Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Red-winged Black Bird & Great Egret


The Red-winged Black Bird is one of the most common birds in North America. The males can put on a show with its distinctive red shoulder. They also make a distinctive sound which makes them easy to spot and identify.

I photographed this guy at the Palo Alto Baylands on Saturday. I also photographed several shorebirds, a Great Egret and an Anna's Hummingbird. I have several pictures in my gallery.

I am very happy with the picture of the Egret, I've made a large 13x19 print and the detail is stunning.

Technical Specs (top): Canon 1D3, 600mm + 1.4x TC (840mm equiv.), f/6.3, 1/2500s, ISO 400.
Technical Specs (left): Canon 40D, 100-400 @ 400mm, f/7.1, 1/1000s, ISO 200.
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