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Here's a few shots of a Red Winged Blackbird taken this morning at the 1000 acre swamp.
Usually I try to get real close for my bird pics but this guy kept a distance which made me think more about the composition as I processed the shots.
The first shot is a bit out of focus and I usually toss a shot away without a second thought when the focus is off but for some reason I still found the shot appealing. It could be I'm nuts.
Red Winged Blackbird by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Redwing Frame by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Red Wing Alpha Male by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Holding Ground by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
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I've always admired everyone's photos of birds on this site...Joel and Kelly, among others, have posted so many great ones.
Now that I have a telephoto lens, I'm getting a little braver about showing off my photos. I'm still not really happy with the clarity....it takes a lot of patience and a little luck to get those good clear shots.
I'm usually shooting spontaneously...without tripod or any set up...just grab my camera when I see a bird that needs shooting!
Here are a few I took last weekend on Sodus Bay...Herons, swans, ducks, geese and even Bald Eagles are around right now...and I finally found a Red Winged Blackbird sitting still.
And this male Swan was having none of the Heron getting so close to his mate's nest...chased him off with a dramatic "run" at him!
I'm also sticking my lens out the back door a lot lately as the birds are showing up more frequently at the feeder hanging there.
This morning it was a Finch and a Sparrow...playing nice and sharing. A big red Cardinal came by too...but he always flies away when I get close to the door...I'm still hoping to sneak up on him.
Love the RW Blackbird and Heron shots! Great job and I'm glad you are enjoying the lens.
smwrn by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
White Crowned Sparrow
smallsp by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Yellow Rumped Warbler
smallrum by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Male Baltimore Oriole
Male Baltimore Oriole by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Female Baltimore Oriole
Female Oriole by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Male Cardinal by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Great photos Joel and Mikell!
Really enjoying all of the new photos! I've been spending the spring bird watching instead of bird shooting. Keep them coming!!
Male Redstart by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Female American Redstart by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Male Common Yellowthroat
Male Common Yellowthroat by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak by pinnicktabor, on Flickr
I bet if I asked nice, someone with Photoshop could easily remove that branch from in front of his belly...
Nice shots Jpaige! I still have your photo to complete. I have attempted multiple times but can't seem to get it right. I had alot easier time the first attempt with the reduced file size.
Finally was able to take a few shots at the end of one of my work days.