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Old Mar 5, 2016, 3:57 PM   #1
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Default Pair of Bluebirds w/50-200mm

Had a bit of fresh snow yesterday which has been unusual this winter that wasn't, last week was mostly in the 40s and 50s and then we had a sudden cold snap and snow which brought the birds out to feed this morning.

I was happy to see among the titmouse and downy, hairy and red bellied wood peckers my pair of bluebirds decided to pay a visit. I grabbed the E-M1 w/the 50-200mm mounted and set it to shutter priority 1/800 and +1.0 EV for the snowy background and grabbed a few shots.

The male was a bit further away and I had to crop at least 50%

Male Bluebird by ramcewan, on Flickr


The female was a bit closer and she's also a little bigger so I barely cropped this shot as she gave me a stern look.

Female Bluebird by ramcewan, on Flickr
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....awesome! The 'lady' is beautiful, congratulations on a wonderful image of her.
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These are great shots and full of detail. Nice job!
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Excellent shots well done, nice color & very sharp.
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GREAT shots
the 50-200 produces some VERY nice pictures
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....awesome! The 'lady' is beautiful, congratulations on a wonderful image of her.
Thank you! there is another smaller female that I see around but have yet to get a shot of her, I'm thinking this one's the queen and she's the princess.

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the 50-200 produces some VERY nice pictures
Yes Fred it certainly does, thank you for looking and commenting.
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It's nice to see them coming back, isn't it? I saw my first the other day, and the mockingbirds are coming back too. Incredibly warm, in the 60-70s all week here, not sad about it. Thinking of daring mother nature and putting my Winter coat away for the season.
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Yes, I agree.
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It's nice to see them coming back, isn't it? I saw my first the other day, and the mockingbirds are coming back too. Incredibly warm, in the 60-70s all week here, not sad about it. Thinking of daring mother nature and putting my Winter coat away for the season.
The bluebirds are year round residents where I live as are the woodpeckers, nuthatches, juncos, chickadees, wrens and robins.

But yeah I think you can put the jackets away, looks like winter took a break this year.

Although the barred owls also over winter their territorial hooting is a spring and early summer thing, this year I've already heard them calling on warm evenings. I wonder if we'll have more offspring this year.

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Fantastic shots Ramcewan,

Love the detail and love blue birds also.!

Thank you for posting.
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