Friday, May 28, 2010

Red-winged Blackbird

I was walking along the trench at TRNWR when I noticed a male and female Red-wing Blackbirds getting agitated by my presence. I assume they have a nest near by. The male started flying close by overhead, so I thought I'd take advantage and see if I could get some interesting shots of it flying up close. It was very difficult to follow along since it was flying fast and close. Most of the pictures I took were out of focus and poorly composed, but this one was interesting. The focus isn't perfect, nor is the exposure, but the Blackbird's pose is spectacular.


  1. I really like this photograph and would like to use it on my aircraft building website,
    As you can see, it is a non-profit site, but I wanted to ask permission nonetheless.
    Thanks, Ron

  2. Beautiful! I'm getting a tattoo of this picture. Literally.

  3. I saw about a dozmore of these Red-winged black birds in my backyard last week! Absolutely beautiful :)

  4. Hi Rick,

    This is a beautiful photo. Would you be willing to allow me to use it on my blog? With credit, of course 😀

    Thank you,