Sunday photoblogging: Blackbird

by Chris Bertram on December 11, 2016




Alan White 12.11.16 at 4:28 pm

Very nice! I’m a birder as well as a shutterbug–and I know how difficult it is to get great birding pictures.


Bill D'Alessandro 12.11.16 at 5:43 pm

Golly! That’s some of the prettiest greenery bokeh I’ve ever seen. It’s a shame you don’t seem to be on Instagram. (Right? I’m sure this has come up before and I just haven’t seen it.)


JRLRC 12.11.16 at 5:44 pm


peterv 12.11.16 at 7:03 pm

Wallace Stevens: Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird.


JRLRC 12.11.16 at 7:12 pm

Chris: take a look: a Flickr album made by Enrique Meneses himself, the very first photojournalist in Sierra Maestra:
Fidel, Raúl, Camilo Cienfuegos and other “barbudos”… That album is a treasure, as was Meneses -an amazing adventurer in journalism, who became a balanced critic of Castro.


Chris Bertram 12.11.16 at 10:48 pm

Bill, I am on Instagram I think, but I don’t use it. Maybe I should.

JRLRC, thanks!


Dr. Hilarius 12.12.16 at 12:52 am

I’m ashamed to admit that I have no photos of actual Icteridae. A crow will have to do.


Eskimo 12.12.16 at 1:12 am

This is off topic, but is Corey Robin going to re-post his Jacobin piece on “fear-based politics” on Crooked Timber?


Pete 12.12.16 at 2:33 pm

You may like (unfortunate foreground bokeh) and (slightly out of focus and this dunnock appears to have melted)


Alan White 12.12.16 at 11:12 pm

I haven’t shared pictures before. Here’s a Rufous hummingbird, the only one ever identified in my county in Wisconsin (they’re west coast birds typically):

And a house finch:

A jay:

And believe it or not, an unretouched photo of a bowl of soup:

Hope these links work–I haven’t done this before. . .

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