June 2015 Bluebirds

 

Scott and Nancy next door have a birdhouse that a pair of bluebirds decided to nest in, and they have been quite active around the neighborhood.  I decided to grab some images of them.

The music for this page is “Hot Rocks” by The Rolling Stones.  Not on that CD but also of note is the 1986 cover of “Jumping Jack Flash” by Aretha Franklin (with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood).

 

JUN_13_2015__001Nikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/80 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

The male bluebird, sitting on the power lines running to my house.  I shot this from an open window.  Lighting wasn’t great so I used ISO 500.  The camera was set on Program. 

 

 

 

JUN_11_2015__004aNikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/100 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500. Focal length: 3000mm (APS-C).

The female standing guard over Nancy’s car.  With eggs in the birdhouse, she was very territorial.  She kept seeing her reflection in the car windows and thought it was another bird.  So, she used her secret weapon against her reflection…

 

 

 

JUN_11_2015__002Nikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/4.8 and a 1/200 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 1000.  Focal length: 145mm (APS-C).

Yep.  Scott and Nancy have been washing their cars for weeks now.

 

 

 

JUN_13_2015__004aNikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/100 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

A local red-headed woodpecker.  We seem to have a lot of woodpeckers nearby.

 

 

 

JUN_13_2015__005Nikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/125 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

A seemingly unhappy and noisy spotted-Robin.  I panned her just slightly, thus the blurred background.

 

 

 

JUN_11_2015__006Nikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/50 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

No, this wasn’t the robin’s target.  Just a blackbird in my yard (trying to hide from me, or maybe it was the noisy robin).

 

 

 

JUN_11_2015__001Nikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/80 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

The female bluebird taking flight from an ornament in Scott and Nancy’s yard.

 

 

 

JUN_11_2015__005Nikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/200 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

The female again; she had just lifted off the mailbox (at least she didn’t crap on it).

 

 

 

JUN_14_2015__002Nikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/80 of a second shutter speed. ISO 1000.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

A later evening catch of the male, back on my power line again.  I was outside and actually snuck up on him a bit to get this before he flew off.

That’s it. 

 

all images © Scott Woelm – June 2015