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Red-Winged Blackbird

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 July 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Red-winged blackbird spotted on a dried reed at the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Palos Heights, Illinois. It was hard to capture as the reed was bouncing up and down and side to side in the breeze. We spotted him as we were looking for the swans who were nesting nearby.

Photo captured May 25, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 400 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent bird and capture. Bravo Steven!

8 Jul 2019 5:14am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Based on the windy conditions, Steven, you did a fabulous job capturing this sweet bird.

8 Jul 2019 5:21am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Il est magnifique avec ses épaulettes flamboyantes.
Bonne journée Steven et très jolie photo

8 Jul 2019 6:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fine study . . love the 'expression' !

8 Jul 2019 6:37am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really good capture!

8 Jul 2019 7:48am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise !

8 Jul 2019 8:01am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Oh I have not seen this bird before :)

8 Jul 2019 8:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

In full song. Nice crisp portrait despite the difficult circumstances

8 Jul 2019 8:29am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent !

8 Jul 2019 9:53am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great capture of the blackbird. Wonderful detail and color. 5*

8 Jul 2019 10:38am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What clarity you have managed to get. I am always fascinated at how they balance on such lightweight stems.

8 Jul 2019 12:40pm

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue !

8 Jul 2019 12:51pm

Rose from CLINTON, United States

I can hear him now....to me he is more the harbinger of spring than the robin.

8 Jul 2019 1:58pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle prise de vue Steven


8 Jul 2019 2:34pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

beau avec son bec

8 Jul 2019 3:28pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Le bec grand ouvert quel oiseau et vue fantastique

8 Jul 2019 4:23pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Il chante ou il râle ?... Superbe cet oiseau Steven.

8 Jul 2019 4:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture. I enjoy these birds a lot.

8 Jul 2019 4:56pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird. Superb. :)

8 Jul 2019 5:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful colorful wings.

8 Jul 2019 9:07pm

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Magnifique prise de ce bel oiseau.

9 Jul 2019 1:43am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

what a fine portrait and it appears to be singing

9 Jul 2019 1:49am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A fabulous image! He looks like he has a lot to say and they are so loud! I have a pair that frequents my bird feeder. They are fun to watch.

9 Jul 2019 1:53am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful bird captured in an attractive pose

9 Jul 2019 2:31am

yoshimiparis from France

Beautiful shot and very beautiful bird which we see perfectly the detail of the plumage

9 Jul 2019 6:46am

Remus from Portugal

Wonderful capture. Great moment.
Very beautiful portrait of the bird!

9 Jul 2019 4:03pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


9 Jul 2019 7:37pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Terrific shot! I love their song!

10 Jul 2019 4:33am

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Great moment of an awesome animal!

10 Jul 2019 5:34pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nice job with the spotting. I am terrible remembering names.

16 Jul 2019 5:13am