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    Redwing Blackbird

    I came across this little guy when out on my Kayak this morning.

    Redwing Blackbird

    And a little something for any Canucks on board...

    Redwing Blackbird

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Nice Redwing Monte... I am sure the water is plenty cold, watch yourself my friend.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Quote Originally Posted by jprzybyla View Post
    Nice Redwing Monte... I am sure the water is plenty cold, watch yourself my friend.
    Thanks Joe. Yes...Freezing. Hands and feet were numb after awhile. I need to wait a month. More wildlife around then as well.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Excellent shot!

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Monte I have been trying to photograph redwings, I just cant seem to capture the detail in the blacks... which you have done expertly.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Monte I have been trying to photograph redwings, I just cant seem to capture the detail in the blacks... which you have done expertly.
    You didn't see the other 25 images with no black detail

    The only time I could get a decent shot was when they turned into the sun. With any shadow at all it is just pure black.
    See the underside of this image below. Nothing but pure blackness.

    Redwing Blackbird

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Excellent shot though I do like the coffee. hehe

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Well done, Monte. We are having a strange season, while the temp is climbing the birds are late to leave and late to come in....we may both be waiting that extra month.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Monte I have been trying to photograph redwings, I just cant seem to capture the detail in the blacks... which you have done expertly.
    You need 'good light' to get it looking like this James, so maybe you've been unlucky with the light to date, I'm sure your time will come.

    Great shot Monte, we don't get them here

    I see, reading below James's post and with the second example, you came to the same conclusion on light

    We have other black coloured birds - and the problems photographing them are universal.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Beautiful shot as usual, Monte. And thanks for posting the other so we know you are a mere mortal. Sometimes I can't believe the number of shots I throw out compared to the few that I feel show an improvement in my skill level.

    I really like the position of the bird perched on the cattail too. It makes a nice composition.

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    Re: Redwing Blackbird

    Well done monte. i like the coffee as well.

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    Nice job. That's a classic with him hanging on the catail.

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