Pop & Color

For the Pop & Color theme for Photography 101, I chose this photo:

red-winged blackbird 

Not an insect, but I think the little yellow and red shoulder feathers of red-winged blackbirds really pop, especially when they are photographed against the sky.

Keeping this short today!


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12 thoughts on “Pop & Color

  1. Love the pic of the red wing blackbird. The blackbird family is one of my favorites. They are such interesting birds. We see them every once in a while here in Arizona. Thank you for the picture. Love your posts!

    • I used to see them in AZ a lot! They like aquatic habitats, which meant that I saw them when I went to collect the aquatic insects I needed for my research. Always loved seeing them then, and I see even more of them now!

  2. Here in Wisconsin, “Land of Many Lakes” = we see them everywhere in the Spring = “Red-Winged Blackbirds” = but in the Summer and in the Fall migration they are all black.. = no red-yellow feathers.. Do they loose these attractive mating feathers after mating & nesting times are over..?? – Eddie..

    • I honestly don’t know! Birds are not my forte, though I do know that these birds change fairly significantly from juveniles to adults. It wouldn’t surprise me if they lost the bright colors in fall, though the ones I see at the feeders in winter here still have the red and yellow too…

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