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Quest for the Red Winged Blackbird
7 May 2005

Quest for the Red Winged Blackbird

Montz, Louisiana

Started off on my three hour quest for the red winged blackbird in the Bonnet Carre' Spillway. Unfortunately, field trials for dogs were going on and everytime I focused in on one of those quick little birds either a gun or a dog would go off.
So, I went to my own fields in Montz. I could hear the blackbirds sound, clicking all around me, and everytime I focused on one a rabbit jumped or the wind blew or I blew it.
So, I'll go with this beautiful black lab (who was poised for the gun to go off) instead and perhaps my blackeyed susans in my field. Another beautiful dog can be seen at The man who owned him was someone with a great lust for life.
And, I also got a fabulous shot of a daylily in my Montz garden at And, I could go on with several other links of today--everything but my redwinged blackbird." >

Blackeyed Susans on Perilloux Place
Montz, Louisiana

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BleuEvanescence25-Oct-2008 05:08
This is a fantastic shot
J. Scott Coile12-May-2005 17:02
They are fun to watch. Such mastery!
Danny Barton11-May-2005 01:20
I know you know who I just quoted with that mis - pronounce.
Danny Barton11-May-2005 01:19
Oh BTW nice shot of the laboratory retriever. :-)
Danny Barton11-May-2005 01:18
I had one in my feeder this weekend! Couldn't believe a red wing was doing that.
I have a shot or two of them this year but nothing that really blows my dress up yet. Good luck.
Chris Sofopoulos09-May-2005 06:44
Great framing. Beautiful shot and dog.
Guest 08-May-2005 16:34
Love the focus on the focused lab! They are so single-minded when it comes to retrieving.
bandito08-May-2005 12:30
You can see that the dog is poised to head out on a gunshot. These dogs are well suited for retrieving birds because of their soft mouths, like a retreiver. Great capture.
Karen Stuebing08-May-2005 10:46
I love labs. They are just the most loving dogs I've ever come in contact with. And great hunting dogs as well. Black eyed susans? We don't see those until July! Another great shot.
northstar3708-May-2005 10:40
Guest 08-May-2005 10:39
beautiful dog..the bright green collar just pop right out at ya..very nice
Karen Leaf08-May-2005 03:05
There must be 300 on my parents back yard. But I'll take a black lab pic over a bird anyday :) Well somedays, like today.
Scott Schexnaydre08-May-2005 02:34
Nice dog shot. Colleen if you go under airline towards the lake there is stands of saw grass, covered with seeds. There are plenty of RWBB feasting on these seeds.( see my 2 posts prior to today's) Park close to the grass and wait , they don't stay away for long. You might even see some idigo buntings.
Elaine (etfitz)08-May-2005 02:03
Beautiful lab! The Black Eyed Susans are wonderful!
Tom Darby08-May-2005 01:51
Nice Coleen! Those red-wings are skittish birds aren't they?
I'm always trying to get the perfect red-wing photo and all I ever get are near misses.
JeremyGood08-May-2005 01:06
Sounds like an action-packed day. Dog and flowers are beauties.
Linda Willets08-May-2005 00:48
Love the blackeyed susan's. So many great yellow flowers in the world.
petesie07-May-2005 23:52
I agree with Susanne, great focus on the lab....and I too love them. Keep an eye on the Black-eyed Susans.....butterflies really love them.
Susanne07-May-2005 23:42
I love Labs as well. Very nice dogs and very pretty to look upon. I like how you kept your focus on the dog and did not place the entire person within this image.
Gayle P. Clement07-May-2005 22:51
I didn't see you there! I guess it's because I'm stuck indoors working on a project. The labs are such beautiful dogs.
JMPhotography07-May-2005 22:29
Sounds like you had an evetful day, enough to startle even me. The lab looks ready for the hunt.