Peter Cheung  

Young red winged blackbird by Peter Cheung

April 2021 - Young red winged blackbird

About the Image(s)

This picture was taken at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, WA. Juanita Bay Park is an urban park where wildlife co-exists peacefully with city dwellers. There are nearly 200 species of birds in the park. The one in the picture is a young red winged blackbird. The camera settings I used are Nikon D850, Nikon 200-500mm, 1/1600 sec, ISO-2200, 500mm. In post-processing, I used Topaz Sharpen AI to reduce noise and sharpen the bird. I need to crop the image to make the small bird larger, and also brighten up the image a bit.

2 comments posted

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Peter, this is a beautiful image. Very sharp and crisp bringing out the details in the bird. The shades of brown bring out a very nice contrast. I also love the bird's beak.   Posted: 04/18/2021 19:52:33

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
What a sweet, little bird. Tho we have redwings near-bye I don't think I've ever seen a chick. How long was your lens? Especially considering the extensive cropping, you have wonderful detail of its feathers and a well-muted background.   Posted: 04/18/2021 21:15:09


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