Spring Migration Starting Up
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-03-13 13:20]
Fantastic photo. Almost all these birds are pin sharp. Very beautiful natural colours with red accents in the wings.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-03-13 13:25]
This is first class photo of a lot of birds. beautiful colors and BG.
Just Beautiful, it could be in the front page of a Magazine.
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2010-03-13 13:36]
Exceptional composition with wonderful details and sharpness. Superb vivid colours and
very good clarity.
You 'tried' to pan? Actually it happens to be successfully done
as the birds are overall surprisingly sharp.
Have a question...
Do you like your 5D MarkII tool and do you use it to film as well?
- zenitlady (794)
- [2010-03-13 15:26]
Hi Ron! Really great cropping job! We always look for the blackbirds and have often wondered which birds migrate together. You have answered this question in the best possible way! Can hear the cacaphony of calls in my mind's ear. You have done a really great job, the wing positions are absolutely riveting! Thanks so much for sharing this fine, fine photo! Linda
- diverjohn (750)
- [2010-03-13 16:54]
I love it!
The aperture, lens, and shutter came together to create the seemingly plane of birds flying a equal distance past the lens. Very sharp considering the motions involved, with crisp black, red, yellow.
Very well done my friend!
- Chiza (5351)
- [2010-03-13 17:33]
Hola Ron: Una de mis especies favoritas, que buena foto y que registro más bueno de esta cantidad de bellas aves. Y como siempre más machos que hembras...saludos.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-03-13 17:49]
i love both photos, this one for the excellent details of the
birds wings and i love much more the one of the WS
because more environmental shot with all that group of
the blackbirds & cie, i would love to assis to such a scenery
of small birds in migration flight, a friend of me told me
yesterday he saw 2 red-winged blackbirds here in Laval,
it is sign of spring, thus year here he had a very beautiful winter,
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2010-03-13 20:12]
Magic shots, I love both. Beautiful composition with great timing, sharpness (almost all birds are sharp) and colors. Trying to pan was a very good idea - probably that's why You captured a clear in-flight shot with 1/400. Great choice and job, congrats and tfs.
Hopefully we in Europe will have such large migration groups of birds - this should mean the real spring.
Friendly regards, have a nice weekend, László
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-03-13 21:09]
Wow! Amazing capture! Thanks for sharing
- manyee (23770)
- [2010-03-13 23:33]
A fantastic shot, Ron.
That must have been quite a spectacle, to see all those birds take off like that.
I love seeing the red spots on the red-wings when they take flight.
What a wonderful scene.
TFS. : )
- marianas (6739)
- [2010-03-14 0:09]
Indeed,spring migration starting up!
Very sharp details of this lovely great birds.
- horias (11033)
- [2010-03-14 1:28]
The spring is here ,and the wild birds too!
Great sharp capture!
- anel (40574)
- [2010-03-14 5:52]
Amazing shot with ideal light and excellent sharpness..how lucky you have been to see this scene.
Perfect light background to show well every single Red-winged Blackbird.
Thanks and kind regards
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-03-14 21:00]
Owww... this is realy incredible in-flight capture of these prety bird in migration MF Ron. The DOF/POV and exposure are all impeccable.
TFS and have a nice new week MF!
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2010-03-14 22:02]
an very good inflight shot from this beutiful birds.
Great pov and sharpness with fine colours.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2010-03-15 0:36]
I'm impressed and delighted by the beauty and the impact of this picture! It's just mervellous to see these red spots flying away! And you have captured them in a perfect manner. The warm colour tones of the background nicely contrast with the dark birds. This creates a very strong and pleasant effect.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-03-15 1:48]
Thanks for sharing, such a colourful and friendly image, and saying that I also want to thank you your friendship that you share amongst fellow members on the site. It is always a pleasure to read your critiques, not only for the times you stop by my own images, but also by the ones you leave at fellow members photos. This is such a lively looking image, with striking and prominent details and colours galore. The selection of colours in this image is really eye-catching, and looking at each individual bird is very fascinating. It was a great pleasure to stop by such a gorgeous view. Best regards.
- SUBHENDU_BAGCHI (320)
- [2010-03-15 9:39]
fantastic view, you have captured a real beauty of nature. Great to watch the migratory birds on thier way. Superb colours and sharpness. The blur background finely describes the motion. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening.
- ubc64 (789)
- [2010-03-15 14:01]
I know this is just a small piece of your original photo, but it's quite dramatic. The BG is nicely blurred so that the image seems to be three-dimensional. I've never seen so many male RW Blackbirds showing their red and yellow patches at the same time. It no doubt helped that you caught them when they suddenly all took off. Very nice, sharp, colourful shot. TFS.
- jrobertop (544)
- [2010-03-16 18:39]
A fantastic picture!
Great capture of this birds in full flight migratory!
I do not know how you get this focus as accurate...the definition is simply perfect!
Very well done!
- lovenature (6391)
- [2010-03-16 19:11]
Please send these wonderful and colorful Red Winged Blackbirds my way. I was just talking about these birds yesterday and was hoping they would return here soon. This is an amazing capture, a rare sight to see, at least for me. Well done.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2010-03-17 0:36]
A wonderful wildlife shot - you have really caught the mood of the moment - and season in this shot.
- anemone (651)
- [2010-03-17 2:19]
Hi Ron. An excellent POV. Great in-flight capture! very good composed.. TFS.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-03-17 11:52]
Gracias por tus amables comentarios Ron y por este interesante documento que nos presentas. Una imagen que te mete en la escena con bellos contrastes y colores: Preciosa.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-03-17 17:29]
this is very fantastic capture and amazing scene of very beautiful Red-winged Blackbirds' cluster. I have never seen the species in nature, but I know from documentary films and books. Recently I watched their interesting courtship and defence of territorium on a film. it was very beautiful and interesting.
your shot wonderful photographically too. congratulations indeed. workshop also very nice. thanks for sharing these beauties. best regards
I have some catching up to do! This amazing sight caught my eye immediately. I have seen this Blackbird only once and the idea of seeing a flock like this is thrilling. You captured them beautifully with their red wings flashing. Colors and details are excellent - I love all the assorted positions. Wonderful shot!
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-04-12 4:14]
such a miracle happening in front of your eyes. so many of them , so exciting and so splendid view.
Wow...something I never see and such a lively capture in an excellent presentation.
how i like this shot...like National Geographic.
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-05-05 3:32]
This is an amazing shot and with the blurry BG it has created a two layerd image.Quite an art to have captured this large collection of birds with such sharpness and perfect exposure.The red in the wings has made for a interesting point of focus.Well captured!
- rubyfantacy (2627)
- [2012-06-03 15:16]
WOW, Ron! let me forget your well known nice photography this time... just allow me to be absorbed in the beauty of the scene! you had viewed this heavenly beauty in reality? i must envy you, my friend! i was just trying to imagine how one would feel like seeing such a BEAUTY in front of them... no words!
thanks for sharing this heavenly experience..