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Mike Bons
06-05-2015, 12:56 AM
2 years ago I decided I was going to make a bluebird box and see what happens. My wife told me it was a waste of time because we never see bluebirds in our area. Well, sure enough that spring we had bluebirds that moved in and they ended up having 2 successful broods. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing their progression, especially as the parents would bring the fledglings to the feeder. I was disappointed last year when we didn't have any bluebirds that took up residency in the boxes. Well, this year I was thrilled when they returned! The chicks just fledged a couple of days ago and the adults have taken them into the wooded area for a few weeks.
I thought I would share a few of my favorite pics from the years so far.
All taken with the Canon 6D + 400mm F/5.6L

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v182/p1225200922-4.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v174/p1225201531-4.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v133/p1214360608-4.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v177/p1182498613-4.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v172/p1182498655-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s7/v162/p1129439613-5.jpg

Runmonty
06-05-2015, 02:32 AM
Really nice shots again Mike. I can see how they get their name (they do look like they are from the east :headslap:)

JAS_Photo
06-05-2015, 11:29 PM
Great set! They are so pretty! Photo 3, I think he is saying, "Hey Human! Look at me on this red gerbera! Is this an awesome pose or what! Did you get me on the red poppy earlier?"

Marko
06-06-2015, 06:19 AM
wonderful as usual- really love the rain in shot 1

Rdbender
06-06-2015, 01:44 PM
Great shots Mike glad your bluebirds came back I've put a few miles on the SUV trying to find some

Mike Bons
06-06-2015, 11:16 PM
Thanks a lot everyone, I appreciate the comments and feedback. RB, you are welcome to come here any get some bluebird shots. It maybe a bit of a drive but you are guaranteed pics.

Mad Aussie
06-08-2015, 03:58 AM
How do you pick a favourite out of those beauties? I simply can't. I do love the rain you've caught in the first shot though... seems to really add an element of 'wild' to the shot. Great focus in all.

Rdbender
06-08-2015, 04:51 PM
Thanks a lot everyone, I appreciate the comments and feedback. RB, you are welcome to come here any get some bluebird shots. It maybe a bit of a drive but you are guaranteed pics.

Mike I'd love to get there but this year is so dam busy on weekends the drive would be a piece of cake everyday I drive Ajax to Oakville then Mississauga Brampton sometimes back to Oakville sometimes to Hamilton or Waterloo then theres Vaughn downtown Toronto etc :D

Barefoot
06-08-2015, 09:40 PM
Remarkable.

Mike Bons
06-11-2015, 11:36 AM
Thanks so much for the comments everyone, really appreciated!