Reflections and Bluebirds

Nigel and I took a quick trip up to Eugenia Falls this morning. This can be a tough waterfall to photograph – you never know what the flow will be.  Today I wanted something more dramatic and not necessarily the waterfall so we walked upriver from the falls to the small cascade but the flow was non-existent. Since that didn’t work I explored the river and found myself standing  just above the plunge and took the shot below. When processing I decided that the colour version just wasn’t cutting it but once I went to the black and white version the image just popped.

Above Eugenia

Above Eugenia

We zig zagged our way home as we normally do in the hopes of finding some hidden gems we haven’t yet come across. As I was chatting and driving I saw a flash of blue fly by the windshield. Immediately pulling over I spotted the Eastern Bluebird that had done the fly-by.

Female Eastern Bluebird

Female Eastern Bluebird

After the first few shots I realized that there were two bluebirds. One female and one male.

Male Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird

The brighter coloured one is the male of course. It’s important he have the vibrant colour to impress the female. You know us females, we like our boys dressing to impress. We didn’t want to overstay our welcome and stress out the birds too much. It was obvious there was a nest nearby so we got back on the road and headed home.

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