I wish we had grackles where I live. Such pretty birds—and you've captured that in this photo, with the bird so distinct against the background and looking almost majestic. Perfect lighting too, highlighting its iridescence. Excellent work!
I really like how you can see all the fine feathers on this one, and yet they also come together to create a smooth and shiny surface. The neutral-colored background really brings out all the bold colors on this bird, too.
I agree! I'm biased towards anything that sparkles with iridescence XD, but they're relatively quiet. Starlings are sooo chatty. Sparrows never shut up when they're together. And blue jays... Well, their "ANNGK ANNGK" cry gets on my nerves. (And I hate to say it, because I love corvids so much, and I like the sounds of crows and grackles... but bluejays are the exception to the rule, I guess...)
lol Looking at your bird photos just remind me of my cousin's husband XD I live in Washington, and he came to visit, and tried to take pics of the mountain jays on my porch, but they just never stay still! >u< Its awesome that you can get these birds so well! It must be challenging