So, a few weeks ago the bluebirds that were nesting in the backyard all fledged. Unfortunately, I was so busy during that time, that I missed the event. I did manage to photograph the parents for a few weeks prior and wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.
The first image below is shortly after the eggs had hatched. This is mom bringing in a treat!
Here is dad bringing in some kind of nasty worm. Here he's hitting the brakes so he can stick the landing.
Here is dad coming in with a cricket. He hasn't deployed the brakes yet, which makes me wonder how they ever stop in time.
If you hover over these images you can see the settings used. You will notice a few similarities. In fact, the shutter speed was the same for each image. I needed a fast shutter speed to freeze these fast lil turds. Depending upon my light, I had to raise the ISO higher sometimes to attain that fast shutter speed.
All of these images were made with my Sony A77ii and Tamron 150-600mm Lens.