Went out last Wednesday and spent much time with many of these birds along with some Cinnamon Teals (don’t see those too often). I was photographing a Cinnamon Teal when this bird landed fairly close and commenced singing. Magical morning.
D 500 , handheld with a 300 MM lens and TC (effective 420) F5.6, ISO 1600, 1/3200 second
Beautiful and classic image! (Classy, too!) Wonderful colors on the wings – those reds/oranges are so difficult to get right. Wonderful sharpness and detail, and a great BG with a hint of the environment.
Good to see you here again – I’ve been missing your gorgeous work!
Thanks Diane!! I have missed being able to do more photography. Have had some family things going on and developed a vision problem that I am now getting better at handling. Basically both my eyes are a little off and I see double unless I employ copping mechanisms or aids. Pain in the neck but now that I know what is going on, I am dealing with it. It had the strong effect of my not wanting to use the computer or my cameras much and I did not know why until it got bad enough. Its not serious - I probably have had it since birth but before this my brain controlled my wayward eyes and now I guess its just tired of doing it.
Some day, I will get my camera set correctly to capture a stunning Red Wing Blackbird like the one you have given us.
Good luck with the eyes, there are many PT programs to help with this probable.
Thanks Peter. They are going to set me up with PT. Basically, I will be going to a children’s specialist as this is mainly diagnosed in childhood. It took a long time to get to the root of the problem as I had to see a neuro-opthamalogist. There are only about 700 or so in the United States. My appointment was set up for 4 months in advance.
I am hoping that the PT will help . This cant be corrected with contacts, which I have worn for over 40 years. Glasses are the only solution which is a hard sell for me.