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Standing Watch

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 23 July 2018 in Animal & Insect.

A bluebird pair set up house in one of my bird houses. The female is inside sitting on the nest. The male sits outside keeping watch and chasing off squirrels and other birds.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

This is lovely and I like the bokeh as well.

23 Jul 2018 5:33am

Martine from France

Joli petit oiseau.

23 Jul 2018 5:36am

Devi from Chennai, India

How sweet and caring this fellow is! Hats off to him :)
Lovely capture with beautiful details here :)

23 Jul 2018 5:40am

yoshimiparis from France

is it a robin? Nice bokeh

23 Jul 2018 6:01am

@yoshimiparis: It is an Eastern Bluebird.

badtgv from provence, France

splendide compo 5*

23 Jul 2018 6:14am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Il est superbe dans ce bokeh.
Très belle photo Elaine.
Bonne journée

23 Jul 2018 6:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

They are, indeed, wonderful parents . .

23 Jul 2018 6:30am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Il est heureux comme tout dans la nature.

23 Jul 2018 6:46am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderful capture !

23 Jul 2018 7:07am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Très belle prise...le Bokeh est superbe ! Bien joué !

23 Jul 2018 8:26am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe avec ce fond en focus

23 Jul 2018 9:19am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Ohh !! spectacular image. I like a lot.

23 Jul 2018 9:52am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

He is very beautiful and your composition is superb ! He is really in his role of look out !

23 Jul 2018 10:42am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Great photo of dad-to-be, colours and light are excellent.

23 Jul 2018 11:02am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Very good shot of the bluebird.

23 Jul 2018 11:07am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb composition. The detail and color on the bird is wonderful and the background is fabulous. 5*

23 Jul 2018 11:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful bird portrait. The light and colour is lovely

23 Jul 2018 12:04pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You captured a lovely one !

23 Jul 2018 12:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Elaine, this is stunning. I love the light. The color is so vibrant. Adorable image.

23 Jul 2018 12:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant portrait of the brave fellow standing guard.

23 Jul 2018 1:42pm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Blue and red: beautiful bird !

23 Jul 2018 2:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of this fellow keeping watch while the lady bird warms the eggs. I like this picture that looks so natural.

23 Jul 2018 3:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique captage de cet oiseua quelle vue quel rendu sur son pelage mervielleux.
Belle soirée

23 Jul 2018 3:41pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise !

23 Jul 2018 4:10pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning clarity and colors captured in this shot, accompanied by a nice DoF!!

23 Jul 2018 6:47pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

tack sharp subject with a wonderful blurry background. The background looks a bit manipulated rather than natural bokeh from DoF but it is still a marvelous pattern.

23 Jul 2018 7:01pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

really nice macro

23 Jul 2018 7:44pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Gorgeous bird! Fantastic colours of the plumage and superb detail.

24 Jul 2018 2:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, lights & bokeh!
Lovely colors.

24 Jul 2018 6:41am

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