Eastern Bluebird Feeding Nestling A Caterpillar

By | May 14, 2020

I photograph the Eastern Bluebirds nesting in my yard each year. I photographed this Eastern Bluebird feeding her young on May 1, 2020.

Eastern Bluebird Feeding Caterpillar To Young
Eastern Bluebird Feeding Caterpillar To Young

How I Got The Shot – Eastern Bluebird Feeding Nestling A Caterpillar

Here is a post I made regarding my setup for photographing these birds: My Eastern Bluebird Photography Setup

I had a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f7.1
  • ISO 1250
  • Shutter speed – 1/320 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Bias – +1/3 EV
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Here Are A Few More Of My Photos Of Eastern Bluebirds

  1. Eastern Bluebird Feeding Nestling
  2. Eastern Bluebird Ready To Fledge
  3. Eastern Bluebird With Caterpillar
  4. Eastern Bluebird At Nest Box Entrance
  5. Eastern Bluebird With Large Spider
  6. Fecal Sac Being Removed
Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.