right, especially against a brightly colored sky in the background.

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus )

Seattle, Washington
500mm | 1/2000th Sec. @f/5.6| ISO 500

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

Processed with Lightroom CC,  Photoshop CC, Nik Viveza, ColorEfx

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,



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