Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Grackle, Texas

The Grackles in Texas were MUCH larger than our grackles, and also, noisier, louder, more aggressive. Their tails were longer. But they were hard to capture on film--I tired and tried until finally, this one sat for me--at a distance. (Click image to view larger.)

Do you have grackles where you are?


moo said...

Very well done your patience came off. No we don't have grackles. Looks a bit like a cross between a blackbird and a dove to me. Lovely long beak and great eye!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you! :-D

It's somewhat less than perfect which is why I put it in FFT (for travel), but I still like it.

ha ha I just noticed that I wrote capture on film, but of course, I captured it on a digital sensor!!

moo said...

Ha ha I did not even notice that you said film. I still think it is good although not amazing but I never know how some people get such good wild life pictures, especially action ones. I am not good at focusing on moving subjects and getting the camera to lock on. Although it is supposed to be able to do so.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

No, it is definitely NOT amazing! (I wish it were. It was moving, and I took a number of shots--this is the best one, I think, Of the bunch.

I have more pictures and will post some if I have time,.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We have a wildlife photographer in our salon group who gets some amazing pix--I always wonder how he does it. He also paints very well. I feel like a bit of a loser in comparison!!