Lemonade from lemons – Mountain Bluebirds


I spent the day going through some of my old photos.  Looking for throwaways that I might try to salvage.  I came across these two Mountain Bluebird photos that I had taken back in February of 2010, during one of my many trips to the Big Bend area of west Texas.  I wanted to get close to some of these birds, as we don’t have them around my home area,  but it was not to be.  I had to settle for a couple images taken from a distance away.

I, for some reason or another, I hadn’t tossed them.  So I decided to see if I could make something of them.  So here are the originals and the end results.  Enjoy.

un-edited

Mountain Bluebird in brush

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/500 sec. @ f8
  • ISO 1000
  • Lens focal distance 400mm
  • Metering – partial

un-edited

Mountain Bluebird on fence post

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/500 sec. @ f8
  • ISO 500
  • Lens focal distance 400mm
  • Metering – partial

So as you can see, the final results probably won’t win any awards, but I do now have some usable photos of these beautiful birds.  Maybe on my next trip I will get some close-ups.   Click on image to see an enlargement.