Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 12/06/2013


Photo taken on July 19, 2013


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He's so fine

He's so fine
I'm not sure what the background colour comes from, as my photos taken at this location usually have green bokeh from the grass and plants. It must be either sky or water, but I'm not sure how I would have angled either. Anyway, I guess the blue makes a change from all the Blackbird images against green. Taken SW of Calgary on 19 July 2013.

The first three Christmas cards and letters from England and Europe arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Panic mode! Trying to get address labels stuck on envelopes, in between viewing and commenting - I should have got most of my cards and letters written and mailed by now, so I am very late.

Yikes, weather forecast says that we will get down to -28C tonight (windchill -39C!!!) with a few flurries. Will be very glad when this deep-freeze comes to an end. Art, you'll be laughing your head off, I know : )

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-winged_Blackbird

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-Winged_Blackbird/id

LeapFrog, Meremail, Peter Van Der Houwen have particularly liked this photo


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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Splendid capture!
3 years ago.
Meremail
Meremail
Pretty nice shot here Anne. The colour flash is great
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
He is beautiful (and probably long gone, I'm sure)! I like that blue background, whatever it might be. It is -29.5C here right now, so we are close to you. I don't know what the windchill is, but it is very unpleasant! We also have light snow. I know you had more snow in the recent snowstorm than we did and we got about a foot of new snow in about 24 hours. Winter has really hit Alberta hard this year.
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Haha Anne ... I went straight to the song ... LOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A

Terrific closeup of the RWB ... beautiful wing colours here too ... as a blackbird, this stripes are so pronounced ... especially during their mating season!! Excellent details and clarity to this shot ... well done!!

PS: Almost broke a record yesterday at 15C ... it was a great day at the park with 18 Trumpeters ... LOL ... back to -5C to +2C for the next week ... :((
3 years ago.