One of the sure signs of spring is the male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), perched and singing. Lately, my covered front porch has been taken over by a large group of red-winged blackbirds, feeding from my sunflower bird feeders. The photographs below were taken while I was photographing at Green Cay Wetlands in Florida, but the scene on my front porch is looking very similarly!
Looking forward to getting the kayak back out (if I can find some places with sufficient water!) and photographing them as they display and sing along the waterways.
Photography Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6, IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/5 – f/5.6
- Shutter 1/20 sec. – 1/40 sec.