Monday, 11 December 2017

Black Red Revisited

Black Redstart, Seaton 08/12/17 (Copyright T D Wright)
Black Redstart, Seaton, 08/12/17 (Copyright T D Wright)
Camera settings make a big difference to a male BR. That black face stands out much better in this second shot from the grey belly,crown and nape etc. doesn't it?
Black Redstart, Seaton 08/12/17 (Copyright T D Wright)

My favourite view of a male BR is this lateral view. It shows off all its best features; red outer-tail feathers with darker central tail-feathers in view, red undertail-coverts, white wing-panel, black face and breast, grey belly, grey crown and nape sharply separated from black cheek by distinct line, black forehead...absolutely exquisite.

1 comment:

  1. The top photo is absolutely stunning, one of my fav Black Red pics ever and boy I've seen enough! The over all colour of the photo really enhances the bird, but that blurry rock in the foreground adds so much depth and character to the pic. Stunning. Take more like this (and less like the Cattle Egret ;-) )