Mountain Bluebird – Blue on Blue

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Male Mountain Bluebird in Wayne County, UtahMale Mountain Bluebird in Wayne County, Utah – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/2500, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I was going through some of my older photos while thinking about spring yesterday and came across this Mountain Bluebird image.

This photo of a male Mountain Bluebird in Wayne County, Utah made me smile when I thought about the location where it was created because it is so wild and beautiful up there. This was taken way out in the wilderness in front of a small lake that is filled by melting snow under a bright March bluebird sky. No city noises just the whispering of the wind rustling over the land warming up under the sun and the calls of the many birds that live their lives there.

The land where this Mountain Bluebird photo was taken is public land, I got there by traveling over public lands on dirt roads that meanders through a high country sagebrush steppe. This land is our land. It is our Wild.

Life is good.



  1. Utahbooklover January 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    That dark blue background sets off and compliments the bright Mountain Bluebird. Enough winter already.

  2. Margot Rawlins January 29, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I could not stand reading the NYTimes anymore about the state of our nation and was so very pleased that your photos are there as an antidote to the craziness in our nation. Thank you, Mia.

  3. Elke Kim January 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    How beautiful, thanks for sharing the love.

  4. Elephant's Child January 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    What a colour.
    I so hope that the current administration can be stopped in some of its insanities.

  5. Lana Hays January 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Nothing more beautiful than a Mountain Bluebird……in the beautiful wild!!

  6. Kathy Duchene January 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Beautiful and life is good despite the heartache…

  7. Patty Chadwick January 29, 2017 at 9:03 am

    The beauty and integrity of Public lands is as endangered, thanks to the new administration’s anti-life, anti-environmental policies, as the eagle was, and may be again! This beautifu shot, with it’s soft, blue of the bird and silvery gray of the weathered wood, may become a rarity in this uncaring era of environmental destruction, science denial and greed driven ignorance….so terribly scary and sad!!!

  8. Bob mcpherson January 29, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia. Bluebirds bring happiness.

  9. Don January 29, 2017 at 7:55 am

    This is a perfect example of ” a bluebird day”! Thanks for sharing Mia!

  10. Liz Cormack January 29, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Oh, wow!

  11. Sallie Reynolds January 29, 2017 at 6:40 am

    What a symphony in blue! Thanks.

  12. Marie Read January 29, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Lovely Mia! Great composition.

  13. Stu January 29, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Stunning Image Mia..Just wonderful coloring

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