Monday, June 14, 2010

Chasing Bluebirds

Do you know how hard it is to get a picture of a simple little eastern bluebird? Well, for me it's almost impossible! You wouldn't believe how much time I spent chasing this one and many others before I was able to get these two obstructed view pictures.

I think these birds were teasing me, because whenever I'd get close enough to see them they'd fly off to another tree next to the one they were in. They never did fly very far away, but just far enough for me to not be able to see them. The frustrating thing was that I didn't have to get very close. My camera can see a long way. But I did have to be able to find them through the leaves.

As you can see though, all I have to this day are exactly two pictures of this one bluebird. This was definitely not one of the three that was laughing at me in their little birdy voices, but these pictures from the past are at least better than nothing. I'm not saying these are not good, but I was hoping for the spectacular shots that make you go ooh and ahh as soon as you see them.

Still, I'm not sure there is anything better than getting lucky enough to capture a bird in mid-flight. Especially one that has such a brilliant blue color. Bluebirds really are very beautiful creatures. I think even though I don't have the great pictures to share yet, I'm just glad I've had the privilege to be able to see a few of them up close.

What better way to spend a day than to chase bluebirds from tree to tree? I don't think I've ever had it any better. Ahh, the joy of being an Everyday Adventurer.


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16 comments:

  1. excellent shots...
    lovely blue bird.

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  2. I believe next time you will managed to captured them even closer Ratty. Nice shots! :)

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  3. Beautiful birds! You're getting closer each time.

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  4. A pursuit worth doing! Bluebirds are reclusive.

    Bill:www.wildramblings.com

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  5. I am patient. I am collecting them one by one, day by day. They will be tired to play the hide and seek one day.

    I think you have the patience as well.

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  6. Easter blue birds can be shy. I'm just glad to see them again.

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  7. Ah, the eastern bluebird of exercise :)

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  8. i agree with you, the bigger birds are easier to photograph, the smaller birds on the other hand usually keeps flying away. i can feel your joy of seeing and photographing one, since i had similar joy also when i finally was able to capture also a roadrunner here :)

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  9. I keep trying to get pictures of the birds in my backyard but the minute I step out the door they all take off. I've only had luck taking them through an upstairs window and they don't come out very good.

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  10. They are skittish, aren't they? In spite of that, you managed to get a couple of great shots, even if they're not close up. Well done!

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  11. I understand completely..been there Ratty! ha Only we don't have any bluebirds here...I'd love that!

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  12. I think chasing bluebirds sounds like a fun pastime too. And I love the photo you got of the little guy in flight.

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  13. Eastern Bluebirds are one of my favorite birds. I'm so happy to know that they are thriving in your area. You did a great job getting those captures in the wild. Especially the flight shot!

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  14. You're still luckier than I am, birds took off as soon as they see me. You've some great shots of the this blue bird, Ratty!

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  15. For me it is nearly impossible to capture birds, especially in flight. I think you have to be very quiet. In any case, these are beautiful captures.

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