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White-throated Magpie-Jay

White-throated Magpie-Jay
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-06 18:47
Viewed: 2991
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While in Nicaragua I kept getting occasional quick glimpses of this rather large bluish gray colored bird flitting through the tree tops, but never good enough to actually see what it really looked like. I finally observed this particular specimen out in the open one day while visiting a youth camp.

I knew it must be a type of Jay, but I didn't know it's true identity. It stuck around just long enough for me to capture a few quick shots and then headed back into the brush where it disappeared for good.

This is a White-throated Magpie-Jay, and is actually quite attractive with it's blue, gray, white and black attire, while sporting a rather unique looking feathery black plume on top of it's head.

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Good morning Ron,
A morning gift for me.
It is so well captured...
Pose of this bird is very nice.
perfect sharpness and colour.
use of flash is very perfect here.
with regards,

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ron, this is yet another gem from your visit to Nicaragua.
I can see that it is a pretty bird and you have captured it in a lovely pose.
I particularly like the ornate plume on its head.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Mr.Ron,
Beautiful Bird.Haven't seen before.Well captured.Like its pose and hair style.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-10-06 23:52]

nice image. good angle and excellent presentation. really good work.

Ciao Ron
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥 頭一次見到 真是美麗
色彩很美 尤其頭上還有一搓小羽毛 很稀奇
眼睛明亮 構圖美麗 背景深遂自然

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-07 0:39]

Beautiful and colorful jay with interesting pose..well captured. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-07 1:48]

Hello Ron.
A great bird and an excellent sharp capture.You caught this Magpie Jay in a fine pose and the composition is great.Regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-07 2:51]

Hello Ron
such a lovely bird with colors and features well seen in the green surroundings. How lovely the ye is.
I like the long tail with the blue colours.
So lively.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-07 4:21]

Hi Ron,spectacular capture of this magpie despite the difficult light and location,the best DOF for the best details on the bird,very nice pose and bright colors too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-07 5:06]

Hello Ron,
You are right, a very attractive bird by its shape and the coloration of its plumage. Love the attitude of the Jay and the beautiful green foliage of the tree.
Lovely composition, fine colours , a most interesting picture.
Thanks a lot!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-07 7:16]

Hello Ron,
No doubt about the ID of this bird. In this pose it shows the white throat very well. Fine sharpness and beautiful natural colours, despite the use of flash.

hallo Ron
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2013-10-07 16:46]

wow!!nice pic and bird you got here.
I like the tufts that stick from its

Ciao Ron. Good light and colours. Excellen focus. Bit noised MF.


Hello Ron,
A beautiful image of a beautiful shy bird. Well done with spotting and "capturing" it. And an interesting readable note too. Have a good day.

Hello Ron
Very good to see this attractive bird. Nicely posed with good eye contact, clear view, good light and detail.
regards yiannis

Hi Ron,
Amazing capture of this unusually beautiful bird! Excellent POV, marvellous sharp details, nice light and splendid natural colors. I like its unique looking feathery black plume on its head. Thanks and regards!

Hello Ron,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting specie of bird. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. I like very much the blue-grey colors...... A splendid capture.....Outstanding focus.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-20 9:06]

Hi Ron,
Very nice and exotic bird,nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron

WOW ! excellent photo of this White-throated Magpie-Jay in its gracious pose,
fine POV obtained his head turned glance in harmony with its body,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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