Red-winged blackbird [Animals]

© Eivor Kuchta

Red-winged blackbird

Uploaded: February 26, 2008 05:04:47


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


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 26, 2008

Great image and colours here, Elvor.

Dominick #863653

Anna M. Halasz February 26, 2008

Beautiful image. Anna #5553778

Kathy L. Clark February 26, 2008

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 February 26, 2008

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

Michael S. Lazarus February 26, 2008

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 February 26, 2008

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

Susan Heath February 26, 2008

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

Wanda B. Anderson February 26, 2008

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

Tiia Vissak February 26, 2008

great colors, clarity & pov! #5556180

Ronald F. Fischer February 26, 2008

Beautiful capture with great bokeh!! #5557079

Robert R. Goodman February 26, 2008

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 February 26, 2008

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

Ellen L. Zaslaw February 26, 2008

Striking #5557995

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 26, 2008

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

Michael Umbreit February 26, 2008

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

Eivor Kuchta February 26, 2008

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 27, 2008

Such a lovely composition!
--Lisa #5560665

Eivor Kuchta February 28, 2008

Thank you, Lisa! #5567737

Mitch Spence level-classic March 06, 2008

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

Bill Houghton March 18, 2008

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-classic March 22, 2008

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

Michael S. Lazarus March 22, 2008

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


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 22, 2008

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

Robert R. Goodman March 22, 2008

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 22, 2008

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

Colette M. Metcalf March 22, 2008

Congratulations!!! #5679917

Sam Britt March 22, 2008

Congratulations! #5680083

Ken Smith level-classic March 22, 2008

Super job, Evior! Congrats!! #5680349

Eivor Kuchta March 22, 2008

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 March 23, 2008

Congratulations Eivor!! #5682687

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Eivor!! #5684103

Tiia Vissak March 23, 2008

congratulations! #5684319

John Connolly March 23, 2008

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

Patrick Rouzes March 23, 2008

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 March 23, 2008

Congratulations #5685674

Eivor Kuchta March 23, 2008

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 March 24, 2008

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

Hendrik Storme March 24, 2008

Wonderful finalist! Big congrrats Eivor!!! #5686267

Cary Rogers March 24, 2008

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-classic March 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS in this wonderful photo.
YSA #5690661

Reynaldo D. Reyes March 24, 2008

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

Michael Umbreit March 25, 2008

Eivor - Congratulations! - Mike #5694275

Michael G. Marshall March 25, 2008

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

Kathy L. Clark March 25, 2008

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

Eivor Kuchta March 25, 2008

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

Colleen Farrell April 01, 2008

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-classic April 02, 2008

Congratulations Eivor on your finalist!! Awesome capture!


Eivor Kuchta April 02, 2008

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

David A. Simons April 04, 2008

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

April 07, 2008

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

Eivor Kuchta April 08, 2008

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

Anita Bower April 14, 2008

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 May 24, 2008

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

Robert Baer May 27, 2008

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

Joni Earley October 18, 2008

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 March 23, 2009

Fabulous image Eivor, love it!! #7319143

Stephen Zacker April 05, 2009

Super capture and setting. Very nice #7374965

Phyllis H. Burchett February 14, 2011

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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