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!
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- 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!


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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 Faganover 5 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 Clarkeover 5 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
    lukshotover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thanks, Lukas!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 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

  • Josie Mackerras
    Josie Mackerrasabout 5 years ago

    cute capture!

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

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 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...about 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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