Caring For Her

© Bill Houghton

Caring For Her

Kim Dietrich Elam 4/5/2010 4:56:24 AM

WOW, Bill! Just beautiful - lovely colors, clarity and comp! #1255490

Karen Celella 4/5/2010 6:08:11 AM

Outstanding in flight capture Bill! #8511254

Jeff Robinson 4/5/2010 6:35:17 AM

Outstanding in every way - You do some amazing work Bill!! Jeff #8511348

Tammy M. Anderson 4/5/2010 8:43:02 AM

This is outstanding, Bill. Excellent details and clarity. #8511654

Melissa Olsen 4/5/2010 12:14:54 PM

Bill, I do so enjoy your your. Beautiful! #8512189

Linda A. Braddock 4/5/2010 1:27:11 PM

Bill, Gorgeous!!! #8512368

Ken R. Frischkorn 4/5/2010 1:28:29 PM

Magnificent photo Kim with outstanding detail and color. #8512373

Jane Hirst 4/5/2010 4:19:18 PM

Remarkable those blue outstretched wings....Great composition and story. PS I saw my first blue bird of the season this evening. #8512679

Carol Flisak 4/5/2010 8:57:26 PM

Gorgeous capture, Bill. Perfect timing, great color, composition and clarity! #8513255

Clyde P. Smith 4/5/2010 9:12:15 PM

Outstanding capture Bill. Wonderful timing and DOF. #8513267

Kathy Cline 4/9/2010 6:04:02 PM

If only I had some blue birds down here.
Blessings to you. #8522874

Karen Engelbreth 4/17/2010 1:23:06 AM

A big congrats on your wonderful POTD, Bill... #8540875

Usman M. Bajwa 4/17/2010 1:56:49 AM

Fabulous capture, composition, bokeh and timing, Bill. CONGRATZ on the POTD Award!

UB. #8540880

Michelle Alton 4/17/2010 2:43:58 AM

Bill...Congratulations on this exceptionally deserving POTD! #8540887

Kerry Penn 4/17/2010 3:40:12 AM

This is wonderful! #8540890

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/17/2010 4:12:20 AM

Wonderful!! Congratulations on your POTD, Bill! #8540925

Julie Christiansen 4/17/2010 4:18:53 AM

Congrats Bill, just phenomenal. #8540932

Nancy L. Green 4/17/2010 4:22:50 AM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Bill, this is AMAZING, WTG!!! <>< #8540941

Robert Mann 4/17/2010 4:24:44 AM

Put me on the WoW and Amazing List, Bill! Big congrats on your POTD! #8540944

Bill Houghton 4/17/2010 4:27:49 AM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it, Bill #8540952

Sheila Pittman 4/17/2010 4:40:08 AM

BEAUTIFUL #8540969

Joy Rector 4/17/2010 4:40:11 AM

congrats on the POTD #8540970

Leslie McLain 4/17/2010 4:41:34 AM

Amazing capture. Congrats on your POTD. #8540974

Eivor Kuchta 4/17/2010 4:42:13 AM

What a precious capture, Bill! Just wonderful! Congratulations on the POTD! #8540976

Sharon King 4/17/2010 4:47:35 AM

I LOVE this Bill! What a wonderful capture! Congratulations! #8540993

Richard M. Waas 4/17/2010 5:08:46 AM

Bill, great timing for a beautiful comp. Well deserving of the POTD. Congrats!! #8541039

Linda D. Lester 4/17/2010 5:09:51 AM

Excellent capture....Congrats on your POTD! #8541042

Tammy M. Anderson 4/17/2010 5:11:16 AM

Congratulations, Bill on this beautiful POTD. #8541047

Terry Cervi 4/17/2010 5:11:39 AM

Congrats on your wonderful POTD, Bill! #8541049

Gord MacEachern 4/17/2010 5:18:21 AM

Congratulations on this very well deserved POTD Bill!! #8541062

Stephen Zacker 4/17/2010 5:20:56 AM

Great capture and title. Congratulations #8541069

Nikki McDonald 4/17/2010 5:22:31 AM

Wonderful photo, Bill, from the beautiful blur and bokeh in the background to the detail of the outstretched wings and the perfect moment that you captured. Congratulations on the POTD. #8541073

Cathy Barrows 4/17/2010 5:29:56 AM

Congrats on this totally amazing POTD #8541090

Bob D. Hall 4/17/2010 5:37:48 AM

Great shot, Bill!! Congrats on your POTD!! #8541105

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/17/2010 5:48:22 AM

Fannnnntastic Bill!

