Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pic of the Day

Mountain Bluebird, Sialia currucoides:
Moraine Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park  
     As I was setting up my camera to photograph a pair of Pygmy Nuthatches nesting in a pine stump near Moraine Valley campground, this Mountain Bluebird flew to a near by perch.  The bird was in perfect light with a flawless background is out-of-focus meadow grasses.  The bluebird used the perch numerous times to hawk insects.  At one point it flew to my feet and plucked a spider off the ground about half an inch from by boots.  Twice, the bluebird alighted a foot away from me, perching on the same rock that I was sitting.  It was, least to say, a wonderful experience.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1000 Seconds @ f/10

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