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Red-winged Blackbird Posturing
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG HSM Camera: K5 Photo Location: Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida ISO: 1000 Shutter Speed: 1/3000s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: snooked, 03-06-2012, 08:48 AM

Red-winged Blackbird in Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida.

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03-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Very nice shot, love the colors, never seen one like that before.
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What a curious-looking blackbird. I like the second picture most of all, the position of the beak is best I think, though the wings are nice in the third picture. Out of curiosity, why did you put an ISO of 1000 and a shutter speed of 1/3000s? I would have thought that a ISO a couple of stops lower and two stops slower shutter speed would have frozen movement in the same way but with less noise (though at ISO 1000 the k-5 sensor performs very well). Was it just that those were the settings you happened to be shooting when this opportunity presented itself, or is there another reason?
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I was shooting BIF's and birds in the water and brush which opportunities can come up at any moment. Noise is better then blur. Also I am hand holding this relatively heavy lens.

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Enjoy seeing those epaulettes so visible in the blackbird. Doesn't happen very often where you can pull off a decent shot and you pulled off three great ones. Thanks for sharing these.
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