Monday, May 31, 2010

May 30, 2010, Dinner Time for Grakle

I spent a lot of time watching Grackles circle the pond looking for food.  They would grab bugs, tadpoles, and frogs from near the pond in Summerhill, NY.

I like the colors of their eyes, and the dark purple colors near their head. 

They are a very timid bird, and fly quickly if you get near them.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/125 sec, Aperture f/4.6, ISO 100, Focal Length 200 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod.

7 comments:

imagidiem said...

Nice shot, Steve!

He's looking at you as if you might be thinking of taking his lunch...

Levonne said...

I saw my first grackle in Arizona over fifteen years ago. There was a big flock of them in the campground where I was camping - Lake Patagonia. I was totally intrigued by their iredescent coloring.

Reverend Awesome said...

How in the world did you get this picture?! It's great.
Don't mess with his bug.

Andrew said...

Great shot! I like the framing too.

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Gary's third pottery blog said...

shoot kasey, I am NOT gonna mess with his bug, nooo way man...

Gallow said...

I used a zoom lens to take the photo. I wasn't going to mess with the bird after seeing his/her eyes.