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All Ruffled Up

By alpha788
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!


Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: glazzaro, Buffalo_Tom, Adrian_Reynolds and 47 more

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glazzaro Plus
12 70 23 United States
30 May 2007 5:37AM
Well taken, he seems to be ruffled about something. Wink Spot on! Click!!!


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Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
30 May 2007 7:00AM
Super photography as usual Stan.
Great catch Stan, that flash of red wing really catches the eye, well presented, fine image, Adrian
AlanBW Plus
10 20 England
30 May 2007 7:24AM
Well done Stan, this is a superb capture
30 May 2007 7:30AM
What a beautiful bird, Stan. And a great capture, too.
30 May 2007 7:33AM
Well spotted & captured Stan.
A wonderful image,
JohnDyer Plus
10 67 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2007 7:45AM
i agree that red realy makes this image stand out
Paul_cats Plus
11 61 22 Scotland
30 May 2007 8:03AM
Great catch, timing and comp although lacking a little in sharpness IMHO or it could be my early morning blurry eyes!! Smile LOL
30 May 2007 8:59AM
Wonderful capture Stan, a beautiful bird.
Lovely comp and colour.

franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
30 May 2007 9:13AM
Superbly taken, well presented.

Gecko Plus
10 25 Australia
30 May 2007 9:41AM
Great capture Stan of this beautiful bird. Pam
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
30 May 2007 10:59AM
Quality shot I love the red.

Best Matt
30 May 2007 11:11AM
A brilliant capture Stan, love the red on his wings.

Trish x
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
30 May 2007 11:47AM
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.
30 May 2007 1:17PM
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
30 May 2007 2:44PM
What a wonderful looking blackbird this is, thanks for sharing this great shot
Newtman Plus
10 2 5
30 May 2007 3:08PM
Can be very difficult to get the blacks to look natural in sunlight. You have done a great job here.
BertC Plus
10 29 Malta
30 May 2007 5:43PM
Brilliant work Stan !
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
30 May 2007 9:08PM
Yo! Stan, this is the hardest bird to capture-- in my opinion-- and this image is splendid! I am jealous!

30 May 2007 11:15PM
brilliantly caught.. glad to be 30Smile
chrissd Plus
11 304 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 5:53AM
cracking capture Stan, top drawer
A Booth Plus
14 11 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2007 12:25PM
quality composition, the red certainly adds impact.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
31 May 2007 2:40PM
Super shot Stan, love the colouring and off balance pose.
Nice capture and timing
31 May 2007 7:48PM
Excellent shot Stan,the red on the bird looks great,lovely detail and light.

An amazing capture.
TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
2 Jun 2007 2:51AM
piccy Plus
10 8 Wales
5 Jun 2007 3:24PM
Love that splash of colour.

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