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This female Eastern bluebird stopped late in the afternoon for a much needed break from hunting and feeding babies to take a dip in the birdbath. She splashed happily after lingering for a while on the edge of the birdbath. She was facing the west as light filtered through the trees and rested on her lovely little form. I intensified the effect with light filters from PhotoShop.


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  • Charl045
    Charl045about 6 years ago

    OmGosh..your use of dof is incredible and makes this baby “pop”.. Most Excellent, Wonderful photographer you are blooming into Bon..

  • budrfli
    budrfliabout 6 years ago

    extreme perfection in the depths created on this beautiful creature and heavenly lit scene!

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutabout 6 years ago


  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 6 years ago

    So lovely, Bonnie. Such a serene composition (before the frenzied splashing, no doubt!) :o) She’s so pretty and the background and lighting here is really rather magical!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 6 years ago

    Perfect capture love the colours hugs Tom

  • Tron
    Tronabout 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainabout 6 years ago

    I’m amazed. Speechless in fact. Wow!!

  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
    Jan Stead JEMp...about 6 years ago

    brilliant colour, contrast, balance, composition and depth of field!!!

    quite the stunning portrait!!!!

    instant favourite!!!


    : )

  • janpiller
    janpilleralmost 6 years ago

    !!!! I’m running out of adjectives……

  • Marie  Morrison
    Marie Morrisonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful !

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