Congrats on POTD, would love to see this one again!

jo ann c. #8541118

Nancyj E. Hovey 4/17/2010 5:52:12 AM

Awesome capture...

on your very deserving POTD! 8o)

Carolyn Morgan 4/17/2010 5:53:08 AM

Bill - I missed this shot - the color and motion are wonderful and your subject compelling. Congratulations #8541125

Ted L. Craig 4/17/2010 5:58:48 AM

Outstanding! Clearly beyond just good shots. The accomplishment of this shot should last for quite a while. #8541133

Joyce Rose 4/17/2010 6:00:02 AM

Beautiful picture! Beautiful capture! Beautiful caption! Congrats, Bill! #8541136

Steve Miller 4/17/2010 6:04:57 AM

Holy Cow! Amazing capture! GREAT job! #8541152

Melissa Olsen 4/17/2010 6:15:35 AM

Congrats Bill....I knew this was a beauty. #8541174

Karen Celella 4/17/2010 6:36:12 AM

Congratulations on your spectacular POTD Bill!! #8541218

Sandra L. Maxwell 4/17/2010 6:36:18 AM

Just LOVE it! Can't say anything new about it, great job and congrats to you. #8541219

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/17/2010 7:18:27 AM

Incredible, fantastic and beautiful image! WTG on your POTD, Bill! :-) k #8541278

Erica Murphy 4/17/2010 7:21:33 AM

This is outstanding Bill! Congratulations on your POTD, it's fantastic!! #8541285

Erica Murphy 4/17/2010 7:21:33 AM

This is outstanding Bill! Congratulations on your POTD, it's fantastic!! #8541286

Anna Diederich 4/17/2010 7:31:37 AM

Love this Bill! Congrats on your POTD! #8541298

Bunny Snow 4/17/2010 7:33:46 AM

Perfect timing, Bill. I can see that you were all set up, with a composed thought in mind, waiting to seize the moment and document what you knew would occur and it did. You beautifully captured the details, colors and tonality, sharpness and clarity! Well done!!!

Congratulations on your POTD! Hope we'll see this again. #8541300

Linda A. Braddock 4/17/2010 7:46:53 AM

Bill, Gorgeous Capture!! Congratulations on Photo of the Day! #8541313

Bill Foxworthy 4/17/2010 7:51:03 AM

Excellent image Bill, congratulations on your POTD! #8541318

PiperAnne L. Worcester 4/17/2010 7:57:08 AM

That is an unbelievable shot. Just unbelievable and so deserving of all the awards you can get. Congratulations! #8541328

Greg McCroskery 4/17/2010 8:01:06 AM


All of your work is exemplary -- and this outstanding image is no exception. Your knack for composition and timing are a true artistic gift. This shot is one of the finest POTD images I have seen.

God Bless,
Greg #8541335

Christine Lobsinger 4/17/2010 8:06:39 AM

Hello Bill, this is excellent!!!!
Congrats to you on your EP and on your POTD!!!!
Spectacular shot!

