Caring For Her

© Bill Houghton

Caring For Her

Uploaded: April 05, 2010


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


Kim Dietrich Elam April 05, 2010

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 05, 2010

Outstanding in flight capture Bill! #8511254

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 05, 2010

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 05, 2010

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

Melissa Olsen April 05, 2010

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

Linda A. Braddock level-classic April 05, 2010

Bill, Gorgeous!!! #8512368

Ken R. Frischkorn April 05, 2010

Magnificent photo Kim with outstanding detail and color. #8512373

Jane Hirst April 05, 2010

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

Carol Flisak level-addict April 05, 2010

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

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe April 05, 2010

Outstanding capture Bill. Wonderful timing and DOF. #8513267

Kathy Cline level-classic April 09, 2010

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

Karen Engelbreth April 17, 2010

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 17, 2010

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

UB. #8540880

Michelle Alton April 17, 2010

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

Kerry Penn level-classic April 17, 2010

This is wonderful! #8540890

Courtenay Vanderbilt April 17, 2010

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

Julie Christiansen April 17, 2010

Congrats Bill, just phenomenal. #8540932

Nancy L. Green level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Robert Mann level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Bill Houghton April 17, 2010

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it, Bill #8540952

Sheila Pittman April 17, 2010

BEAUTIFUL #8540969

Joy Rector April 17, 2010

congrats on the POTD #8540970

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 17, 2010

Amazing capture. Congrats on your POTD. #8540974

Eivor Kuchta April 17, 2010

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

Sharon King April 17, 2010

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

Richard M. Waas level-addict April 17, 2010

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 17, 2010

Congratulations, Bill on this beautiful POTD. #8541047

Terry Cervi level-classic April 17, 2010

Congrats on your wonderful POTD, Bill! #8541049

Gord MacEachern April 17, 2010

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

Stephen Zacker April 17, 2010

Great capture and title. Congratulations #8541069

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 17, 2010

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 April 17, 2010

Congrats on this totally amazing POTD #8541090

Bob D. Hall level-classic April 17, 2010

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 17, 2010

Fannnnntastic Bill!

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

jo ann c. #8541118

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 17, 2010

Awesome capture...

on your very deserving POTD! 8o)

Carolyn Morgan April 17, 2010

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

Ted L. Craig April 17, 2010

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

Joyce Rose April 17, 2010

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

Steve Miller April 17, 2010

Holy Cow! Amazing capture! GREAT job! #8541152

Melissa Olsen April 17, 2010

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 17, 2010

Congratulations on your spectacular POTD Bill!! #8541218

Sandra L. Maxwell April 17, 2010

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna April 17, 2010

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

Erica Murphy level-deluxe April 17, 2010

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

Erica Murphy level-deluxe April 17, 2010

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

Anna Diederich April 17, 2010

Love this Bill! Congrats on your POTD! #8541298

Bunny Snow level-classic April 17, 2010

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 level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Bill Foxworthy April 17, 2010

Excellent image Bill, congratulations on your POTD! #8541318

PiperAnne L. Worcester April 17, 2010

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

Greg McCroskery level-deluxe April 17, 2010


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 level-classic April 17, 2010

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

SMILING #8541348

Carol Flisak level-addict April 17, 2010

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

Katarina Mansson April 17, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning POTD Bill! #8541395

Robert Jensen April 17, 2010

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

Judith MacArthur level-classic April 17, 2010

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 April 17, 2010

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

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe April 17, 2010

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

Lorri Shane April 17, 2010

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 level-addict April 17, 2010

Just fantastic Bill - congratulations #8541489

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Susie Peek-Swint April 17, 2010

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

Phyllis H. Burchett April 17, 2010

Awesome capture! Congrats on your POTD! #8541548

Ray Clarke April 17, 2010

Outstanding capture Bill, Congrats on your POTD! #8541573

Shirley A. Kinney April 17, 2010

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 17, 2010

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

Sheri Camarda level-deluxe April 17, 2010

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

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe April 17, 2010

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

Michelle Tinger April 17, 2010

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

Renee Doyle level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Jane Burns April 17, 2010

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 level-classic April 17, 2010

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

Michael Umbreit April 17, 2010

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

Rona L. Schwarz April 17, 2010

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 April 18, 2010

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

Graeme yew Chow April 18, 2010

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

Deepinder S. RANGER level-classic April 18, 2010

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

William C. Raco level-classic April 18, 2010

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

Wanda Knoss April 18, 2010

Beautiful images, Bill. Congratulations. #8543056

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe April 18, 2010

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

Susan Jane Allen level-classic April 18, 2010

Such a lovely shot, Bill! Congrats! #8543080

Rona L. Schwarz April 18, 2010

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

Raymond Pauly level-classic April 18, 2010

Beautiful capture. Congratulations. #8545971

Robert K. Bemus level-classic April 19, 2010

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

Heather Thorsen April 19, 2010

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

Michael Kroth level-classic April 19, 2010

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 19, 2010

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

Darryl Wilkinson April 19, 2010

Sweet shot Bill! Congratulations! #8551610

Nancy (Peaches) Harker April 19, 2010

AWSOME Bill!!! #8552507

Guy D. Biechele level-classic April 20, 2010

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

Dianna Murphy April 20, 2010

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

Richard D. Love April 22, 2010

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

Rick #8561662

Daniel Ruf April 26, 2010

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

Summer A. Kozisek May 03, 2010

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

Toni Riggs May 07, 2010

Great capture, congrats! #8594271

Hal Bambrick June 02, 2010

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

Joy Rector June 06, 2010

fantastic capture #8668700

John Connolly June 26, 2010

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

Dorann Weber July 13, 2010

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

Mark Dodge July 13, 2010

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

Terry Cervi level-classic July 18, 2010

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 26, 2010

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

Mitch Spence level-classic February 26, 2011

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 March 30, 2011

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

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