Red-winged blackbird [Animals]
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 February 26, 2008Great image and colours here, Elvor.
Anna M. Halasz February 26, 2008Beautiful image. Anna #5553778
Kathy L. Clark February 26, 2008This 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, 2008Beautiful image...wonderful detail and color!! #5553943
Michael S. Lazarus February 26, 2008Eivor, 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, 2008Thank you, Dominick, Anna, Kathy, Cyn, and Michael! #5554612
Susan Heath February 26, 2008What a wonderful capture! Lovely sharp detail and color. Well done. #5554958
Wanda B. Anderson February 26, 2008Great capture, Eivor! Love the composition and the way the bird pops out against the lighter colored bkgd. #5555146
Tiia Vissak February 26, 2008great colors, clarity & pov! #5556180
Ronald F. Fischer February 26, 2008Beautiful capture with great bokeh!! #5557079
Robert R. Goodman February 26, 2008Eivor,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, 2008Beautiful tones/colors, detail, & dof here, Eivor!!! Seperb job on this, my friend!!! #5557810
Ellen L. Zaslaw February 26, 2008Striking #5557995
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 26, 2008FANTASTIC, Eivor!!!!! Wonderful details and lighting!!!!!! ♫ k #5558606
Michael Umbreit February 26, 2008Eivor - Wonderful composition, colors, lighting and details! I guess that makes it a great shot! - Mike #5558701
Eivor Kuchta February 26, 2008Thank you, Susan, Wanda, Tiia, Ronald, Robert, Patrick, Ellen, Kitty, and Mike! #5558719
Lisa J. Boulden February 27, 2008Beautiful!
Eivor Kuchta February 28, 2008Thank you, Lisa! #5567737
Mitch Spence March 06, 2008Just great, with the dark bird against the gold. Couldn't be better. #5602248
Bill Houghton March 18, 2008This 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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Mitch Spence March 22, 2008I love this shot, Eivor, and I'm so pleased to see it among the finalists. #5677923
Michael S. Lazarus March 22, 2008Congratulations Eivor on your finalist here. I had that feeling about this one. Let's see what happens now :-)
Lisa J. Boulden March 22, 2008WOWIE!!!!!
Robert R. Goodman March 22, 2008A big congratulations,Eivor!!!!!! #5679337
Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 22, 2008WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Colette M. Metcalf March 22, 2008Congratulations!!! #5679917
Sam Britt March 22, 2008Congratulations! #5680083
Ken Smith March 22, 2008Super job, Evior! Congrats!! #5680349
Eivor Kuchta March 22, 2008Thank 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.
Cyn Valentine March 23, 2008Congratulations Eivor!! #5682687
Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 23, 2008Congratulations on your finalist Eivor!! #5684103
Tiia Vissak March 23, 2008congratulations! #5684319
John Connolly March 23, 2008Marvelous color and detail here Eivor! Congratulation on your award! #5684556
Patrick Rouzes March 23, 2008HEYYYYYYYYYYYY, 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, 2008Congratulations #5685674
Eivor Kuchta March 23, 2008Thank you, Cyn, Donna, Tiia, John, Patrick, and Dianna, for your congratulations!
Birgitta Brostrom March 24, 2008Congratulations Eivor on your finalist here! Very beautiful capture! #5686069
Hendrik Storme March 24, 2008Wonderful finalist! Big congrrats Eivor!!! #5686267
Cary Rogers March 24, 2008Hi 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 March 24, 2008Eivor.
Reynaldo D. Reyes March 24, 2008Congratulations on this awesome finalist. The details are clean and sharp on this well composed shot. Very impressive indeed! #5692881
Michael Umbreit March 25, 2008Eivor - Congratulations! - Mike #5694275
Michael G. Marshall March 25, 2008Congratulations on your finalist Eivor! A beautiful image! - Michael #5695357
Kathy L. Clark March 25, 2008Congratulations Eivor on your awesome finalist. I loved this when I first saw it. Way to go.... #5695694
Eivor Kuchta March 25, 2008Thank you, Birgitta, Hendrik, Cary, Ysa, Reynaldo, Mike, Michael M., and Kathy!! #5698804
Colleen Farrell April 01, 2008Outstanding 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 April 02, 2008Congratulations Eivor on your finalist!! Awesome capture!
Eivor Kuchta April 02, 2008Thank you, Colleen and Rakesh, for your kind comments! #5736146
David A. Simons April 04, 2008Evior, congratulations on being photo finalist. It's a beautiful photo. #5744397
Eivor Kuchta April 08, 2008Thank you, David and Ivan, for your kind comments! #5760940
Anita Bower April 14, 2008Lovely! 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, 2008Lovely capture with great composition.
Robert Baer May 27, 2008wonderful image and colors. congrats on your finalist! #5983349
Joni Earley October 18, 2008This 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, 2009Fabulous image Eivor, love it!! #7319143
Stephen Zacker April 05, 2009Super capture and setting. Very nice #7374965
Phyllis H. Burchett February 14, 2011This is gorgeous, I love everything about it.....red wing blackbirds are one of my favorite birds to photograph. Although, I have not many chances to do that! #9241236
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