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Red-winged Blackbird
Posted By: palmor, 05-17-2009, 07:50 AM

I love trying to capture these guys while they are perched on the reeds like this. Not as easy as you'd think trying to get shots without other reeds in the way and them swaying back and forth

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05-17-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by palmor Quote
I love trying to capture these guys while they are perched on the reeds like this. Not as easy as you'd think trying to get shots without other reeds in the way and them swaying back and forth
Palmor - nothing easy about these guys, they are difficult. I've been trying for ages with little success. Here's my best so far but it pales beside your image. Used the Pentax M 400/5.6 with a Pentax 2X converter for this one.



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Palmor,
Nice clean direct shot.

After over 3000 bird shots (keepers I mean) I still don't have a Red-winged Blackbird shot as good as yours. They are almost as difficult as warblers.

Well done.

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Great look with such a clarity

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Hi everyone,
Thanks for all the feedback/replies . I still want to get a shot of one like this but in one of their traditional "singing poses".


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I have always struggled with these guys. I want the classic shot of it sitting on a puffy bull rush, but until then, this will have to do

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