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Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-09
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 12:26
Viewed: 2255
Points: 14
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Mountain Bluebird (male)
Sialia currucoides

A shy bird found in open woodlands and the mountains. The male are a brilliant shade of blue while the female is a shade of blue/brown. Their chest may have a reddish tinge.

Bluebirds main diet consist of insects and small fruit. There nests can be found in the cavities of trees, snags or by the nest boxes we have placed along fence lines.

The male does not help with nest building, it leaves the work up to the female.

Hand held

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hello Janice,
blue birds are my weakness :) and this one is such a beauty.. tfs this bird. good light. natural mood.

Ciao Janice, great capture of lovely flower on beautiful blurry BG, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Janice

Beautiful photo of this Mountain Bluebird
with the POV from behind obtaining the
beautiful eye-contact with the turned head,
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


Hello Janice
Happy to see a post from You.Wonderful blue bird.Excellent composition,beautiful colours and great sharp details.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Kind regards

Bonjour Janice,
Le cadrage me semble un peu large mais le sujet est tout de męme relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-11 17:37]

Hello Janice,
What a gorgeous Mountain Bluebird you have posted. The colors are so vivid and bright that it almost seems to have a glow to it. Love the pose which gives us a great look at it's beautiful plumage from a very attractive angle.
We have the Eastern Bluebirds here in Ohio which are very pretty as well, especially the male. TFS.

Hi Janice,
I like this kind of minimalistic shots so much - practically nothing except for the bluebird and the log. Very nice pose, optimal DoF to totally mish-mash the probably busy or uninteresting background, great lights. Albeit a more narrow crop (on each sides) should make the image even more powerful, because the bird seems a little small compared to the frame. Nevertheless, tfs.
Best regards, László

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