Needed some quiet time to clear my head, so headed out to McLane Creek after work tonight. The Canada geese were absent (their babies have hatched and they have them in hiding), as were all the female ducks, but the red winged blackbirds were in abundance! The weather was really wild…sunshine one minute, and the next the rain was coming down in buckets. This was taken just before the rain, and it was getting quite dark. This fellow seemed to be annoyed with my presence tonight (he was just a grump…the rest of the blackbirds were much friendlier)! He read me the riot act for a few minutes, and here he was preparing to take flight!
Taken at McLane Creek in Capitol Forest near Olympia, Washington (USA)
Nikon D300 ~ 80-400mm lens @400mm
f5.6 1/320s ISO 320

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Very nice colors in this capture Teresa

  • Thanks so very much Larry

    – TeresaB

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    Wow what a stunner Teresa – Splendid composition and sharp detail! Love the hint of red on the wings too!

  • Thanks so much Georgie

    – TeresaB

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Great timing and detail Teresa, super capture.

  • Thank you so much Mark

    – TeresaB

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture Teresa, such pretty wings he is displaying.

  • Thank you so much Andrea

    – TeresaB

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    28 May 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 3 years ago

    Very nice colors in this capture Teresa,anna

  • Thank you so much Anna

    – TeresaB

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured!

  • Thanks so much Dave & Trena

    – TeresaB

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 3 years ago

    beautiful capture Teresa :))

  • Thanks so very much Trish

    – TeresaB

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 3 years ago

    A wonderful capture of this gorgeous bird Teresa :)

  • Thank you so very much Renee

    – TeresaB

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