Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Our New Neighbor!!!

1/400 sec  f 4.0  ISO 200

"The bluebird carries the sky on his back."
Henry David Thoreau

This big guy has been hanging around our house for the past few weeks...
and just today I saw the reason...
he's building his home on our back porch light!!!  

I think he'd prefer the snow to go away too...
but it didn't stop him!!!  

Linking to...

If you have an interest in birds and great photography...
check out Brian King Images!!!

I love how he puts the settings for each shot under each photo he posts...
(it's helped me think about how to shoot particular shots...)
so I'm stealing his idea!!! 

But is it really stealing if I'm giving him credit???
(Now...if I can just remember to do it!!!)


  1. Lucky you...that's a real good looking neighbour you have:)Great shot! Have a great day!


  2. Beautiful bird and how great that he is going to nest that close to you.

  3. Beautiful bird and a great shot. Well done!

  4. What a beautiful neighbor you have ~ Gorgeous macro shot for ODW ^_^

  5. Your neighbor is quite gorgeous.
    JM Illinois

  6. Very pretty blue bird. You will enjoy watching the building of its home near you. I have a robin that has built the neatest nest, and already has babies.

  7. A wonderful Stellar's Jay. When I lived in Colorado, the neighborhood kids called them "Darth Vader birds".

  8. A nice and friendly neighbor and a beautiful shot.

  9. Thanks everybody!!! He's driving my cats a bit nuts, but I enjoy seeing him flit about!!!

    I'm curious about the Darth Vader nickname!!!

  10. It is lovely. Lucky you. We have finches!

  11. Beautiful bird.

    Sorry for my silence; traveling again.

  12. Thanks Margaret!!! I'm not a birder so I don't know my Stellar Jays from a finch!!! (I had heard that California Jays are called Stellar Jays!)

    Thanks Bibi!!!'re excused!!! Hope to see some pics of the new travels!!!

  13. Nice bird - and its blue, so its a blue bird - even if not a Bluebird!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  14. I know Stewart!!! A birder I'm not!!! But he definitely is a blue bird!!!

  15. We don't have Stellar's Jays here, but they're handsome looking birds! Wonderful shot! Thank you for the very kind blog mention! You're not stealing anything from me at all. I'm quite certain I'm not the first one to post settings info with my shots, but thank you for the kind words! I'm just glad somebody actually noticed the info!

  16. Awesome neighbor! We don't have this particular variety around here. Nice photo!