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Old Apr 27, 2008, 7:01 PM   #1
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redwinged blackbird males are fearless when it comes to driving potential predators away from their nests. i caught this sequence at the park today, and even though the light was atrocious, and i had the ISO at 800 to get a useful shutter speed, i got some decent shots of an RWBB "escorting" a GBH away from the nesting area. once the heron was safely on its way, the blackbird veered off... 40D, 400mm, 1/1600 @ f/6.3...








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Old Apr 27, 2008, 9:13 PM   #2
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Fantastic! Love the bystander turtle, too.
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 9:41 PM   #3
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Nice captures. The turtle was ducking for cover, too, but not fast enough! :-)
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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Great series! Cool that you were able to predict this interaction

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Old Apr 28, 2008, 9:15 PM   #5
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Fantastic captures.
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don't mess with that little rwbb! looks like it is giving the great blue heron a nice kick in the pants too! cool capture rocky.

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redwinged blackbird males are fearless when it comes to driving potential predators away from their nests. i caught this sequence at the park today, and even though the light was atrocious, and i had the ISO at 800 to get a useful shutter speed, i got some decent shots of an RWBB "escorting" a GBH away from the nesting area. once the heron was safely on its way, the blackbird veered off...** 40D, 400mm, 1/1600 @ f/6.3...


Love the 2nd with a perfect shadow the the GBH. I know what you mean about the atrocious lighting as we all fight for the light. But you did a great job.

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