Two-Years Ago (04-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 4: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Red-Winged Black Bird on a Perch Above a Large Spider Web. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W with one color).

Red-Winged Black Bird on a Perch Above a Large Spider Web. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W with one color). (David J Mathre)
Red-Winged Black Bird on a Perch Above a Large Spider Web. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W with one color). (David J Mathre)

Seven-Years Ago (01-June-2008) — Colorado

Springtime Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park: Lily Lake.

Red-Winged Blackbird Singing at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec).

Red-Winged Blackbird Singing at Lilly Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-Winged Blackbird Singing at Lilly Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Female Red-Winged Blackbird with a Green Caterpillar for Breakfast and Reflection at Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

Female Red-Winged Blackbird with Breakfast and Reflection at Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Red-Winged Blackbird with Breakfast and Reflection at Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (01-June-2008) — Colorado

Springtime Nature in Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park.

Red-Winged Blackbird Singing at Lily Lake. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec).

Red-Winged Blackbird Singing at Lilly Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-Winged Blackbird Singing at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (04-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 4: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Red-winged blackbird on a perch above a large spider web. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W with one color).

Red-Winged Black Bird on a Perch Above a Large Spider Web. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W with one color). (David J Mathre)
Red-Winged Black Bird on a Perch Above a Large Spider Web. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W with one color). (David J Mathre)