Melody Mellinger's picture

Love Is In The Air

January 8, 2021

I have been watching, feeding, and photographing the Eastern Bluebirds that nest on our property for the past five years. Finally, in Spring of 2020 I was able to capture this sweet, courtship moment of the male bringing his mate a tasty morsel; or in this case, a beakful of mealworms from the nearby feeder!

340mm · f/5.6 · 1/1000s · ISO 1600
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Tom Reichner's picture

Melody ..... I can only imagine how much time and effort went into finally capturing an image like this, with both the male and female posed in a pleasing way at the same instant, both on the same plane of focus at that same instant that they were positioned so well, making perfect eye contact with the camera and with each other simultaneously ..... it's like the capture of a lifetime!

Probably the most interesting and technically excellent image of Eastern Bluebirds that I have ever seen, or ever will see.

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you very much! It was certainly one of the most thrilling moments my bird watching habit has given me so far!

Alan Brown's picture

Wow, an absolutely stunning image Melody - definitely not a shot that could be posed.
Hat's off to you!

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you very much!

Jamie Felton's picture

Spectacular and beautiful photo. The action atop a lilac puts it way over the top for me. 5 stars!

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you very much!