Sarita Yeola  

Red-Winged lackbird by Sarita Yeola

July 2024 - Red-Winged lackbird

About the Image(s)

Red-winged Blackbird: This photo was taken June 14, 2024 at a wetland along the Boulder Creek path in Boulder, CO. There were several of these male birds in their breeding plumage showing of their colors. This particular one posed for me on the cottonwood tree as he called his mate. I cropped the original a little, increased the shadows and whites on the bird and passed it through Topaz denoise for this final version.

Nikon D500: 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, Auto ISO.

4 comments posted

Kathy Buckard   Kathy Buckard
Beautiful coloring which really stands out as he is calling his mate! Nice catch light in the eye. I did bring down the brightness on the cottonwood flowers and the background slightly. Let me know what you think.   Posted: 07/08/2024 17:27:52
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Jerry Baumann   Jerry Baumann
Your control of focus was excellent. The entire subject crisp; the entire background perfectly smooth. Great shot.   Posted: 07/08/2024 22:16:23

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Sarita, this is a very good photo of the red-winged blackbird in its natural environment. It is difficult to capture black birds with black eyes and beaks and get all the detail you got. Well done. Jim   Posted: 07/11/2024 10:57:23

Gloria Grandolini   Gloria Grandolini
Sarita, great image - I agree with Kathy's comments. I also think you did a great job with the blacks, it is always a challenge to shoot black animals.   Posted: 07/12/2024 09:35:32


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