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Spring Bluebird





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4 Comments | Report
JayneBug PRO+
JayneBug June 03, 2020
Stunning, beautiful image. Love the color and composition!
JDLifeshots June 03, 2020
Amazing capture. Congrats!
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GNikolovPhotography June 03, 2020
Congrats on a challenge win! You deserve it!
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margaretgodfrey June 04, 2020
Lovely shot, congrats on winning challenge :)

Behind The Lens

I have always wanted to capture bluebirds and discovered there were a few nesting pairs in a local urban park in Toronto.
I ended up waking up a 5am to try to capture a bluebird in the early morning light before it got too harsh.
Nature early morning light is the best time to photograph nature, especially birds.
This was shot with a Nikon D750 using a Sigma 105-600 zoom lens mounted on a MeFoto tripod.
I love nature photography and find capturing birds a challenge.
I do all my post-processing in Photoshop raw. For this photo I cropped the images slightly, a bit of sharpening, colour balance and a slight vingette.
In my camera bag
When I know I am out to shoot birds, I carry my Sigma 105-600 lens and my Nikon 70-300 lens.
In order to capture birds, the best time of day is at dawn. The light is beautiful and the birds are actively feeding first thing in the morning.

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