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Flexing my wings

Flexing my wings
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 70-200 f2.8
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-17 20:39
Viewed: 2781
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I laughed when I saw this red wing blackbird flex his wings because I was reminded of macho men who flex their muscles to show their strength. A female redwing was sitting on a cattail behind this male and I suppose he showed her that not only would he take care of her, but he was strong enough for the job. I wonder if he knows what he's getting into? This was good for a chuckle, and by the way, he did this several times, and never once did he take off in flight. He really seemed to want to show off. Is this something in the male world I don't understand?

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funny note. i like the moment :-)
birds world is fascinanting.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-05-18 18:58]

Great capture Kathy,
Actually he reminds me of a bull fighter with his red cape trying to entice the bull into charging.
I've been trying to get a shot of a redwing for a while now, but I just can't seem to get one to pose as nice as yours did for you. TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-19 1:11]

Hi Kathy,the moment to take and the position of light make a difference,a very beautifull pic whit excellents colours,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-20 22:10]

Hello Kathy

That is captured so well.
The diagonal look makes for a lovely composition.
The pose is super and the red feathers are brilliant.
Well focused with wonderful lighting and details.
A very beautiful shot.


Kathy - the red plumage is stunning. I am constantly amazed at the variety of birdlife... nice photo!

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