SMILING #8541348

Carol Flisak 4/17/2010 8:17:21 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Bill! I loved this the first time I saw it and still do... it's wonderful! #8541369

Katarina Mansson 4/17/2010 8:28:09 AM

Congratulations on your stunning POTD Bill! #8541395

Robert Jensen 4/17/2010 8:40:01 AM

Finally ... a POTD that deserves it! Great comp, lighting ... this has everything going for it. #8541410

Judith MacArthur 4/17/2010 8:49:31 AM

I'll add my congratulations to all the others, Bill. An outstanding shot. I noticed how the angle makes the female's head look larger than the male's. She definitely appears to be the dominant member of this pair! :-) #8541419

Ronald F. Fischer 4/17/2010 8:54:48 AM

What a spectacular capture, Bill, and a well deserved POTD!!! #8541424

Phyllis A. Houghton 4/17/2010 9:18:20 AM

This is amazing Bill. Congratulations! Thank you for bringing us close to scenes most people are not privy too. #8541452

Lorri Shank 4/17/2010 9:28:06 AM

The bluebird with its striking blue in full wing span against the rest of the muted tones is wonderful. I think this is one of the best images I've seen of birds nesting. Congrats! #8541473

Anne M. Young 4/17/2010 9:35:23 AM

Just fantastic Bill - congratulations #8541489

Amanda D. Austwick 4/17/2010 9:45:21 AM

Bill, this is a fantastic photo, especially the way you caught the male in perfect flight. CONGRATULATIONS on this POTD! #8541516

Susie Peek-Swint 4/17/2010 10:15:16 AM

Perfect timing and capture Bill .. love the title too ~ many congrats on your beautiful POTD! #8541545

Phyllis H. Burchett 4/17/2010 10:17:33 AM

Awesome capture! Congrats on your POTD! #8541548

Ray Clarke 4/17/2010 10:46:38 AM

Outstanding capture Bill, Congrats on your POTD! #8541573

Shirley A. Kinney 4/17/2010 10:47:27 AM

Awesome! Awesome. Bill this is just beautiful! Congrats on your POTD. Well deserved. #8541576

Kathy Salerni 4/17/2010 11:08:59 AM

Great timing on this beautiful POTD image, Bill! Huge congrats! #8541597

Jeff Robinson 4/17/2010 11:32:57 AM

Congrats Bill on your Very Well Deserved POTD! Jeff #8541612

Sheri Camarda 4/17/2010 11:45:57 AM

WOW! This is just perfectly outstanding! What a magnificent capture! A winner all the way around. Congratulations Bil!! #8541624

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/17/2010 11:54:30 AM

Love those birds! Great shot and congrats on the POTD!! #8541631

Lydia Williams 4/17/2010 1:09:03 PM

Beautiful, outstanding capture Bill!
Congratulations on your POTD!
Best, Lydia #8541677

Michelle Tinger 4/17/2010 1:48:04 PM

Congratulations! This is such an awesome and beautiful capture. This is just so sweet. Thanks for sharing. #8541727

Renee Doyle 4/17/2010 2:57:08 PM

Congratulations Bill on this most outstanding capture and POTD!!!! #8541807

Jane Burns 4/17/2010 3:41:28 PM

OMW I realize you don't need one more kudo, but it is astounding! I wish I could share it on FB--it is a gift!! #8541884

Evy Johansen 4/17/2010 6:48:39 PM

Awesome capture, Bill!! Big congratulations on your POTD!! #8542212

Michael Umbreit 4/17/2010 7:20:25 PM

Bill - Congratulations on your POTD! Great work my friend!! - Mike #8542228

Rona L. Schwarz 4/17/2010 11:17:34 PM

Fantastic action capture of this nesting pair, Bill! The detail, colors and clarity are exceptional and the bokeh background is terrific as well. Wonderful POTD - Congratulations! #8542401

Mary K. Robison 4/18/2010 1:47:19 AM

Really lovely capture, Bill ~
Congratulations on your well-earned POTD! #8542485

Graeme yew Chow 4/18/2010 2:35:32 AM

Lovely POTD winner and big congratulation Bill. A very sharp image. #8542510

Deepinder S. RANGER 4/18/2010 4:01:04 AM

What a lovely capture !!
Outstanding in every way ! #8542603

William C. Raco 4/18/2010 7:30:47 AM

This is a beauty, Bill
Congratulations on the POTD #8543024

Wanda Knoss 4/18/2010 7:49:43 AM

Beautiful images, Bill. Congratulations. #8543056

Clyde P. Smith 4/18/2010 7:56:43 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful POTD Bill. Wonderful capture with perfect timing that tells a story. #8543063

