A female Red Winged Blackbird was hanging out among the reeds as I walked by, choosing not to fly off with my approach. It was late afternoon, the sun in the Western sky. I took the opportunity to take a few photos seeing as she was sitting there posing so nicely. Shooting into the sun often does not work, it wreaks havoc on what I am trying to focus on, or washes out the subject. In this case I loved the bokeh effect (the blur) and how the light played off my subject. None of these photos were “retouched” or adjusted at all, I liked their “dreamy” quality.