I photographed this Eastern Bluebird on the side of a tree in my yard here in Arkansas. I’m lucky to have Eastern Bluebirds nesting in my yard each year. Spring will be here soon and these Bluebirds will start nesting.

Eastern Bluebird On Side Of Tree
Eastern Bluebird On Side Of Tree

When the Bluebirds are nesting in my yard, I use my pickup for a blind (My Eastern Bluebird Photography Setup). This time I had my camera and lens on a tripod.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: My Backyard (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: December 9, 2011 (11:06 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 400
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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