Mountain Bluebird On a Rustic Pine Fence – Life is Good

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Male Mountain Bluebird on a rustic pine fenceMale Mountain Bluebird on a rustic pine fence – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/2500, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

For those of you who read my post from yesterday about the frustrations I was having while photographing the Red-naped Sapsucker nesting cavity I want you to know that last evening I was able to get the images I had hoped for of the chick(s) sticking their heads out of the cavity while the adult was feeding them,  I even got a few flight shots of the adult coming in. It was not as frustrating because by changing positions and having a lighter background made the exposure not as extreme, it sure was a lot less exasperating for me to change positions a little bit. Yay! But it was late and I didn’t have time to process any of those images.

Today’s post is just a simple bird. A sky blue Mountain Bluebird perched on a rustic pine fence railing taken on a bright beautiful morning in the Centennial Valley of Montana. I loved the blue of the bird against the warm tones of the pine and how the fence maker left some of the bark on the log because I love that texture.

I’m having a great time with birds, creatures and the amazing views found on our public lands. I feel rejuvenated and ready to fight this current administration’s attempt to rob us and future generations of our national treasures.

Life is good.

Mia

8 Comments

  1. Elephants Child July 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Simple – but enchanting. And precious.

  2. Anita Austin July 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Simple is sometimes the best. The shade of blue is so different from the Southern Bluebirds. And I agree with your comment about the rustic fence. Its just a peaceful shot. And he’s taking a mental picture of you.
    Fight on! Together we can make a difference.

  3. Anita Austin July 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Simple is sometimes the best. The shade of blue is so different from the Southern Bluebirds. And I agree with your comment about the rustic fence. Its just a peaceful shot. And he’s taking a mental picture of you.
    Fight on! Together we can make a difference.

  4. April Olson July 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Beautiful blues.

  5. Pepe Forte July 13, 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Another beautiful photo Mia! I know I say it all the time, but God I love the color and detail you capture in your images. You must be out in the field 24/7 year-round in order to get these amazing pics and the best part is you take the time to share them with us. So cool! Thanks.

  6. Laura Culley July 13, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Just lovely! And I’m with you in this fight. “This land is MY land. This land is YOUR land!” Never have those words meant more than now!

  7. Patty Chadwick July 13, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

    These birds are such a beautiful color…every time I see an image of one it reminds of the first ones zi ever saw…it was a whole bush full of these beauties flitting in and out….

  8. stephen July 13, 2017 at 7:24 am - Reply

    we’re with ya Mia

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