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Stunning photo shot in Fairfax Co. park wins 2019 Audubon award

Posted on Jul 26,2019
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style,

A red-winged blackbird creates “smoke rings” as it sings out, perched upon a branch. The photograph, shot in Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia, won the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards.
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By Jennifer Ortiz

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - A photo of a red-winged blackbird in an Alexandria, Virginia, park has taken the grand prize in the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards.

The photo, shot by Kathrin Swoboda at Huntley Meadows Park, shows the bird creating “smoke rings” as it sings out, perched upon a branch on a chilly spring morning.

Swoboda, who The Washington Post reports is a retired Children’s Hospital physician, said she visits the park on cold mornings to capture photos of the birds singing.

“This particular bird was very vociferous, singing long and hard. I looked to set it against the dark background of the forest, shooting to the east as the sun rose over the trees, backlighting the vapor,” Swoboda said.

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