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Blue Christmas

Uploaded by: gardner48197

Monday December 17, 2012

Ypsilanti, MI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Happy to find some bluebirds today!

Image Description:

Manufacturer: NIKON

Model: COOLPIX P510

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 300.00

y-Resolution: 300.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: ViewNX 2.6 W

YCbCr Positioning: centered

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/125 sec.

FNumber: f/5.9

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 560

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.20 EV (f/3.0)

Metering Mode: Spot

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 360.0 mm

User Comment:

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 3788

PixelYDimension: 2841

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 2.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 2000

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: High gain up

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

GPS tag version: 0x32, 0x33, 0x30, 0x30

Altitude reference: 0x00

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38. Wanderoo
12:36 PM GMT on December 04, 2013
A snowbird in Florida is enjoying your bluebirds in Michigan.

Also enjoyed your holiday photo. What a calm and beautiful cat! Couldn't help but wonder if your cat would be interested in playing w. those gorgeous ornaments, as a reward for posing.
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37. gardner48197
4:11 AM GMT on December 30, 2012
Thanks so much, ladies!! Happy Holidays and wishing all the best in 2013!!!
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36. LindyLu60
4:32 AM GMT on December 28, 2012
love that intense blue... such a great shot! congrats
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35. suzi46
3:20 AM GMT on December 28, 2012
this is gorgeous James!!! our Bluebirds are long gone..and I can never capture a decent shot of them anyhow!!! and I totally LOVE your beautiful cat portrait shot..Happy Holidays!! :) AC congrats !!
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34. gardner48197
5:23 AM GMT on December 22, 2012
Thank you so much!! It sure was a pleasant surprise!!
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33. linear
3:07 PM GMT on December 21, 2012
wow, James, this is exquisite! haven't seen my blubirds for some time, assumed they all left for FL by now =)
Congratulations!
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32. gardner48197
9:07 PM GMT on December 20, 2012
Thanks so much!!!
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31. BoazR
6:59 PM GMT on December 20, 2012
Very beautiful picture
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30. gardner48197
4:09 AM GMT on December 19, 2012
Thank you both, so much!!!
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29. LovePix
11:02 PM GMT on December 18, 2012
UPDATE: AC congrats, my friend!
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28. Bluesmaster
5:37 PM GMT on December 18, 2012
Very well captured James, AC congrats!
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27. gardner48197
4:57 PM GMT on December 18, 2012
Thank you everyone, so very much, for all of the great comments and favorites!!! I greatly appreciate it!!! BTW, I found them again today =)
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26. ruralartist
12:56 PM GMT on December 18, 2012
Quite the shot James! Congrats on your tweet AC.
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25. Kennebunker
10:56 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
This is beautiful, James! It seems that the rusty fence is colored perfectly to reflect the rosy colors on these delightful bluebirds. Terrific to see a Blue Border wrapping this all up, too. Kudos, and AC congrats to you.
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24. trailhiker44
5:21 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful AC , James !!!
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23. kristinarinell
4:48 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
beautiful catch, James! Congratulations!
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22. Willow13
4:20 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Lovely beyond words, James!!!
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21. JenDen
3:55 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Beautiful capture!
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20. noneinc
2:49 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Very nice! Congratulations.

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19. gardner48197
2:45 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Thank you all, so very much, for all of the great comments!!! Thanks so much to the Approvers, for the new blue border!!! I saw four of them today, and I hope to see more of these around... Merry Christmas!!!
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18. gilg72
1:51 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Beautiful shot & pretty birds.
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17. LovePix
1:46 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Wonderful, James!
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16. Biskitten
1:34 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Lovely scene - AC Congrats, James!
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15. gardner48197
1:12 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Thanks so much, everyone!!!
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14. MikePic
11:25 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Great shot!
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13. MistyAnne
11:24 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them!
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12. Wanda1948
9:36 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Fantastic shot!
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11. Ralfo
8:23 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
LOVELY!
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10. luvne32
7:41 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Re. Comment #4: I have heard that the bluebirds are adapting to climate change, and can be found increasingly farther north.
But --- Michigan?
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9. EndlessHorizon
7:07 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Great shot! Love these little birds as well. Don't know how happy they are in the cold, but I'm happy to see them!
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8. gardner48197
6:38 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Thank you so much, Donna!! They are also one of my most favorite birds!!
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7. catilac
6:35 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Lovely capture of one of my favorite birds! :)
UPDATE: Congratulations!
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6. gardner48197
6:25 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Wow, Thank you everyone, so very much, for all of the kind words!!! It is rare to have them stay around in Michigan, although I remember finding some last year in February. With our mild Winter so far, they may stick around!!
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5. Aitch1
6:04 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
They are exquisite, wonderful photo'
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4. hartfordwxman
5:38 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Wow! Beautiful picture... but bluebirds in Michigan this time of year! That must be almost unheard of especially since they feed almost exclusively on insects which are in short supply that far north this time year.
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3. Clabo
5:02 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Love the way the critter's color matches the rust on the fence...

And I think they're more savory than sweet, but that's just me. :D
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2. trailhiker44
5:02 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Beautiful capture, James !
Love the composition !
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1. MissKitty2
5:00 PM GMT on December 17, 2012
Well, you had a beautiful, *blue* find today, James. Such sweet little birds.
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gardner48197

7/2014: Greetings from Michigan, where we get quite a wide variety of weather changes throughout the four seasons! Originally I found this site, for the weather, and the photos kept drawing my interest! Decided to get my first digital camera in 2010, and have since upgraded to a Nikon P530. Truly an amazing, eye-opening hobby! This is a great community, so many excellent photographers and friends, so little time! I do read and appreciate every comment and email that I receive! I would like to thank everyone who contributes, for all of the great inspiration and feedback! Sometime down the road I would still like to get a DSLR camera, but for now I just I hope to send a small view of life from the Great Lakes State. Home of the University of Michigan Wolverines! Go Blue! -James

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