Tuesday, March 15, 2011

King of Crabapples

King of Crabapples
All birds all the time out here these days.

7 comments:

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely.

ahab said...

Thanks! He's got a mate now. With a tree like that in his territory it was never going to take long.

Generik said...

Beautiful color, really like the DOF.

ahab said...

Thanks!

I'd been shooting him intermittently for days in cold light but we finally got a partly sunny afternoon with stunning light coming between and being amplified by clouds. Meanwhile the mountain (hill, really) across the lake remained in shadow, that's the blue/gray background. It was one of those moments when you know it's all coming together for you.

I got other terrific takes before and after this, several of them with him pounding crabapples like nobody's business. I think he may have been buzzed off some partially fermented ones. He was rampaging!

How about the size of that gut?

Joan said...

Beautiful photo.

E-6 said...

Fantastic colors. (I was wondering what that beautiful blue/gray hue was--a hill, huh?)

And yeah, I noticed the gut. ;)

Donna said...

glorious.