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on Jun 1, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

Let’s hear it for the ladies!

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Birds photographers, me, too often ignore the females, birds that is. This is because they just don’t have the brilliant color as the males. If you take away the males though, the females are pretty darn colorful and unique in their own right. So I thought I would take a moment to put them in the lime light. Here’s Mrs. Red-winged Blackbird doing what blackbirds do so well.

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This is Mrs.Pyrrhuloxia who is a favorite of mine. Often confused with Mrs Cardinal, the massive yellowish bill quickly tells you who it is. You can always count them on for a click even when there is no other subject around.

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Then there is Mrs. Painted Bunting who is a sweetie. In the spring when you have females who have of course, the males. Keeping an eye out for the females and seeing them when they first land prepares you for the male who is soon to follow and perch darn near if not on top of the females. So, let’s hear it for the ladies because without them, there would be no males.

Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17e on Lexar UDMA digital film