- zetu (16941)
- [2010-05-14 19:58]
Lucky but perfect capture.
Thanks for sharing
- bobair (44)
- [2010-05-14 20:33]
Hi Rick,a very lucky catch and rather beautiful one at that.He sure is a handsome looking little chappy with such intense blue plumage against a fine light blue background.The focus is crisp and well detailed and the crop is well thought out and balanced.It sure would be nice to live in a place like Yellowstone full time given the great shots you getting and such good variety.Keep 'em coming and show the world why nature matters and just how wonderful it is.It has occurred to me,Rick, that it is becoming hard to find something to critique in so many of your shots of nature as they are so excellent as you present them.A fine image and thanks for sharing it with us.
- ana974 (4857)
- [2010-05-14 22:14]
Hello Rick !
You are really lucky ! It is a lovely shot and the composition, colors and sharpness are great ! Amazing pic !
Have a nice w-end!
- jhm (1853)
- [2010-05-15 0:03]
Excellent portrait of these Mountain Bluebird.
Sharpness and clarity make this image wonderful.
Plumage, beak and eye are splendid taken. TFS
Have a nice weekend,
- mwmod99 (14196)
- [2010-05-15 0:20]
Amazing"blue capture" Rick! I know only you can do it that well! Wonderful, artistic masterpiece indeed!
- pirate (7474)
- [2010-05-15 0:29]
not only a wondefull bird but also a just perfect bg
and a wonderfull compo too
- Juyona (16891)
- [2010-05-15 0:32]
splendid capture friend
Outstanding color and definition ...
your luck is magnificent, :))...
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-05-15 0:47]
perfect capture, TFS Ori
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-05-15 5:00]
Only little time but...
Lucky you for capturing this blue beauty! The Mountain Bluebird is a spectacular bird and it looks as if it fell into an inkpot. A very special image indeed. Thanks for sharing.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-05-15 5:40]
this is a stunning view. The blue is so exciting and special. You have composed it so well in good details and well featured.
the white branch gives a very graphical presentation.
- thor68 (5674)
- [2010-05-15 6:20]
wow, this is one of the prettiest birds i have ever seen! :-)
excellent clear and sharp capture, love the incredible blue.
i really would like to see one of those while waiting...
superb job & best wishes, thor.
- phouts (36)
- [2010-05-15 8:50]
The dead bush twigs make all the difference. It is a lovely composition as well as a very sharp, clear picture of the bird.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-05-15 11:58]
with his blue colored plumage it is a very beautiful bird
the Mountain Bluebird, on this photo shot with fine POV
and framing, fine focus excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- achimmircea (6246)
- [2010-05-15 12:41]
Amazing image, good composition, lovely colors, great details and sharpness.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-05-15 20:09]
Hi and Good Morning Rick,
Magnificent capture, seems perfect in every way. Great use of the shallow DOF, everything looks amazingly sharp and focused as a result. Photography at it's finest MF!
TFS and have a nice Sunday!
- ubc64 (789)
- [2010-05-15 23:07]
This one is a bird that I have never seen. I guess that it doesn't visit the locations that I go to. Your shot is well taken and presented. If I could quibble a bit, it all seems too blue, and the top of the photo could be better. But, the bird is sure shown well. Very nice work! TFS.
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-05-16 5:13]
A striking image, pinsharp and well exposed.Magnificent colouration and great angle.
- manyee (23770)
- [2010-05-16 9:19]
Now THAT is a beauty!
You captured it perfectly!
Please say hi to Evelynn and Jerry for me.
Have a wonderful time shooting together.
And since Evelynn won't post anymore,
I will depend on you to keep me posted on your adventures. : )
TFS. : )
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2010-05-16 14:16]
This is INDEED one of the, "THE" best ones I've ever seen.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-05-16 17:59]
That's how it always seems to happen to me too. Some of my better shots came about from a spur of the moment unplanned event similar to yours.
The bird is simply gorgeous in appearance and color. The focus is tac sharp and the pose gives us a great view of this beautiful birds plumage. Perfectly exposed and shown with fine detail. Well done!!
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2010-05-16 22:27]
Lucky maybe, but you were out and ready to make it,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-05-17 12:34]
Back from my holiday in Senegal and The Gambia, I find this fascinating photo. What a beauty! Great sharpness, details and wonderful colours. Excellent POV and composition.