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Red-winged Blackbird.


Posted by Karl Egressy on Mon May 06, 2019 6:41 am

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We were shooting them just for fun, as the target birds (fishing Osprey) was a no show.

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1/2000 s
f 6.3

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by Carol Clarke on Mon May 06, 2019 7:45 am
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Wonderful shot of this 'just for fun' alternative, Karl!   :)       Stunning bird and lovely complementary background.

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by Dan Kearl on Mon May 06, 2019 8:11 am
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Nice one, Karl...
They make fun target practice....
Nice downstroke.
 

by Mariol on Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 am
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Super difficult shot. Very well done as sharpness and exposure are perfect.
I remember trying this kind of shot time ago without much success. 
 

by Mike Danzenbaker on Mon May 06, 2019 11:04 am
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Karl, sometimes the "consolation" photo of some other subject is better than the target. Personally I'd rather come home with this photo than practically any Osprey photo. The bird is near perfection, but the background is what really makes the shot IMO.

Were you pre-focused on a perch waiting for the takeoff, or did you manage to track this in flight?
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by david fletcher on Mon May 06, 2019 11:12 am
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Gorgeous details Karl. Good to see the results of so much fun. Nicely done!
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by Karl Egressy on Mon May 06, 2019 11:56 am
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Mike Danzenbaker wrote:
Karl, sometimes the "consolation" photo of some other subject is better than the target.  Personally I'd rather come home with this photo than practically any Osprey photo.  The bird is near perfection, but the background is what really makes the shot IMO.  

Were you pre-focused on a perch waiting for the takeoff, or did you manage to track this in flight?



Thanks Mike.
"Were you pre-focused on a perch waiting for the takeoff, or did you manage to track this in flight?"
This is exactly what I did but also managed to track the flight. I might post a couple more from the series.
The background mostly are dry, cut down and piled up "Christmas Trees" that makes a nice background as I figured out, but it is a very ugly perch.


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by Moby Dick on Mon May 06, 2019 6:08 pm
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Excellent! The background really makes this bird pop. Good job
 

by Ron Day on Mon May 06, 2019 6:49 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Wonderful shot of this 'just for fun' alternative, Karl!   :)       Stunning bird and lovely complementary background.

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I agree. Killer image, Karl. Superb. 
 

by clement on Tue May 07, 2019 4:00 am
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Karl super amazing click this.. I love this
 

by leigha on Tue May 07, 2019 8:00 am
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Well done Karl - absolutely stunning!
 

by David Salem on Wed May 08, 2019 12:17 pm
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Killer Karl!! I have been trying to get a shot like this for years. Nice details, exposure and BG. Well done
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by tinyfishy on Thu May 09, 2019 12:24 am
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Focus is spot-on...and I like the flight pose a lot too. 1 in 500 chance shot.
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