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I was fortunate to get a companion shot to my earlier posting of a female Red-Winged Blackbird displaying her wings. This is a male of the species, and he certainly seems to be ruffled up about something - probably me trying to sneak up on him. Could be a tad sharper but for all the ruffling motion he was going through. Should have used a faster shutter speed I guess. Nevertheless I thought it was still an interesting image.

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments and clix on my recent postings are much appreciated!

Stan

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 100-400L IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:All Ruffled Up
Username:alpha788 alpha788
Uploaded:30 May 2007 - 4:41 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 5:37 AM

Well taken, he seems to be ruffled about something. Wink Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 7:00 AM

Super photography as usual Stan.
Tom.

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Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds e2 Member 9201 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
30 May 2007 - 7:10 AM

Great catch Stan, that flash of red wing really catches the eye, well presented, fine image, Adrian

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
30 May 2007 - 7:24 AM

Well done Stan, this is a superb capture

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 7:30 AM

What a beautiful bird, Stan. And a great capture, too.
Johanna

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 7:33 AM

Well spotted & captured Stan.
A wonderful image,
Hilary

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 7:45 AM

i agree that red realy makes this image stand out
John

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats  861 forum posts Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 8:03 AM

Great catch, timing and comp although lacking a little in sharpness IMHO or it could be my early morning blurry eyes!! Smile LOL
Paul

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Malc_V
Malc_V  8 England
30 May 2007 - 8:59 AM

Wonderful capture Stan, a beautiful bird.
Lovely comp and colour.

Malc.

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franken
franken e2 Member 112919 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 9:13 AM

Superbly taken, well presented.

Ken

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Gecko
Gecko e2 Member 725 forum postsGecko vcard Australia
30 May 2007 - 9:41 AM

Great capture Stan of this beautiful bird. Pam

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 10:59 AM

Quality shot I love the red.

Best Matt

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trissie
trissie  7 United Kingdom
30 May 2007 - 11:11 AM

A brilliant capture Stan, love the red on his wings.

Trish x

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 11:47 AM

Always a puzzle Stan trying to decide whether to freeze wing movment entirely or slow down a touch to give a suggestion of movement. I think you have it about right in this lovely shot.
Ron

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
30 May 2007 - 1:17 PM

Hey!!! You stole my Red-Winged Blackbird!!! Either that, or he's making one heck of a journey every day! LOL

A gorgeous bird. It's always a pleasure to have them around.

Glad to see that you're gradually building up to the blinding colors instead of a shocker right off the bat. Smile

Dawn Smile

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 2:44 PM

What a wonderful looking blackbird this is, thanks for sharing this great shot
Glynnis

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 3:08 PM

Can be very difficult to get the blacks to look natural in sunlight. You have done a great job here.

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BertC
BertC  729 forum posts Malta
30 May 2007 - 5:43 PM

Brilliant work Stan !
Bert

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2007 - 9:08 PM

Yo! Stan, this is the hardest bird to capture-- in my opinion-- and this image is splendid! I am jealous!


jennnnn

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
30 May 2007 - 11:15 PM

brilliantly caught.. glad to be 30Smile
bunSmile

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
31 May 2007 - 5:53 AM

cracking capture Stan, top drawer
chris

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 11A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 12:25 PM

quality composition, the red certainly adds impact.

Last Modified By Dave at 31 May 2007 - 12:26 PM

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2007 - 2:40 PM

Super shot Stan, love the colouring and off balance pose.
Nice capture and timing
Richard

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 - 7:48 PM

Excellent shot Stan,the red on the bird looks great,lovely detail and light.


Mo.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
1 Jun 2007 - 4:51 PM

An amazing capture.
Christine

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 2:51 AM

Excellent!
Ty

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piccy
piccy  7 Wales
5 Jun 2007 - 3:24 PM

Love that splash of colour.
Freda

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