21 images Created 6 Feb 2014
I know that Common Grackles can have a reputation for being quite mean and demanding birds, but as an art and photography enthusiast, I can confidently say that they make for an incredibly fascinating and rewarding subject. Sure, they can be loud and pushy, but there's something absolutely mesmerizing about the way they move and interact with their surroundings. Their glossy black feathers have an almost mystical quality, shimmering and reflecting light in a way that's impossible to ignore. As a photographer, I'm drawn to their unpredictable nature and the challenge of capturing their unique personality. As an artist, I appreciate the way their sharp beaks and piercing eyes add depth and drama to a composition. Despite their reputation, I believe that Common Grackles are a truly inspiring subject for any artist looking to capture beauty in its rawest form.