I Can Never Remember Bird Names

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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Miss Ruthie from Glendale California, United States

I can't Either.... But I can Simply say......That this! is Beautiful...Absolutely Beautiful!

23 May 2009 5:52am

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

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

Kathleen Connally from Durham, United States

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

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

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

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Beautiful... superb job again ;)

23 May 2009 2:48pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


23 May 2009 5:52pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. We had lots of them in Sequim, but I am terrible with names.

23 May 2009 7:36pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely. The muted colors of the landscape cause the red and yellow stand out. Love the shallow DOF.

24 May 2009 9:32am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Wow! Love it!

24 May 2009 1:46pm

Y.M. from Rock Hall, MD, United States

Beautifully done. :)

24 May 2009 5:36pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous shot! Gorgeous composition! Bravo! :)
(Red-Winged Blackbird)

25 May 2009 12:25am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

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

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

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

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful capture

1 Jun 2009 6:34am


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