Thursday, June 05, 2008

Blue Birds

The last time I was at my parent's house, my Mom told me I should take my camera, go outside, and try to capture a pair of bluebirds nesting in her birdhouse at the end of the driveway. I was up for it, obviously :)

After about ten minutes, I had some shots of small blurry birds. Then, I noticed that Dad had come outside and was getting his tripod out of his truck. "Hmmm, maybe he's going to bring that over here?" I wondered. Yep, here he comes, the tripod attached to his camera, the camera attached to a supermondo lens. But the birds weren't cooperating too well, and it was cold, and Dad grew impatient. I was more than happy to take over the operation from him. This is the only picture I have where both male and female are in the shot at the same time.

Judging by the number of caterpillars going in, and the amount of "waste" carried out, the happy couple's eggs had hatched and hungry mouths were being fed.

13 comments:

Karen said...

Oh how sweet!

Salty said...

Good for you Amy! BTW I thought his big lens only captured deer & elk :)

Doug Chapman said...

The bird version of 'this old house'. Hard work pays off... nice shot!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well capture, all that waiting sure paid off..

imac said...

Well worth the wait.


Come travel back in time with me.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very cool Amy.

Shionge said...

I'm so glad that you are all so patience that's why I get to enjoy this beautiful shot, thank you :D

No Monday Blues for sure ;)

Gretchen said...

Beautiful shot!

Kerri said...

Oh, this is a LOVELY shot!!

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely. That's a proud couple, to be sure.

Moi said...

halo....where are you??? been gone for long....waiting for a new post here :)

Shepherd's Loft said...

What a great shot!

SHOOTING STAR said...

Beautiful color and bird;-)