Red-winged blackbird

© Eivor Kuchta

Red-winged blackbird

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 2/26/2008 5:08:08 AM

Great image and colours here, Elvor.

Dominick #863653

Anna M. Halasz 2/26/2008 5:14:20 AM

Beautiful image. Anna #5553778

Kathy L. Clark 2/26/2008 5:15:12 AM

This is really beautiful Eivor. Wonderful color and composition. I like the distance you have on this image as the bird stands out in stark contrast to the lovely wheat field. Very well done. #5553786

Cyn Valentine level-addict 2/26/2008 5:43:22 AM

Beautiful image...wonderful detail and color!! #5553943

Michael S. Lazarus level-addict 2/26/2008 6:25:08 AM

Eivor, I really think you have done a terrific job on this one. I think everything is in the correct position and I love the field's color tones in stark contrast to the birds plumage. Very nice (think EP and beyond). #5554169

Eivor Kuchta level-addict 2/26/2008 8:20:18 AM

Thank you, Dominick, Anna, Kathy, Cyn, and Michael! #5554612

Susan Heath level-addict 2/26/2008 10:07:36 AM

What a wonderful capture! Lovely sharp detail and color. Well done. #5554958

Wanda B. Anderson level-addict 2/26/2008 11:04:19 AM

Great capture, Eivor! Love the composition and the way the bird pops out against the lighter colored bkgd. #5555146

Tiia Vissak level-addict 2/26/2008 1:35:37 PM

great colors, clarity & pov! #5556180

Ronald F. Fischer level-addict 2/26/2008 3:17:15 PM

Beautiful capture with great bokeh!! #5557079

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 2/26/2008 3:41:44 PM

Eivor,beautiful capture of that blackbird on those cattails.Red wings are rare down here.Sad to hear about that snow,near 80 degrees all this week for us!!!!!!!! #5557281

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 2/26/2008 5:02:09 PM

Beautiful tones/colors, detail, & dof here, Eivor!!! Seperb job on this, my friend!!! #5557810

Ellen L. Zaslaw 2/26/2008 5:38:24 PM

Striking #5557995

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/26/2008 7:21:06 PM

FANTASTIC, Eivor!!!!! Wonderful details and lighting!!!!!! ♫ k #5558606

Michael Umbreit level-addict 2/26/2008 7:40:10 PM

Eivor - Wonderful composition, colors, lighting and details! I guess that makes it a great shot! - Mike #5558701

Eivor Kuchta 2/26/2008 7:44:40 PM

Thank you, Susan, Wanda, Tiia, Ronald, Robert, Patrick, Ellen, Kitty, and Mike! #5558719

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 2/27/2008 4:38:05 AM

Such a lovely composition!
--Lisa #5560665

Eivor Kuchta 2/28/2008 9:14:01 AM

Thank you, Lisa! #5567737

Mitch Spence level-addict 3/6/2008 12:10:59 PM

Just great, with the dark bird against the gold. Couldn't be better. #5602248

Bill Houghton 3/18/2008 1:36:55 PM

This is just beautiful Eivor. A great shot. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my goose shot. I sincerely appreciate it. Bill

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Bill Houghton #5659302

Mitch Spence level-addict 3/22/2008 12:09:53 PM

I love this shot, Eivor, and I'm so pleased to see it among the finalists. #5677923

Michael S. Lazarus 3/22/2008 1:08:33 PM

Congratulations Eivor on your finalist here. I had that feeling about this one. Let's see what happens now :-)


Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 3/22/2008 1:12:20 PM

congrats, Eivor, on this beautiful finalist!
Good luck!!!
~Lisa #5678266

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 3/22/2008 3:54:40 PM

A big congratulations,Eivor!!!!!! #5679337

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 3/22/2008 4:43:39 PM

BIG congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #5679638

Colette M. Metcalf level-addict 3/22/2008 5:36:20 PM

Congratulations!!! #5679917

Sam Britt level-addict 3/22/2008 6:08:57 PM

Congratulations! #5680083

Ken Smith level-addict 3/22/2008 6:56:49 PM

Super job, Evior! Congrats!! #5680349

Eivor Kuchta level-addict 3/22/2008 7:24:38 PM

Thank you all for your congratulations! This was so exciting, getting a finalist for the first time. A wonderful surprise after a busy day with skiing and egg coloring.
Michael, you were so right in your first comment. #5680498

Cyn Valentine level-addict 3/23/2008 7:17:08 AM

Congratulations Eivor!! #5682687

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 3/23/2008 12:54:56 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Eivor!! #5684103

