About this blog title

I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Red Wing Blackbird song video

The Red Wing Blackbird song is my favorite of the birds in our area.
Red-winged blackbird at Krings Point State Park    photo by Gary Walts
While the arrival of the Robin is a harbinger of spring here in northern NY, the Red Wing's song is the audio equivalent to me.
Actually, the bird is called a Red-winged Blackbird. I made this video at Kring Point State Park in Alexandria Bay. It is the closest I have ever gotten to one of these birds. I made the video with a Nikon D7000 camera. I didn't have a tripod with me so it was hand held, not easy to do with a telephoto lens. The lens was a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8.