I believe that this is a Yellow Headed Blackbird. I spent some time on this day at the edge of a pond surrounded by thick marsh grass. As I watched a variety of ducks, geese and other birds came and went. I have never seen one of these guys before, so I was happy to get a couple shots. Their yellow heads were quite brighly contrasted agains their black bodies, while the colors ranged from yellow to orange.
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hawranek (22) 2007-04-08 19:41
Sweet bird. I like this photo ;)
scobert (5355) 2007-04-08 22:28
Very nice wildlife photo. I like your composition. This is an excellent environmental portrait of this bird in his habitat. This photo would look very nice framed. This is both a fine-art and documentary photo. I have done some wildlife photography and I know that photographing birds is not as easy as some people think it is. Well done!
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-04-08 23:45
Ned, terrific photo, great use of DOF, especially nice is that he seems to be unperturbed by your presence. Good capture.
mesquens (2401) 2007-08-04 14:27
What a great shot! Excelent composition, with a beautiful BG and a splendiferous bird sharp and colorful.
knowdebu (964) 2008-01-26 5:59
Pretty bird....birds are always pretty.Like the sharpness of the image.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor ED 80-400 MM f/4.5-5.6 AF VR Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, UV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-08 19:39