Mountain Bluebird femaleMountain Bluebird female – Nikon D7100, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 500, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 357mm, natural light

Some times when I am photographing I capture my subjects in funny poses and I think I did exactly that with this Mountain Bluebird female. If I didn’t know what happened in the frames I shot after this one I might wonder what the bluebird is doing. Is she landing? Using the fence post as a trampoline?

She is just lifting off from the fence post and in this frame her wings had not opened yet.

I photographed her last week in the Centennial Valley of Montana. Some of the bluebirds there are re-nesting now because they lost their first broods to a late cold snap & snow.