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September 20, 2010

Happy Monday Fans

Another weekend has come and gone, what did I get accomplished?  I managed to get all the laundry done, YAY A+ on that one.  I got the shopping done for next week, I hate shopping!.  I tried to get all the furniture dusted, lost cause on that ever staying done due to wheat harvest dust.

I did manage to get up to the summer range to check on the grass situation, water and general area, Ah so good to take a road trip.

BUT most importantly, I managed to get a shoot at my all time favorite bird.  It is the Mountain Blue Bird, Idaho's state bird.  Boy these little guys are fast.  I pull at my 300mm lens and start tracking.  Gosh they are everywhere but not where I need them to be.
Hovering close to the ground, I was able to get in a get a pretty descent shoot.  It's not frame-able by any means but it's a keeper.  There was an over abundance of these blue winged beauties, just not where I needed them to be.
Photo is part of the following photo Challenges
The Sunday Creative
Ni Hao Y'all

Photography love...

This is also being posted to a new photo challenge over at (My Life Mixed With Photography).

Check out this latest photo challenge if you don't have anything else to do.  Photo challenges give you that much needed reason to go out and shoot something.

Ashley Jean


Pitterle Postings said...

Love the bird. It looks great! I love photo challenges because it helps me to see different things in a new way. It is amazing what becomes photographable if you just look at it a little different.

~Shari said...

Woah! That is one great actions shot! Love his blue coloring!!

Anonymous said...

What a great stop the action stop! I was surprised by how many of these were in Colorado (we don't have them here in Nebraska)...what great color!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

This is a keeper for sure. We don't have these birds in Scotland - they are so beautiful. Taking photos of birds in flight is so hard for me - this is a great shot.

Ashley Sisk said...

I love this shot - I really love how you feel the motion.

Anonymous said...

Great photo. Love that you can feel the movement.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I am enjoying the alphabet challenge.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Wow! This is an amazing shot! So beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

Wonderful shot!

Evelyn S. said...

You were in the right spot at the right time! I love the bluebird in flight! It's been a long time since I've seen a mountain bluebird, and I know they are here in NE Oregon.

I missed the deadline for the Sunday Snapshot, but I posted anyway!

Unknown said...

Wow, what a bold blue. Great capture! Did you use a DSLR?


Stefanie said...

Great job.... capturing that had to be quite a challenge!
And what a beautiful bird!