Eastern Bluebirds have started returning to Davidsons Mill Pond Park. I wanted to go photograph them but decided to use a very long lens so as not to bother them as they are finding their homes in the BlueBird Boxes scattered around the park. There is a lot of activity around the nesting boxes because the Tree Swallows are also trying to take over the Bluebird boxes. So a lot of back & forth between them. I decided to use a 150-600mm Tamron lens @ 600mm with a 2X teleconverter with a Canon R giving me a focal length of 1200mm. The Canon R can still autofocus with that combination of the 150-600mm Tamron lens & the Sigma 2X Teleconverter which helps with my old eyes! It was a fun photo outing and hope that soon the Dragonflies are next to return! I also smoothed out out the backgrounds somewhat because of the flowering trees & branches in the background to give a smoother clean background with the Bluebirds.
Great shots, Reed!
We put up half a dozen birdhouses this year, hoping for tenants!
Thanks Eliza! Hope you will post images of your birdhouses tenants!
Fingers crossed we get takers! 😉
Great shots, Reed, they always pose so cute when they’re curious!
Thanks so much Donna! They are fun photo subjects!
Very nice, Reed! I hope they all have a place to set up house. 😊
Thanks Belinda! They are fun to photograph!
These photos are just stunning! So many views of these very beautiful bluebirds!!
Thanks so much! They are fun to photograph!
A really nice series on a magnificent bird, where you have succeeded with both background and depth of field.
Thanks Hans! It was a fun day to to photograph them!
Nice shots! I like the pink blossom background!
Thanks so much Denise! They are fun to photograph!
Nice poses, Reed. They are so inquisitive.
Thanks Steve! They are fun to watch & photograph! A lot of activity between the Bluebirds & the Tree Swallows for the nesting boxes