Melody Mellinger's picture

Love Is In The Air

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!

Canon Rebel T6i
340mm · f/5.6 · 1/1000s · ISO 1600
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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.

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

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

Thank you very much!

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

Thank you very much!


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

Thank you very much!

Well captured "daily routine" of nature.

Thank you very much!


Thank you!

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

Thank you very much!

Holy smokes...what a shot!

Thank you!

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.

Thank you very much for the kind words!