Nature clicks #96 - Common Grackle

Common Grackle
Nikon D300s, Sigma 50-500mm / f4.5-6.3 APO DG HSM

One indicator that last weekend was good for wildlife shooting is the fact that it is Friday again and I still have pictures to show and little stories to tell. I was about to leave the Green Island Wetlands last Sunday when this Common Grackle posed right in front of me on a fence post in best evening light. I wasn't as close as it looks but there is enough detail in its feathers and I decided to crop the image. It actually worked well without the crop. The bird was good positioned in the frame and the fence gave the picture a sense of depth. I really like how the grackle ruffles it feathers and even after the crop it is still an environmental portrait of the Common Grackle.