Montana Outdoors

June 20, 2007

Ready for anything

Filed under: Animals, Birds, Flowers, Moose, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, White-tail deer — montucky @ 9:54 am

When I selected my camera, I wanted one that was relatively small, light, and quick to use because it would go on many back country hikes and encounter many different conditions requiring a lot of versatility.

Here is an example. These photos were taken about 20 seconds apart.

Western bluebird
Mountain bluebird who didn’t want his picture taken.

White-tail doe
It’s a tough life for this White-tail doe who’s up to her belly in food!


  1. Great pictures! Such a treat…you made my morning.

    I will be sure to stop back for more.



    Comment by jolynna — June 20, 2007 @ 10:04 am

  2. Your bluebird looks so ticked off! :o) He shouldn’t be you got a wonderful shot of him!


    Comment by aullori — June 20, 2007 @ 10:14 am

  3. jolynna,
    Thanks for visiting! It always makes me feel good when someone enjoys my pictures!


    Comment by montucky — June 20, 2007 @ 11:24 am

  4. aullori,
    I think he’s trying to tell me I’m too close to his house: it’s only one fence post away.


    Comment by montucky — June 20, 2007 @ 11:25 am

  5. I think you’ve got a future as a mug shot photographer. I’ve seen the bluebird’s expression before, and the deer pic you posted a day or so ago is a great shot of an apple thief, methinks…


    Comment by wolf — June 20, 2007 @ 11:53 am

  6. Yeah, you’re probably right, wolf. That’s what comes from living out here with the thieves, bandits and desperados!


    Comment by montucky — June 20, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

  7. Great shots Terry, I would be a little leery of that bird, and I thought all you had to worry about were bears and mountain lions.


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 20, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

  8. Very nice Terry.


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 20, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

  9. The bluebird looks like my grandmother when we used to try to take her picture…only with more feathers.

    By the way, if you care to play along, you’ve been tagged.


    Comment by Pinhole — June 20, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

  10. I am trying to leave a comment, but it’s not working.


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 20, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

  11. Bernie,

    Yes that looks like one tough bird! I’ll be in bear country tomorrow: I wonder if I could get him to fly escort for me!

    The darn spam filter kept quarantining your comments. I told it they weren’t spam and I hope it’s programmed to learn from its mistakes.


    Comment by montucky — June 20, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  12. love the bird photo.

    amazing speed w/ your digital camera. I often miss shots as mine is too slow. your stuff is great here!


    Comment by skouba — June 20, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

  13. It took awhile before I figured out a way to approach the birds close enough. Almost had to stalk them like a game animal.

    The camera is pretty fast. My biggest problem is getting it out of the case and into action at times. On a long hike I really can’t just hang it around my neck where I can activate it immediately. I just missed a shot of a huge mulie buck yesterday for that reason.


    Comment by montucky — June 20, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

  14. Pinhole,
    I don’t remember my grandmother looking like that exactly, but there was an English teacher in high school…


    Comment by montucky — June 20, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

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