Mountain Bluebird female – Hopping into Monday

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.



  1. Montanagirl July 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Great capture, Mia!

  2. Jane Chesebrough July 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    So cute-fun to capture these moments. I thought she was listening to an aerobics CD and “bustin’ the moves”..

  3. Elephant's Child July 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    She does look determined, and focussed. I really, really hope the second nesting is successful. Wonderful image – and I am indeed smiling broadly. Thank you.

  4. Jolanta July 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Hop! Nice picture 🙂

  5. Utahbooklover July 7, 2014 at 10:36 am

    How interesting. I just assumed the wings were the first step in lifting off. I learn so much from your blog!

  6. Carroll Tarvin July 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

    She looks vey determined. Good catch.

  7. Nancy July 7, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Love it Mia! Put a smile on my face!

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