Daily Archives: May 23, 2023

Biggest Week in American Birding! Red-wing showing off

Red-winged Blackbird: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — It is not often that you get to see the erect epaulette of the blackbird from this angle, showing off the yellow under feathers. Of course, with the many thousands of Red-winged Blackbirds inhabiting the marshes along the Erie Shore, your odds are considerably better! OM Systems OM-1 with 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro. ISO 320 @ f6.3 @ 1/640th. -.3EV

India! Green Bee-eaters again

Green Bee-eaters: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, May 2023 — I might have mentioned that I throughly enjoyed watching this pair of Green Bee-eaters hunting around the canteen at the end of the Keoladeo access road. I like bee-eaters, and have had a chance to enjoy them on three continents now. I have seen them in Hungary, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa…and now in India. Always a treat. Sony Rx10iv at 591mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/500th