Female Red-Winged Blackbirds (Two Photographs)

Female Red -Winged Blacl birdsTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

I have seen male red-winged blackbirds in groups (they can be feisty) but never more than one female at a time. Like female cardinals they are elusive and very skittish. So when I saw a pair on the same tree, I had to have the shot. The light was not at its best and leaves were blown by the wind and covered part of the birds. Given the circumstances I was not surprised the photo needed careful contrast adjustments, as the original had a flat cloudy touch. Often when shooting two subjects under these circumstances the light is different for each of them, and I had to change the exposure on the bottom bird to balance the photograph. Just so you can see the difference between the male and female blackbirds, I’ve included a photo of a male red-winged black bird.

Male Red-winged Blackbird

7 responses

  1. Pretty feathers and markings.

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    August 21, 2016 at 8:08 am

  2. I like more than one bird in a shot but they are not often close enough together and like you say, the lighting can be different on both making thins difficult. Nice job here,

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    August 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  3. Wonderful birds, never seen the last one.. just great 🙂

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    September 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  4. Wonderful! The female’s beauty is underappreciated.

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    May 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

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