Posted by Betsy Barron (Philadelphia, PA, United States) on 23 May 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.
... so I call them all sparrows.... :)
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I can't Either.... But I can Simply say......That this! is Beautiful...Absolutely Beautiful!
23 May 2009 5:52am
But you are learning "Grasshopper". Love the motion in the wings and while normally I like more space in front of a subject for it to move into this one works somehow. The shallow DOF accents the bird and it's implied movement. Nice.
23 May 2009 1:00pm
Stupendously beautiful, Betsy! If you make prints of this please let me know.
(It's a Red-winged blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus.)
23 May 2009 1:48pm
Kathleen is right, it is a red-winged blackbird. I have it's song memorized because there used to be one that would sit in the farm field across from my school bus stop when I was a little kid and I would see and hear him each morning.
I like how the blackberry (the real kind, not that electronic thing) bush adds a nice element to the composition, almost leading my eye right to the bird. Normally, I would like more space in front of the bird, too, but having the blackberry bush in there obviates that. It's like I would expect him to be landing on it. Nice job.
23 May 2009 2:15pm
Beautiful... superb job again ;)
23 May 2009 2:48pm
23 May 2009 5:52pm
Terrific capture. We had lots of them in Sequim, but I am terrible with names.
23 May 2009 7:36pm
Lovely. The muted colors of the landscape cause the red and yellow stand out. Love the shallow DOF.
24 May 2009 9:32am
Wow! Love it!
24 May 2009 1:46pm
Beautifully done. :)
24 May 2009 5:36pm
Fabulous shot! Gorgeous composition! Bravo! :)
25 May 2009 12:25am
One brother is a bird and knows everything. The other calls the small ones dickie birds and large ones chickens.
26 May 2009 1:33am
This is really outstanding. I don't see too many of these red-winged blackbirds but it is a treat when I do. I am never good at capturing birds in flight. This is truly impressive.
27 May 2009 1:23pm
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