Female Red-Winged Blackbird

By: ilovethatsam

Jun 18 2011

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Category: Animals and Insects


Focal Length:300mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:PENTAX K-x

I found this quite interesting area amongst my travels. It seemed to be some kind of park. Small in size, but very abundant in photo opportunities.

Near the landline, the water was still and covered in green. Upon my arrival and leaving the car, a family of ducks had coasted away from the shore and farther into the clearer water. Red-winged Blackbirds hid from me by flying into the tall reeds.

I walked around quietly and slowly, trying not to scare anymore life away. Occasionally, I sat on one of the large rocks that were placed onto the grassy area. Staying still with my camera ready to shoot, I had a nice arrival.

Just recently, upon my research, I had discovered that as I have been trying so hard to shoot a MALE red-winged blackbird; this female wasn’t too difficult to capture.


3 comments on “Female Red-Winged Blackbird”

  1. Janet, don’t think this is a Kingfisher… try again!

  2. Maybe a American Golden Plover, (but I’m no bird expert)

  3. Mary, thank you so much for the heads-up. I have actually discovered what I have here. Not the elusive MALE that I have been trying to shoot, but rather his counterpart.

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