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Garrulus glandarius II

Garrulus glandarius II
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Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 70-200mm f/4 L USM, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favorites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-04 12:26
Viewed: 3889
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I just had taken my camera out of the bag. I was looking around to do camera settings. I had no time. I saw the Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) flying on a tree trunk several meters away from me.

I raised the camera to take some photos. I had no time. The bird flew away but seemed to be interested in my presence therefore it did not fly away from me but around me. When sitting on an other tree trunk I took some photos. The bird sat only a couple of seconds and flew in the branches of the tree.

This new place looked to be secure enough as the bird took a short time to look at me. It was then that I took this photo.

All the action took six to eight seconds then the bird was out of my sight. I was happy I could photograph the Jay. Hope you will like the photo too.

siggi, rousettus, CeltickRanger, jeanpaul, smitha, anel, eng55, Dis. Ac., Argus, cataclysta, uleko, maurydv, Alex99, peter_stoeckl, boreocypriensis, reflex, haraprasan, vanderschelden, ramthakur, marhowie, valy67 has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-04 12:32]

Hello Cristian,
Fine capture of Eurasian Jay with excellent sharpness colours and lighting against a natural contrasting BG. Great composition too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-01-04 12:47]

Hi Cristian,
Wonderful capture of the cute jay..
nice details and colors..
TFS this image..

Hi Cristian,
Very good capture of European Jay; great POV and composition, sharp details and nice natural colours.

Hello Cristian,
very lovely capture of beautiful Eurasian Jay. It is my favourite corvid species. Eyes contact superb as like focus, POV and composition in its natural biotop. thanks for sharing. good night

hello Cristian

a beautiful shot of the Eurasian Jay with fine POV and framing,
i love the birds pose, beautiful warm colour tones,
excellent sharpness and details of its plumage, TFS


  • jeanpaul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
  • [2009-01-04 15:33]

Hi Cristian
Superbe gros plan,les détails du plumage sont extras et les couleurs de l'oiseau sont justes.J'aime bien l'arrière plan et le cadrage.
Merci et a bientôt...JP

( Les sourires demain )

Hi Christian - wow, this is a great shot for the little time you had to prepare. I love the setting - the colors of the background/foreground, and the jay itself is most complementary! Detail is great - crop too. Nicely caught!

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2009-01-04 21:53]

Hello Cristian,
I am happy that the Blue Jay decided to model for you before it flew off. Very nice picture captured with impressive sharpness and details. I loved the pose of the bird. Nice background too.
Thanks for the share,

Hi Cristian,

Very sharp image of the bird and a nice angle.


o fotografie foarte reusita , culori naturale calde si placute , lumina buna si o figura foarte expresiva din partea gaitei,

Hi Cristian, great capture of this lovely bird with fantastic colors, good details and splendid sharpnes, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-05 6:46]

Bonjour Cristian,
Tu as capté une image de geai peu commune de part l' attitude particulière de l'oiseau. J'aime beaucoup cette image vivante prise dans un décor naturel.
Mes meilleurs voeux aussi pour une année 2009 sans accrocs et avec beaucoup d'images nouvelles!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-05 7:21]

Hi Cristian,
Very nice capture of this Eurasian Jay.I liked harmonious colors,details,BG and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Cristian,

Good capture of this very shy bird.
Nice pov and beautiful colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-05 8:29]

Hello Cristian,
A very nice capture of a Jay taken in agreat pose and from a fine POV with excellent sharpness. Nicely composed in its natural environment.
TFS this beauty,
Kind regards,

Hi Cristian
Very good shot. I like natural surrounding. Sharpness, POV and blured background is perfect.
Very good job

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-05 9:22]

Hello Cristian,
It's ages since I saw a Blue Jay and therefore I really appreciate seeing this one! A lovely capture showing fine details and colours of this beautiful bird. A lovely natural background too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Ciao Cristian,
bellissima immagine di ghiandaia catturata in una splendida ambientazione con straordinaria definizione, si possono apprezzare i fini dettagli e i magnifici colori, bellissimo il momento di cattura in una tipica postura di questo colorato uccello.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-01-05 9:41]

merhaba Cristian
good capture of this cute and timid bird with nice pose
i like POV, colours and sharpness

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-05 22:51]

Hi Cristian.
Wonderful pictorial picture as from charming fairy-tale. The beautiful bird among the fine branches looks amazingly. All is brilliant at this picture. I like your great lens so much and you use it perfectly. Bravo.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-01-06 9:27]

Hello Cristian,

Very beautiful with a very good posture.
Sharp and dreamy background.

Hello Cristian,
an almost intimate looking, very well composed snapshot of the Eurasian Jay in perfectly handled low light. In its precision of details and subtle colours the bird stands out surprisingly well from the busy, quite difficult but also very beautiful background of twigs. Beautiful presentation. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Cristian, wahta a lovely and perfect capture of this cute Eurasian Jay which they visit us every year. Nice to observe them. Wonmderful composition with a lovely posture of the subject!
TFS and cheers,

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  • reflex (30)
  • [2009-01-07 3:00]

Perfectly sharp, with a very good light ! Nice capture !
Best regards

Hi Cristian,
A nice capture of this Eurasian Jay. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-07 6:40]

Hello Cristian,
Great capture.POV,lighting,BG,pose of Jay and details are excellent.TFS

Very good photography, Cristian.
Fantastic integration of the bird in the matching combination of foreground, perch and background. In fact the latter is more or less all the same in terms of colors and light and that's actually very good. The impact of the depth of field is definitely very important here.
Congrats and TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-07 10:57]

OOOOOH ! Great ! There is a magic light inside this pic,the colors of the bird are fantastics,greatfull background too,surely one of your best pic!!!Have a nice day and thanks to show us this beauty,Luciano

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2009-01-07 14:05]

Hello Cristian! Happy New Year my friend! What a wonderful bird it is and a great shot! A superb composition and a technically strong oicture. Well done, thanks!


Hello Cristian

What a beautiful bird.
The POV is very good with excellent colour and detail.
The plumage shows well.
Excellent eye detail.
The bird is well placed on the bough.


Sencillamente impresionante Cristian !!

La preciosa gama de colores en contraste con ese interesante fondo, crean un ambiente especial y muy bello.

Buen trabajo.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Very endearing tilt to its head, Cris.
Some pictures in our experience are moments captured in their relentless flight and this one is among them.
The Jay looks beautiful on the green branch and the busy BG, blurred into bokeh, serves well to highlight the subject.
Well done and TFS.

Such a wonderful shot, Christian, I never had good luck with making shots of this bird - soooo shy!
Yours is beautiful, sharp and with pretty rose colour, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-11 18:11]

Hello Cristian,
What an outstanding capture with this jay giving you a curious look. The quality of this image is first rate, with you capturing the beautiful plummage of this jay with great detail and colors. Thank you Cristian.

Hi Cristian,
You´ve done a very good photo of thi s beautiful little bird; is the firdt time I see it. Details and sharpness are just fine; I like natural BG also
Best regards

Hi Cristian,
Nice job on the exposure with the bird in shade?
I like the head tilt pose, good POV too.
Great color, details, and the DOF @ F/4 has produced a nice soft BG :)
Well done,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-03 15:36]

Hello Cristian !
This is one I still have to capture some day, really a wonderful bird. You got a great shot here. Sharpness and details are excellent, but what I like most are the very natural colors, the splendid composition, and of couse the pose of the bird, with the head tilted. Very well done !

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