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    Redwing Blackbirds

    The male being the blak colored and female brown colored, the male spends his time chasing off other birds and critters including myself, while the female spends her time building the nest. Here are a couple of each.

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    As you can see this little guy was not happy with me and kept coming.....walked right out of frame.
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    Re: Redwing Blackbirds

    Excellent shots.

    #2 -would have been some shot.

    Strange though, they never chase me away. I love shooting them but have yet to catch one in flight. They are sooooooo fast.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbirds

    Thanks Bobo, Yes I was bummed about the second. Next time and hopefully some flying shots as well, they are quite quick.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbirds

    Some of mine from last summer, not as close or detailed as yours but not too shabby imho.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1112784...eat=directlink

    The 2 almost in flight are the best I have ever managed.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbirds

    Catching them in flight is tough not only because they are quick but because the tend to hang around in places where the background makes getting focussed on them while moving quite difficult. I really like that fist one, you stopped him in a great pose. Good luck on the full flight, I will be trying as well.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbirds

    The difficulty is determining direction and their very short flight path. That is where a 7D type camera comes in handy as once we lock focus we can just keep shooting until it takes off and follow through. On my 550D that is not possible. One that writes to CF instead of SD like a 5dMKII or III which do not stop to write will do as well.

    I am away atm so wont have RWBBs until end May

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    Re: Redwing Blackbirds

    Great captures. I like the detail that was kept in the black breast area. Tough birds to shoot. Great set!!

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