Mountain Bluebird (Bird on an Outhouse)

I was driving the large Red Sleep Mountain Drive on the National Bison Range and stopped at the only outhouses on the loop at the High Point Trailhead when I encountered a good sized flock of freshly moulted Mountain Bluebirds. Their perches of choice seemed to be the outhouses, though I did get a few in the gravel. This one liked the exhaust stack and was the bluest of the bunch.

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7DII, Sigma 150-600 C @ 600 mm, hand held, f/8, 1/2500, iso 2000 (hardly necessary, but it had been much darker the last time I’d used it and I wanted a pretty high shutter speed). Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 4890x3240 before resizing for the web. Taken at 8:26 am on September 15th.

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You sure got a great look of him, Dennis. I like the head turn. He is a beauty, even if he didn’t pose on something in nature to make the shot more desirable.