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During July, I fish my favorite trout stream early in the morning before the horse flies start taking chunks out of me. Since I now have the poor man's birding lens (400 5.6, used with my T2i), I took the opportunity today (after fishing, of course) to capture some feeding behavior of the mountain bluebirds in the area. A local rancher has installed dozens of bluebird boxes by the river road, making for a delightful bluebird neighborhood. The salmon flies (Pteronarcys californica, a very large insect that the trout love) have been hatching the past week or so, making for an exciting part of the fishing season. Even though I didn't see any salmon flies moving over the water while fishing this morning, there were still enough of the big bugs in the willow branches to allow the bluebirds to take some back to the nesting boxes for the young ones. Hope you enjoy!
Note: the bluebirds really go to town feeding around midday, so the sun is very bright. Any hints on improving my post processing (I use LR3) to deal with this are most welcome.
cheers, Steve





Yum! - a fresh salmon fly for the kids.







Come and get it!







Mom's turn to feed 'em!







Parents are busy the world over!



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Jul 09, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Tim Kuhn
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Bluebird parents (for Jane)


Geez Steve, fishing in the morning followed by photography. All wrapped up in the beauty of Montana, not a bad gig You sure did capture the electric blue of the males in the first one!!! Great job on these guys at a bad time of the day.

Tim



Jul 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Bluebird parents (for Jane)


Marvelous work on the these vibrant birds Steve and you worked the gear you have to the fullest


Tom



Jul 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM
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Tim and Tom,
Thanks for looking in and commenting. It was a tough job indeed (midday sun at its brightest, plus the horse flies were having a ball with me - my hands, face and neck were easy targets as I was concentrating on the birds - I drove home with swollen fingers!), but someone had to do it!
cheers, Steve



Jul 10, 2012 at 01:09 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Bluebird parents (for Jane)


These look to me Steve. Shooting in the shade and adding a little fill flash could help ~ Ron


Jul 10, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Bluebird parents (for Jane)


Lovely set!! The blues are fantastic .

Birdie



Jul 10, 2012 at 01:21 PM
 

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Great capture. You have one sharp copy of a lens.


Jul 10, 2012 at 03:35 PM
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love your bluebirds Steve


Jul 10, 2012 at 05:17 PM
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Sweet captures in tough light Steve! Thanks for sharing.
~ Ted



Jul 10, 2012 at 08:10 PM
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Fine shots Steve. #1 is a real beauty
David



Jul 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM
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Great birds!!


Jul 10, 2012 at 08:49 PM





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