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Bluebirds Return to Jackson Hole by A.M. Ruttle

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About mid-March is when we start looking for the returning Mountain Bluebirds (Sialia currucoides) and what a welcome sight they are; for me, they mean it’s finally spring. This year they were right on target with the first ones seen just after St. Patrick’s Day. Canon 40D, Canon 100-400 IS lens, f 5.6, 1/500, focal length 400mm, RAW. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. Views 514 through 2 January 2011; thanks for stopping by!
Featured in:
- Amazing Wildlife, July 2012
- #1 Favorites, May 2012
- Nature Photography Challenge, March 2012
- Backyard Photography, February 2012
- Featured Women Photographers, October 2011
- Amazing Wildlife, October 2011
- The Hosting Tutorial Class, March 2010
- Depth of Field, February 2010
- The Woman Photographer, January 2010
- Canon DSLR Group, June 2009
Thank you all very much!

- Nature Photography Challenge, Rule of Thirds, March 2012
- Your Country’s Best The Color Blue challenge, May 2011
- Lost in Space, Lost with Animals Challenge, June 2010, thanks to all who voted, and to the group for the RB voucher!

Wildlife, wild places, wild light… mountains, the ocean, the sky… ahhhhhhhl. Breathe deeply as you look into these images.

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 6 years ago

    wow what a great little bird
    lovely shot:)

  • They are jewels; thanks for dropping in and taking the time to comment!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkealmost 6 years ago

    Lovely colours, perfect lighting: great shot

  • Hi David, you are SO kind! I’m in awe of your Hummingbird Moth 4… I have spent a lot of time just watching them in our garden, and haven’t ever even dreamed it would be possible to get that shot you captured. Nicely done!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • lukshot
    lukshotalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thanks, Lukas!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkealmost 6 years ago

    Thanks for the comment on the Humming Bird Moths – they are fascinating creatures. There are a few more shots on my website at if you’re interested.

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerover 5 years ago

    Thank you for participating in Photography 101’s group tagging project! Please tag this photo with the following tag(s):

    Reminder: You do not need to submit this image to the group to participate in group tagging! :-D

  • Fun, Taylor, thanks so much!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • principiante
    principianteover 5 years ago

    what a pretty pretty bird

  • Thanks so much for dropping in… love the great energy on your RB profile!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Magee
    Mageeover 5 years ago

    Be like I, hold your head up high,
    Till you find a bluebird of happiness.
    You will find greater peace of mind
    Knowing there’s a bluebird of happiness.
    And when he sings to you,
    Though you’re deep in blue,
    You will see a ray of light creep through,
    And so remember this, life is no abyss,
    Somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness.

    It’s been years since I’ve even thought about that song….until now! Thank you for this gorgeous image, and the memory AM.

  • Oh it’s lovely, Magee; any idea where I could find the melody?

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • josiem
    josiemover 5 years ago

    cute capture!

  • Thanks, Josie! p.s. love your “blues”!!!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture , would love to see this in the canon dslr group

  • Hi Kathy, thanks for the comment and the encouragement; I figured the Canon DSLR group would be swamped, but I’ll have a look. AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    glad to see you here, I love this image

  • Thank you very much Kathy; I have toyed with joining the group many times, and feel very honored to see the Feature below. Thanks ever to much!

    – A.M. Ruttle

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