This morning my goal was to photograph migrating sparrows, but I came home with this image of a female Eastern Bluebird. I captured some great images of sparrows but it is this image that keeps drawing my attention, so I thought I would share it. Bluebirds are one of those birds that everyone loves, but let’s face it, the male gets most of the attention. The female is a more subtle bird displaying softer hues of the male’s brilliance. In this image, I tried to use that subtlety to portray the female. The image was taken under overcast conditions with consistent lighting across the scene. I particularly love how the color of her breast is complimented by the tones and hues of the background while that gorgeous blue wing really pops off the screen.
I’d love to know what you think, so please let me know in the comments section.