Susan Jane Allen 4/18/2010 8:08:05 AM

Such a lovely shot, Bill! Congrats! #8543080

Janel Seymour 4/18/2010 9:40:39 AM

Ah, Bill. What an amazing capture. I looked at your gallery and it is full ow excellent work. Birds are challenging subjects and you have mastered the technique. #8543178

Rona L. Schwarz 4/18/2010 8:51:22 PM

Let me be the first to congratulate you on this wonderful Finalist, Bill!! So well-deserved! #8545940

Raymond Pauly 4/18/2010 8:55:19 PM

Beautiful capture. Congratulations. #8545971

Robert K. Bemus 4/19/2010 12:59:04 AM

Gorgeous comp and perfect timing-- congratulations on your POTD, Bill!!! #8546931

Heather Thorsen 4/19/2010 1:32:05 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Bill.
This is a beautiful "Bluebird of happiness" #8546969

Michael Kroth 4/19/2010 6:22:45 AM

Beautiful capture, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD. #8548240

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/19/2010 1:45:53 PM

Impressive timing and a beautiful image Bill. Congrats! #8550830

Darryl Wilkinson 4/19/2010 4:43:02 PM

Sweet shot Bill! Congratulations! #8551610

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/19/2010 8:09:36 PM

AWSOME Bill!!! #8552507

Guy D. Biechele 4/20/2010 5:31:35 AM

Superb capture, Bill! Congrats on your POTD. #8553552

Dianna Murphy 4/20/2010 8:23:34 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful POTD!!! I have a new blue bird capture too! #8554121

Richard D. Love 4/22/2010 8:55:02 AM

Congratulations, Bill. Beautiful image with perfect timing. Well done.

Rick #8561662

Daniel Ruf 4/26/2010 1:57:11 PM

Congrats on this winner, Bill. Timing is excellent. #8571193

Summer A. Kozisek 5/3/2010 11:06:19 PM

Gorgeous capture Bill, congratulations on your recent POTD! #8587593

Toni Riggs 5/7/2010 2:26:31 AM

Great capture, congrats! #8594271

Hal Bambrick 6/2/2010 10:00:15 AM

WOW!!,Stunning Inflight Capture Bill!!!!. And...Congrats!!!!!!. #8660313

Joy Rector 6/6/2010 5:29:49 AM

fantastic capture #8668700

John Connolly 6/26/2010 2:42:13 PM

Belated congratulations on this amazing capture Bill! An incredible, well timed image with supreme detail and glorious color! #8718410

Dorann Weber 7/13/2010 7:27:31 PM

Amazing..I am speechless..Absolutely stunning Bill! #8760145

Mark Dodge 7/13/2010 8:01:08 PM

Amazing capture, Bill! Way to go! Congratulations as well! #8760232

Terry Cervi 7/18/2010 6:47:29 AM

What an amazing capture and super timing, Bill! Looks like I missed a recent POTD, so congrats on that! #8771113

Christine Lobsinger 7/26/2010 7:25:32 PM

Absolutely Stunning Work Bill~ as always!
Smiling Big,
Congratulations again #8788107

Mitch Spence 2/26/2011 10:52:31 AM

I've just been enjoying myself wandering through your marvelous gallery a bit, Bill. Just stopped here to tell you how much I enjoy this image. Wonderful. #9263117

Toni A. Martin 3/30/2011 9:46:05 AM

Bill, your whole gallery is STUNNING! It just blew me away. Good luck to you man. You deserve it! #9326377

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These Bluebirds are totally devoted to each other. She builds the nest for their new arrivals, while he constantly feeds her.

Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/1600 sec., F8.0, ISO 800

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