Thursday, June 4, 2009

SkyWatch Friday, Red-winged Blackbird

This Red-winged Blackbird came in on me when I was shooting terns. He's got his red on. A real cock-of-the-rock.
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

20 comments:

Tabib said...

Beautiful, look like a fighter jet!

Roy said...

Thats great shooting Steve, what was your camera settings ect.

Rob Ripma said...

Wow, awesome shot, he is really showing off that red!

Kerri said...

Wow Steve! An amazing capture!!

Kristi said...

Awesome capture!!

Denise said...

Oh I would be jumping hoops to get a a shot like that. He's a real beauty and you captured him perfectly. Always a pleasure to come here and see what exciting photos you have to share today. Here it is!!!

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Stunning shot. The bird is so beautiful. good work..

slim said...

Your nature photography is fantastic! I have always loved watching piping plovers skitter about. The red winged blackbird shots are incredible coming right at you. Nice work, neighbor up the coast.

Paul said...

WOW! that is amazing!

dAwN said...

Great action shot!

Martha Z said...

Great capture of the red wing. He looks like an incoming plane.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, Steve! Magnificent birds and a beautiful sky for background -- doesn't get any better than that!

Have a great weekend!

Eve said...

That's a bird on a mission Steve!

Carol said...

Great flight shots!! He is beautiful and what a capture! That little vermillion flycatcher is also a beauty.

Tricia said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Great sky watch shots!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awesome!! I've only seen this bird once sitting on a fence. I've never seen its wingspan. This is great!

Chris Petrak said...

He was sure telling you that you were in his land and you did not have what it takes - try matching his epaulets!! Nice shots!

Steve B said...

Hi, I've read all the comments so far, thanks so much. Chris is right, This is the Alpha male. All other males had better not display as much red or this one will be on them.

Steve B said...

To answer Roy's Question, I was on Full Matrix metering, ISO 125, f8 and aperature priority.

Karen said...

Very cool photo of the bird...

It looks like a glider coming in for a landing !

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