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Taken 3-Sep-10
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Colorado, Mountain Bluebird, Sialia currucoides, bird, black, bokeh, colorful, nature, outdoors, rocky mountain, white, wildlife
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Dimensions499 x 750
Original file size471 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Sep-10 09:50
Date modified16-Jan-12 19:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A550
Focal length400 mm
Focal length (35mm)600 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.6
Exposure1/500 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Mountain Bluebird - female

Mountain Bluebird - female

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A Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) sometimes called a “Rocky Mountain Bluebird” sits and takes in the view in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. These are, without a doubt, one of my favorite birds, but they are also skiddish as heck and hard to shoot. The males are this bright iridescent blue, and can be seen from a long ways doe to their color. Caught this female taking a pause from eating the berries for just a moment.Their habitat from whatbird.com“Mountain Bluebird: Breeds in southern Alaska, Mackenzie, and Manitoba south to western Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California. Spends winters in British Columbia and Montana south through western U.S. Inhabits high mountain meadows with scattered trees and bushes; in winter, descends to lower elevations in plains and grasslands.”