RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD (AGELAIUS PHOENICUS), ONTONAGON, MICHIGAN, JUNE 3, 2012
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/500 sec. f8
I was out in the boonies south of Lake Superior after great blue herons and spotted this blackbird in a swamp by the roadside. The high morning sunlight was just right to bring out the vivid shoulder epaulets in all their glory.