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Red Winged Blackbird

Red Winged Blackbird
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 8:54
Viewed: 1508
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I got lucky with this guy. He popped up from in the weeds and posed for a brief second. Just long enough to snap this picture. I was too close so he flew off.

Males are known for having a harem of female mates. They serve to guard the eggs while the female sits on them. The squak like crazy when you get too close to them.

Foraging and Feeding:
Red-winged Blackbird: Feeds on insects, small fruits, seeds, waste grain, and small aquatic invertebrates. Runs or hops while foraging on the ground. Although regarded as a pest because it eats grain in cultivated fields, the farmer also benefits from consumption of harmful insects.


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Hello Trevor-Really you are lucky to capture such beautiful RED WINGED BLACKBIRD.I like the way you have framed it.Very good sharpness with good details.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Ciao Trevor, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Trvor
super good picture of this beautiful bird with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-05 12:03]

Hi Trevor,impressive detail from the best DOF! A great capture despite the distance,and the best exposure for a very bright black,curious acrobatic pose,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Trevor

Beautiful photo of the male of the Red Winged Blackbird,
very fine POV and appropriate vertical framing
in the same time showing its environment, beautiful light, TFS


Very nice capture of a beautiful bird.
Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Devendra

Hi Trevor!
Great shot of this black bird in a statuesque pose in excellent sharpness and very good details. The surrounding green is lovely and pleasant to look at. A fabulous presentation overall, loved it. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Quite well!

Hello Trevor,
Another superb capture with pin sharp details and exceptional clarity. Brilliant in all aspects...The exposure is perfect.
Thanks for sharing!

Vey nice pic. I like it, great composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-08-07 11:23]

Hi Trevor,
Nice image beautiful bird. Amazing colors and perfect composition with good sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-13 7:37]

Hello Trevor,
Excellent photo of this Red-winged Blackbird. Good sharpness and fine details. Excellent DOF and composition. And that all in beautiful light and natural colours.

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