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 Rusty Blackbird
01-FEB-2010 Tom Munson

Rusty Blackbird

Whitman Co WA

A rare find for Whitman Co, under 5 bird reported!
Thanks to Richard Johnson for finding and reporting this great bird!

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/2000s f/8.0 at 700.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Tom LeRoy16-Nov-2011 20:56
What a wonderful rare find! Thanks so much for this one, gorgeous shot. V
argo117-Dec-2010 13:35
Very Nice ~V~
skhin07-Jun-2010 02:06
Love that wide-opened eyes and the details captured!
Guest 30-Mar-2010 01:28
Awesome find and capture Tom!! Big V
Martin Isabelle26-Feb-2010 02:32
Très bel oiseau et compo !!!
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal25-Feb-2010 14:50
Outstanding image, sharp, exposed perfect!! V
Ton
Len10-Feb-2010 18:01
Excellent shot of this not common bird!!! (At least in our area)
Joseph V Higbee09-Feb-2010 19:00
Glad you chased him, Tom. Nice images of a bird we don't see often.
Peter Ericsson09-Feb-2010 12:36
I haven't heard of this bird. It has some great subtle colors in the plumage. Bill looks proportionally small. Great image!
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik09-Feb-2010 05:02
Good one:-)
Stan Wojick04-Feb-2010 23:20
Wow - you nailed the focus on this one - love the eye. Great that you could get such a good shot of a rare bird. V
Guest 04-Feb-2010 03:59
Fantastic Fined Tom
Graeme04-Feb-2010 00:09
Beautifully captured with great details and colours Tom.BV!
Buz Kiefer03-Feb-2010 22:22
Razor sharp, nice perch and beautiful detail. Vote.
Manas Khan03-Feb-2010 21:26
And this is a special too as a rare find!
Manas Khan03-Feb-2010 21:25
Tack sharp and a beautiful composition! Great capture! V
Ken Chambers ARPS03-Feb-2010 20:25
Thanks for sharing this one Tom... it really is special..... voted
Jay Levin03-Feb-2010 19:39
Superb tack-sharp capture, Tom, with a great cattail perch and terrific background.
Fong Lam03-Feb-2010 18:50
How lucky for you to have captured one of the 5 reported.
Outstanding capture, Tom.......V~
Braveart03-Feb-2010 14:45
You gotta love it!!
Janet Forjan-Freedman03-Feb-2010 14:09
A rare find with an outstanding pose with beautiful plumage details!
fdt03-Feb-2010 10:38
Great find and most beautiful capture . f
lou_rozensteins03-Feb-2010 09:36
Congratulations on such an excellent shot of this rare bird. Very well done.
Alex Vargas03-Feb-2010 09:34
As usual a beautiful shot... nice bird!
VOTED
heather03-Feb-2010 07:43
Wonderful shot and composition Tom.. he's beautiful! V
January Grey03-Feb-2010 06:26
There's one I've never seen before! Excellent shot, Tom. Incredible detail, light & tones! V~
hge5403-Feb-2010 04:40
Nice, Tom. I have never seen one.
Bryan Murahashi03-Feb-2010 04:14
Must have been exciting to photograph this beautiful and rare visitor.
Yi Feng03-Feb-2010 03:27
Great finding Tom! That's a beautiful bird. Love the eye contact!
Peter Stahl03-Feb-2010 02:56
They are such good looking blackbirds. Beautiful setting, detail and lighting Tom! :-)
Ron E. Trees 03-Feb-2010 02:51
Beautiful bird, beautifully captured!
Char03-Feb-2010 02:47
What a wonderful and unique bird Tom! Perfect capture. \/
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad03-Feb-2010 01:52
Lovely subtle colouring on this bird and your portrait has the clarity to depict the detail and distinctiveness of each feather. Voted
Larry Peterson03-Feb-2010 01:28
Beautiful color and feather detail, Tom. This is what happens when they get put away wet.
Bob D. Kaufman03-Feb-2010 01:17
Wow! Never saw this bird before. Thanks for sharing!
Hank Vander Velde03-Feb-2010 01:10
Beautiful sharp image Tom. Nice perch and bg too.I've seen these only a few times and have only one shot of One.
sandy barbour03-Feb-2010 00:59
Wonderful find Tom and such a great pose! V
jay 03-Feb-2010 00:18
cool find,
Guest 03-Feb-2010 00:17
cool find
Carol Breton02-Feb-2010 23:53
How pretty. I've never seen one before. Beautiful image Tom. ~
Jess. ( Lady.D.)02-Feb-2010 23:30
Great shot Tom and very lucky find, rare indeed. Outstanding detail and colour tones....