Here a Blur, There a Blur

While looking through some older images, I found this interesting one of an extremely large and active mob of blackbirds. While photographing at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri, I came upon the active birds at around sunset. I especially love the crispness of the tree and perched birds, while the slow shutter speed rendered the in-flight birds as interesting blurs and shapes:


Looking forward to some more shoots at Squaw Creek. With colder weather setting in, the geese (snows and Canadas) will be arriving soon, with numbers often ~600,000 or so. And, of course, the geese are followed closely by Bald Eagles :o)

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 28mm-135mm IS lens at 135mm
  • Bogen 3221 Tripod with Kirk Ent. HD Ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/16
  • Shutter Speed 1/30 sec.



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