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    Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    #1 Red Winged Blackbird Male

    Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    #2 Red Winged Blackbird Female

    Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    #3 Red Winged Blackbird Female in Flight

    Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    #4 Red Winged Blackbird Male and Female, Boat Tailed Grackle Male and Female

    Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

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    Nice little series Joe. I think my favorite is between #2 and 3. I like #2 for the content and the fact that she has tail spread and is looking back, but you did a great job capturing her in flight as well. Not an easy feat.

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    Re: Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    Hi Joe,

    Good series, if anything I prefer the last because seeing the different species together semms (to me) unusual.

    That said, I can appreciate the feeling of joy you probably got when you saw how sharp #3 was

    Well done,

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    Re: Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nice little series Joe. I think my favorite is between #2 and 3. I like #2 for the content and the fact that she has tail spread and is looking back, but you did a great job capturing her in flight as well. Not an easy feat.
    Thanks Paul, I appreciate your comments.

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    Re: Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Joe,

    Good series, if anything I prefer the last because seeing the different species together semms (to me) unusual.

    That said, I can appreciate the feeling of joy you probably got when you saw how sharp #3 was

    Well done,
    Thanks Dave, as you wrote it is unusual to see different species together and to have a male and female of both species, very unusual. I feel very fortunate to have been there and to have captured the image. As to the feeling of joy upon seeing how sharp the image of the female in flight was, in a word...overjoyed. It was a bird perched on a shrub that one knew was going to take flight. The flight happens so fast that I could only whirl with the bird and fire off a few frames hoping the shutter speed and auto-focus would do it's job. To me one of the great joys of nature photography is remembering the circumstances of a particular image when viewed again after it was shot, sometimes months or years later but the memory still lingers.

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    Nice shots overall.

    #3 very well done.

    I like #4 quite a bit, looks almost like a painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Nice shots overall.

    #3 very well done.

    I like #4 quite a bit, looks almost like a painting.
    Thanks Bobo, I appreciate you taking the time to view and comment.

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    Number 4 looks like a section of 18th century hand painted Chinese wallpaper brought to life. You could imagine it being reproduced and hung as a wall covering.

    The blackbirds are so very different from our British variety.

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    Number 4 looks like a section of 18th century hand painted Chinese wallpaper brought to life. You could imagine it being reproduced and hung as a wall covering.

    The blackbirds are so very different from our British variety.

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    Re: Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    Joe, all really nice photos. I like number 2 the best. Number 3 is also a beautiful shot. The clarity of both of these images is outstanding. - chuck

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    Re: Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    As others have said, they are all fine shots, but, I too am a big fan of #2
    due to the sharpness and quality of the composition. Well done!

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    Re: Red Winged Blackbirds...C&C Welcomed

    Hi Joe,
    Good shots especially #3, difficult to get good crisp clear images of birds in flight.
    Very well done. Best Wishes, Pat




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