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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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19 Comments

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!

charles warren's picture

Very good shot. color, d.o.f. .focus = excellent +

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you very much!

Jens Sieckmann's picture

Well captured "daily routine" of nature.

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you very much!

Paola Padron's picture

lovely!

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you!

JC Vanman's picture

WOW! Beautiful bird photo. A capture of a lifetime. Your others are amazing as well.

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you very much!

Joseph Bastura's picture

Holy smokes...what a shot!

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you!

Jason Patrick's picture

I signed up just to rate this image! Amazing! I've only recently started my venture into wildlife photography but this photograph simply couldn't go un-noticed. Congratulations on such an exceptional photo. Inspiring.

Melody Mellinger's picture

Thank you very much for the kind words!