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RW Blackbird at Red Deer Lake

RW Blackbird at Red Deer Lake
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-23 23:03
Viewed: 2866
Points: 10
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I was at Red Deer Lake in Calgary, Alberta this afternoon. Each day, more and more birds seem to be settling on that location as their nursery. Among more than a dozen species of birds, there were Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus). I was able to take many shots of the males, as they moved from one set of reeds to another. I never did see any females -- they are likely on nests somewhere in the vicinity. I was fortunate to be able to catch some of the males showing their bright red and yellow shoulder patches as they flew. The one I've posted is my best shot of the day of that type.

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To foozi: RW Blackbirdubc64 1 05-02 11:30
To CeltickRanger: Blackbirdubc64 1 04-26 13:51
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Hi John,
Splendid in flight giving us a great look at those beautiful wing patches that attract the ladies so well this time of year. The background is wonderful, blurred but yet allows us to see this was taken in a wild setting. Great work John, thanks.

Hello John,
This extraordinary picture of yourself, good POV, contrast and sharpness.
compliments and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Hello John,
Bravo! ... great "in flight" shoted at 1/2500s! very attractive and neat! . What lens do you use for these photos ?.... I ask by curiosity, I not have a DSLR, but I like knowing these technical details. TFS, Regards, Jesús

hello John

an excellent close-up in-flight shot of the Red-winged Blackbird,
you focused superbly with excellent sharpness, excellent details
of the dark plumage with excellent contrast between red & black,
and the catch-light rendering the photo more beautiful, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-28 5:05]
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Hi John,
thanks for the response to my butterfly post. I really like your notes and writing. Very interesting and useful. Really appreciate it.
This isa special presentation with the colours well contrast with the blurry background. it is like a horizontal panning and the sharpness is very well retained.
lovely vantage point i guess to have this subject captured.


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