The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mountain Bluebird

Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming

 Just wish the Western Bluebirds we have at home were this cooperative in having their photo taken.

To see more birds from around the world go to The Pine River Review


38 comments:

  1. WOW, that is astounding! What pretty pictures!

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  2. What a cute and lovely bird John! :)

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  3. Beautiful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. they're so beautiful! we, of course, get the easterns here, but that's a gorgeous bright and dusky blue!

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  5. Beautiful bird shots! The inquisitive look on his (?) face is great!

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  6. About the only birds I've found that cooperative are crows in National Parks, they know they are pretty safe and odds are the someone will finally feed them. Great color and posing on this one.

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  7. Great photos of a beautiful bird.

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  8. magnificent photographs; such vivid blue, eye-catching for sure! Glad you were there with your camera to share with us.

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  9. John... what a beautiful little bird to see.. so blue.
    We have nothing quite like it over here so many thanks for sharing your images..

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  10. Fantastic pics of this little beauty!

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  11. A gorgeous bluebird, great shots!

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  12. a bird with my favourite color. Very godo shots. :)

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  13. Hi John... He is a beauty and these are great photos!!
    Grace

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  14. Are you traveling again?! I'm jealous of your travels, but sure do enjoy your results!

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  15. Wonderful blue bird
    Well captured!

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  16. Lovely captures!
    It is a really beautiful little bird.

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  17. What a gorgeous bird. Such a lovely colour! Well captured, John!
    It's rather frustrating when the birds are far from cooperative.

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  18. They seem bluer than our Western bluebirds and not as rusty on their front.

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  19. Hi there - great pictures. You seem to be able to make them pose yourself!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  20. Not a bird that ever turns up on this side of the ocean, more's the pity. Classy photos.

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  21. That's just as beautiful as the Eastern Bluebird! Wonderful shots!

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  22. Absolutely beautiful, the colour, the shape, wonderful!

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  23. He's a beauty. Our eastern bluebirds are not too cooperative either :)

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  24. Nice grab there John Lee. I sure wouldn't mind getting some good Blue jay pics either. No luck with the song birds lately.
    I like your snap shot side bar, had to laugh at the salt flats shot. Do you hold the RV speed record?
    Cheers!

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  25. Nice vivid color, what a great opportunity. I enjoyed this post.

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  26. Gorgeous Western Bluebird! I have never seen one.

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  27. How'd you get so close! He/she is beautiful. When I try to get close to the bluebirds in our area during the spring, they stay just far enough out of reach to frustrate me.

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  28. He posed beautifully for you! Devil's Towers is the top thing on our list of places we loved but had never even heard of until we got there. (And we didn't even see a bluebird!) (We were full-time RVers for over 10 years.)

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  29. He is so beautiful ... I get none of these guys!

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  30. In first photo he/she is listening. . .
    In second very curious. . .
    In third trying to understand.
    In fourth knowing, you are not dangerous :)
    Fine photos!

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  31. A beautiful Mountain Bluebird John! These are great shots of this male. I love seeing them even more than the Westerns, I guess because I don't see them as often.

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  32. Marvelous photos! He looks a bit windblown.

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  33. He seems a little curious about what you are doing, but doesn't seem to mind getting his photo taken. Great shots!

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  34. These photos are absolutely stunning! Nice work!

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