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Boat-tailed grackle - Shiny males
The large male is black with lots of iridescence, with that giant tail standing out, while the females are quite a bit smaller and all brown. these two males seemed to be competing with each other for the attentions of the females - lots of head-raising and calling until one flew off
Habitat
Wetlands, shore
Location
Delray Beach, Florida
Date taken
February 20, 2021
Scientific name
Quiscalus major
Equipment used
Sony A6600, Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
400mm, F6.3, 1/1000 shutter, 400 ISO
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Opus Editor
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A smashing and colorful capture showing those tails Zack. Nice work!
 
The lighting shows the colours and iridescence perfectly.
 

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Category
North America
Added by
Zackiedawg
Date added
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84
Comment count
5

Image metadata

Device
SONY ILCE-6600
Aperture
ƒ/6.3
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1000
ISO
400
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
171435448.JdLPddGb.PWGreenWako21feb210623.jpg
File size
532.1 KB
Date taken
Sat, 20 February 2021 4:48 PM
Dimensions
1800px x 1200px

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