Tiia Vissak 3/23/2008 1:31:59 PM

congratulations! #5684319

John Connolly level-addict 3/23/2008 2:17:43 PM

Marvelous color and detail here Eivor! Congratulation on your award! #5684556

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 3/23/2008 4:30:19 PM

HEYYYYYYYYYYYY, EIVOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your first finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled for you my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY the thrill!!!!!!! It is a great feeling, eh? #5684972

Dianna Murphy 3/23/2008 8:33:38 PM

Congratulations #5685674

Eivor Kuchta 3/23/2008 9:31:19 PM

Thank you, Cyn, Donna, Tiia, John, Patrick, and Dianna, for your congratulations!
Yes, Patrick, it's a very great feeling with the first finalist! #5685815

Birgitta Brostrom 3/24/2008 12:53:39 AM

Congratulations Eivor on your finalist here! Very beautiful capture! #5686069

Hendrik Storme 3/24/2008 2:53:54 AM

Wonderful finalist! Big congrrats Eivor!!! #5686267

Cary Rogers 3/24/2008 10:49:10 AM

Hi Eivor, and CONGRATS! A wonderful capture with great image composition, visual contrast and nice colors! I can (and often do) spend hours out at Crown Hill Park with all the great things to point a camera at out there! Congratulations again! #5688898

isabel C. Zepeda level-addict 3/24/2008 4:09:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS in this wonderful photo.
YSA #5690661

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-addict 3/24/2008 10:10:00 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist. The details are clean and sharp on this well composed shot. Very impressive indeed! #5692881

Michael Umbreit level-addict 3/25/2008 5:23:33 AM

Eivor - Congratulations! - Mike #5694275

Michael G. Marshall 3/25/2008 9:14:09 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Eivor! A beautiful image! - Michael #5695357

Kathy L. Clark 3/25/2008 10:06:23 AM

Congratulations Eivor on your awesome finalist. I loved this when I first saw it. Way to go.... #5695694

Eivor Kuchta 3/25/2008 8:24:51 PM

Thank you, Birgitta, Hendrik, Cary, Ysa, Reynaldo, Mike, Michael M., and Kathy!! #5698804

Colleen Farrell level-addict 4/1/2008 6:59:52 PM

Outstanding capture, Eivor! I love everything about it. I've been enjoying looking through your gallery; you have so many wonderful wildlife photos. If I were a BP judge, this wouldn't be your only finalist, and there would be GOLD badges, too! :D #5730809

Rakesh Syal level-addict 4/2/2008 9:27:41 AM

Congratulations Eivor on your finalist!! Awesome capture!


Eivor Kuchta 4/2/2008 8:16:03 PM

Thank you, Colleen and Rakesh, for your kind comments! #5736146

David A. Simons 4/4/2008 12:06:19 PM

Evior, congratulations on being photo finalist. It's a beautiful photo. #5744397

Ivan Jensen 4/7/2008 2:00:47 PM

Nice composed, it deserve at least a 2 place,among the competitors. #5757515

Eivor Kuchta 4/8/2008 5:23:33 AM

Thank you, David and Ivan, for your kind comments! #5760940

Anita Bower 4/14/2008 3:48:16 PM

Lovely! The contrast of the red, yellow and black of the bird agains the soft tans of the grasses helps the bird stand out and provides lots of interest. I think the focal length of your lens worked really well here. #5787905

Raymond Pauly level-addict 5/24/2008 10:49:29 AM

Lovely capture with great composition.
Congratulations on your finalist. #5971636

Robert Baer 5/27/2008 8:06:03 AM

wonderful image and colors. congrats on your finalist! #5983349

Joni Earley 10/18/2008 8:18:41 AM

This is a stunning shot! These birds' songs bring back such wonderful early childhood memories of living near a park and lake in Northwest Denver and seeing this photo reminds me of how beautiful they are. Great job! #6618404

Kathleen Rinker 3/23/2009 12:14:54 PM

Fabulous image Eivor, love it!! #7319143

Stephen Zacker 4/5/2009 3:55:17 PM

Super capture and setting. Very nice #7374965

Phyllis H. Burchett 2/14/2011 8:33:45 PM

This is gorgeous, I love everything about wing blackbirds are one of my favorite birds to photograph. Although, I have not many chances to do that! #9241236

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f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 135 mm. Enhanced and cropped (I wish I had a longer lens) in PictureProject and PSE 3.
Spring is here! Yesterday this Red-winged blackbird was singing so beautifully at Crown Hill Park in Wheat Ridge, CO (thank you so much, BP member Cary Rogers for directing me there!). This morning I woke up to another layer of snow on the ground. Spring in Colorado...

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 2/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 2/26/2008 5:04:47 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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