Sunday, March 27, 2016

Blackbird Moon

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable Easter Sunday!  Here is one more photo from Crex Meadows in Wisconsin.  We had spent a wonderful day watching primarily sandhill cranes and trumpeter swans and just before sunset this huge flock of red-winged blackbirds flew in.  They landed in a tree just down the road from us.  As we drove up to the tree we were driving into the sunlight, so I drove just a little past the tree in order to look back at it and have better light.  When we looked back we saw the beautiful moon already high in the sky.  I was photographing the birds in the tree top when one of them flew from one branch to another.  I was lucky and happened to trip the shutter just as the bird was passing in the front of the moon.  It's one of my favorite images from that day.

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